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Fall 2007 Essay Questions

Listed below are the supplemental questions, short answer questions, required essays, and optional essays that you will need to provide when completing the fall 2007 application.

Supplemental Questions:

If you have not provided a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor, please explain; otherwise, enter N/A.
List in order of importance all community & professional organizations and extracurricular activities in which you have been involved during or after university studies. Indicate the nature of the activity or organization, dates of involvement, offices held, & average number of hours spent per month.
List full-time and part-time jobs held during undergraduate or graduate studies, indicating the employer, job title, employment dates, location, and the number of hours worked per week for each position held prior to the completion of your degree.

Please explain all gaps in your employment since earning your university degree.
Please identify the course(s) you have taken or intend to take to demonstrate quantitative proficiency. Provide the course name, date, grade if any, and institution at which the course was or will be taken. If you wish, you may discuss other ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities.
If you have ever been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation, suspended or required to withdraw from any college or university, please explain. If not, please enter N/A. (An affirmative response to this question does not automatically disqualify you from admission.)

Short Answer:

What is your favorite quote, and why is it meaningful to you? (250 word maximum)
Tell us about your most significant accomplishment. (250 word maximum)
At Haas, we value innovation and creativity. How have you demonstrated these qualities in your professional or personal life? (250 word maximum)
If you have visited Haas, please let us know what about your visit made the most lasting impression on you. If you have not visited Haas, what steps have you taken to familiarize yourself with our MBA program? (250 word maximum)
Required Essays:

Give us an example of a time when you displayed leadership. (500 word maximum)
What are your short-term and long-term career goals? How do your professional experiences relate to these goals? Why do you want an MBA from Berkeley at this point in your career? (1000 word maximum)
Optional Essays:

(Optional) Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven’t addressed elsewhere. (500 word maximum)
(Optional) If you wish to be considered for the Haas Achievement Award (for individuals who have achieved success in spite of significant economic, educational, health-related and/or other obstacles), please use this space to address the obstacles you have overcome. (750 word maximum)

First Time Applicants for Entry Fall 2007 

Essay 1: Complete all parts below. (1500 word maximum)
Explain the path that has led you to pursue an MBA as the next step in your professional and personal development. Describe your short and long term post-MBA career goals. What or who influenced your choice of schools, and how specifically will Chicago GSB help you succeed?

Essay 2: Choose one of the following questions. (500 word maximum)  
1. If the admissions committee were to interview one of your closest colleagues, what aspect of your personal development would this person say is especially important for the admissions committee to know? 
2. You have been asked to write an editorial about the most pressing issue facing humanity.  Please identify the issue and justify why you have selected it.

Essay 3: Complete each of the following questions. (100 word maximum for each question below)
1. What is the one thing that most people do not know about you?
2. What book, play, or movie would you recommend to the admissions committee?  Why?
3. It is your first day of business school and people are selecting study groups. How would you describe the value you will bring to a study group?

What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals? (Recommended 750 word limit) : *

Leading in the global economy requires enabling high performance from a diverse set of employees, colleagues and partners. Tell us about a manager you've observed who enabled or inspired others to do their best work and analyze how this manager did it. (Recommended 500 word limit): :

In discussing Columbia Business School, Dean R. Glenn Hubbard remarked, "We have established the mind-set that entrepreneurship is about everything you do." Please discuss a time in your own life when you have identified and captured an opportunity. (Recommended 500 word limit) :
Please select and answer one of the following essay questions. (Recommended 250 word limit) a. Please tell us what you feel most passionate about in life. b. If you were given a free day and could spend it anywhere, in any way you choose, what would you do?

(Optional) Is there any further information that you wish to provide to the Admissions Committee? (Please use this space to provide an explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or your personal history.) :

1. Required - (400 words)
Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you were able to add value to your organization.
2. Required - (400 words)
What career do you plan to pursue upon completing the MBA and why? How will the Johnson School help you achieve this goal?
3. Optional Essay - (400 words)
Complete this essay if there is other information you would like to add regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate GPA or test scores) do(es) not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School.
4. Re Applicant Essay
Describe the measures you have taken to strengthen your application since you last applied to the Johnson School.
5. Required
Proceed using the following Post/Edit Response link to indicate the area on which you expect to focus the most during the MBA program.
6. Required
Proceed using the following Post/Edit Response link to indicate your interest in the Johnson School's Immersion Courses.

Carnegie Mellon
Required Essays (Suggested length – 2 double-spaced pages per essay.)
A. What are your short-term and long-term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you to achieve these goals?
B. How will your academic and professional background, personal characteristics and life experiences contribute to the diversity of the Tepper
C. Please answer three of the following five questions or statements (your three answers should equal a total of two pages).
1. Describe an ethical dilemma that you have faced in your professional life, how you dealt with the situation, and what the outcome was.
2. Describe a failure or setback in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this setback? What, if anything, would you do
differently if confronted with this situation again?
3. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and why?
4. Describe your most challenging experience while working in a group?
5. Of what skill or talent are your especially proud?
Additional Essays
D. Is there anything additional that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? Note: if you believe your credentials and essays
represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. This essay is intended to provide a place for you to add information that
you think is important but is not covered elsewhere in the application.
You must complete this essay if you answered “yes” to the additional information questions on the previous page.

Dartmouth Tuck
Please respond fully but concisely to the following essay questions. Compose each of your
answers offline in separate document files and upload them individually in the appropriate
spaces below. Although there is no restriction on the length of your response, most applicants
use, on average, 500 words for each essay. There are no right or wrong answers.
Please double-space your responses.

1. Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term career goals? Why is
Tuck the best MBA program for you? (If you are applying for a joint or dual degree, please
explain how the additional degree will contribute to those goals.)
2. Tuck defines leadership as “inspiring others to strive and enabling them to accomplish
great things.” Describe a time when you exercised such leadership. Discuss the challenges
you faced and the results you achieved. What characteristics helped you to be effective,
and what areas do you feel you need to develop in order to be a better leader?
3. Discuss the most difficult constructive criticism or feedback you have received. How did
you address it? What have you learned from it?
4. Tuck seeks candidates of various backgrounds who can bring new perspectives to our
community. How will your unique personal history, values, and/or life experiences contribute
to the culture at Tuck?
5. (Optional) Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not
addressed elsewhere that may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., unusual
choice of evaluators, weaknesses in academic performance, unexplained job gaps or
changes, etc.). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented
by this application.


Essays for Fall 2007 Entry
Two short essay answer questions and two long essays must be completed before submitting your application. Prepare your essays carefully. The Admissions Committee considers your responses to the following questions important in the selection process. Please respond fully and concisely using 1.5 line spacing.
For the short answer questions, please restrict your response to a single page each.  For the long essay questions you must answer the first question and for the second essay you may select from one of three essay options. There is no restriction on the length of your response for the two long essay questions. Applicants typically use between 500 and 750 words for long essays one and two.
Candidates who applied to Fuqua between September 2005 and April 2006 are considered reapplicants.  Reapplicants are asked to complete the Reapplicant Essay in addition to the Applicant Essays. 
All applicants have the opportunity to submit an optional essay to explain any extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware.
Applicant Essays
Short Essays - Answer both short essay questions.
1. Please discuss your career path, your short and long-term goals.
2. Why are you interested in The Duke MBA program and how will it help you achieve your goals? If you are interested in the Health Sector Management concentration or a joint degree program, please address in this essay.
Long Essays - Answer essay question 1, and for essay question 2 please answer only one of the three essay options provided.
1. How has your personal history and family background influenced your intellectual and personal development? What unique personal qualities or life experiences might distinguish you from other applicants? How will your background, values and non-work related activities enhance the experience of other Duke MBA students and add to the diverse culture we strive for at Fuqua? Note: The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have achieved professionally.
2. Please respond fully and concisely to one of the following essay questions, identifying clearly which question you have selected.
1. To be a good team player, one needs to be an effective individual leader and vice-versa. Describe an example of where you were challenged to become a leader in a team-oriented context. What was the challenge you faced, how did you address it, and what did you take away from the experience for your future development as a leader?
2. Describe a situation in which your ability to perform ethically was challenged. What was the issue, how did you handle it, and what did you learn from it?
3. Describe a significant leadership failure in your life. What did you learn from this failure? How has it impacted who you are today and the kind of leader you would like to be?
Reapplicant Essay
In addition to the Applicant Essays listed above, please answer the following question.  There is no restriction on the length of your response. Reapplicants typically use between 500 and 750 words for this essay.
1. Write an essay describing how you are a stronger candidate for admission compared to the previous year's application.


Essay 1
What led you to pursue an MBA?  How do you plan to leverage your MBA in meeting your short- and long-term goals? 
Essay 2
How does Darden fit with your background, personality, and learning style?
Essay 3
Describe how your experiences have shaped your leadership philosophy and style.
Essay 4 (Optional)
Describe your most rewarding leadership experience and what it means to your development as a potential leader.

Essay Questions for the Class entering 2007
Essays should be single-spaced. Please limit your response to the length indicated.
Essay questions for the MBA class entering in the fall of 2007 are:
1. What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience? (400-word limit)
2. What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)
3. Discuss a defining experience in your leadership development. How did this experience highlight your strengths and weaknesses as a leader? (400-word limit)
4. In your career, you will have to deal with many ethical issues. What are likely to be the most challenging and what is your plan for developing the competencies you will need to handle these issues effectively? (400-word limit)
5. What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you? (400-word limit)
6. What other information do you believe would be helpful to the Board in understanding you better and in considering your application? (400-word limit)
Dual and concurrent degree candidates:
How do you expect the joint or concurrent degree program to benefit you both academically and professionally? (400-word limit)


Essay 1  All applicants must complete A, B, or C as appropriate.
Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at the Kellogg School. (one to two pages double-spaced)  
Essay 2
Each of our applicants is unique. Describe how your background, values, academics, activities, and/or leadership skills will enhance the experiences of other Kellogg students. (one to two pages double-spaced)
Essay 3
You have been selected as a member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Please provide a brief evaluative assessment of your file. (one to two pages double-spaced)
Essay 4
Complete three of the following five questions or statements. (two to three double-spaced paragraphs each)
A. What have been your most significant leadership roles to date? What was the most valuable lesson learned?
B. Describe an ethical dilemma that you faced and how it was resolved.
C. Outside of work I…
D. In your professional experience, what do you consider to be the area of greatest growth?
E. I wish the Admissions Committee had asked me…


Use the essays to tell us more about you and how you work, think, and behave. For each essay, please provide a brief overview of the situation followed by a detailed description of your response. Include what you thought, felt, said, and did. Please select experiences or events from the past one to two years.

More than that, the essays are a chance for you to discuss your passions, values, interests, and goals. Emphasize those experiences that were most important and meaningful for you — which may not necessarily be those that were most outwardly prestigious. Be sincere and be specific. There is no one "right" kind of MIT Sloan student; in fact, MIT Sloan deliberately builds each class to unite varied strengths and perspectives. Tell us what particular experiences and expertise you will bring to the mix. The essay instructions and questions are included below.

We are interested in learning more about you and how you work, think, and act. For each essay, please provide a brief overview of the situation followed by a detailed description of your response.

MBA and LFM applicants only:

Essay 1: Please tell us about a time when you had an impact on a person, group, or organization. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did (500 words or less).

Essay 2: Please describe a time when your team had to arrive at a compromise. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did (500 words or less).

Essay 3: Please tell us a time when you advocated for a position. What alternatives did you consider? Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did (500 words or less).

Essay 4: Please tell us a time when you put an idea into action. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did (500 words or less).

LFM applicants only:

Essay 5: Why do you wish to pursue the LFM Program? How does this fit into your future plans?

Essay 6: Why do you wish to pursue the engineering field and specialty area you have selected?

Required Questions
You must answer all parts of the three questions below.
1. We believe one of the keys to effective leadership is the ability to transform ideas into action. Describe
a time within the last three years in which you exercised such leadership. What did you learn about
your leadership strengths and development needs? (500-word maximum)
2. What are your career goals? How will a Ross MBA help you achieve your goals? How might the
action-based learning aspects of the Ross curriculum make a difference? (500-word maximum)
3. Describe the initiatives you have taken over the past two years to develop professionally and
personally. What motivated you to take those initiatives? (500-word maximum)
Optional Question
Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your
candidacy? (500-word maximum)

New-York Stern
The admissions committee requires three personal essays. These essays give you the opportunity to provide insight into your character, experiences and goals. Your essays should be written entirely by you. An offer of admission will be withdrawn if it is discovered that you did not write your essays. Please note the following:
§ Essays 1, 2 and 4 must be submitted online, double-spaced, in 12-point font.
§ Please adhere to the word limit for each question.
§ Label the top of each essay page with the following: name, date of birth (month, day, year), essay number and page number. For example, "Joe Applicant, January 1, 2000, Essay #1, Page 1."
Admissions Tips:
§ Proofread your essays carefully.
§ Make sure you have fully answered the essay questions.
§ Be genuine in your essays -- tell us about the real you.
§ Follow the essay instructions, including word limits and font size.
§ Have someone who knows you very well and someone who is much less familiar with you read the essay questions and your answers. Then have them provide you with candid feedback.
Essay 1: Professional Aspirations
Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following:
(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

(a)  What choices have you made that led you to your current position?
(b)  Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?
(c)  What is your career goal upon graduation from NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Essay 2: Fit with Stern
The NYU Stern community is one of our strongest assets. Please answer the following questions about community:
(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
(a)  What is your personal experience with the Stern community? What actions have you taken to learn more about us?
(b)  How would you contribute to our community as a student?
(c)  How will you benefit personally and professionally from the Stern community?
Essay 3: Personal Expression
Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.
All submissions become part of NYU Stern's permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. Do not submit anything that must be played or viewed electronically (e.g. CDs, DVDs, mp3s, etc.), that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.
Admissions Tip:
§ Listen to Isser Gallogly, Executive Director of MBA Admissions, discuss Essay 3 on Public Radio's "Marketplace".
§ To see if Stern is a fit for you, come visit us in New York City or visit us overseas.
Essay 4: Additional Information (optional)
Please provide any additional information you would like to bring to the attention of the admissions committee. These may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information.
An explanation must be provided in Essay 4 if:
§ You have been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation or required to withdraw from any college or university.
§ You have ever been convicted of a crime.
§ You cannot provide a recommendation from your current supervisor.

Please answer essay questions A, B, and C. We provide recommended lengths for each essay, but these are only guidelines. Most applicants will find 7-11 pages (in total) sufficient. If your responses total more than 11 pages, you need to upload the remaining pages in the Additional Information section.
· Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
(Recommended length is 3-4 pages, double-spaced)
· Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them?
(Recommended length is 2-3 pages, double-spaced)
· Essay C: Short Essays—Options 1-4
Please answer two of the questions below. In answering each question, please tell us not only what you did, but also how you did it. Describe what you felt, said, and thought during these experiences. Tell us the outcome, and describe how people responded. Your responses should describe experiences that have occurred within the last three years.

Option 1: Tell us about a time when you did something that was not established, expected, or popular.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

Option 2: Tell us about a time when you felt effective or successful.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

Option 3: Tell us about a time when you had a significant effect on a group or individual.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

Option 4: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

In other parts of the application, we learn about your academic and professional accomplishments (i.e., what you have done). Through your personal essays, we learn more about the person behind the achievements (i.e., who you are). This is the time to think carefully about your values, your passions, your hopes and dreams. In your short answer responses, we learn more about the experiences that have shaped your attitudes, behaviors, and aspirations.
We want to hear your genuine voice throughout the essays that you write. Truly, the most impressive essays are those that do not begin with the goal of impressing us.
Editing Your Essays
Begin work on these essays early, and feel free to ask your friends and family members to provide constructive feedback. When you ask for feedback, ask if the essay’s tone sounds like your voice. It should. Your family and friends know you better than anyone else. If they do not believe that your essays capture who you are, how you live, what you believe, and what you aspire to do, then surely the Committee on Admissions will be unable to recognize what is most distinctive about you.
However, there is a big difference between "feedback" and "coaching." There are few hard and fast rules, but you cross a line when a piece of the application ceases to be exclusively yours in either thought or word (excluding the letter of reference, which should be exclusively the recommender’s in thought and word).
Appropriate feedback occurs when you show someone your completed application, perhaps one or two times, and are apprised of errors or omissions. In contrast, inappropriate coaching occurs when either your essays or your entire self-presentation is colored by someone else. You best serve your own interests when your personal thoughts, individual voice, and unique style remain intact at the end of your editing process.
It is a violation of the spirit of the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code to have someone else write any part of your Stanford MBA Program application. Such an act will result in denial or your application or withdrawal of your offer of admission.
Essay Format and Instructions
· Please use at least a 10-point font, double spaced, and make sure it is easy to read.
· Indicate which essay question you are answering at the top of each page.
· Number all pages.
· After you upload your documents to your application, please preview each document to ensure that the formatting is true to the original.
· Save a copy of your essays.

Please answer ALL of the following questions in order:
A.  Tell us about your background.
B.  Why do  you want to study abroad? How will it contribute to your overall education and career goals?
C.  Why are the schools you have selected the best match for you?  What courses or faculty at the schools you are considering interest you?
D. Address why you have ranked the schools of your choice accordingly.

Fall 2007 Wharton MBA Application Essays
The Admissions Committee is interested in getting to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid, and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself.
First Time Applicant Essays
All first time applicants and those who applied for an entering class prior to Fall 2005 are required to complete the first time applicant essays.   Candidates who applied for the Entering Fall 2005 or 2006 class and wish to reapply are to complete the Reapplicant Essays.
Essay 1 (Required)
Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from Wharton to help you achieve these goals, and why is now the best time for you to join our program? (1,000 words)
Essay 2 (Required)
Describe a failure or setback that you have experienced.  How did you respond, and what did you learn about yourself?  (500 words)
Essays 3 & 4 (Required)
Please complete two of the following four questions (500 words each):
1. Describe a personal characteristic or quality that will help the Admissions Committee to know you better. 
2. Describe an impact you’ve had on a team, group or organization. How has this experience been valuable to you or others, and what did you learn?
3. What do you do best?
4. When have your values, ethics, or morals been challenged? How has this shaped who you are today?
Essay 5 (Optional)
If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words)
Additional Joint Wharton MBA/MA–Lauder Applicant Essays
(required for all Lauder applicants in addition to the appropriate set of essay questions above)
1. Describe a cross-cultural experience in your adult life that was challenging to you. How did you meet this challenge and what did you learn from the experience? (1,000 words)
2. Please explain why you are currently applying to Lauder. How do you expect the Wharton/Lauder joint-degree experience to benefit you on both a professional and personal level? (1,000 words)


Instructions: The two required essays provide an opportunity for you to tell the Admissions Committee about your life, your career, and your goals. Because we are interested in learning as much as possible about you, your essays must be entirely your own work. Although you may ask others for general feedback on your essays, you may not allow anyone else to edit them for you. We suggest that anyone reviewing your essays do so without a pen in hand.

Why An MBA? (Required)
Please describe your short- and long-term goals and how your previous experience and an MBA will help you to achieve these goals. 500 words maximum.

Personal Statement (Required)
Please develop a question/topic of your choice and answer it in essay form. Please state the question/topic at the beginning of your essay. 500 words maximum.

Optional Essay
If any aspect of your candidacy needs further explanation, please provide any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. 200 words maximum.

UNC Kenan-Flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks to graduate diverse classes of MBAs, each of whom will exceed even the highest expectations set by the world’s most valued businesses. Recruiters for these organizations and alumni have told us that six critical areas of competency distinguish the highest performers in their firms:
· Analytic Problem Solving
· Communications
· General Management Perspective
· Leadership
· Strategic Thinking
· Teamwork
Successful applicants will demonstrate high potential in these critical competencies. Successful applicants will represent a range of demographics, cultures, personalities, educational experiences, prior careers and career goals. The admissions committee looks forward to getting to know your potential and your background through your responses to the application questions.
Questions 1 and 2 are required of all applicants. Questions 3 and 4 are optional.
Essay One (Required)
Describe your career progression to date, highlighting leadership and management positions and reasons for changing jobs or career paths, if applicable. Tell us how your experience, coupled with an MBA degree from UNC, will lead you to your short-term and long-term career goals. (1200 words maximum)
Essay Two (Required)
Describe the major obstacles or challenges you have faced in pursuit of your goals. Tell us how you addressed these challenges and how they have shaped you. (800 words maximum)
Essay Three (Optional)
Tell us about any international experience you have, either living or working abroad. Tell us how it has impacted your global perspective. (400 words maximum)
Essay Four (Optional)
UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks to enroll students from a variety of undergraduate majors. Regardless of your major, we strongly recommend that all students enter the program with some background in calculus, microeconomics, statistics and financial accounting. If you have not studied one or more of these subjects in college or university, please tell us how you have developed proficiency in these areas. If you have not been exposed to one or more of these subjects, please tell us how you will prepare yourself prior to entering UNC Kenan-Flagler. (400 words maximum)

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