Application Preview: Updates for Fall 2018 Entry

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again: The Simon Business School 2018 application will go live on Monday, July 10!

Here’s some information that will be helpful to know as you prepare to apply for the MBA Class of 2020 or the MS Class of 2019:

We wanted to alert you to two notable updates we made to this year’s application:

Rush Rhees1.) You now have the opportunity to provide an InitialView interview and writing sample when applying, which the Simon Admissions Committee will use as part of the holistic review of your application. While this is not a required component, it is an excellent way to add another dimension to your candidacy. For more details, visit our FAQs.

2.) The TOEFL/IELTS exam is required for all international applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is now waived for applicants who meet the following conditions prior to matriculation at Simon:

Attended three or more years of post-secondary education taught solely in English and received a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college or university where English was the language of instruction.

Essay Preview

We wanted to give our faithful blog readers a sneak peek of Simon’s essay prompts for 2018. Please keep in mind that fully answering each question, staying within the word limit, and using correct grammar and spelling are all important elements of writing a successful essay. We recommend that you start developing your essays early and then read, re-read, and edit them accordingly. Having someone else proof read your essays is often beneficial as well.

Essay 1: Describe your short-term and long-term goals for post-MBA or post-MS. Given the fluctuation of economic and industry hiring trends, identify a back-up plan should your short-term goal not be immediately attainable. How does your past education and experience support your career objectives? Lastly, what aspects of your intended Simon Business School program make it a good choice for your graduate study? (250-500 word limit)

Essay 2: In 25 words or less, provide us with an interesting fact about yourself not expressed elsewhere in your application. (25 word limit)

That’s it for now! Check the blog on Monday for additional information as you plan to apply to business school—and most importantly—the link to our 2018 application. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process!

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