Sunday, July 21, 2013

CMU Tepper Deadlines and Essays for 2013-14 MBA Admissions

Carnegie Mellon Tepper has released deadlines and essays for those aiming to apply to enter their MBA program in the fall of 2014.


Round 1
Deadline: 10/7/2013
Notification: 12/16/2013

Round 2
Deadline: 1/2/2014
Notification: 3/24/2014

Round 3
Deadline: 3/15/2014
Notification: 5/15/2014

Note that "international students are encouraged to apply no later than Round 2 to ensure adequate time for the student visa process".


Short Answer 1: What is your professional goal immediately following graduation from the Tepper School? (Maximum 250 words)

Short Answer 2: What are your long-term career goals? (Maximum 250 words)

Essay 1: What transferrable skills have you developed that are related to your professional goals outlined in Short Answer 1? Additionally, identify the skills that you will need to develop or enhance. Specifically, how will the Tepper MBA help you develop these skills? (Maximum 500 words)

Essay 2: Describe a defining moment in your life and explain how it shaped you as a person. (Maximum 300 words)

Essay 3: How will your presence in the Tepper MBA program benefit your fellow students? How will you contribute to the school as a student and as an alumnus? (Maximum 300 words)

Optional Essay: Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? (Maximum 500 words)

(John's quick comment: if you are looking for a good essay set to start on as you walk through your goals-transferrable skills-why MBA-why school story, you've found it here.)

Please do take the time to verify this information at Tepper's official admissions pages. The deadlines can be found here and the essay questions here.

John Couke