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SMU MSBA Sample Essays

Essay 1: SMU Cox is a close-knit community that values teamwork. Our students are put in study groups within their cohort to build leadership and collaboration skills. What are five things you would like your study group to know about you? (500 words or less)

Essay 2: What are your short-term post-MSBA career goals (including the target industry, sector, and/or organization) and your long-term ambitions? (100 words or less)

Optional Essay: Candidates can use this space to provide information not addressed in the rest of your application that may be helpful to the admissions committee as they assess your candidacy. Some examples include information about nontraditional undergraduate experience or gaps in employment history. Other uses could include professional awards, achievements or highlights of notable community service not listed elsewhere. (250 words or less)

Reapplicant Essay: Discuss what have you done since your last application to strengthen your candidacy. (250 words or less)


SMU MSBA Recommendation Letters

  • Two references (name & contact information only – recommendation letters NOT required)

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