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Columbia University Business School MBA Essay Questions, Topics and Sample Essay Response

ESSAY 2000-2001

1. What are you career goals? How will an MBA help you achieve these golas? Why are you applying to Columbia Business School?

2. In reviewing the last five years, describe one or two accomplishments in which you demonstrated leadership.

3. Discuss a non-academic personal failure. In what way were you disapplinted in yourself? What did you learn from that experience?

4. Answer one of the following two questions:

A.   Discuss your involvement in a community or extracurricular organization. Include an explanation of how you became involved in the organization, and how you help(ed) the organization meet its goals?

B.   Columbia Business School is a diverse environment. Please discuss a life experience of yours that shows how you will contribute to the class.

5. (Optional) Is there any additional information that you wish to provide to the Committee?

 

ESSAY 2001-2002

1. What are your short-term and long-term career goals? How will the Columbia Business School MBA help you achieve these goals? (Limit 1000 words)

2. In reviewing the last five years, describe a situation in which you felt particularly effective as a member of a team. (Limit 500 words)

3. Discuss a non-academic situation in which you were disappointed in yourself. Tell us how it has affected you personally and/or professionally. (Limit 500 words)

4. The Admissions Committee recognizes that our students have multiple interests. Please tell us about what you feel most passionate. (Limit 250 words)

5. (Optional) Is there any additional information that you wish to provide to the Committee? Also, regarding your previous education, please use this space to provide an explanation of any instances of probation, dismissal, transfer, withdrawal from a course or failing grades.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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