INSEAD MBA Application Essay Questions

1.Briefly summarize your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of the budget, clients/products, and results achieved. (200 words, maximum)

2.What would be your next step in terms of position if you were to remain in the same company? (200 words, maximum)

3.Please, give a full description of your career since graduating from university. Describe your career path with the rationale behind your choices. (300 words, maximum)

4.Discuss your short and long term career aspirations with an MBA from INSEAD. (100 words, maximum)

INSEAD MBA Deadlines

 Deadline Interview decision  Final decision 
ROUND 1 11 September 2020 16 October 2020 20 November 2020
ROUND 2 06 November 2020 11 December 2020 22 January 2021
ROUND 3 08 January 2021 12 February 2021 19 March 2021
ROUND 4 26 February 2021 02 April 2021 07 May 2021

HEC Paris

HEC MBA Application Essay Questions

1.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 max.)

2.What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words max.)

3.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 max.)

4.Imagine a life entirely different from the one you now lead, what would it be? (250 words max.)

5. Please choose from one of the following essays, 250 words max.:

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)

HEC Paris MBA Deadlines

 Deadline Decision Date Deadline to Confirm
ROUND 1 1 February 2021 4 March 2021 7 April 2021
ROUND 2 1 March 2021 8 April 2021 5 May 2021
ROUND 3 1 April 2021 6 May 2021 2 June 2021
ROUND 4 1 May 2021 3 June 2021 7 July 2021
ROUND 5 1 June 2021** 8 July 2021 7 August 2021

IESE Business School

IESE MBA Application Essay Questions

1. If you had to come up with a motto for your life, what would it be and why? Please give an example of how you have demonstrated it (word limit 300 max)

2.Describe your short and medium-term post-MBA goals? How will the IESE MBA help you achieve them? (word limit 300 max)

IESE MBA Deadlines

 Application  Deadline Interview Decision Final Decision
ROUND 1 September 1, 2020 September 16, 2020 October 23, 2020
ROUND 2 October 6, 2020 October 20, 2020 December 12, 2020
ROUND 3 January 5, 2021 January 22, 2021 March 23, 2021
ROUND 4 March 10, 2021 March 25, 2021 May 24, 2021
ROUND 5 May 4, 2021 May 18, 2021 June 18, 2021

ESADE Business School

ESADE MBA Application Essay Questions

1. Which aspects have you improved on during your academic and professional career so far? Which tools or values have helped you achieve this?

2.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)

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?

4.Complete two of the following four questions or statements (3,000 characters total, maximum)

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?

IE Business School Spain

IE MBA Application Essay Questions

1. This section is important in understanding who you are, not just as a student but also as a person in order to grasp the value that you could add to our program. Take this as an opportunity to showcase your unique attributes and personality. There are three formats you can choose to express yourself: a video (max. 3 minutes), a PowerPoint presentation (max. 10 slides), or a written essay (between 250-650 words). Please pay special attention to punctuation, structure, and content.

2.What is the most important thing that you would like us to know that is not in your resume or application?



University of Mannheim

Mannheim MBA Application Essay Questions

Please write your personal statement and include the answers to the following questions.

1.What is your career strategy for the next five years?

2.How do you feel the Mannheim Part-Time MBA can assist you in reaching your objectives?

Rotterdam School of Management

RSM MBA Application Essay Questions

RSM Application Deadlines

Application Important Dates
Round 1 9 February
Round 2 6 April
Round 3 8 June
Round 4 3 August
Round 5 5 October
Round 6 2 November

SDA Bocconi

SDA Bocconi MBA Application Essay Questions

SDA Bocconi MBA Important Dates

Application Review Start October 2020
Application Deadline 15 April 2021
Application Review End July 2021
Program Start 6 September 2021
Program End December 2022

EDHEC Business School