Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead)


For Fall 2012 Entry

Round 4

Deadline: March 1, 2012

Notification: April 15, 2012

Round 5 (Final Deadline for International Applicants)

Deadline: April 15, 2012

Notification: May 15, 2012


Each essay response should be limited to one double-spaced page in length.

1. Describe your motivation for pursuing your chosen degree. How does it fit with your long/short-term goals? How have

your academic, career, or life experiences prepared you for this program? What strengths will you bring, and what

knowledge and insights are you hoping to develop during this learning experience?

2. For your second essay, please answer one of the four essay questions shown below. You may choose any of these

questions; please be sure to indicate at the top of the response which question you are answering.

  • Describe a major academic or professional accomplishment in your career and the factors that contributed to your success.

  • Describe a situation where your academic or professional ethics were challenged and how you dealt with the situation. What did you learn from the experience?

  • What is the most difficult feedback you have received, and how did you address it?

  • Throughout our lives, we experience significant experiences or "milestones" that have a lasting impact on us. Briefly describe such an event and its impact on you.

3. Applicants are not required to submit a third essay. The optional essay provides you the opportunity to share any

additional information you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. If you are requesting to be considered for

the MBA Health Scholars program, please use the optional third essay to explain your interest and qualifications for

the program.

Other topics may include special academic efforts, interests or accomplishments, or any difficulties you have

encountered that should be known to ensure a fair evaluation of your application.

If you feel that your credentials represent you fairly, you should feel no obligation to complete this optional essay.


Two letters of recommendation



Case Western Reserve University

Weatherhead School of Management

Attn: Full-Time MBA

Peter B. Lewis Building, Suite 150

10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7235

Telephone: (216) 368-2030

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