Ross MBA Essay Guide (2019 Entering Class)

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Learn how to Answer 2018-19 Ross MBA Essay Questions

Essay Part 1: Short Answer Questions

Select one prompt from each group. Respond to your selected prompts using 100 words or fewer (<100 words each; 300 words total).

Group 1

a) I want people to know that I:
b) I made a difference when I:

Group 2

a) I was humbled when:
b) I am out of my comfort zone when:

Group 3

a) I was aware that I am different when:
b) I find it challenging when people:

Essay Part 2

Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. Please share your short-term career goal. Why is this career goal the right choice for you?  (300 words)

F1GMAT's Ross MBA Essay Guide provides 19 Sample Essays

Group 1
Prompt 1: I want people to know that I   
Sample MBA Essay: Finance Professional who was a former member of a rock band (96 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Marketing Professional with a hidden talent to do Impression (100 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Life Philosophy through the prism of an Entrepreneurial failure (94 Words)   

Prompt 2: I made a difference when I   
Sample MBA Essay: Consulting for a Pharma Giant (Made a Difference) (91 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Three-Level Sanitation Campaign (100 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Water Conservation Kit (99 Words)   

Group 2   
Prompt 1: I was humbled when   
Sample MBA Essay: Losing client (100 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Misreading Market Conditions (93 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Strategic Planning vs. Tactical Dominance in Chess (97 Words)   

Prompt 2: I am out of my comfort zone when   
Sample MBA Essay: Out of my comfort zone(extra-curricular) (93 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Out of my comfort zone (Daily Science Show) (99 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: Simplifying Operations for Manufacturing (extra-curricular) (90 Words)   

Group 3   
Prompt 1: I was aware that I am different when   
Sample MBA Essay: I am aware that I am different (Leadership and Culture) (98 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: I am aware that I am different (Technology Project and Last-minute change) (98 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: I am aware that I am different (Making Business metrics relevant to a Creative team) (91 Words)   

Prompt 2: I find it challenging when people   
Sample MBA Essay: I find it Challenging when People (Timidity)(98 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: I find it Challenging when People (Laziness)(100 Words)   
Sample MBA Essay: I find it Challenging when People (Pessimism) (96 Words)   

Part 2: Short-term Career Goals and why the goals are the right choice for you   
Sample Essay – Short-term Goals and why the goal is the right choice for you (Technology to Marketing)(299 Words)   


Who Should Buy Ross MBA Essay Guide?

If your essay looks too bland
, Ross MBA Essay Guide will show you, with examples, on how to use the elements of Storytelling like Incorporating "The Struggle", Using Emotional connectors, narrating the Journey and the use of Chronology, Vividness and Active Verbs to transform your essays.

If you are stuck in the Writing process,
Ross MBA Essay Guide will show you how to silence the Analytic Mind and overcome mental blocks.

If you feel that the essays are not persuasive,
Ross MBA Essay Guide will teach you how to use the W-Pattern narrative, Contexts, Turning Points and "The Show Don't Tell Approach" to write a Winning MBA Essay.

If you don't have enough leadership experience,
Ross MBA Essay Guide will show you how to highlight non-obvious qualities like Trust, Focus, Listening Skills, Personal Responsibility, Humility, Self-Knowledge, and other secondary traits to prove your leadership.

If you don't know how to review your essays,
Ross MBA Essay Guide will demonstrate how to improve readability with the power of iteration, and maintain your original voice by removing review biases.

Pages: 263

Entering Class: 2019
Reviews: 


"I have read books that cover school application and essays but never have I read a book that covers it all so well. Ross MBA Essays is the toughest to crack as the choice of essay prompts overwhelmed me.  It was a pleasant surprise to find that F1GMAT has included 19 Sample essays of diverse careers and nationalities. I had a bouquet of ideas to choose from. With the book's action points, I completed the essays much before the deadline." - Verified Purchase (23rd Aug 2018)

"I don't write reviews too often. But this by far the best Essay Guide I've ever read. The approach to the essay is simple. Select life events, even the usual and create an interesting story around it. The Sample essays shifted my perspective and cleared my concerns for MBA application. It usually takes me a week or so to finish a non-fiction writing, but I read past the book so fast that I didn't even notice the size of the book. 260 odd pages. " - Verified Purchase (28th Aug 2018)

"If there ever was a book that contains sample essays, splendid insights on storytelling and ideas that challenge the conventional approach to essay writing, the essay guide is THE one. Contained within its pages are three sample essays for each prompt question, succinctly incorporated into elements of classic storytelling, breakaway approaches, strong openers, slow start to sudden impact and narratives that flow effortlessly from one experience to another. All within a measly 100 words. The goals essay is concise without losing any story crafting techniques. I found great value from the book and would recommend it to all applicants. " - Verified Purchase (11th Sep 2018)