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)
|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 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)
|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)
|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
Please respond fully but concisely to the question. The essay should contain around 500 words.
1. Describe the most difficult decision you have made and its effect on you.
(+/- 500 words)
|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 MBA Application Essay Questions
1: What interests and occupations do you pursue in your free time? (approx. 1390 chars)
2: What do you think you gained from your university studies? Conversely, what important things do you think your studies lacked? (approx. 1390 chars)
3: Explain the most significant goals you think you have achieved so far and the reasons for their importance in your personal growth. (approx. 1500 chars)
4: Describe your strong points, personal and professional, explaining why you see them as such. (approx. 1500 chars)
5: Describe your weak points, personal and professional, explaining why you see them as such. (approx. 1500 chars)
6: What are the reasons that lead you to apply to the MBA program at this point in your life? (approx. 2400 chars)
|Application Review Start||October 2020|
|Application Deadline||15 April 2021|
|Application Review End||July 2021|
|Program Start||6 September 2021|
|Program End||December 2022|