Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chicago Booth Deadlines and Essay Topics for 2013-14 Admissions Season

The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago has released deadlines and essay prompts for those applying for a seat in their MBA program starting in the fall of 2014.


Round 1 - 
Deadline: 10/3/2013
Decision: 12/19/2013

Round 2 - 
Deadline: 1/8/2014
Decision: 3/27/2014

Round 3 - 
Deadline: 4/42014
Decision: 5/21/2014

To confirm this information, please check directly at the Booth admissions website

Here are their essay questions:

Short Answer Essays:
1.  My favorite part of my work is….  (250 word max)
2.  I started thinking differently when…  (250 word max)

The Chicago Booth experience will take you deeper into issues, force you to challenge assumptions, and broaden your perspective. In a four-slide presentation or an essay of no more than 600 words, broaden our perspective about who you are. Understanding what we currently know about you from the application, what else would you like us to know?  

Reapplicant Essay:
Upon reflection, how has your perception regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300 word max)

In a recent post to their admissions blog the school revealed these new questions, as well as some important insight regarding the essays:

This year’s questions have been specifically designed to get to know you on a deeper level and to go beyond why it is that you want an MBA.  As you review the essay questions above, we encourage you to think about the experiences that have shaped and influenced you, your passions and interests (professionally and personally), and what you think the Admissions Committee needs to know about you in order to fully understand your candidacy. While essay questions are just one part of a holistic evaluation process, they are still a very relevant and valuable component for our Admissions Committee.

You may notice that we do not have a formal essay question asking you to outline your career goals and reasons for an MBA. Our full online application, which will go live within a couple of weeks, will offer an opportunity for you to share this important information as well.

More information, including presentation guidelines, can be found here.

John Couke