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Top 10 Business Schools

  1. Harvard Business School
  2. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  3. The Wharton School
  4. Kellogg School of Management
  5. Sloan School of Management
  6. Booth School of Business
  7. Tuck School of Business
  8. Haas School of Business
  9. Columbia Business School
  10. Stern School of Business

Distance Learning MBA

  1. Capella University
  2. DeVry University Online
  3. Northeastern University
  4. Regis University
  5. Salem International University
  6. University of Phoenix
  7. Walden University
 

Typical MBA Essay Questions


What They’re Really Asking

Each school has its own set of essay questions. Although posed differently, all search for the same insights. Here’s a list of commonly asked questions and what’s behind them.

1. Theme: Career Goals and the MBA

Describe your specific career aspirations. How will your goals be furthered by an MBA degree and by our MBA program in particular? Sample MBA Essays #1: Why MBA

2. Theme: Extracurriculars and Social Interaction: Our Nonwork Side
What do you do for fun? What are your principal interests outside of your job or school? What leisure and/or community activities do you particularly enjoy? Please describe their importance in your life. Sample MBA Essays #2: Extracurricular Activity

3. Theme: The Personal Statement

Does this application provide the opportunity to present the real you?
The admissions committee would welcome any additional comments you may wish to provide in support of application. What question should we have asked you? Sample MBA Essays #3: Personal Statement

4. Theme: Who You Most Admire

If you were able to choose one persona from the business world, past or present, to be your personal professor throughout the MBA program, who would this person be and why? Sample MBA Essays #4: Who You Most Admire

5. Theme: Teamwork – How Do You Work with Others in a Group Setting? Sample MBA Essays #5: Teamwork

6. Theme: Diversity and What Makes You Unique.
Our Business School is a diverse environment. How will your experiences contribute to this? Sample MBA Essays #6: Diversity and Unique

7. Theme: Your Greatest Personal Achievement/Accomplishment
Describe a personal achievement that has had a significant impact on your life. In addition to recounting this achievement, please analyze how the event has changed your understanding of yourself and how you perceive the world around you. Sample MBA Essays #7: Achievements

8. Theme: Failure/What Mistakes Have You Made?
Discuss a nonacademic personal failure. In what way were you disappointed in yourself? What did you learn from the experience? Sample MBA Essays #8: Failure

 




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