London Business School (LBS)

LBS MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these?
  2. Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School?

LBS application Deadlines

Application Deadline

Interview Decision

 Final Decision

Round 1 September 11, 2020 October 8, 2020 November 19, 2020
Round 2 January 5, 2021 February 9, 2021 March 31, 2021
Round 3 March 4, 2021 April 14, 2021 May 25, 2021
Round 4 April 27, 2021 May 18, 2021 June 22, 2021

London Business School (LBS)

LBS MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these?
  2. Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School?

LBS application Deadlines

Application Deadline

Interview Decision

 Final Decision

Round 1 September 11, 2020 October 8, 2020 November 19, 2020
Round 2 January 5, 2021 February 9, 2021 March 31, 2021
Round 3 March 4, 2021 April 14, 2021 May 25, 2021
Round 4 April 27, 2021 May 18, 2021 June 22, 2021

Oxford Said

Oxford Said MBA Application Essay Questions

1. Is there anything not covered in the application form that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you? (Maximum 250 words)

Oxford Said application Deadlines

Application Deadline

Interview Decision

 Final Decision

Round 1  11 September 2020 25 September 2020 16 October 2020
Round 2 30 October 2020 13 November 2020 11 December 2020
Round 3 8 January 2021 29 January 2021 19 March 2021
Round 4 9 April 2021 30 April 2021 28 May 2021

Cambridge Judge

Cambridge Judge MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. Describe a difficult decision that you had to make. What did you learn from this and how have you changed as a result? (up to 200 words)
  2. Describe a time where you worked with a team on a project. What did you learn from the experience and how might you approach it differently today? (up to 200 words)
  3. If you could give one piece of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be? (up to 200 words)
  4. Additional question for re-applicants.
    Describe any relevant developments since you last applied to the Cambridge MBA? (up to 200 words)

Cambridge Judge application Deadlines

Application Deadline

Interview Decision

Round 1 7 September 2020 16-30 October 2020
Round 2 19 October 2020 27 November-11 December 2020
Round 3 11 January 2021 19 February-12 March 2021
Round 4 8 March 2021 16-30 April 2021
Round 5 26 April 2021 4-18 June 2021

Warwick Business School

Imperial Business School

Cass Business School

Cass MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. Why are you looking to undertake a Full-time MBA at Cass Business School? (300 words)
  2. Due to an ever changing business landscape, reflect on how your industry has changed over the last 5 years. (300 words)
  3. Please give an example of when you demonstrated leadership skills and/or a significant contribution to a team. Specifically highlight your role in the situation. (300 words)
  4. Please explain any extenuating circumstances which you would like the Admissions Committee to be aware of (e.g., unexplained gaps in your work experience, inconsistent academic performance, lack of undergraduate degree, choice of referees). You may also take this opportunity to share other defining aspects of your life that the Admissions Committee would not otherwise have learned from your application or CV. (300 words).

Cass MBA Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Round 1   27th September 2020
Round 2  8th November 2020
Round 3 10th January 2021
Round 4   14th February 2021
Round 5  28th March 2021
Round 6  9th May 2021
Round 7 13th June 2021

Trinity Dublin Business School

Trinity Dublin MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. Describe a project or a piece of work in which you have been involved since university, which you found difficult or which did not go well. What was your contribution? What did you learn from this experience and what would you have done differently in retrospect? (Please limit your answer to 400 words)
  2. Describe a moral dilemma you have encountered, how you responded to it, and what you learnt from it. (Please limit your answer to 400 words)
  3. How would you like to be remembered? (Please limit your answer to 400 words).

UCD Smurfit Business School

UCD Smurfit MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. Beyond what is outlined in your Curriculum Vitae, what will be your unique contribution to your MBA class? (Max. 300 words)
  2. What in your opinion is UCD Smurfit Schools’ responsibility to you as an MBA student and what is your responsibility to the School? (Max. 300 words)
  3. What are your career expectations in the 3 years post MBA? (Max. 300 words)
  4. Upon reflection have your career goals, opinion of UCD Smurfit and aspirations to pursue an MBA, changed since your last application? (Max. 300 words)

Edinburgh Business School

Edinburgh MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. Please give a short statement that describes your academic interests, purpose, objectives and motivation in undertaking this postgraduate study. (max 3500 chars – approx. 500 words)
  2. Relevant knowledge/Training skills (max 3500 chars – approx. 500 words)
Edinburgh Application Deadlines Application Deadline Final Decision
ROUND 1 7 October 2020 19 November 2020
ROUND 2 11 November 2020 17 December 2020
ROUND 3 16 December 2020 28 January 2021
ROUND 4 27 January 2021 11 March 2021
ROUND 5 10 March 2021 22 April 2021
ROUND 6 21 April 2021 3 June 2021
ROUND 7 2 June 2021 22 July 2021
ROUND 8 21 July 2021 19 August 2021

Alliance Manchester

Alliance Manchester MBA Application Essay Questions

  1. Why do you feel it is the right time in your career to study an MBA and why would you like to gain a place on the Manchester MBA?
  2. What is your plan B if you are unable to achieve your preferred goals immediately?
  3. What are your longer-term aspirations?
  4. What are your immediate goals after you complete the program?
    • How do you believe your previous experience and transferable skills, combined with the Manchester MBA, will help you to achieve your goals?
    • Which industry sector(s) and companies are your preferred target and which country/region would you like to work in?
Alliance Manchester Application Deadlines Application Deadline
ROUND 1  5 October 2020
ROUND 2  2 November 2020
ROUND 3 1 December 2020
ROUND 4 5 January 2021
ROUND 5 8 February 2021
ROUND 6 15 March 2021
ROUND 7  19 April 2021
ROUND 8 24 May 2021
ROUND 9 1 June 2021