Columbia GSB 2015-2016 Essay Review

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Business School, MBA Essay Writing Analysis

Let’s get the MBA application season kicked off with Columbia Graduate School of Business– April is early Columbia, I was still on vacation!  Well, back to work and with Columbia kicking off the season due, in large part, to its January cohort, it’s time to sharpen the pencils for another MBA application season.  Not much […]

Loving Locust Walk!  Wharton Essay Analysis:  2013 – 2014

Loving Locust Walk! Wharton Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

The Wharton School of Business is certainly near and dear to the hearts of the founders of Admit Advantage having walked the halls of Huntsman for two (very short) years.   Wharton is certainly known for their analytical bent, so make sure you highlight areas of your background and career where you’ve demonstrated analytical rigor.  The […]

Good times & a great education in Austin! UT Austin Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

Don’t mess with Texas McCombs!  McCombs is a unique MBA program combining a small, tight-knit group of MBA students in a young, vibrant city (Austin, TX) with a program focused on building the next set of global leaders.  McCombs is built on four key pillars:  1) Knowledge and understanding; 2) Responsibility and integrity; 3) Communication […]

A Midwestern Dream! Kellogg Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

Kellogg is probably best known for its marketing program, but nearly equally publicized is its focus on teamwork and leadership.  The Kellogg MBA essays reflect this focus as the topics inquire about your leadership experiences, how others perceive you, and your differentiating factors.  Map out a plan for what you want to focus on and […]

Battling for Bay Area Supremacy – Haas Essay Analysis 2013-2014

University of California Berkeley (Haas) – 2013-2014 Essay Analysis While Haas’ MBA neighbor across the bay certainly gets a lot of the attention in the Bay area, Haas is one of the unquestionable leaders in the global MBA world and considered to be a top 10 global business school in the eyes of many.  The […]

Stanford Graduate School of Business – 2013-2014 Essay Analysis

Stanford GSB is generally somewhat unique in its essay questions.  They genuinely attempt to get to know your personality and interests to see what makes you tick.  In essay 1, almost like a law school personal statement, they want to know what matters most to you and why.  In essay 2, they want to dig […]

The “New York Advantage” – We’ve got Columbia Business School Covered

Columbia Business School’s essays have been modified a bit from last year, but the information they are trying to elicit remains the same: Why is CBS a good fit for you?  What are your career plans? How can you differentiate yourself from other candidates?  The short answer question asks you to articulate your career goals, […]

HBS releases their application and we analyze

That’s right– Harvard Business School’s 2013-2014 essays are out, and it’s not even time to put on shorts, at least where I live (stop bragging, SoCal/Florida).  Thus the trend continues: the season continues to start earlier and earlier.  Soon enough, we’ll be starting essay questions around Valentine’s Day!  Enough admissions banter…on to business. HBS continues […]

Stanford GSB MBA Essay Analysis – 2012-2013

Stanford GSB is generally somewhat unique in its essay questions.  They genuinely attempt to get to know your personality and interests to see what makes you tick.  In essay 1, almost like a law school personal statement, they want to know what matters most to you and why.  In essay 2, they want to dig […]

Harvard Business School MBA Essay Analysis: 2012 – 2013

Per usual, HBS has kicked off the admissions season with their essays.  This year, HBS has made a significant departure from the past with significantly shorter essays (800 words total (not including the post-interview reflection) vs. 2000 words last year), elimination of two “standard” essays and the addition of a reflection essay after the interview […]