May 29, 2008

INSEAD Deadlines for 2008-2009

September and January Intakes

Deadlines for September 2009 Intake:

Round One:

Application Deadline: October 1st, 2008
Interview Notification By: November 7th, 2008
Final Decision: December 19th, 2008

Round Two:

Application Deadline: November 26th, 2008
Interview Notification By: January 16th, 2009
Final Decision: March 6th, 2009

Round Three:

Application Deadline: February 11th, 2009
Interview Notification By: March 20th, 2009
Final Decision: May 7th, 2009

Round Four:

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2009
Interview Notification By: May 15th, 2009
Final Decision: June 19th, 2009

Deadlines for January 2010 Intake

Round One:

Application Deadline: March 11th, 2009
Interview Notification By: April 30th, 2009
Final Decision: June 5th, 2009

Round Two:

Application Deadline: May 27th, 2009
Interview Notification By: July 3rd, 2009
Final Decision: September 4th, 2009

Round Three:

Application Deadline: July 22nd, 2009
Interview Notification By: August 28th, 2009
Final Decision: October 9th, 2009

Job Essays

1. Please give a detailed description of your job, including nature of work, major responsibilities; and, where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of budget, number of clients/products and results achieved. (250 words)

2. Please give us a full description of your career since graduating from university. If you were to remain with your present employer, what would be your next step in terms of position? (250 words)

Personal Essays

1. Give a candid description of yourself, stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary. (400 words approx.)

2. Describe what you believe to be your two most substantial accomplishments to date, explaining why you view them as such. (400 words approx.)

3. Describe a situation taken from school, business, civil or military life, where you did not meet your personal objectives, and discuss briefly the effect. (250 words approx.)

4. Discuss your career goals. What skills do you expect to gain from studying at INSEAD and how will they contribute to your professional career. (500 words approx.)

5. Please choose one of the following two essay topics:
a) Have you ever experienced culture shock? What did it mean to you? (250 words approx.), or
b) What would you say to a foreigner moving to your home country? (250 words approx.)

6. Is there anything that you have not mentioned in the above essays that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? (200 words approx.) This essay is optional.

7. In case of reapplication, please use this page. Your essay should state any new aspects of professional, international, academic, or personal development since your last application. We would also like you to explain your motivation for re-applying to INSEAD. This essay should not exceed 400 words.

Harvard Business School Deadlines/ Essays Topics 2008-2009

Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 15, 2008
Round 2: January 6, 2009
Round 3: March 11, 2009

Note: All deadlines are 5 p.m. EST.

Notification Dates
Round 1: January 21, 2009
Round 2: April 2, 2009
Round 3: May 13, 2009

Essay Questions:

1. What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)
2. What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)

Please respond to two of the following (400-word limit each):

1. What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience?
2. Discuss how you have engaged with a community or organization.
3. What area of the world are you most curious about and why?
4. What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?

Columbia 2009 Deadlines Announced

Columbia Business School has posted the essays for the 2009 Accelerated January Program, also known as "J-Term," as well as the Early Decision dates for 2009 matriculation.

The September 2009 Early Decision application review period begins August 13th, 2008 with a deadline of October 8th, 2008. September 2009 Regular Decision deadlines are still pending.

New J-Term application essay questions:

Essay 1 (Required): What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals? (Recommended 750 word limit)

Essay 2 (Required): Master Classes are the epitome of bridging the gap between theory and practice at Columbia Business School. (View link.) Please provide an example from your own life in which practical experience taught you more than theory alone. (Recommended 500 word limit)

Essay 3 (Required): Please provide an example of a team failure of which you've been a part. If given a second chance, what would you do differently? (Recommended 500 word limit)

Essay 4 (Required): Describe for us your greatest passion in life. (Recommended 250 word limit)

Essay 5 (Optional): Is there any further information that you wish to provide to the Admissions Committee? (Please use this space to provide an explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or your personal history.)

MIT - Deadlines Announced

MIT - Deadlines Announced

Round 1:
Application Received by: October 28th, 2008

Decisions Released on: February 2nd, 2009

Round 2:

Application Received by: January 13th, 2009

Decisions Released on: April 6th, 2009

Re-applicants must submit their materials by the Round 1 deadline. Despite Sloan's East Coast location, all application materials, which will be available in July 2008, are due by noon Pacific Standard Time