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Thoughts on Wharton 2013-2014

What strikes me about this year’s Wharton application compared to last year is that there are fewer essays and LOR questions, of course, but they are more thoughtful and comprehensive, something I’m seeing also in MIT, LBS and in its own way, HBS. 1. What do you aspire to achieve, personally and professionally, through the Wharton MBA? (500 words) Talking ... Read More »

London Business School Essays & Recommendation Letter Questions (Class of 2016, Starting Fall 2014)

ESSAYS What will your future look like after completing your MBA? (500 words) What value will you add to London Business School? (300 words) What is the School’s responsibility to you and what is your responsibility to the School? (400 words) LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONS How long have you known the applicant and in what connection? What do you consider ... Read More »

Wharton Recommendation Letter Questions (Class of 2016, Starting Fall 2014)

1. Describe your relationship with the applicant; what kind of role does s/he play within your team/organization? How does his/her performance compare to that of peers? (500 words) 2. Continual development is an important part of the Wharton MBA experience. What is an area of growth that you would recommend this candidate focus on during his/her two years at Wharton? ... Read More »

Thoughts on Michigan Ross: Introducing Yourself to your Ross Classmates

Ross has usually been a good “starter” school and this year is no different. The application asks for a fairly straightforward – if brief – goals essay in question two. And I advise my clients that question three can usually be answered with a typical leadership or failure essay, with the semantic adjustment of advising someone else based on what ... Read More »

IESE Deadlines (Class of 2016, Starting Fall 2014)

DEADLINES   Read More »