Thursday, July 18, 2013

Berkeley Haas MBA Admissions Essays for 2013-14

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has released their essays questions for those applying to their MBA program starting in the fall of 2014.

Before you set out on brainstorming topics for these essays, it is worth your while to read up on the program's defining principles.

Required Essays:

Essay 1: If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? (250 word maximum)

Essay 2: What is your most significant accomplishment? (250 word maximum)

Essay 3: Describe a time in the last three years when you overcame a failure. What specific insight from this experience has shaped your development? (250 word maximum)

Essay 4a: What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? How have your professional experiences prepared you to achieve these goals? 4b: How will an MBA from Haas help you achieve these goals? (750 word maximum for 4a. and 4b.)

Optional Essays:

1. Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven’t addressed elsewhere. (500 word maximum)

2. If not clearly evident, please discuss ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities, or plan to strengthen quantitative abilities. You do not need to list courses that appear on your transcript. (250 word maximum)

Please confirm this information at the Berkeley admissions website.

John Couke