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[Essay] Duke (Fuqua) MBA 2018年入学的Deadline & Essay 及Essay解析(杜克)

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发表于 2017-6-22 09:16:15 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your "best" application.

The Early Action option is ideal for applicants who have completed their MBA research and have decided that this is the best program for them. Applicants admitted in Early Action must submit a tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) by December 8, 2017. 

If your ability to enroll is dependent upon receiving merit-based scholarship assistance, you should apply during Early Action, Round 1, or Round 2.

International Applicants: you must apply during Early Action, Round 1, or Round 2 for visa processing.

Re-applicants: reapply for during Early Action or Round 1.

Application Deadlines for 2017 - 2018

  Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application Deadline (all deadlines are at 11:59 pm ET) Sept. 12, 2017 Oct. 10, 2017 Jan. 3, 2018 Mar. 20, 2018
Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device. Sept. 26, 2017 Nov. 9, 2017 Jan 30, 2018 Apr 11, 2018
Interview Period
Visit the interviews page for details regarding our interview process. Interview dates vary by location, but occur during the time period indicated here.

In Durham: 
Sept. 7 - Oct. 5, 2017

Off-Campus Locations:
Oct. 7 - 8, 2017

In Durham & Off-Campus: Nov. 27 - Dec. 4, 2017

In Durham & Off-Campus: Feb 8-24, 2018

Via Skype: Apr. 14 - 19, 2018

Decision Notifications Sent By Midnight (ET) —  Not viewable on phone or mobile device.  Oct. 19, 2017 Dec. 15, 2017 Mar. 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
Admit Weekend (Blue Devil Weekend or BDW) There will be two admitted student weekends: Feb. 2-4, 2018 and April 6 - 8, 2018. Once admitted, you may attend one or both events.
Domestic Student 1st Tuition Deposit & Official Transcript Deadline Dec. 8, 2017 Feb. 15, 2018 April 23, 2018 May 14, 2018
International Student 1st Tuition Deposit & Official Transcript Deadline Dec. 8, 2017 Feb. 15, 2018 Apr. 26, 2018 May 14, 2018
1st Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit Amount 3,000 USD 2,000 USD 2,000 USD 2,000 USD
2nd Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit and Deadline June 15, 2018
1,000 USD
June 15, 2018
1,000 USD
June 15, 2018
1,000 USD
June 15, 2018
1,000 USD
Visa Paperwork Deadline for International Students Mar. 2, 2018 Mar. 2, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 24, 2018
 楼主| 发表于 2017-6-22 09:16:44 | 显示全部楼层
Application Essays for 2017 - 2018
Three short answer questions and 2 essays are required from all applicants.
Instructions for All Essays:
  • Responses should use 1.5 line spacing and a font size no smaller than 10-point.
  • Do not copy the essay question in the document you upload with your application.
  • Respond fully and concisely. Length requirements vary by question, and are detailed below.  
  • Responses must be completed before submitting your application.
  • Prepare your responses carefully. The Admissions Committee considers your answers important in the selection process.
  • All essays are scanned using plagiarism detection software. Expressing your ideas by using verbiage from existing sources, including other applicants' essays or materials, without properly crediting those sources constitutes an act of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered a cheating violation within the Honor Code and will result in an application denial. Note: if you have worked with a consultant to complete your application materials, please ensure that the honor code policy is discussed and he/she will not share your essays with other potential applicants.


Required Short Answer Questions
Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questions. For each question, respond in 500 characters only (the equivalent of about 100 words).
  • What are your short-term goals, post-MBA?
  • What are your long-term goals?
  • Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals that you provided above not materialize what alternative directions have you considered?



First Required Essay: 25 Random Things About Yourself
Instructions: Present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. Your complete list should not exceed 2 pages.
The "Team Fuqua" spirit and community is one of the things that sets The Duke MBA experience apart, and it is a concept that extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. When a new person joins the Admissions team, we ask that person to share with everyone in the office a list of "25 Random Things About Yourself." As an Admissions team, we already know the new hire's professional and academic background, so learning these "25 Random Things" helps us get to know someone's personality, background, special talents, and more.

In this spirit, the Admissions Committee also wants to get to know you–beyond the professional and academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. You can share with us important life experiences, your likes/dislikes, hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or anything that helps us understand what makes you who you are. Share with us your list of "25 Random Things" about YOU.

Second Required Essay
Instructions: Your response should be no more than 2 pages in length.
Fuqua prides itself on cultivating a culture of engagement. Our students enjoy a wide range of student-led organizations that provide opportunities for leadership development and personal fulfillment, as well as an outlet for contributing to society. Our student-led government, clubs, centers, and events are an integral part of the student culture and are vital to providing you with a range of experiential learning and individual development experiences.
Based on your understanding of the Fuqua culture, how do you see yourself engaging in and contributing to our community, outside of the classroom?

Optional Essay
If you feel there are circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware, please explain them in an optional essay (such as unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance).
  • Do NOT upload additional essays nor additional recommendations in this area of the application.
  • The Optional Essay is intended to provide the Admissions Committee with insight into your circumstances only.
  • Limit your response to one page.


 楼主| 发表于 2017-6-22 09:17:39 | 显示全部楼层
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Karen’s Essay Analysis (个人观点,转载请注明出处)

Required Short Answers:
典型CG essay,无需多言。值得留意的是第三个问题,我认为对每个MBA candidate来说,plan B都很重要。既然是“万一你的desired goal”实现不了的选择,那么理论上应该是一个“更容易实现”的goal,但对比现在要有明显的advancement(考虑经典的CG三维度:industry,function, location),依然要让MBA在这其中的作用make sense。

25 random things:
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Engagement & Contribution
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