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发表于 2007-7-13 09:26:00 | 显示全部楼层




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):

  • Describe a personal characteristic or quality that will help the Admissions Committee to know you better. 
  • 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?
  • What do you do best?
  • 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)


1. What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit) 

2. What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)

3. Please respond to three of the following (400-word limit each):

  • Discuss a defining experience in your leadership development. How did this experience highlight your strengths and weaknesses?
  • How have you experienced culture shock?
  • What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience?
  • What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?
  • What global issue is most important to you and why?
  • What else would you like the MBA Admissions Board to understand about you?


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).

Supplemental Information

Use this part of the application to give us any additional information that might help us understand the choices you have made, your leadership activities and skills, and your scholastic and professional achievements. Please elaborate on your personal interests, activities and hobbies, as well as any special circumstances you feel are relevant.

We would like to know what you've learned and how you learned it. Please tell us anything that will round out our impression of you as a unique individual.


Essay Questions for the 2007/2008 Application Year

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?

Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them?

As a Stanford MBA student, you will be assigned a team of advisors who will guide both your academic experience and your personal development. Your team will include a faculty advisor, a career counselor, and a leadership coach. Use Essay B to help you prepare for your first conversations with these mentors.

Essay C: Answer 2 of the questions listed below.

In answering both questions in Essay C, tell us not only what you did, but also how you did it. Tell us the outcome and describe how people responded. Describe only experiences that have occurred during the last three years.

  1. Tell us about a time when you empowered others.
  2. Tell us about a time when you had a significant impact on a person, group or organization.
  3. Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.
  4. Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.

Essay Length & Format

Your answers for all 3 essay questions cannot exceed 7 pages in total, double spaced using a 12-point font.

Each of you has your own story to tell, so be sure you allocate these 7 pages among the essays in the way that is most effective for you.

We provide some guidelines below as a starting point, but you should feel comfortable to write as much or little as you like on any question, as long as you do not exceed 7 pages total.

  • Essay A: 3 pages
  • Essay B: 2 pages
  • Essay C: 1 page each

Required Formatting

  • Use a 12-point font, double spaced
  • Indicate which essay question you are answering at the beginning of each essay.
  • Number all pages
  • Preview each uploaded document to ensure that the formatting is true to the original
  • Save a copy of your essays

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-7-13 22:03:00 | 显示全部楼层





昨天把HBS的application填掉了,除了essay和RL, 工作经历也没有填,因为下周要去一家牛单位面,准备狠狠PK一下,9月份拿到它的offer。

发表于 2007-7-14 02:28:00 | 显示全部楼层

thanks, lz. Do you have the essay questions of Columbia?

 楼主| 发表于 2007-7-14 16:19:00 | 显示全部楼层


In order to allow us to get to know you better, we have developed the following essay questions.

Note: You have the option to upload a Word or PDF document for each essay question. Please include your full name at the top of ALL uploaded documents. Or you may cut and paste text from an application such as MS Word into the text box.

1. Why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Describe your personal and professional goals and the role an MBA from the University of Chicago GSB plays in your plans to reach these goals. (1500 word maximum) : 

2. If you could step into someone else's shoes for a day, who would it be and why? (500 word maximum) :

3. We have asked for a great deal of information throughout this application. In this portion of the application, we invite you tell us about yourself using a non-traditional application format--a PowerPoint presentation. In four slides or less, please provide readers with content that captures who you are.

(Optional) If there is any important information that is relevant for your candidacy that you were unable to address elsewhere in the application, please share that information here.

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