NYU Stern MBA

NYU Stern MBA Essay Questions have also been released and will remain the same as the MBA essay questions from last year.  NYU Stern School of Business announced the essay questions along with the NYU Stern MBA Application Deadlines at the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) Conference this past week.

NYU Stern MBA Essay Questions

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations

(750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

  • Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
  • What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
  • What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2: Choose either Option A or Option B

Option A: Your Two Paths (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today’s ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact.

  • Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?
  • How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?
  • What factors will most determine which path you will take?

Option B: Personal Expression

Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.

If you submit a non-written piece for Option B  (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit Option B via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
  • If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.
  • If you prepare a multimedia submission, you may mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive to the Admissions Office. These are the only acceptable methods of submission. Please do not submit an internet link to any websites or to a video hosting service such as YouTube.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate essay questions if we are unable to view your submission.
  • Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food), or any item that has been worn (e.g. clothing).Mailed materials must be postmarked by the application deadline date. Please follow our mail and labeling instructions.
  • Mailed materials must be postmarked by the application deadline date. Please follow our mail and labeling instructions.

Please note that mailed packages are subject to size restrictions. Submissions that exceed the stated size restrictions will not be accepted for review by the Admissions Committee. Please see the table below for the maximum package size guidelines:

Packaging TypeDimensions: MetricDimensions: Non-metric
Box36cm x 31cm x 8cm14” x 12” x 3”
Cylindrical tube8cm x 91cm3” x 36”
Triangular tube97cm x 16cm x 16 cm x 16 cm38” x 6” x 6” x 6”

Essay 3: Optional

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information.

If you are unable to submit a recommendation from your current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 3.

If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

You may upload documents into the online application in the following formats: word, excel, PDF, .txt, .rtf and .wpd.

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

NYU Stern MBA Application Deadlines were announced at the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) Conference this past week.  The dates will remain the same as last year when NYU Stern School of Business added a fourth round.

NYU Stern MBA Application Deadlines

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

Round 2 – November 15, 2014 Submission Deadline; February 15, 2015 Notification Date

Round 3 – January 15, 2015 Submission Deadline; April 1, 2015 Notification Date

Round 4 – March 15, 2015 Submission Deadline; June 1, 2015 Notification Date

Consortium 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.

Dual Degree Application Deadlines

JD/MBA (Joint Application) – February 15, 2015 Submission Deadline; April 30, 2015 Notification Date

MBA/MFA – December 15, 2014 Submission Deadline; April 1, 2015 Notification Date

MBA/MPA (Joint Application) – January 5, 2015 Submission Deadline; April 1, 2015 Notification Date

MD/MBA (Joint Application) – December 15, 2014 Submission Deadline; April 1, 2015 Notification Date

MS in Mathematics in Finance/MBA – February 15, 2015 Submission Deadline; April 30, 2015 Notification Date

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

On May 29th,  I had the distinct pleasure of moderating the MBA’s for Entrepreneurs Panel at the 2014 AIGAC (Association of Graduate Admissions Consultants) Conference. Thank you very much to my extraordinary panelists:

MBA Entrepreneurship Panel

MBA Entrepreneurship Panel

We were fortunate to have the perspectives of both admissions officers and an entrepreneurship program director. The MBA admissions consultants in attendance learned much from our panelists. MIT Sloan Director of Admissions, Dawna Levenson, kicked off the event answering the first question “How do your respective MBA admissions committees evaluate entrepreneurial candidates?” by sharing MIT Sloan’s long-standing policy of not using career goals in their evaluation process. Other panelists discussed looking for previous entrepreneurial experience, personality traits like not being afraid to fail and how applicants would handle existing businesses while in MBA school.

The panelists discussed the abundance of resources available from access to venture capitalists, business plan competitions, pitch competitions, mentorship programs, office space, accelerators, combinators, and much, much more including the greater ecosystem of their respective universities and cities. Some schools had “Lean Startup” classes while other schools specialized in certain verticals. The information was very rich as we learned more about MIT Sloan’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track, the role of NYU Stern’s Berkley Center in getting the students out of the classroom; Babson’s Accelerator for Women in Entrepreneurship; Wharton’s Semester in San Francisco, Haas’ Social Entrepreneurship program; Columbia’s extensive use of adjunct faculty and Executives in Residence program; and McCombs’ Venture Labs that match 40 UT students across the university with 10 Austin area early-stage entrepreneurial companies.

At the end of 45 minutes, it was obvious how the leading entrepreneurial programs provide so much for entrepreneurs to grow existing companies, start new ones, excel as intrapreneurs or acquire skills for becoming entrepreneurs later in life. The panelists agreed that entrepreneurship lasts a lifetime as many entrepreneurs start their businesses significantly after completing business school.

For more information on the respective entrepreneurship centers visit:

 

NYU Stern has released its MBA Application Deadlines and MBA Essay Questions for the upcoming year.

MBA Application Deadlines

Round One Deadline: October 15, 2013

Round Two Deadline: November 15, 2013

Round Three Deadline: January 15, 2014

Round Four Deadline: March 15, 2014

MBA Essay Questions

1.  Professional Aspirations (750-word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
(b) What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
(c) What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

2.  Choose either Option A or Option B

A  Your Two Paths. (500-word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today’s ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact.

(a) Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?

(b) How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?

(c) What factors will most determine which path you will take?

B  Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. If you submit a non-written piece for Option B (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit Option B via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
  • If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.
  • If you prepare a multimedia submission, you may mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive to the Admissions Office. These are the only acceptable methods of submission.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate Essay 3 if we are unable to view your submission.
  • Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food), or any item that has been worn (e.g. clothing).
  • Mailed materials must be postmarked by the application deadline date. Please follow our mail and labeling instructions.

3.  (Optional) Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information.

If you are unable to submit a recommendation from your current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 3.

If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

 

 

MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1 Deadline: November 15, 2012
Round 2 Deadline: January 15, 2013
Round 3 Deadline: March 15, 2012

MBA Essay Questions

1.  Professional Aspirations (750-word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a)  Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

(b)  What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

(c)  What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

2.  Your Two Paths. (500-word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today’s ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact. 

(a)  Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?

(b)  How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?

(c)  What factors will most determine which path you will take?

3.  Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.

If you submit a non-written piece for Essay 3 (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit Essay 3 via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
  • If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.
  • If you prepare a multimedia submission, you may mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive to the Admissions Office. These are the only acceptable methods of submission. Please do not submit an internet link to any websites or to a video hosting service such as YouTube.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate Essay 3 if we are unable to view your submission.
  • Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food), or any item that has been worn (e.g. clothing).
  • Mailed materials must be postmarked by the application deadline date. Please follow our mail and labeling instructions.

Essay 3 packages are subject to size restrictions. Essays that exceed the stated size restrictions will not be accepted for review by the Admissions Committee. Please see the table below for the maximum package size guidelines:

Packaging Type

Dimensions: Metric

Dimensions: Non-metric

Box36cm x 31cm x 8cm14” x 12” x 3”
Cylindrical tube8cm x 91cm3” x 36”
Triangular tube97cm x 16cm x 16 cm x 16 cm38” x 6” x 6” x 6”

4. (Optional) Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information.

If you are unable to submit a recommendation from your current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4.

If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

From Darden Admissions & MBA Blog:

Europe, here we come!

Fall is here, and all of us in Admissions are taking to the skies to meet prospective students and to share some Darden love. As Associate Director of Admissions & European Recruiting, I’m particularly excited about some events next week with some of our peer schools in London (Sept. 22)Brussels (Sept. 24)Paris (Sept. 26), and Frankfurt (Sept. 28). We will share the stage with Yale, Cornell, NYU, UC Berkeley, Michigan and Duke in an effort to educate prospective students about the vast array of U.S. MBA options out there. We have some amazing alumni ready to greet you and to share a little about their Darden experience, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more of your stories.

Please visit our Events & Receptions page to register, and we hope to see you there!

Haley Whitlock Gyory
Associate Director of Admissions & European Recruiting
gyoryh@darden.virginia.edu

BloombergBusinessWeek recently ranked the most popular professors across the Top 30 U.S. full-time MBA programs.  Surveys were sent to more than 3500 students.  The top 10 professors teach at NYU Stern School of Business, Michigan Ross School of Business, UT Austin McCombs School of Business, Berkeley Haas School of Business, Emory Goizueta Business School, Yale School of Management, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Rice Jones Graduate School of Business.

From BloombergBusinessWeek:

Most Popular Profs at Top Business Schools

The most popular business school professors are good teachers, plain and simple. They’re not rock stars, CEOs or celebrity researchers. Their names may not look familiar. But they’ve earned a place in the hearts and minds of their students by bringing to life accounting, finance and management, learning their names and helping them find jobs. Their students come first and it shows.

To determine which professors at the Top 30 U.S. full-time MBA programs were most popular, Bloomberg Businessweekused surveys sent to 2010 graduates asking them to identify their two favorites. Professors were ranked in order of absolute popularity. In all, the responses of 3,732 students were used to calculate this ranking; only schools that had more than 60 student responses were counted. At least one in every five survey respondents from each of the schools listed wrote down these names chosen for our top ten list as their favorite professor—pretty amazing considering they had hundreds of faculty members to choose from. Read on after the jump for the list.

For the complete article.

MBA Application Deadlines

Deadline
Notification
Round 1*
11/15/11
02/15/12
Round 2
01/15/12
04/01/12
Round 3
03/15/12
06/01/12

* Priority consideration for merit scholarships and/or off-site interviews.

NYU employs rolling admission within rounds to evaluate applications so candidates are encouraged to apply earlier in a round. All applications must be postmarked by 11.59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on or before the admissions deadline.

MBA Essay Questions

1.

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Answer the following (750-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?

 

2.We take great care to shape the Stern community with individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. We seek individuals who are highly intelligent, collaborative, and committed to flourishing as Stern leaders. Please answer the following questions (500-word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font): 

 

(a)  What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.
(b)  Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.

(c)  How do you anticipate making your mark on the Stern community? Be specific about the roles you will take on and the impact you hope to achieve.

 

3.

Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.

 

If you submit a non-written piece for Essay 3 (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit Essay 3 via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

 

Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:

 

  • Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
  • If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.
  • If you prepare a multimedia submission, you may mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive to the Admissions Office. These are the only acceptable methods of submission. Please do not submit an internet link to any websites or to a video hosting service such as YouTube.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate Essay 3 if we are unable to view your submission
  • Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food) or any item that has been worn (e.g. clothing).
  • Mailed materials must be postmarked by the deadline date. To submit Essay 3 by mail, please follow the mail and labeling instructions.

 

Essay 3 packages are subject to size restrictions. Essays that exceed the stated size restrictions will not be accepted for review by the Admissions Committee. Please see the table below for the maximum package size guidelines:

Packaging TypeDimensions: MetricDimensions: Non-metric
Box36cm x 31cm x 8cm14” x 12” x 3”
Cylindrical tube8cm x 91cm3” x 36”
Triangular tube97cm x 16cm x 16 cm x 16 cm38” x 6” x 6” x 6”

 

4.(Optional) Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT and/or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

The University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business recently celebrated its renewed membership in The Consortium.  The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is an alliance of leading American business schools and companies that are seeking to promote cultural diversity in educational institutions and companies.  Member universities besides are

From The Full-time Berkeley MBA Admissions Blog:

Although our fall recruiting events are behind us, and the admissions committee is deep into reading season, I was fortunate to have the opportunity last Wednesday night to attend an event to celebrate our renewed membership with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and corporations aimed at fostering diversity among graduate business students and corporate leaders. This was an opportunity for Consortium alumni from across the Bay Area to come together, reconnect and celebrate this partnership.

Berkeley MBA alumni from Del Monte Foods were generous enough to host us at their headquarters in San Francisco. Peter J. Aranda, Executive Director and CEO of The Consortium, and Anthony Davis,V ice President of Development for The Consortium, made a special trip to the Bay Area to attend. Dean Rich Lyons welcomed our Consortium alumni guests who attended UC Berkeley as well as several other Consortium member business schools. Stephanie Fujii, Director of Admissions at Berkeley-Haas, led a brainstorming session focused on how business schools, The Consortium and employers can better support professional development and diversity. The discussion generated a lot of great ideas – and alumni spent the next hour (plus!) catching up with each other, as well as Berkeley-Haas representatives from alumni relations, career services and admissions.

The theme of the event was celebrating our renewed relationship with the Consortium in great anticipation for the Class of 2013 Consortium Fellows joining us in August!

 

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