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Essay #1: What
evidence can you present to demonstrate your capacity to perform
well academically in the Harvard MBA Program? (1/2 page)
Two of my past achievements which provide ample evidence of
my ability to excel in graduate studies are: my record during my
last two years at college and my promotion from analyst to
During my last two years at Berkeley, I managed to achieve
tremendous success in a wide variety of classes. In all courses,
including those in economics and rhetoric, I made significant
contributions to classroom discussions and often achieved
excellent marks as a result of diligent study and close
interaction with other leading students. This success resulted
in my being named to the Dean's list for the spring and fall of
1987 and achieving a GPA during the year of 3.8.
After leaving college, I began my career as a Financial Analyst
for The Insurance Bank, Inc. Because of my quick mastery of the
responsibilities assigned to analysts, I was given additional
duties including responsibility for the management of client
projects. As a project leader, I learned how to perform basic
financial analysis and how to present the findings in an
Having successfully completed several assignments, the
management of The Insurance Bank, Inc. made me the first analyst
in the twenty year history of the firm to be promoted to the
position of Consultant.
Essay #2 Discuss a professional project which challenged
your analytical skills. (1/2 page)
As a consultant, I am given a leadership role for numerous
consulting projects. For each project, I am responsible for
choosing the methodology used to obtain the results and for
supervising a team of analysts in the completion of the project.
In a recent case I had to provide litigation support regarding
the cost of maintaining a business over a five year period.
Given the adversarial relationship between the parties, I had
access to very limited information for the purposes of this
study. My client's lawyer could provide only an account list,
summary of annual revenues and a list of services which were
performed on the average account. As a result I could not rely
on our standard techniques used to calculate the costs of
maintaining the business while at the same time I had to develop
new techniques which would be admissible in a court of law.
To calculate the servicing costs, I developed two techniques for
determining the cost of maintaining the business. The first
technique determined costs by calculating the number of
personnel which would be required to maintain the accounts and
the costs associated with the required number of employees. The
second technique determined cost by applying a cost function
(function which related cost to the size and number of accounts)
to data contained in the account lists provided by our client.
As a result of my development of these two new techniques,
explanation of the methodologies in a concise written report,
and in-court testimony, the court ruled in favor of my client.
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