Cornell / Johnson MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018
While the Cornell Johnson application is not yet live (the online application will be available on August 1, 2017), the adcom has posted their essay questions for the upcoming 2017-2018 admissions season. With that in mind, here are the 2017-2018 Cornell Johnson MBA essay questions for applicants targeting the Class of 2020. Like last year’s application, the adcom has requested applicants to reflect on their “life story” by creating a Table of Contents.
2017-2018 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Questions
A statement of your goals will begin a conversation that will last throughout admissions process and guide your steps during the MBA program and experience. To the best of your understanding today, please share your short and long term goals by completing the following sentences:
Immediately post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[Industry]___.
Targeted Job Role:
Target Job Company:
In 5 – 10 years post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[Industry]___.
Targeted Job Role:
Target Job Company:
Example of Completed Statement:
Short Term Goal: Immediately post-MBA my goal is to work as a(n) Consultant at Accenture within Media and Technology.
Long Term Goal: In 5-10 years post-MBA my goal is to work as a(n) Founder and President within Nonprofit.
At Cornell we value, students who create impact. Please indicate the opportunities for impact that you’ve identified through engagement with our community and describe how what you learned has influenced your decision to apply to Johnson. (500 words)
Table of Contents Essay
You are the author of your Life Story. Please create the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. We value creativity and authenticity and encourage you to approach this essay with your unique style. Alternative submission formats may include a slide presentation, links to pre-existing media (personal website, digital portfolio, YouTube, etc.), as well as visually enhanced written submissions.
Maximum file size is 5 MB. If you choose to submit a written Table of Contents, please limit your submission to 500 words or fewer. Multimedia submissions should be under 5 minutes.
This essay is required for applicants seeking re-admission and should call attention to the steps taken to strengthen one’s candidacy. Candidates may also use the optional essay to call attention to items needing clarification or to address any gaps in experience.
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Schools: Cornell / Johnson
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has significantly revamped its MBA application essay questions for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle. Of special note is the fourth essay, coming in at a mere 25 words.
- Discuss moments or influences in your personal life that have defined who you are today. (500 word limit)
- What have been your most significant leadership experiences? What challenges did you face, and what impact did you have? This is your opportunity to explain how you Think Bravely (personally and/or professionally). (500 word limit)
- Imagine yourself at your Kellogg graduation. What career will you be preparing to enter, and how have the MBA and Kellogg helped you get there? (Please answer in terms of your program choice: One-Year, Two-Year, MMM, JD-MBA) (500 word limit)
- What one interesting or fun fact would you want your future Kellogg classmates to know about you? (25 words or less)
MMM Applicants Only
How have you redefined yourself, your business environment and your community through the pursuit of design and innovation? (400 word limit)
For MMM applicants only: This is an optional essay that will be evaluated for the Rasmussen scholarship.
Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit)
Please note: re-applicants are required to answer this question in addition to #1-4.
Additional Information (Optional)
If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (No word limit)
For more information about these changes, and what inspired them, check out John A. Byrne’s interview with Kate Smith, Kellogg’s new admissions director, over on the Poets & Quants site.
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