College Application

This is our third blog in our five-part series on decoding the essay prompts for top MBA programs. You can read our blogs on the Harvard essay and the NYU Stern essay to approach these quirky and enigmatic prompts. The Columbia Business schools new campus lies in Manhattanville, in the city that never sleeps, New York. As Columbia Business School puts it ‘We are constantly pursuing,...

Those applying for MBA abroad would know that NYU Stern MBA Class of ’23 saw roughly 4000 applications from across 32 countries, vying for 771 seats. With an acceptance rate of about 19%, let’s take a closer look at the NYU Stern evaluation matrix before we get into decoding the famous and unusual ‘Pick Six’ essay....

HBS receives about 10,000 applications year on year with a class size of about 1000 to fill. All applications come with great GMAT scores, fantastic GPAs and career trajectories. And then there’s the essay. In the countless discussions we have had with students who wish to pursue MBA abroad, the HBS essay conundrum makes it to the top. In this...