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MBA Essay Guide 2024 | How To Write A Winning Application Essay

How do you write an MBA essay that lands you a place at business school? Find out in the BusinessBecause MBA Essay Guide 2024

Tue Oct 17 2023

Landing a place at business school takes months of preparation, yet many applicants dread writing (or recording) the application essay component. If you're unsure how to tackle your MBA essay, then do not fear. BusinessBecause has prepared tips and guidance from business schools to help you draft a successful application essay.

In the BusinessBecause MBA Essay Guide 2024: How To Write A Winning Application Essay, find out why the MBA essay is important and what to include in your writing. Also, we’ve included MBA essay questions from top business schools such as Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business, Harvard Business School, and Stanford Graduate School of Business—providing insight into the different types of essay questions that you might face.

We also share tried-and-tested MBA sample answers from admits of MBA admissions consultancies, including application essays for Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton. 

Click here to download the free BusinessBecause MBA Essay Guide 2024   

Key facts about the MBA essay:

2-4 essay-type questions are usually asked on MBA applications

 10-20 is the average number of essay drafts MBA applicants write on average before submitting their applications to top MBA programs

 6 images are required as part of NYU Stern’s ‘Pick Six’ visual essay component

Top MBA essay writing tips: 

- Research the values and USPs of your target business school

- Always bring your essay back to your goals

- Identify and communicate your personal brand

Download the MBA Essay Guide 2024 for more tips and useful information from experts such as Lindsay Lloyd, executive director of MBA admissions at NYU Stern School of Business and J.R. McGrath, executive director of masters admissions at Tepper School of Business.