June 28, 2008

Kellogg Essay Questions 2008-2009

Kellogg has posted its essay topics for the 2008-2009 application season. The school now asks that applicants limit their additional two essays to not more than two paragraphs.

Official Kellogg essay topics for 2008-09:

1) Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at Kellogg (1-2 pages).

2) Describe how your background, values, academics, activities and/or leadership skills will enhance the experience of other Kellogg students (1-2 pages).

3) Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experience (1-2 pages).

Choose two of the following three essays:

4) Applicants must answer 2 of the below essays (2 paragraphs per question). (Re-applicants must answer question 4D and 1 other essay).

A) - Describe a time when you had to motivate a reluctant individual or group.

B) - I wish the Admissions Committee had asked me...

C) - What do others admire about you?

D) - For re-applicants only: Since your previous application, what are the steps you've taken to strengthen your candidacy?

June 24, 2008

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IIM-L Executive MBA program 2009-2010

The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L) announces admissions to its 1-year residential International Program for Executives (IPMX 2009-10) at its Noida campus.

Program details

* IPX is a full-time, one-year residential post-graduate program in management for middle/ senior level executives from corporates / development sector, entrepreneurs, consultants, professionals, defense personnel and civil servants, to prepare them for leadership roles.
* The program would develop business leadership and managerial skills grounded in the Indian and international business environment.
* A 4-week international module offers students the opportunity to undertake specialized courses at McGill University, Canada.
* The Corporate Interaction Centre at the Noida campus will facilitate students' placement of non-sponsored candidates.


* Executives with Bachelor's degree in any discipline or equivalent
* GMAT score obtained from July 1, 2005 to November 1, 2008
* Minimum 6 years full-time, post-qualification professional experience as on March 31, 2009

Selection criteria

* GMAT score
* Professional experience
* Personal interview

Application details:


The completed application form along with the demand draft of INR 2,000/- or USD 50/- in favor of IIM Lucknow Noida Campus, payable at Noida, should reach the address given below latest by 5 pm on November 1, 2008.

The application fee is non-refundable. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.


Admission Office IPMX
IIM Lucknow - Noida Campus,
B1, Sector 62,
NOIDA 201307,
Uttar Pradesh,
Phone: (120) 2401500, 6681002
E-mail ipmx@iimlnc.ac.in

IMD School of Business Deadlines 2008-2009

The IMD admissions cycle is a rolling process..

The five deadlines for the 2008-2009 deadline season are:

* February 1, 2009
* April 1, 2009
* June 1, 2009
* August 1, 2009
* September 1, 2009

The admissions committee will notify within 6 weeks of a received application to inform you if you have been invited to an on-campus interview.

June 23, 2008

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June 17, 2008

Stanford: New Essay Guidelines

Essay Questions for 2008/2009

  • Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
  • Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them?
  • Essay C: Short EssaysOptions 1-4

  • Answer two of the questions below. Tell us not only what you did but also how you did it. What was the outcome? How did people respond? Only describe experiences that have occurred during the last three years.

    Option 1: Tell us about a time when you built or developed a team.

    Option 2: Tell us about a time when you felt most effective as a leader.

    Option 3: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.

    Option 4: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.

  • Essay Length

Your answers for all of the essay questions cannot exceed 1,800 words. Each of you has your own story to tell, so please allocate the 1,800 words among all of the essays in the way that is most effective for you. We provide some guidelines below as a starting point, but you should feel comfortable to write as much or as little as you like on any essay question, as long as you do not exceed 1,800 words total.

  • Essay A 750 words
  • Essay B 450 words
  • Essay C 300 words each


  • Use a 12-point font, double spaced
  • Indicate which essay question you are answering at the beginning of each essay
  • Number all pages
  • Upload all four essays as one document
  • Preview the uploaded document to ensure that the formatting is true to the original
  • Save a copy of your essays
Stanford website: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admission/essays_activities.html

June 15, 2008

Kenan-Flagler Deadlines for 2008-09

Round 1 (Early Action*)
Application Deadline: October 24
Interview Completed by: November 7
Decision Release Date: December 15

Round 2
Application Deadline: December 5
Interview Completed by: December 19
Decision Release Date: February 9

Round 3
Application Deadline: January 9
Interview Completed by: February 27
Decision Release Date: March 23

Round 4
Application Deadline: March 13
Interview Completed by: March 27
Decision Release Date: May 4

*Early Action is for those who are certain they will attend Kenan-Flagler; accepted applicants must secure their spot with an enrollment deposit by January 2nd, 2009.

Application materials must be received by midnight EST on the day of the deadline. Decisions are posted online by 5 p.m. on the decision mailing dates.

June 9, 2008

Berkeley/Haas Essays/ Deadlines 2008-2009

Only applications submitted electronically will be considered

Application materials must be received by midnight PST on the day of the deadline.

Round 1
Application Deadline: November 4th, 2008
Decision Release Date: January 28th, 2009

Round 2
Application Deadline: December 9th, 2008
Decision Release Date: March 18th, 2009

Round 3
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2009
Decision Release Date: April 28th, 2009

Round 4
Application Deadline: March 11th, 2009
Decision Release Date: May 19th, 2009

Fall 2009 Essay Questions

Supplemental Questions:

1. If you have not provided a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor, please explain; otherwise, enter N/A.
2. List in order of importance all community & professional organizations and extracurricular activities in which you have been involved during or after university studies. Indicate the nature of the activity or organization, dates of involvement, offices held, & average number of hours spent per month.
3. List full-time and part-time jobs held during undergraduate or graduate studies, indicating the employer, job title, employment dates, location, and the number of hours worked per week for each position held prior to the completion of your degree.
4. Please explain all gaps in your employment since earning your university degree.
5. Please identify the course(s) you have taken or intend to take to demonstrate quantitative proficiency. Provide the course name, date, grade if any, and institution at which the course was or will be taken. If you wish, you may discuss other ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities.
6. If you have ever been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation, suspended or required to withdraw from any college or university, please explain. If not, please enter N/A. (An affirmative response to this question does not automatically disqualify you from admission.)

Short Answer:

1. If you could change one thing you've done in your life, what would it be, and how would you do it differently? (250 word maximum)
2. Tell us about your most significant accomplishment. (250 word maximum)
3. At Haas, we value innovation and creativity. Describe an innovative solution you have created to address a specific challenge. (250 word maximum)
4. What steps have you taken to learn about the Berkeley MBA program, and what factors have influenced your decision to apply? (250 word maximum)

Required Essays:

1. Give us an example of a situation in which you displayed leadership. (500 word maximum)
2. What are your short-term and long-term career goals? How do your professional experiences relate to these goals? Why do you want an MBA from Berkeley at this point in your career? (1000 word maximum)

Optional Essays:

1. (Optional) Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven't addressed elsewhere. (500 word maximum)
2. (Optional) If you wish to be considered for the Haas Achievement Award (for individuals who have achieved success in spite of significant economic, educational, health-related and/or other obstacles), please use this space to address the obstacles you have overcome. (750 word maximum)

Stanford GSB Deadlines 2008-2009

Candidates must use the online application.

Application materials
must be received by 5 pm PST on the day of the deadline.

Round 1

Application Deadline: October 29th, 2008
GMAT and TOEFL Taken Before: October 29th, 2008
Decision Release Date: January 22, 2009

Round 2
Application Deadline: January 7, 2009
GMAT and TOEFL Taken Before: January 7, 2009
Decision Release Date: April 2, 2009

Round 3
Application Deadline: April 8, 2009
GMAT and TOEFL Taken Before: April 8, 2009
Decision Release Date: May 21, 2009