Thursday, August 16, 2012

London Business School 2012-13 MBA Admissions Essays

While the admissions deadlines for London Business School have (as of this posting) not been released, the essay prompts are available at the school's official admissions pages.  Here are the essay topics:

1. In what role or sector do you see yourself working immediately after graduation?  Why?  How will your past and present experiences help you achieve this?  How will the London Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal? (500 words)

2. Where do you see your career progressing five years after graduation and what is your longer term career vision? (300 words)

3. Give a specific example of when you have had to test your leadership and / or team working skills either professionally, or outside of work. What role will you play in your first year study group? (300 words)

4. Student involvement is an extremely important part of the London MBA experience and this is reflected in the character of students on campus. What type of student club or campus community events will you be involved with and why? How will you contribute? (300 words)

5. London Business School offers a truly global and diverse experience. Describe any significant experiences outside of your home country or culture. What did you gain and how will your experience contribute to the School? (150 words)

6. Give an example of a person who, in your opinion, has made a profound impact on the way the world does business. How will this person influence your contribution to your MBA Programme at London Business School? (300 words)

7. (for reapplicants only) How has your candidacy for the London Business School MBA changed since your last application? (300 words) 

8. (additional information - this question is optional) This is not a compulsory essay but please complete if you would like the opportunity to clarify or expand upon any information submitted in your application. (no word limit given)

In their essay instructions, LBS notes that:
a) applicants need to write the word count at the end of each of their essays
b) applicants cannot write more than the specified word limit for each essay
c) candidates should not contact LBS for advice on how to approach or interpret the essays

As always, please confirm the latest information directly at the school's admissions website.

John Couke