Essay Questions

Application Essays for MBA Programs
Candidates Seeking Fall 2014 Admission
(Essays should be double-spaced using a 12-point font.)
 
Essay One: (answer both part A and part B)
  • Part A: What is your short-term goal following graduation from the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Program? What skills are you seeking to develop or improve upon in order to reach your goals? (500 words or fewer)
  • Part B: What is your long-term career goal? (100 words or fewer)
Essay Two: (answer either option A or option B)
  • Option A: Describe a global business challenge and its relevance to your post-MBA career.   (750 words or fewer)
  • Option B: Describe yourself both personally and professionally and how you will contribute to the Georgetown McDonough community.  (750 words or fewer)
“Essay” Three:  Why do you want to attend the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Program?  Tell us in tweet format*.  (140 characters or fewer)
 
Optional Essay One:   If you are not currently employed full-time, use this essay to provide information about your current activities.  (250 words or fewer)

 Optional Essay Two: Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included.  (500 words or fewer)
 
Re-Applicant Essay:  (required only for reapplicants)
How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally.  (500 words or fewer)
 
Dual-degree Essay: (required only for dual-degree applicants) 
If you are applying to a dual degree program, please address how the additional degree will help you to reach your goals. (250 words or fewer)
 

*Twitter is an online social networking service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters known as “tweets”. Applicants not familiar with Twitter can learn more, here. (http://twitter.com/about) Follow Georgetown McDonough on Twitter @msbgu for daily student, alumni, and faculty-sourced content.