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University of Washington Business School MBA Essay Questions, Topics and Sample Essay Response

ESSAY 2001-2002

1. Describe your short-term and long-term career goals and explain how your past experience together with an MBA from the University of Washington will contribute to your achieving them. (750 word maximum)

2. Answer any two questions from the four choices below:

A.   Describe a time when you were part of a team in a professional environment that worked well. Also, describe a time when you were part of a team that didn't work well. Describe your role in each team. (500 words)

B.   Reflect on a time when your efforts resulted in a change within an organization. Please discuss your role in these changes. (500 words)

C.  Describe a situation where you were able to use your leadership skills to create a better outcome. (500 words)

D.  Discuss a risk you took that proved to be successful. Also describe a time when a risk you took was not successful. (500 words)

3. (Optional) Please include any other information that you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in considering your application. (250 word maximum)

 

ESSAY 2002-2003

1. Applicants with a plan for their future and with a good grasp of what is expected of them as MBA students are the most successful students in our program. We know plans change, and we know people often pursue an MBA to create new career options. Please tell us about your plans. Ideally, your essay should answer all the following questions: Why are you pursuing an MBA degree? What do you expect to do immediately after completing the MBA program? What is your primary lifetime career goal? How do your life and work experiences to date move you closer to these personal objectives? What specific things will the MBA experience contribute to your post-MBA and lifetime career goals? What unique aspects of the University of Washington MBA Program, if any, would contribute the most to achieving your goals? (750 words maximum)

2. We consider a high level of involvement in student organizations, networking and career efforts to be a hallmark of the University of Washington MBA experience. Please describe your anticipated level of involvement as an MBA student over and above the MBA course requirements. Where do you expect to make the greatest contribution to the overall MBA experience at the University of Washington? What aspects of your past or current life provide insights into your ability and willingness to consistently deliver more than the minimum effort required? (500 words maximum)

3. Answer one of the following (500 words maximum):

A.   Describe a situation in a work environment that either severely strained your relationship with co-workers or challenged your personal values. How did you resolve the situation?

B.   At this point in your career what do you consider your most significant professional accomplishments? How have these particular accomplishments affected the career choices you have made?

4. (Optional) Please include any other information that you believe would be helpful to the admissions committee in considering your application. For example, applicants have used this essay to explain a stretch of weak grades in college, an unusual job change, travel or time off not explained in the resume, or some particularly interesting or unique characteristic or experience that they were unable to discuss elsewhere in this application. (250 words maximum)

 

 

 

 

 
 

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