MBA:Stanford

One of the schools I'm considering.

School Information

  • Name: Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Website: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/
  • Application Fee: $250

    • Deadline, Round 1: October 28, 2008
  • GMAC Code: L9R-KW-09

Target ECs

Essay Questions (Fall 2008)

  • Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?

(Recommended length is 3 pages, double-spaced)

  • Essay B: What are your aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them?

(Recommended length is 2 pages, double-spaced)

As a Stanford MBA student, you will be assigned a team of advisors who will guide both your academic experience and your personal development. Your team will include a faculty advisor, a career counselor, and a leadership coach.

Use Essay B to help you prepare for your first conversations with these mentors.

  • Essay C: Short Essays—Options 1-4

Answer two of the questions below.

Option 1: Tell us about a time when you empowered others.

(Recommended length is 1 page, double-spaced)

Option 2: Tell us about a time when you had a significant impact on a person, group or organization.

(Recommended length is 1 page, double-spaced)

Option 3: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.

(Recommended length is 1 page, double-spaced)

Option 4: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.

(Recommended length is 1 page, double-spaced)

In answering both questions, tell us not only what you did, but also how you did it. Tell us the outcome, and describe how people responded. Describe only experiences that have occurred within the last three years.

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