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ISB PGPMAX 2017-2018 Essays  The first essay offers an interesting and unique opportunity to showcase your strengths and at the same time highlight the fit with ISB's mission.


What are the TWO qualities that you have, which will allow you to accomplish ISBís expectation from you. Illustrate these qualities with examples and evidence by citing achievements from past where you have displayed these qualities. (300 words max) 

ISB PGPMAX Essay 1 Tips

In other words, show us your leadership potential by citing examples from your past.
ISB has drastically reduced the word limit for this essay from 500 to 300 words. This forces you to be focused and to the point.

Assemble your most critical leadership experiences till date and think about the qualities which have helped you gain success in those situations. Think about times maybe when you took initiative, thought creatively, persuaded people, exerted influence to achieve a goal and positively impacted your team, company, organization or community. Choose examples that also portray your attitude and approach to leadership.

Detail the exact context of situation including the people involved, your role and the outcome. Demonstrate what you thought, how you acted and what the final result was. If you can bring in a 3rd party viewpoint in your essay- that will give additional perspective to the adcom.


Describe your experience during a challenging time in your professional life. Explain briefly the actions you took and the impact it had on your professional & personal life. (300 words max)

ISB PGPMAX Essay 2 Tips

A relatively straightforward essay about a challenging situation. The main thing in this essay will be the specifics of what actions you took and why. Unlike many other achievement or overcoming obstacle story, you can't end this by simply talking about the outcome of the challenge. ISB asks you to show the impact on your life. Hopefully this is a long-term impact and you have been changed and transformed because of this event. 


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