Georgia Institute of Technology


For Fall 2012 Entry


The next section of the MBA application requires you to write a short essay on three topics. Each essay should be no longer than one typed page. The first two essays are required; the third is optional.

Required Essay 1

If you could host a dinner party and invite any four people, either living or dead, whom would you invite and what would the five of you discuss together? There is no right answer concerning the dinner guests; rather, we want you to be creative and thoughtful in your response. Space is limited to 4000 characters.

Required Essay 2

Describe how your experience, both professional and personal, has led you to the decision to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech. How does this decision relate to your future career goals? Space is limited to 4000 characters.

Optional Essay

The Admissions Committee believes that the required essays address issues that are important in learning about you and in understanding your candidacy for the MBA program. However, you may provide us with any information pertinent to your admission that has not been covered in the rest of the application. Feel free to discuss any unique aspects of your candidacy or any perceived weaknesses. Space is limited to 4000 characters.


Three letters of recommendation

1. How long have you known the applicant and under what circumstances?

2. In making your evaluation of this candidate, with what reference group are you making your comparison?

3. What are the applicant’s talents or strengths compared to his/her peers?

4. In what areas could the applicant improve?



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