My comments are in red. This year’s core application questions are identical to last year’s and I’ve posted their guidelines from 2009 as well below:*
The following essay questions provide us with an opportunity to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, experiences, and any other traits and abilities that are considered relevant to your educational goals and long-term career objectives. Please include your full name and essay number or subject on each page. Type your essays in a standard size 8 1/2″ x 11″ MS Word document. Please limit each essay to no more than two double -spaced pages.
Core Essay #1 (Required)
Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. How has your professional experience shaped these goals and influenced your decision to pursue an MBA degree?
This is a straightforward goals question. You need to connect the dots between your past and desired future with an MBA in the middle.
In discussing your professional experience, don’t regurgitate your resume. Highlight specific influential and impressive events or projects in your career to bring out both what you like and are good at.
Core Essay #2 (Required)
The mission of The Consortium is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management. What have you done in your business, academic or personal life to demonstrate commitment to this mission? Please provide specific example of your involvement, actions and results.
When have you led a project, team, or community service event dedicated to improving the representation of under-represented minorities in business school and management? This is not a place for an ode to equality. The Consortium wants to see action and commitment to its mission.
Core Essay #3
Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in the application? (Optional)
Please see the instructions below from last year’s application.* On one hand, this is an open-ended question. On the other hand, the Consortium makes it quite clear that this is the place to explain anything that might need explaining. Use it for that purpose. If you are one of the lucky ones who doesn’t need to explain, then you can use this optional essay to provide the admission committee with a different perspective on your candidacy by revealing something not brought out in the required questions.
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Consortium 2010 MBA Application Deadlines
|November 15, 2009|
|January 5, 2009|
|November 6, 2009|
|December 20, 2009|
|GMAT Taken by|
|November 1, 2009|
|December 20, 2009|
|Varies by school|