MBA Admission Essays: NYU Stern School of Business - Expartus

The MBA application for NYU Stern School of Business has undergone significant changes for the 2017-18 admissions cycle to enhance how the school will assess candidates on “fit” with its culture as well as program choice, given the range of degree options now available. Now, applicants can use one application to apply to up to four MBA programs (Full-time, Fashion & Luxury, Tech, Part-time).

In this post I analyze NYU Stern MBA program's essay questions for fall 2014 Admission
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One important note: NYU Stern is accepting multimedia presentations, but do not feel compelled to use this option if this is not something with which you are comfortable, and if you do choose this method, do not worry about the level of your Web design or video production skills relative to others’. For this essay, content trumps style. In fact, at an mbaMission event, we interviewed various admissions officers, students and alumni from NYU Stern who spoke of some incredibly simple “personal expression” submissions that had captivated the admissions committee—and many of these were straightforward essays!


NYU Stern 2016 EMBA Essay Tips - Accepted Admissions Blog

Without further ado, here are NYU Stern’s MBA admissions essays and deadlines for the coming year, followed by our comments in italics:
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Essay 2: Program Preferences – 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.