Sneak Peek: Application Essay Questions

It’s hard to believe our first round MS and MBA application deadline is just two months away! With that in mind, we thought it would be useful to provide an early look at our essay questions along with a few helpful resources for beginning your application.

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When writing your essays, keep in mind that fully answering each question, staying within the word limit, and using proper grammar and correct spelling are all important aspects. Start developing your essays early and then read, re-read, and edit them accordingly.

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)

Essay 3 (optional): Share additional information you think is important in the evaluation of your application, including any concerns you think the Admissions Committee may have regarding your candidacy. (500 word limit)

Application Timing and Deadlines
Here’s a look at the application and notification deadlines for 2017 entry:

Application Round: Application Due: Notification By:
Round 1 October 15 December 15
Round 2 November 15 January 15
Round 3 January 5 March 20
Round 4 March 15 April 30
Round 5 May 15 July 1

Applicants who apply in one of our first three rounds will be considered for participation in Scholarship Weekend.

As you’re working through your application, we recommend you refer to these online resources to help simplify the process:

Next Steps:
If you’re ready to get started, log in to create an application or to continue working on an existing application. If you are not ready to move forward with an application, we encourage you to create an InsideSimon Profile. This customizable page will allow you to explore our programs and will guarantee that you receive the latest news and event information.

We look forward to reviewing your application soon!

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