London Business School has announced its deadlines and essay questions for 2008-09
Stage Application Due Interview Decision Admissions Decision
1 14 October 2008 12 November 2008 18 December 2008
2 06 January 2009 12 February 2009 31 March 2009
3 03 March 2009 15 April 2009 22 May 2009
4 30 April 2009 03 June 2009 08 July 2009
The essays are an opportunity to tell us more about yourself. Use the essays to detail your interests, values and goals. We are interested in what motivates you, evidence of leadership and team work, why you are looking to pursue an MBA at this point in your life, and what you will bring to the London Business School Community. The essays are a vital part of your application and thus we recommend that you spend a significant amount of time in their preparation.
The essay questions for entry in August 2009 are listed below.
Question 1 (600 words)
In what role do you see yourself working immediately after graduation? Why? How will your past and present experiences help you achieve this? How will the London Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal? Why is this the right time for you to pursue an MBA?
Question 2 (200 words)
Where do you see your career progressing five years after graduation and what is your longer term career vision?
Question 3 (500 words)
Please describe your experience of working in and leading teams, either in your professional or personal life. Include any specific challenges you have faced. Given this experience, what role do you think you will play in your first year study group?
Question 4 (400 words)
Student involvement is an extremely important part of the London Business School MBA experience and this is reflected in the character of students on campus. What type of student club or campus community events will you be involved with and why? How will you contribute?
Question 5 (150 words)
Describe any significant experiences outside of your home country. What did you gain from these?
Question 6 (300 words) (This question is optional)
Is there any other information that you believe would help the MBA Admissions Committee when considering your application?
Question 7 (300 words) (This question is for re-applicants only)
Please describe how your candidacy for the London Business School MBA has improved since your last application.
Please note that applicants should submit their completed essays within the Essay template (Word 260kb)