MBA (Fall) : June 1, MBA Executive Program: July 1, International Applicant: March 1
MBA (Winter): September 1
MBA (Spring): January 15
Essays A and B should be 500-700 words each, or 1-2 pages long.
1. First, describe the talents, personal qualities, and life experience that give you the potential to succeed as an executive
with general management responsibilities. Next, discuss 2-3 weaknesses or shortcomings that potentially limit your
success as an executive, and steps you have taken or intend to take to address these weaknesses.
2. Someone like you has many opportunities for further education in business. These include conventional full-time MBA
programs for working professionals, specialized Master's programs, management development workshops, and so forth.
In light of these alternatives, please explain:
3. Optional: The primary criterion for admission to the Executive MBA program is significant experience managing people,
projects, or programs, accompanied by 10+ years of work experience, as reflected in your resume. The secondary
criterion is academic aptitude as reflected in your GMAT score and prior academic work. Please use this optional third
essay if you would like to clarify or explain any aspect of your record, in particular any apparent weaknesses with respect
to these admission criteria.
Two letters of recommendation
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