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

ESSAY1998-1999

1. Each of us has been influened by the people, events, and situations in our lives. How have these influences shapred who you are today? (Our goal is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have done.)

2. Based on your professional experiences to date, what are your short- and long-term career goals? Why do you now wish to earn an MBA? What specific aspects of the Stanford MBA Program make it attractive to you? How will this experience help you to ahieve your short and long-term goals?

3. If there is any other information that is critical for us to know and is not captured elsewhere (e.g., extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance), please feel fre to nclude that information here. (Note: The limit is eight pages.)

 

ESSAY 1999-2000

1. What maters most to you, and why?

2. Given your reasons for earning an MBA degree, what types of alternate preparation might you seek if formal MBA programs did not exist? (Note: The limit is eight pages. Please use additional information page if necessary)

3. Answer one of the following two optional questions:

A.   GMP: Describe your interest in global management and how you intend to use your GSB/GMP experience to prepare you to manage more effectively in the global environment. (Suggested length: 500words) (Note: The limit is six pages.)

B.   PMP: Describe your interest in public service and how you intend to use your GSB/PMP experience to hope prepare you for a leadership role in public service, whether in business, goverement, or the non-profit sector. (Suggested length: 500words) (Note: The limit is six pages.)

 

ESSAY 2000-2001

1. Each of us has been influened by the people, events, and situations in our lives. How have these influences shapred who you are today? (Our goal is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have done.)

2. Based on your professional experiences to date, what are your short- and long-term career goals? Why do you now wish to earn an MBA? What specific aspects of the Stanford MBA Program make it attractive to you? How will this experience help you to ahieve your short and long-term goals?

3. If there is any other information that is critical for us to know and is not captured elsewhere (e.g., extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance), please feel fre to nclude that information here. (Note: The limit is eight pages.)

 

ESSAY 2001-2002

Please answer both Question A and Question B. The length of your responses is up to you. You should feel free to take the space you need to answer the questions fully; most applicants find that the equivalent of three to seven typed, double-spaced pages per essay is appropriate.

1. What matters most to you, and why?

2. Why do you wish to earn an MBA degree, particularly at the Stanford Graduate School of Business? How will the type of academic experience offered at the Stanford GSB help you achieve your short-term and long-term goals?

3. (Optional) If there is any other information that is critical for us to know and is not captured elsewhere (e.g., extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance), please feel free to include it on additional sheets of paper as an addendum.

 

ESSAY 2002-2003

Please answer both Question A and Question B. The length of your responses is up to you. You should feel free to take the space you need to answer the questions fully; most applicants find that the equivalent of three to seven typed, double-spaced pages per essay is appropriate.

1. What matters most to you, and why?

2. Why do you wish to earn an MBA degree, particularly at the Stanford Graduate School of Business? How will the type of academic experience offered at the Stanford GSB help you achieve your short-term and long-term goals?

3. (Optional) If there is any other information that is critical for us to know and is not captured elsewhere (e.g., extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance), please feel free to include it on additional sheets of paper as an addendum.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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