2015-2016美国顶尖商学院MBA Essay Topics汇总
MBA专业仍然是当下出国留学热门留学专业之一，作为商科留学专业的领头羊，起毕业后不论是国内还是国外的就业形势都是一片大好，因此出国留学去学校MBA专业的中国留学生络绎不绝。众所周知，美国的教育水平是世界领先的，自然而然中国留学生MBA留学目的国当然首选的是美国，然而中国留学生想要申请美国名校商学院的MBA专业并不是那么容易，各类刁钻古怪的Essay Topics也是让中国留学生大开眼界。本文中为大家盘点了2015-2016美国12所顶尖商学院MBA Essay Topics汇总，如果有打算申请这些学校的MBA专业的话，赶紧准备准备吧，快来看看这些Essay Topics都应该怎么写呢？
1. Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School has released its essay topic for the 2015-2016 application season.
It’s the first day of class at HBS. You are in Aldrich Hall meeting your “section.” This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your close companions in the first-year MBA classroom. Our signature case method participant-based learning model ensures that you will get to know each other very well. The bonds you collectively create throughout this shared experience will be lasting.
Note: Should you enroll at HBS, there will be an opportunity for you to share this with them.
There is no word limit for this question. We think you know what guidance we’re going to give here. Don’t overthink, overcraft and overwrite. Just answer the question in clear language that those of us who don’t know your world can understand.
Joint program applicants for the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School must provide an additional essay:
How do you expect the joint degree experience to benefit you on both a professional and a personal level? (400 words)
2.Stanford University （GSB）
Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (Suggested Word Count: 750 words)
For this essay, we would like you to:
Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”
Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.
Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.
Essay B: Why Stanford? (Suggested Word Count: 400 words)
Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions.
Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management.
Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford.
Stanford has set the word limit for both essays combined at 1,150 words.
For more information on length, formatting, etc., visit the school’s admissions website.
3. Pennsylvania University （Wharton）
Wharton MBA applicants for the 2015-2016 admissions season will respond to one required 500-word essay, and will have the option of completing another 400-word response. Meanwhile, reapplicants to the MBA program are asked to address their reflection on last season’s admissions decision in a brief 250-word response.
Wharton’s 2015-2016 essay topics are:
Essay 1 (Required): What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
Essay 2 (Optional): Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)
Reapplicant Essay (Required): Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)
All applicants, including reapplicants can also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)
4. MIT （Sloan）
Tell us about a recent success you had: How did you accomplish this? Who else was involved? What hurdles did you encounter? What type of impact did this have? (500 words or fewer).
A second short-answer question will be asked of those invited to interview: The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice. Please share with us something about your past that aligns with this mission. (250 words or fewer).
MIT Sloan will also continue to ask its optional open-ended question.
5.Columbia University （CBS）
Columbia Business School just announced its essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, and the applicationfor the Class of 2018 is now live! The essay topics are below. All essays are required unless otherwise noted.
Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)
Essay 1: Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (Maximum 500 words)
Essay 2: Columbia Business School’s location enables us to bridge theory and practice in multiple ways: through Master Classes, internships, the New York Immersion Seminars, and, most importantly, through a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (Maximum 250 words)
Essay 3: CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (Maximum 250 words)
Optional Essay: An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.
Reapplicant Essay (Reapplicants are NOT required to submit additional essays. Only the reapplicant essay is required): How have you enhanced your candidacy since your previous application? Please detail your progress since you last applied and reiterate how you plan to achieve your immediate and long term post-MBA professional goals. (Maximum 500 words).
For additional information, applicants should visit CBS’s admissions website.
6. Chicago University （Booth）
Chicago Booth 2015-2016 Essay Topics: Chicago Booth values individuality because of what we can learn from the diverse experiences and perspectives of others. This mutual respect creates an open-minded community that supports curiosity, inspires us to think more broadly, take risks, and challenge assumptions. At Booth, community is about collaborative thinking and tapping into each other’s different viewpoints to cultivate new ideas and realize breakthrough moments every day.
Using one of the photos provided, tell us how it resonates with your own viewpoint on why the Booth community is the right fit for you.
• Choose the format that works for you. Feel free to submit a traditional essay, slide presentation, or any format that you feel best captures your response. Please use the format you are most comfortable with, the Admissions Committee has no preference.
• 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.
• File Size: Maximum file size is 16 MB.
• Accepted Upload Formats: Acceptable formats are PDF, Word, and PowerPoint. We strongly recommend converting your piece to a PDF file prior to submitting.
• 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.
Re-applicants to Chicago Booth must submit an additional essay.
Re-Applicant Essay: 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 words maximum).
7.Northwestern University （Kellogg）
The Kellogg MBA essay topics for 2015-2016 are:
Essay 1: Leadership and teamwork are integral parts of the Kellogg experience. Describe a recent and meaningful time you were a leader. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)
Essay 2: Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (450 words)
Re-applicant Essay: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 word limit)
Additional Information: If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (no word count)
8. New York University （Stern）
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: 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. (500 words for a written essay, 5 minutes for a video or audio file)
Essay 3: Additional Information (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, even if you are a re-applicant.
9.Dartmouth College （ Tuck）
The school has retained last year’s broad format, having applicants to respond to two required questions in about 500 words, with a third optional essay for all applicants and an additional required essay for reapplicants to Tuck. Applicants should note that the adcom asks that their essay responses be double spaced.
Here are the Tuck 2015-2016 Essay Topics:
Essay 1: What are your short- and long-term goals? Why do you need an MBA to achieve those goals? Why are you interested in Tuck specifically? (500 words)
Essay 2: Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience and what role you played. How will that experience contribute to the learning environment at Tuck? (500 words)
Optional Essay: 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. (500 words)
Reapplicant Essay: How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally. (500 words)
10. University of Virginia （Darden）
While we’re still waiting on the UVA MBA deadlines for the coming admissions season, the Darden adcom has released its essay topic for 2015-2016. As was the case last season, applicants are required to respond to a single prompt focused on a prior experience, with a length limit of 500 words.
The Darden 2015-2016 essay topic is as follows:
Essay 1: Describe the most important professional feedback you have received and how you responded to it. (500 words maximum)
UCLA Anderson has announced their 2015-2016 MBA essay topics! The required and optional essays are as follows:
First-time applicants – One required essay:
We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)
Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)
Re-applicants – One required essay:
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 maximum)
**No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay. Please note that UCLA Anderson only accepts written essays.
12. University of Michigan （ Ross）
Essay1. What are you most proud of and why? How does it shape who you are today? (up to 400 words)
Essay2. What is your desired career path and why? (up to 400 words)
For more information about the Ross School of Business Essay Topics 2015-2016 or the 2015-2016 application, visit Ross’s admissions website.