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Stern Business School, New York University

Stern NYU New York city itself must rank as a major draw for any Stern applicant. That is not to gainsay it's academic record and Business School ranking which has been Top 10 for quite some time. Stern NYU is a major contender for your MBA aspirations wherever you are.

Stern NYU Class Profile The Stern NYU full-time MBA class has an approximate strength of approx. 430 students. The class has a 35% female composition and 65% male. The average student has 4.9 years of work experience. GMAT scores average at around 710. About 31%, of Stern NYU students have an international background.

Stern NYU Application Deadlines 2017-2018  Round 1 (15 Oct 2017), Round 2 (15 Jan 2017), Round 3 (15 Mar 2018)

Stern NYU 2017-2018 MBA Essays      Stern NYU  Essay Tips

Stern NYU Essay 1. Professional Aspirations:

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum) 

: What are your short and long-term career goals?
: How will the MBA help you achieve them?

Stern NYU Essay 2. Personal Expression:
NYU Stern offers a portfolio of MBA programs designed to meet the needs of our applicants. Your program preferences are very important as you will be admitted to only one program. You cannot switch your program option after receiving your admissions decision.
A. Primary Program Preference (250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font) Please indicate the primary MBA program for which you would like to be considered, as indicated in the Primary Program Selection section of the application. Explain why the program you have selected is the best program for you.
B. Alternative Program Preference(s)
(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font) Please indicate any alternative program(s) for which you would also like to be considered, as indicated in the Alternative Program Selection section of the application and why you would also like to be considered for this/these program(s). An alternate program does not need to be selected. If you have no alternate programs you do not need to complete this essay, just indicate "N/A"
Stern NYU Essay 3.
Personal Expression:
Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements: A brief introduction or overview of your "Pick Six" (no more than 3 sentences). Six images that help illustrate who you are. A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.

Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.

Stern NYU Essay 4. Additional Information (Optional): Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript/s, plans to retake the GMAT and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.  

Stern NYU Resume: Please provide us with your most up-to-date résumé, which should include educational and professional information. If any information on your résumé changes after you have applied, you must send an updated résumé to admchair@stern.nyu.edu   MBA Resume Writing Tips

Essay archives from past years

   

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2014-2015

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2013-2014

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2011-2012

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2010-2011

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2009-2010

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2008-2009

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays and Tips 2007-2008

   

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Our Stern essay questions give you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals and thought processes. Please adhere to the essay word limits provided for each question.

Stern NYU Essay 1. Professional Aspirations:

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum) 

: Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

: What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

: What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Stern NYU Essay 2. Personal Expression:

Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. If you submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.  

Stern NYU Essay 3. Additional Information (Optional): Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript/s, plans to retake the GMAT and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2014-2015

NYU Stern Essay 1: Professional Aspirations: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum)

(a) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

(b) What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

(c) What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?.

NYU Stern Essay 2 Choose Option A or B.

NYU Stern Essay 2 A: Your Two Paths: The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today's ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact. (500 word maximum)

(a) Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?

(b) How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?

(c) What factors will most determine which path you will take?

NYU Stern Essay 2 B: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. If you submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application. If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.

NYU Stern Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript/s, plans to retake the GMAT and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application; If you are applying to a dual degree program, please explain your decision to pursue a dual degree.

NYU Stern Reapplicant Essay: You are at no disadvantage if you apply as a re-applicant. We encourage you to take every opportunity during the re-application process to demonstrate how you have become a more competitive applicant since your last application. You may use the optional essay, Essay 4, to proactively address how your application has improved.

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2013-2014

NYU Stern Essay 1: Professional Aspirations: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (750 word maximum)

(a) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?

(b) What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?

(c) What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

NYU Stern Essay 2 Choose Option A or B.

NYU Stern Essay 2 A: Your Two Paths: The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today's ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact. (500 word maximum)

(a) Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?

(b) How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?

(c) What factors will most determine which path you will take?

NYU Stern Essay 2 B: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. If you submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application. If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.

NYU Stern Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript/s, plans to retake the GMAT and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application; If you are applying to a dual degree program, please explain your decision to pursue a dual degree.

NYU Stern Reapplicant Essay: You are at no disadvantage if you apply as a re-applicant. We encourage you to take every opportunity during the re-application process to demonstrate how you have become a more competitive applicant since your last application. You may use the optional essay, Essay 4, to proactively address how your application has improved.

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

NYU Stern Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

NYU Stern Essay 2: We take great care to shape the Stern community with individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. We seek individuals who are highly intelligent, collaborative, and committed to flourishing as Stern leaders. Please answer the following questions: (500 word maximum)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.

(b) Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.

(c) How do you anticipate making your mark on the Stern community? Be specific about the roles you will take on and the impact you hope to achieve.

NYU Stern Essay 3:Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

NYU Stern Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript/s, plans to retake the GMAT and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information. If you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 4; If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application; If you are applying to a dual degree program, please explain your decision to pursue a dual degree.

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

NYU Stern Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

NYU Stern Essay 2: We take great care to shape the Stern community with individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. We seek individuals who are highly intelligent, collaborative, and committed to flourishing as Stern leaders. Please answer the following questions: (500 word maximum)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.

(b) Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.

(c) How do you anticipate making your mark on the Stern community? Be specific about the roles you will take on and the impact you hope to achieve.

NYU Stern Essay 3: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

NYU Stern Optional Essay

Please provide any additional information you would like to bring to the attention of the admissions committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. An explanation must be provided in Essay 4 if:

You have been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation or required to withdraw from any college or university.

You have ever been convicted of a crime.

You cannot provide a recommendation from your current supervisor.

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

NYU Stern Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

NYU Stern Essay 2: We take great care to shape the Stern community with individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. We seek individuals who are highly intelligent, collaborative, and committed to flourishing as Stern leaders. Please answer the following questions: (500 word maximum)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.

(b) Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.

(c) How do you anticipate making your mark on the Stern community? Be specific about the roles you will take on and the impact you hope to achieve.

NYU Stern Essay 3: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

NYU Stern Optional Essay

Please provide any additional information you would like to bring to the attention of the admissions committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. An explanation must be provided in Essay 4 if:

You have been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation or required to withdraw from any college or university.

You have ever been convicted of a crime.

You cannot provide a recommendation from your current supervisor.

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

NYU Stern Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

NYU Stern Essay 2: The NYU Stern community is one of our strongest assets. Please answer the following questions about this community: (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? What actions have you taken to learn more about us?

(b) What is the most difficult piece of constructive feedback you have received, and what did you do as a result of it? How will this experience make you a better member of the Stern community?

NYU Stern Essay 3: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

Stern NYU MBA Application Essays 2007-2008

NYU Stern Essay 1: Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Describe the following (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font):

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?

(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?

(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from the NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

NYU Stern Essay 2: The NYU Stern community is one of our strongest assets. Please answer the following questions about this community: (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? What actions have you taken to learn more about us?

(b) How would you contribute to our community as a student?

(c) How will you benefit personally and professionally from the Stern community?

NYU Stern Essay 3: Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. All submissions become part of NYU Stern’s permanent records and cannot be returned for any reason. We do not recommend submitting anything that must be played or viewed electronically, that is perishable (e.g. food) or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing). If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

NYU Stern Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information you would like to bring to the attention of the admissions committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. An explanation must be provided in Essay 4 if:

You have been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation or required to withdraw from any college or university.

You have ever been convicted of a crime.

You cannot provide a recommendation from your current supervisor.

           
           
 

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