How to Deal with ‘Why MBA’ Questions in Your B-School App

Why do you want an MBA? (Harvard)

What do you want to do—REALLY—and why Stanford? (Stanford)

Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term career goals? Why is Tuck the best MBA program for you? (Tuck)

Why are you pursuing a full-time MBA at this point in your life? Define your short and long term career goals post MBA. What is it about Chicago Booth that is going to help you reach your goals? (Booth)

Most common question asked in virtually all B-School applications. This question generally asks you to present your reasons (mostly too familiar) for an MBA. More >

A Winning Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Essay Sample

So our homie, who qualified in the first 50 for Stanford’s Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship, agreed to share his essay on - How do you aspire to shape your country’s future?Here is the sample for you with necessary deletions.

During last 5 years, my exposure to staggering opportunities in <industry name>, its scalability and its efficacy in reducing poverty has inspired me to dream of economic development in rural-India, populace that accounts for XXX% of  Indian population and  primarily depends on <industry name> for livelihood.

My  vision is to establish a multinational vertically-integrated <industry name> company that will address the current impediments – wastages, multiple intermediaries, <stakeholder> low share More >