The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia has released their essay prompt for applications aiming to start their MBA program in the fall of 2014. Here it is:
Share your thought process are you encountered a challenging work situation or complex problem. What did you learn about yourself? (500 words maximum)
Their essay requirement can be confirmed at their admissions website.
(Note: in past years the school has included additional short-answer essays in their application that allow applicants to provide more information about themselves. I recommend you review these short answer questions - if they are in fact provided again this application cycle - and combine your approach to them with the approach you take to this essay question, in order to ensure balance across all of your answers. I'll post more about this later in the season if I have the time).