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University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chicago Booth University of Chicago Booth School of Business has a rich history of academic and scientific achievements to its credit. Extremely competitive and always finding a Top 10 ranking as a world renowned business school, Chicago Booth is Class-A choice for pursuing your MBA. Booth offers one of the most analytically rigorous MBA programs capable of catapulting you into careers of consulting, financial service and many others.

Chicago Booth Class Profile The Chicago Booth full-time MBA class is usually made of 580 students. International students form about 36% of the class and average applicant is aged around 28years.  Average GMAT scores at Booth at hovers around 723.

Chicago Booth Application Deadlines 2016-2017  Round 1 (22 Sep 2016), Round 2 (4 Jan 2017), Round 3 (4 Apr 2017).

Chicago Booth Essays 2016-2017    Chicago Booth 2015 Essay Tips

Chicago Booth values individuality because of what we can learn from the diverse experiences and perspectives of others. This mutual respect creates an open-minded community that supports curiosity, inspires us to think more broadly, take risks, and challenge assumptions. At Booth, community is about collaborative thinking and tapping into each other's different viewpoints to cultivate new ideas and realize breakthrough moments every day.

Chicago Booth Essay: View this collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why.

Essay Guidelines:

• Choose the format that works for you. Want to illustrate your response visually? Submit a slide presentation. Like to express yourself with words? Write a traditional essay. Use the format that you feel best captures your response, the Admissions Committee has no preference.

• Determine your own length. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum length. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

Chicago Booth MBA Goal Questions

What is your immediate post-MBA goal? (250 characters max)

What is your long-term post-MBA career goal? (250 characters max)

Chicago Booth Optional Essay: Is there any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? If so, please address in an optional essay. (300-word maximum)

Chicago Booth Re-applicant 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.   MBA Resume Writing Tips

Essay archives from past years

   

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2015-2016

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2014-2015

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2013-2014

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2007-2008

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2006-2007

   

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2015-2016

Chicago Booth Essay: Using one of the photos provided, tell us how it resonates with your own viewpoint on why the Booth community is the right fit for you.

Essay Guidelines:

• Choose the format that works for you. Want to illustrate your response visually? Submit a slide presentation. Like to express yourself with words? Write a traditional essay. Use the format that you feel best captures your response, the Admissions Committee has no preference.

• Determine your own length. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum length. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

Technical Guidelines

• File Size: Maximum file size is 16 MB.

• Accepted Upload Formats: Acceptable formats are PDF, Word, and PowerPoint. We strongly recommend converting your piece to a PDF file prior to submitting.

• Multimedia Restrictions: We will be viewing your submission electronically and in full color, but all submissions will be converted to PDF files, so animation, video, music, etc. will not translate over.

Chicago Application questions/ 'mini essays'

- What is your proposed post-MBA industry?

- What is your proposed post-MBA function?

- What is your short-term post-MBA goal? (250 words max)

- What is your long-term post-MBA goal? (250 words max)

- Chicago Booth strongly values community involvement, and we know it comes in many different forms. Tell us how you have been involved in your community. Please list public service, extracurricular, and college activities.

- We would like to further understand what you are interested in. Please share hobbies and areas of interest that are important to you.

- Please list any significant professional awards/recognition that you have received.

Chicago Booth Optional Essay: If there is any important information that you were unable to address elsewhere in the application, please share that information here. (300 word maximum) [Note: Booth's Online application gives you a specific opportunity to provide an explanation for any gaps in your employment history under the Employment History section]

Chicago Booth Re-applicant 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 MBA Application Essays 2014-2015

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 1: Chicago Booth Presentation/Essay: Chicago Booth values adventurous inquiry, diverse perspectives, and a collaborative exchange of ideas. This is us. Who are you?

Chicago Booth MBA Goal Questions

What is your short-term post-MBA goal? (700 characters or less)
What is your long-term post-MBA goal? (700 characters or less)

Chicago Booth MBA Optional Essay:  If there is any important information that is relevant for your candidacy that you were unable to address elsewhere in the application, please share that information here. (300 word max)

Chicago Booth MBA Re-applicants 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 MBA Application Essays 2013-2014

Chicago Booth MBA Short Answer Essay a: My favorite part of my work is... (250 words maximum)

Chicago Booth MBA Short Answer Essay b: I started to think differently when... (250 words maximum)

Chicago Booth MBA 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?

Presentation/Essay 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 MBA Re-applicants 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 MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 1: What are your short- and long-term goals, and how will a Chicago Booth MBA help you reach them? (600 words)

Chicago Booth MBA Reapplicants Essay 1 a. 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?

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 2: At Chicago Booth, we believe each individual has his or her own leadership style. How has your family, culture, and/or environment influenced you as a leader? (maximum of 750 words)

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 3 [Slide Presentation]

Considering what you've already included in the application, what else should we know about you? In a maximum of four slides, tell us about yourself.

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 presentation. There is a strict maximum of four pages, though you can provide fewer if you choose. Acceptable formats for upload in the online application system are PowerPoint or PDF. The document will be viewed electronically, but we cannot support embedded videos, music, or motion images. Additionally, all content MUST be included in the four pages; hyperlinks will not be viewed. The file will be evaluated on the quality of content and ability to convey your ideas, not on technical expertise or presentation.

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 1: 1. The Admissions Committee is interested in learning more about you on both a personal and professional level. Please answer the following (maximum of 300 words for each section):

a. Why are you pursuing a full-time MBA at this point in your life?

b. Define your short and long term career goals post MBA.

c. What is it about Chicago Booth that is going to help you reach your goals?

d. 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?

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 2: Chicago Booth is a place that challenges its students to stretch and take risks that they might not take elsewhere. Tell us about a time when you took a risk and what you learned from that experience (maximum of 750 words)

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 3 [Slide Presentation]: At Chicago Booth, we teach you HOW to think rather than what to think. With this in mind, we have provided you with “blank pages” in our application. Knowing that there is not a right or even a preferred answer allows you to demonstrate to the committee your ability to navigate ambiguity and provide information that you believe will support your candidacy for Chicago Booth.

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 1: How did you choose your most recent job/internship and how did this experience influence your future goals? What about the Chicago Booth MBA makes you feel it is the next best step in your career at this time? (750-1000 words)

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 1.a. (reapplicant essay): FOR REAPPLICANTS 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? (250 words)

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 2: Please select one of the following (500-750 words)

2.a. Describe a time when you wish you could have retracted something you said or did. When did you realize your mistake and how did you handle the situation?

or

2.b. Describe a time when you were surprised by feedback that you received. What was the feedback and why were you surprised?

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 3 [Slide Presentation]

We have asked for a great deal of information throughout this application and now invite you to tell us about yourself. In four slides or less please answer the following question: What have you not already shared in your application that you would like your future classmates to know about you?

Chicago Booth MBA Optional Essay: If there is any important information that is relevant for your candidacy that you were unable to address elsewhere in the application, please share that information here.

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 1: Why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Describe your personal and professional goals and the role an MBA from the University of Chicago GSB plays in your plans to reach these goals. (1500 word maximum)

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 2: Please select one of the following two questions to answer. (1000 word maximum)

Option 1: a) Please provide an example of a time when you had to make a choice between two equally important obligations. How did you decide which obligation deserved your attention? b) Did you try and predict other people's reactions to your decision? If so, how accurate were you? Why do you think you were or were not accurate in your prediction? c) Reflecting on this experience, how do you think an MBA from Chicago GSB might have aided in your decision making process?

or

Option 2: a) Have you ever made a decision that caused you to go against popular opinion? Please describe that situation and your rationale for you decision. b) Did you feel at any point that people misperceived your motives? Explain. c) In retrospect, how do you think an MBA from Chicago GSB would have affected your decision?

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 3: We have asked for a great deal of information throughout this application and now invite you tell us about yourself. Using four slides or less, please provide readers with content that captures who you are.

Chicago Booth MBA Optional Essay: If there is any important information that is relevant for your candidacy that you were unable to address elsewhere in the application, please share that information here.

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays 2007-2008

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 1: Why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Describe your personal and professional goals and the role an MBA from the University of Chicago GSB plays in your plans to reach these goals. (1500 word maximum)

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 2: If you could step into someone else's shoes for a day, who would it be and why? (500 word maximum)

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 3: We have asked for a great deal of information throughout this application. In this portion of the application, we invite you to tell us about yourself using a non-traditional application format - a PowerPoint presentation. In four slides or less, please provide readers with content that captures who you are.

Chicago Booth MBA Application Essays and Tips 2006-2007

Chicago GSB MBA Essay 1: Complete all parts below. (1500 word maximum) Explain the path that has led you to pursue an MBA as the next step in your professional and personal development. Describe your short and long term post-MBA career goals. What or who influenced your choice of schools, and how specifically will Chicago GSB help you succeed?

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 2: Choose one of the following questions. (500 word maximum)

1. If the admissions committee were to interview one of your closest colleagues, what aspect of your personal development would this person say is especially important for the admissions committee to know?

2. You have been asked to write an editorial about the most pressing issue facing humanity. Please identify the issue and justify why you have selected it.

Chicago Booth MBA Essay 3

Complete each of the following questions. (100 word maximum for each question below)

1. What is the one thing that most people do not know about you?

2. What book, play, or movie would you recommend to the admissions committee? Why?

3. It is your first day of business school and people are selecting study groups. How would you describe the value you will bring to a study group?

           
           
 

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