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Indian School of Business 1. 2. 3. 4. Please detail, your two most significant achievements. These could be either professional or personal but relevant to your application to the ISB. (300 words max) Where do you see yourself three years after you graduate from the ISB? (300 words max) Please provide additional information, that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. How has your profile changed from the time you last applied to the ISB?.(For Reapplicants only)

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Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What brings you the greatest joy? How does this make you distinctive? (250 word maximum) What is your most significant accomplishment? (250 word maximum) Describe a time when you questioned an established practice or thought within an organization. How did your actions create positive change? (250 word maximum) Describe a time when you were a student of your own failure. What specific insight from this experience has shaped your development? (250 word maximum) Describe a time when you led by inspiring or motivating others toward a shared goal. (250 word maximum) a. What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? How have your professional experiences prepared you to achieve these goals? b. How will an MBA from Haas help you achieve these goals? (1000 word maximum for 6a. and 6b.) 7. 8. Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven't addressed elsewhere. (500 word maximum) (Optional) If not clearly evident, please discuss ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities, or plan to strengthen quantitative abilities. You do not need to list courses that appear on your transcript. (250 word maximum) (Optional)

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 1. 2. 3. 4. What are your short- and long-term goals, and how will a Chicago Booth MBA help you reach them? (600 words) Upon reflection, how has your thinking regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300 words)- (Reapplicants Only) At Chicago Booth, we believe each individual has his or her own leadership style. How has your family, culture, and/or environment influenced you as a leader? (750 words) Considering what you've already included in the application, what else should we know about you? In a maximum of four slides, tell us about yourself

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Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 1. 2. What are the key issues facing organisations in your sector over the next three years? What course of action would you recommend to such organisations? (300 words) What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words)

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What are your short and long term career objectives? What skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you to achieve them? What do you hope to gain from the degree and how do you feel it will help you achieve the career objectives you have? (500 words)

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Columbia Business School - Columbia University 1. 2. 3. Considering your post-MBA and long term professional goals, why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Additionally, why is Columbia Business School a good fit for you? (750 words maximum) Describe a life experience that has shaped you. The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have achieved professionally. (500 words maximum) For the third essay, please choose one of the following three options: Option A: The annual A. Lorne Weil Outrageous Business Plan Competition is a student initiative managed and run by the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). The competition encourages Columbia MBA students to explore creative, entrepreneurial ideas that are sufficiently ambitious in scope and scale to be considered outrageous. Students explore these ideas while learning firsthand what goes into the development and presentation of a solid business proposal. Develop your own outrageous business idea. In essay form, compose your elevator pitch. (250 words maximum) Option B: Columbia deeply values its vibrant student community, the building of which begins at orientation when admitted students are assigned to clusters of 65 to 70 fellow studentswho take most of the first-year core classes together. During the first weeks of school, each cluster selects a cluster chair. Further strengthening the student community are the more than 100 active student organizations at Columbia Business School, ranging from cultural to professional to community serviceoriented. Leadership positions within clusters and clubs offer hands-on management and networking opportunities for students as they interact with fellow students, administrators, faculty members, alumni, and practitioners. You are running for either cluster chair or a club leadership position of your choosing. Compose your campaign speech. (250 words maximum) Option C: Founded nearly three decades ago, the Executives in Residence Program at Columbia Business School integrates senior executives into the life of the School. Current executives in residence include more than a dozen experts in areas ranging from media and investment banking to private equity and management. A hallmark of the program is one-on-one counseling sessions in which executives advise students about their prospective career choices. Select one of the current executives in residence with whom you would like to meet during your time at Columbia. Explain your selection and tell us how you would best utilize your half hour one-on-one session. (250 words maximum) 4. 5. An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays. How have you enhanced your candidacy since your previous application? Please detail your progress since you last applied and reiterate your short-term and long-term goals. Explain how the tools of the Columbia MBA will help you to meet your goals and how you plan to participate in the Columbia community. (750 word limit).(Reaplicants only)

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Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University 1. 2. 3. 4. Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you were able to add value to your organization. (400 words) What career do you plan to pursue upon completing the MBA and why? How will the Johnson School help you achieve this goal? (400 words) You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the Table of Contents for the book. (400 words) Complete this essay if there is other information you would like to add regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one (or more) aspect of your application (e.g., undergraduate GPA or test scores) does not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School. (400 words)- Optional

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Describe the measures you have taken to strengthen your application since you last applied to the Johnson School. (400 words)-(Reapplicants only)

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Darden School of Business: University of Virginia 1. Share your perspective on leadership in the workplace and describe how it has been shaped by the increasing influence of globalization. (500 words maximum) Back to Top Duke University's Fuqua School of Business 1. 2. 3. 4. Career Vision: Describe your vision for your career and your inspiration for pursuing this career path. (1000 words) Diversity: How will your background, values, and non-work activities enhance the experience of other Duke MBA students and add value to Fuqua's diverse culture? (1000 words) Why Duke : Why Duke? (If you are interested in a specific concentration, joint degree, clubs or activities, please discuss how you would contribute to these in this essay.) (1000 words) If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weakness in your application).- Optional 5. All re-applicants are required to complete the Re-applicant Essay. Please limit your response to two pages. Write an essay describing how you are now a stronger candidate for admission compared to the application you submitted the previous year.- (Reapplicants Only)

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ESADE Spain 1. 2. Which aspects have you improved on during your academic and professional career so far? Which tools or values have helped you achieve this? (2000 characters maximum, 30 lines approximately) How will your background, values and non work-related activities enhance the experience of other ESADE MBA students and add to the diverse culture we strive for at ESADE? (Note: The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have accomplished). (2000 characters maximum, 30 lines approximately) 3. What are your motivations in pursuing a full-time MBA at this point in your life? Describe your mid-term and long-term visions for your post-MBA career path. What is it about ESADE you think will help you reach your goals? (2000 characters maximum, 30 lines approximately) 4. Complete two of the following four questions or statements (2000 characters maximum, 30 lines approximately) a) I am most proud of... b) People may be surprised to learn that I... c) What has your biggest challenge been and what did it help you learn about yourself? d) Which historical figure do you most identify with and why?" 5. Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. (2000 characters maximum, 30 lines approximately)

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Harvard Business School 1. 2. 3. 4. Tell us about three of your accomplishments. (600 words) Tell us three setbacks you have faced. (600 words) Why do you want an MBA? (400 words) Answer a question you wish we'd asked. (400 words)

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HEC Paris 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the HEC MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words) What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words) Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words) Imagine a life entirely different from the one you now lead, what would it be? (250 words) Please choose from one of the following essays: (250 words) A. What monument or site would you advise a first-time visitor to your country or city to discover, and why? B. Certain books, movies or plays have had an international success that you believe to be undeserved. Choose an example and analyse it. C. What figure do you most admire and why? You may choose from any field (arts, literature, politics, business, etc)." 6. Is there any additional information you would like to share with us? (900 words)- Optional

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INSEAD 1. Give a candid description of yourself, stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors, which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary. (400 words approx.) 2. 3. 4. 5. Describe what you believe to be your two most substantial accomplishments to date, explaining why you view them as such. (400 words approx.) Describe a situation taken from school, business, civil or military life, where you did not meet your personal objectives, and discuss briefly the effect. (250 words approx.) Discuss your career goals. What skills do you expect to gain from studying at INSEAD and how will they contribute to your professional career? (500 words approx.) Please choose one of the following two essay topics: a) Have you ever experienced culture shock? What did it mean to you? (250 words approx.) b) What would you say to a foreigner moving to your home country? (250 words approx.) 6. 7. Is there anything that you have not mentioned in the above essays that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? (200 words approx.)- Optional In case of reapplication, please use this page. Your essay should state any new aspects of professional, international, academic, or personal development since your last application. We would also like you to explain your motivation for reapplying to INSEAD. This essay should not exceed 400 words.- (Reapplicants only)

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University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler 1. 2. What are the 2 or 3 strengths or characteristics that have driven your career success thus far? What are the other strengths that you would like to leverage in the future? (500 words maximum) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why this career option appeals to you; and how you arrived at the decision that now is the time and the MBA is the appropriate degree. (500 words maximum) 3. 4. What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other applicants? How do these qualities or experiences equip you to contribute to UNC Kenan-Flagler? (500 words maximum) If your standardized test scores are low, or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum. (300 words maximum)- Optional 5. Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in the application? (300 words maximum)-Optional

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Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University 1. 2. 3. 4. Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at Kellogg . (600 word limit) Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences. (600 word limit) Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would your peers select you to become a member of the Kellogg community? (600 word limit) Complete one of the following three questions or statements. (400 word limit) Re-applicants have the option to answer a question from this grouping, but this is not required. a) Describe a time you had to inspire a reluctant individual or group. b) People may be surprised to learn that I.. c) The riskiest personal or professional decision I ever made was 5. Since your previous application, what are the steps youve taken to strengthen your candidacy? (Reapplicants only)

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Stephen M. Ross School of Business - University of Michigan 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less. Describe your career goals. How will an MBA from Ross help you to achieve those goals? What is your vision for how you can make a unique contribution to the Ross community? (500 word maximum) Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn from that experience? (500 word maximum) Select one of the following questions:

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What are you most passionate about ? (300 word maximum) Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it? (300 word maximum)"

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Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy? Optional

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MIT Sloan School of Management 1. 2. 3. 4. Please describe a time when you went beyond what was defined, expected, established, or popular. (500 words or less, limited to one page) Please describe a time when you convinced an individual or group to accept one of your ideas. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page) Please describe a time when you had to make a decision without having all the information you needed. (500 words or less, limited to one page) You may use this section to address any specific circumstances related to your academic background. (250 words or less, limited to one page)

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 1. 2. Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and how pursuing an MBA will help you achieve these. (500 word limit) Answer any ONE of these two questions below. (500 word limit) (a) Describe one of your most meaningful and rewarding leadership challenges. Reflect on the leadership attributes you aspire to develop through your Nanyang MBA experience, and why these are important to your future goals. (b) Discuss how and why a global event that occurred in the past two years has influenced or impacted the way you think about leadership." 3. 4. 5. Describe a time when you failed at what you set out to do. What insights did you obtain from the experience? Did this experience create a paradigm shift in your definition of failure (400 word limit) Tell us about a time or incident where you had to propel yourself beyond expectations or established norms. Explain why you did it. (300 word limit) Is there any additional information that is critical for the Admissions Committee to know which has not been covered elsewhere in this application? (500 word limit)- Optional

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NUS - National University of Singapore 1. Choose one of the two questions below: a. Describe your most valued accomplishment and explain why you view it as such OR b. Describe a time when you failed. What did you learn from that failure? How has that failure made you better equipped for the future? (300 words)" 2. 3. Name one current issue (economic / social / political) that Asia is facing and identify a couple of strategies that you feel may adequately address the issue. (300 words) Rampant consumerism (seeking material goods without the ability to afford them) is one of the main causes for the current global economic crisis. Restraining consumerism remains a key task for developed countries like the US and Western Europe. What are your views?

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NYU Stern School of Business 1. Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum) (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 the 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) (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. 4. 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. 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. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a 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; If you are applying to a dual degree program, please explain your decision to pursue a dual degree.- Optional

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Oxford Said 1. 2. Explain why you chose your current job. How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years? How will an MBA assist you in the development of these ambitions? Maximum 750 words Which recent development, world event or book has most influenced your thinking and why? Maximum 1,000 words.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business 1. 2. 3. What matters most to you, and why? (750 words) What do you want to doREALLYand why Stanford? Answer two of the four questions below. Tell us not only what you did but also how you did it. What was the outcome? How did people respond? Only describe experiences that have occurred during the last three years. (300 words each) A: Tell us about a time when you built or developed a team whose performance exceeded expectations. B: Tell us about a time when you made a lasting impact on your organization. C: Tell us about a time when you motivated others to support your vision or initiative.

D: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected"
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Tepper School - Carnegie Mellon University 1. 2. 3. What are your short-term and long-term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you to achieve these goals. (Please include any information regarding what steps you have taken to learn more about Tepper.) The Tepper School is looking for individuals who will make an impact. Give an example of a time where you made an impact in your professional or academic life. Please answer one of the following two questions. Please clearly specify which question you are answering. (Suggested length - 1 double-spaced page.) A. Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development? B. Describe a time in your professional or academic life in which your ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation and what did you learn from it?" 4. Please answer one of the following two questions. Please clearly specify which question you are answering. A. Outside of my professional and/or academic life, one thing that people would be surprised to know about me is B. Outside of my professional and/or academic life, I am especially proud of 5. Is there anything additional that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? Note: if you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. Optional

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Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth 1. Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term career goals? Why is Tuck the best MBA program for you? (If you are applying for a joint or dual degree, please explain how the additional degree will contribute to those goals.) 2. 3. 4. 5. Discuss your most meaningful leadership experience. What did you learn about your own individual strengths and weaknesses through this experience? Describe a circumstance in your life in which you faced adversity, failure, or setback. What actions did you take as a result and what did you learn from this experience? Tuck seeks candidates of various backgrounds who can bring new perspectives to our community. How will your unique personal history, values, and/or life experiences contribute to the culture at Tuck? Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere that may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., unusual choice of evaluators, weaknesses in academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes, etc.). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application.Optional 6. How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally.- (Reapplicants only)

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UCLA Anderson School of Management 1. What event or life experience has had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why? (750 words)

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Describe your short-term and long-term career goals. What is your motivation for pursuing an MBA now and how will UCLA Anderson help you to achieve your goals? (750 words) Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words)- Optional Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words)- (Reapplicanta only)

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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 1. Respond to 2 of the following 3 questions: A. Reflect on a time when you turned down an opportunity. What was the thought process behind your decision? Would you make the same decision today? (600 words) B. Discuss a time when you faced a challenging interpersonal experience. How did you navigate the situation and what did you learn from it? (600 words) C.""Innovation is central to our culture at Wharton. It is a mentality that must encompass every aspect of the School whether faculty research, teaching or alumni outreach."" - Thomas S. Robertson, Dean, The Wharton School Keeping this component of our culture in mind, discuss a time when you have been innovative in your personal or professional life. (600 words)" 2. Please use this space to explain how you have reflected on the previous decision on your application and to discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, and extracurricular/volunteer engagements). You may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words) -(Reapplicants only) 3. 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, or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words)- Optional

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Yale School of Management 1. 2. 3. What are your professional goals immediately after you receive your MBA? (150 words maximum) What are your long-term career aspirations? (150 words maximum) Why are you choosing to pursue an MBA and why now? (If you plan to use your MBA experience to make a significant change in the field or nature of your career, please tell us what you have done to prepare for this transition.) (150 words maximum) 4. The intentions of our students to engage in a broad-minded business school community and to connect to an eminent and purposeful university greatly influence the Yale MBA experience. How do you plan to be involved in the Yale SOM and greater Yale communities? (150 words maximum) 5. Choose two of the following topics and answer them in essay form. If you are a reapplicant, you must answer the reapplicant question as one of your personal statement essay responses. A. At the Yale School of Management, we believe the world needs leaders who: - Understand organizations, teams, networks and the complex nature of leadership; Understand markets and competition in different contexts; and Understand the diversity of economies throughout the world and the relationships between business and society. What experiences have you had that demonstrate your strength in one or more of these areas? (500 words maximum)

B. What is the most difficult feedback you have received from another person or the most significant weakness you perceive in yourself? What steps have you taken to address it and how will business school contribute to this process? (500 words maximum) C. Imagine yourself meeting your learning team members for the first time in Orientation. What is the most important thing your teammates should know about you? (500 words maximum) D. Required for Reapplicants: What steps have you taken to improve your candidacy since your last application? (500 words maximum)
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Warwick Business School 1. 2. Please describe your main interests and leisure activities, and any other experience or involvement that has significantly influenced your career or personal development. (Please limit your answer to 200 words.) Please explain your principal reasons for wishing to join the Warwick MBA. Describe your career aspirations, the contribution you will make to the programme and, if you will be sponsored, the value you will add to your sponsoring organisation. (Please limit your answer to 500 words.) 3. Choose from one of the following two topics: Either "In your opinion, what are the key issues facing your organisation over the next five years?" OR "Identify the major strengths and weaknesses of an organisation of your choice. If you were the CEO, what three things would you change?" (Please limit your response to 1000 words) 4. Please use this page for any additional information that was not captured within your application. If you feel you've already provided us with sufficient information about yourself, you need not add anything here. (Please limit your response to 500 words)- Optional

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Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis 1. Please provide a statement of purpose that describes your decision to pursue the Olin MBA or specialized master's degree for which you are applying for. Your response should include a thoughtful presentation of the personal and professional experiences that have led to your decision to pursue graduate management education. It should also provide an identification of your specific short- and long-term career objectives, an explanation of your decision to pursue this degree at this point in your life, a description of your specific interest in the Olin Business School, and any other information that would help inform the Admissions Committee of your qualifications for our program. (500 1000 words) 2. Please provide any additional information not previously addressed in other areas of the application that you feel would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in its assessment of your candidacy. (300 word maximum)- Optional

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Robert H. Smith School of Business - University of Maryland 1. What are your specific post-graduate short-term and long-term goals? How will a graduate degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business assist you in achieving your goals? Finally, please discuss your personal and professional motivations for pursuing a graduate degree. (Please limit your response to 2 pages, double-spaced.) 2. Choose one of the two essays below: (Please limit your response to 2 pages, double-spaced) A. Identify an economic crisis that needs to be addressed. If you were a leader tasked to solve this crisis, what would your approach be to resolve this situation? B. If you could be the leader of an organization, what organization would you choose, and why? What changes would you make to enhance the organization and what current strategies would you retain?"

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Please use this essay to provide the admissions committee with additional information that will assist us in evaluating your candidacy (for example, an explanation for gaps in employment history or an undergraduate grade point average that is less than 3.0). If you are a reapplicant, you can also use this essay to highlight changes in your application from last year.-Optional

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Manchester Business School 1. Tell us about your company, your current position and responsibilities. What have been your greatest achievements and contribution to your department/company strategy (quantify if possible)? How do you influence decision making? (350-600 words) 2. 3. 4. 5. Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary? (350-600 words) Highlight elements of your career that have included the following: 1. Colleague and/or client management 2. Financial/budgetary responsibility 3. Project management/leadership 4. International Exposure (350-600 words) What will your post MBA career look like, in 5 years, in 10 years? Which aspects of your previous roles will form the building blocks of your new career and how you will develop the additional skills to shape your ideal role? (250-400 words) Tell us about yourself outside the work environment. What inspires and motivates you? What are the successes and achievements you are most proud of? Tell us about any significant personal involvement in social entrepreneurship. Tell us about your hobbies, sports and social activities. Also tell us about any significant personal challenges you have undertaken or overcome. (350-600 words)