NYU Stern MBA Essay Guide (2020 Entering Class)

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Learn how to Answer NYU Stern MBA Essay Questions for the 2020 Entering Class

Essay 1:  Professional Aspirations (500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

What are your short and long-term career goals?

How will the MBA help you achieve them?

Essay 2: Personal Expression (a.k.a. "Pick Six")

Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions.

  • A brief introduction or overview of your "Pick Six" (no more than 3 sentences).
  • Six images that help illustrate who you are.
  • A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.

Essay 3: Additional Information (optional)
(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

F1GMAT's NYU Stern MBA Essay Guide includes:

1) A detailed Analysis of NYU Stern MBA Curriculum for 2019-20 with context on how Specialization and Electives, Experiential Learning, DBI (Doing Business In), Stern Consulting Corps (SCC), Stern Signature Projects, Board Fellows Program, Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF), Global Courses  and Leadership Development would add value.

2) Guidelines to answer Essay 1 by mapping specializations to your post-MBA goals

3) Three Sample Essays

Sample NYU Stern Essay 1: Goals (500 Words) (Finance)
Sample NYU Stern Essay 1: Goals (495 Words)(Consulting)
Sample NYU Stern Essay 1: Goals (500 Words)(Product Management)

4) Tips to answer Essay 2 in five ways with Example images

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Book Details
Page Length: 283
Version: 2020 Entering Class

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