Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NYU Stern Deadlines and Essays Topics for the 2013-14 Admissions Season

NYU Stern has released their deadlines and essay topics for those aiming to join their MBA program starting in the fall of 2014.

Here are the application deadlines:

Round 1
deadline: 10/15/2013
initial notification: 12/15/2013

Round 2
deadline: 11/15/2013
initial notification: 2/15/2014

Round 3
deadline: 1/15/2014
initial notification: 4/1/2014

Round 4
deadline: 3/15/2014
initial notification: 6/1/2014

Initial notification means a notice that you've been offered an interview, waitlisted or rejected.  Here is the deadline page at NYU Stern's official admissions website.

Essays (Please note that all formatting guidelines for essays and other submissions are available at the NYU Stern admissions website.)

Essay 1:  Professional Aspirations
(750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life? What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience? What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2: Choose Option A or Option B

Option A: Your Two Paths
(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today’s ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact. 

Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding? How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern? What factors will most determine which path you will take?

Option B: Personal Expression
Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.
If you submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Essay 3. Additional Information (optional)
Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information.

If you are unable to submit a recommendation from your current supervisor, you must explain your reason.

If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

John Couke