Chicago Booth MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines posted last week.  The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has reduced the number of MBA essay questions in comparison to the number of essay questions asked last year. The remaining question is both open-ended and contextualized.

Chicago Booth MBA Essay Questions

From the Chicago Booth MBA Essay Questions website:

Presentation/Essay: Chicago Booth values adventurous inquiry, diverse perspectives, and a collaborative exchange of ideas.  This is us.  Who are you?

Essay Guidelines:

  • Be reflective. We’ve learned a lot about you throughout the application, but what more should we know?
  • Interpret broadly.  “Who are you?” can be interpreted in many different ways.  We encourage you to think critically and broadly about who you are, and how your values, passions and experiences have influenced you.
  • Determine your own length.  There is no prescribed minimum or maximum length.  We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.
  • Choose the format that works for you.  You can design your presentation or compose your essay in the format that you feel best captures your response. However, please consider the specific technical restrictions noted below.
  • Think about you, not us.  Rather than focusing on what you think we want to hear, focus on what is essential for us to know about you. Simply put, be genuine.

Technical Guidelines

  • File Size: Maximum file size is 16 MB.
  • Accepted Upload Formats:  Acceptable formats are PDF, Word and Powerpoint.
  • Multimedia Restrictions: We will be viewing your submission electronically and in full color, but all submissions will be converted to PDF files, so animation, video, music, etc. will not translate over.
  • Preserve Your Formatting: We strongly recommend converting your piece to a PDF file prior to submitting to ensure that everything you see matches what we see.

Reapplicant Question: Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300-word limit)

Visit the Chicago Booth MBA Admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.

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Cambridge Judge MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. Cambridge Judge Business School has  moved its 1st round MBA Application Deadline up by almost a month and added another round that is closer to its first round deadline last year. Cambridge Judge Business School is a one year MBA programme.

Cambridge Judge MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1  – September 19, 2014 Application Deadline; October 24, 2014 or October 27, 2014 Interview Days

Round 2  – October 24, 2014 Application Deadline; December 5, 2014 or December 8, 2014 Interview Days

Round 3  – January 9, 2015 Application Deadline;  February 16, 2015, February 20, 2015 or February 23, 2015 Interview Days

Round 4  – March 6, 2015 Application Deadline; April 17, 2015 or April 20, 2015 Interview Days

Round 5  – May 1, 2015 Application Deadline; May 29, 2015 or June 1, 2015 Interview Days

Visit the Cambridge Judge MBA Admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.

Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has moved up its first round MBA Application Deadline into late September and moved its second round MBA Application Deadline up a couple of days from last year‘s deadlines.

Chicago Booth MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1  –  September 25, 2014 Application Deadline; December 18th, 2014 Notification Decision

Round 2  – January 6th, 2015 Application Deadline; March 26, 2015 Notification Decision

Round 3  – April 7, 2015 Application Deadline; May 21, 2015 Notification Decision

Visit the Chicago Booth MBA Admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.

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I am frequently asked, “What is the minimum TOEFL score necessary to be accepted at a top MBA school?” The TOEFL is one of the test scores business schools use in their MBA admissions criteria. Magoosh has released a TOEFL infographic to answer this question that follows up on their incredibly useful infographic comparing and contrasting the GMAT versus GRE test.

The new infographic shows you the minimum TOEFL scores accepted by each top graduate school in the U.S. This data is based on Magoosh’s research into the minimum scores required at top schools in addition to Magoosh’s research into how other students perform on the TOEFL at those schools on average. Understanding this data means you now have a place to start and a goal to aim for when you decide to take the TOEFL.

Thanks Magoosh. Visit Magoosh TOEFL for more information on the exam and Magoosh GMAT or Magoosh GRE for more information on those tests.

 

Minimum TOEFL Score Infographic

 

Minimum TOEFL Score

 

Georgetown McDonough MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the Georgetown McDonough MBA Application Deadlines posted earlier.  Georgetown McDonough School of Business has significantly changed its essay questions from those in its application last year. The number of essay questions have been reduced from two to one question and the total number of words have been reduced from 1250 words to 750 words. Forgoing the traditional career goals and achievement or contribution essay questions from last year, Georgetown McDonough has a much more open-ended two-word question of “Why You?” which challenges the applicant to make his or her story relevant for the program. Of course, career goals, achievements and contributions can be part of answering “Why You?” depending upon the applicant.

Georgetown McDonough MBA Essay Questions

1. (Mandatory) In an essay, we would like to learn more about you. Please answer the following essay question in 750 words or less: “Why You?”.

2. (Optional) If you are not currently employed full-time, use this space to provide information about your current activities. (250-word limit)

3. (Optional) Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included. (500-word limit)

Reapplicants

How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally. In addition, please update the Admissions Committee on your short-term career goals following graduation from the Georgetown MBA program. (1 page, double spaced, 12 pt font)

Visit the Georgetown McDonough MBA Admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.

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Georgetown McDonough MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. Georgetown McDonough School of Business has  kept all three of its MBA Application Deadlines the same as last year. Georgetown McDonough  is a member school of the Consortium.

Georgetown McDonough MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1  –  October 10th, 2014 Application Deadline; December 20th, 2014 Notification Decision

Round 2  – January 5th, 2015 Application Deadline; March 20, 2015 Notification Decision

Round 3  – April 1, 2015 Application Deadline; May 15, 2015 Notification Decision

Consortium MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1 – October 15, 2014 Submission Deadline; December 15, 2014 Notification Date

Round 2 – January 5, 2015 Submission Deadline; April 1, 2015 Notification Date

Visit Consortium website for more details.

Visit the Georgetown McDonough MBA Admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.

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Kellogg MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University has  moved its 1st round MBA Application Deadline up by almost a month and has kept its 2nd and 3rd round MBA Application Deadlines approximately the same as last year.

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1  – September 24, 2014 Application Deadline; December 17, 2014 Notification Decision

Round 2  – January  7, 2015 Application Deadline; March 25, 2015 Notification Decision

Round 3  – April 1, 2015 Application Deadline; May 13, 2015 Notification Decision

Visit the Northwestern Kellogg MBA  website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.  Here is a list of useful links:

Oxford Said MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the Oxford Said MBA Application Deadlines posted earlier.  Like NYU Stern School of BusinessOxford Said Business School is one of the few schools not to change its MBA Essay Questions from those used last year. The third question really allows an applicant to demonstrate how he or she thinks.

Oxford Said MBA Essay Questions

1. What should Oxford expect from you?  (500-word maximum)

2. How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years?  How will the MBA and Oxford assist you in the development of these ambitions?  (500-word maximum)

3. Please choose and answer one of the two essays below:  (500-word maximum)

A, Sport is pure competition.  What does it teach us about companies, individuals, and markets?

B. The business of business is business.  Is this true?

Dual Degree 1+1 Scheme Applicants

Explain why you see this as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your careers and personal development aims.

Reapplicants

What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA?  (250-word maximum)

Visit the Oxford Said MBA admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.  Here is a list of useful links:

Oxford Said MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. Oxford Said Business School has  kept its MBA application deadline approximately the same as last year.  Oxford Said has 6 Stages (or Rounds).

Oxford Said MBA Application Deadlines

Stage 1  – September 15, 2014 Deadline; September 26, 2014 Interview Notification; October 17, 2014 Decision

Stage 2  – October 31, 2014 Deadline; November 14, 2014 Interview Notification; December 5, 2014 Decision

Stage 3  – January 9, 2015 Deadline; January 30, 2015 Interview Notification; February 27, 2015 Decision

Stage 4  – March 13, 2015 Deadline; March 27, 2015 Interview Notification; April 24, 2015 Decision

Stage 5  – April 24, 2015 Deadline; May 8, 2015 Interview Notification; May 29, 2015 Decision

Stage 6  – May 29, 2015 Deadline; June 12, 2015 Interview Notification; June 26, 2015 Decision

Visit the Oxford Said MBA admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.  Here is a list of useful links:

Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the Cornell Johnson MBA Application Deadlines posted last week. . Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell has reduced the length of their essay questions in comparison to last year, switching from a word to a character limit.

Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Questions

1.  Creative Submission 

You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. In 800 characters or less, please write the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. Note: approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity. (800-character limit)

2.  Targeted Job Type

What is the job that you would like to have immediately upon graduating with your MBA? (800-character limit)

3.  Post-Collegiate Activities

List community activities (clubs, church, civic, etc.) and professional associations you contributed to since graduation from college. Please include the organization name, your role, hours dedicated, elected offices held, and dates of participation. (800-character limit)

4.  Collegiate Activities and Employment 

List your extracurricular activities while in college in order of importance to you. You may include details about your positions and the time commitment, honors or awards received, and dates of participation. The list may also include part-time and summer employment held while in college. Please list your employer, job title, responsibilities, hours per week, and the dates for each position. (800-character limit)

5.  Hobbies and Activities

Please describe any hobbies or activities that hold special significance for you. (800-character limit)

6.  Optional

Complete this essay if you would like to add additional details regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate record or test scores) do not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School. (800-character limit)

Visit the Cornell Johnson MBA admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.  Here is a list of useful links:

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