Chicago Booth MBA Essays

This year’s questions have been specifically designed to get to know you on a deeper level and to go beyond why it is that you want an MBA. As you review the essay questions above, we encourage you to think about the experiences that have shaped and influenced you, your passions and interests (professionally and personally), and what you think the Admissions Committee needs to know about you in order to fully understand your candidacy. While essay questions are just one part of a holistic evaluation process, they are still a very relevant and valuable component for our Admissions Committee.

Chicago Booth Short Answer Essays:

a. My favorite part of my work is… (250 words maximum)  

b. I started to think differently when… (250 words maximum)  

Chicago Booth Presentation/Essay. The Chicago experience will take you deeper into issues, force you to challenge assumptions, and broaden your perspective. In a four-slide presentation or an essay of no more than 600 words, broaden our perspective about who you are. Understanding what we currently know about you from the application, what else would you like us to know?

Essay Question 3 Guidelines: We have set forth the following guidelines: The content is completely up to you. There is no right, or even preferred, approach to this essay. Feel free to use the software with which you are most comfortable. Acceptable formats for upload in the online application system are PowerPoint, Word, or PDF. However, we suggest converting your file to a PDF to preserve your intended formatting. There is a strict maximum of four pages (presentation) or 600 words (essay), though you can provide fewer if you choose. All content must fit within four pages (presentation) or 600 words (essay). The file size is limited to 16 MB. The document will be viewed electronically, but we cannot support embedded videos, music, hyperlinks, or motion images. The file will be evaluated on the quality of content and ability to convey your ideas, not on technical expertise.   

Chicago Booth Reapplicant Essay. Re-applicants only: Upon reflection, how has your thinking regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300 words)  

Chicago Booth Resume: Please submit a professional resume.

Chicago Booth Application Deadlines 2013 – 2014


Round 1 (3 Oct 2013), Round 2 (8 Jan 2014), Round 3 (3 Apr 2014)

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