Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Georgetown McDonough Releases 2012-13 MBA Deadlines and Essay Questions (including one tweet!)

The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University has announced their deadlines and essay prompts for applicants aiming to enter the program in the fall of 2013.  Here are the deadlines:

Round 1:
Deadline - 10/15/2012
Decision - 12/15/2012

Round 2: *
Deadline - 1/5/2013
Decision - 3/15/2013

Round 3:
Deadline - 4/1/2013
Decision - 5/15/2013

* International students are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 to have sufficient time for the visa process.

Georgetown has made significant changes to their essays this year, and one change of note is that they now require a tweet within their essay set.  A tweet is, of course, a twitter message limited to 140 characters or less. While other schools have introduced new and extremely short essays asking applicants to (for instance) introduce an interesting or fun fact about themselves (i.e. Kellogg), Georgetown is asking you to define why you want to go to their school in 140 characters or less.

Essay 1:
(answer BOTH part A and B)

1A. What is your short-term goal following graduation from the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Program? What skills are you seeking to develop or improve upon in order to reach your goals? (500 words or fewer)
1B. What is your long-term career goal? (100 words or fewer)

Essay 2:
(answer either A or B)
2A. Describe a global business challenge and its relevance to your post-MBA career. (750 words or fewer)
2B. Describe yourself both personally and professionally and how you will contribute to the Georgetown McDonough community. (750 words or fewer)

Essay 3:
Why do you want to attend the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Program?  Tell us in tweet format*. (140 characters or fewer)

Optional Essay 1:
If you are not currently employed full-time, use this essay to provide information about your current activities. (250 words or fewer)

Optional Essay 2:
Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included. (500 words or fewer)

Reapplicant Essay:
How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally. (500 words or fewer)

As always, please verify all information directly at Georgetown's admissions website.

John Couke