Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cornell Johnson 2012-13 MBA Application Deadlines and Essay Questions

A member of the admissions team at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell let me know the program has released its deadlines and essay topics for applicants aiming to enter their program in the fall of 2013.


Round 1:
Deadline - 10/17/2012
Notification - 12/19/2012

Round 2:
Deadline - 11/28/2012
Notification - 2/20/2013

Round 3:
Deadline - 1/30/2013
Notification - 4/3/2013

Round 4:
Deadline - 3/27/2013
Notification - 4/24/2013

Essay Questions:

Part I: Career Choice Essay (300 word maximum)
How would you characterize your career since college?

Part II: Career Goal Essay (400 word maximum)
Tell us about your short and long term career goals.

Part III: Character Essay (400 word maximum for chosen question), please choose one of the following to write about:

a. You're the author for the book Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book. Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.

b. Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed and tell us what you learned.

c. What does diversity mean to you and how will you contribute to the diversity of our community at Johnson?

Finally, the school notes their application will go live at the beginning of July. For more information on the deadlines and essays and to verify all information please visit the school's online admissions pages.  Also, here is the entry from the Cornell Admissions Blog announcing this information, and also offering some tips, particularly on the first two essay prompts. If you are interested in applying to Cornell, I encourage you to read this blog regularly. 

John Couke