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Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management

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Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management
Average GMAT Score700GMAT Range650-750
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Class Size279Average Work Experience60 Months
Applicant DeadlinesR1:05-Oct-2016
R2:15-Nov-2017
R3:10-Jan-2017
Decision DatesR1:15-Nov-2016
R2:10-Jan-2017
R3:15-Mar-2017
Length of Program21 MonthsPlacement Information

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Cornell University MBAEssay Questions for year 2013-14

The questions are divided into three parts:

Part I: Career Choice Essay (300 word maximum)
Essay 1: How would you characterize your career since college?

This is not your job description or complete history of your work since graduating (Cornell already ask for that in the online portion and can see this on your resume). You need to choose the most important elements that show your initiative, contribution, leadership and results achieved.

Part II: Career Goal Essay (400 word maximum)
Essay 1: Tell us about your short and long term career goals.

Please show you have a clear direction for your goal post-MBA. Good essays will emphasize what an applicant wants to do while at Johnson and how you will use this experience to accomplish your goal.

Part III: Character Essay (400 word maximum for chosen question), please choose one of the following to write about:

a. You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book. Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.
b. Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed and tell us what you learned.
c. What does diversity mean to you and how will you contribute to the diversity of our community at Johnson?

Optional MBA Essay (Maximum 400 word)
Complete this essay if there is other information you would like to add regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one (or more) aspect of your application (e.g., undergraduate GPA or test scores) does not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School.
Re-applicant MBA Essay (Maximum 400 word)
How did you strengthen your application since you last applied to the Johnson School?


Cornell Essay Analysis 2012-13

Part I: Career Choice Essay (300 word maximum)

Essay : How would you characterize your career since college?

This is not your job description or complete history of your work since graduating (we already ask for that in the online portion and can see this on your resume). You need to choose the most important elements that show your initiative, contribution, leadership and results achieved.
- Since this is not about creating a laundry list of all your work experiences ( as mentioned in the description above), it is best that this essay be tackled thematically (leadership, management, social work, etc, etc)
- The greatest challenge in this essay is the word limit (300 words is very less when you are trying to write something that has no definite structure), thus it is very important to be very concise
- This essay is like the executive summary of your life history since college
- It is always best to include a few lines about your extra-curricular or personal work in this essay as it shows a different dimension about you
- Wherever possible, include results about whatever you are claiming to have done and mostly in directly measurable terms

Part II: Career Goal Essay (400 word maximum)

Essay : Tell us about your short and long term career goals.

Please show you have a clear direction for your goal post-MBA. Good essays will emphasize what an applicant wants to do while at Johnson and how you will use this experience to accomplish your goal.
- This essay has four parts 1) Pre-MBA career and the skills built up during that time 2) The proposed activities during the MBA that will enhance the existing work experience and get you ready for the future career 3) The short term post MBA career goals and how parts 1 and 2 will contribute to that, and 4) The long term career goals and how part 3 creates a foundation for it
- One has to be realistic about the career goals. You should not have a goal that is too fancy or too difficult ( almost impossible to achieve) and at the same time the goals should not be too ordinary of low level
- In the part 2 mentioned about, you have to talk about some specific aspects of the Johnson School MBA that will specifically contribute towards your goals. This should be well researched and be very specific to the school and not something generic

Part III:Character Essay (400 word maximum for chosen question), please choose one of the following to write about:

a. You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book.
Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.

- This is an out and out creativity essay , so the candidate has full flexibility to design this essay in whatever way he wants to
- This essay will show how you relate to your life, that is the way you think and perceive your life. So, it should be approached for that view point

b. Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed and tell us what you learned.

- A failure question is always tricky as the choice of the story to be told is very critical here
- You have to focus on the learning part ( Ok, so you failed but what did you learn for this that will be critical in shaping the rest of your management career)
- It will be important to show how you have overcome the weakness that caused the failure ( some direct steps you took supported by measurable results will be great)

c. What does diversity mean to you and how will you contribute to the diversity of our community at Johnson?

- For this question you will have to know the Johnson School very well - what it stands for, the philosophy, statistics ( percentage of international students, minorities, etc), clubs /programs/ initiatives in the school that aid in creating and celebrating diversity, etc
- Just mentioning your commitment to contribute to diversity is not enough you have to show what have you done regarding the same in your career so far and how that relates to Johnson
- It is important to clearly bring out how your presence in the class in Johnson will aid in creating diversity in the class ( diversity is not only about your ethnicity. It is not enough that you are an Indian and thus you will be contributing to diversity. Rather, what it is about your experiences, education, extra-curricular activities, etc that will highly enrich the experience of your fellow students in the class)

Cornell University MBAEssay question for 2011-12

Essay 1: What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why? (400 word limit)

Essay 2: What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate? (200 word limit)

Essay 3: You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book.
Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity. (Required essay) (400 word limit)

Essay 4: Complete this essay if you would like to add additional details regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate record or test scores) do not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School. (400 word limit)

Cornell University MBAEssay question for 2010-11

Essay 1 Required (400 words max)
Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you were able to add value to your organization.

We suggest that start this essay by talking to friend or a close peer and evaluate 2-3 experiences which you would consider good professional achievements.Weigh the pros and cons for each one of them and zero in for two and then make a rough draft of each one of those then finally choose the best.

  • Take care of the following points while writing this essay

  • The write up has element of team working in it

  • The answer should manifest a leadership aspect

  • It will be good if it follows a problem-solution framework

  • Give it a personal touch by mentioning behavioural aspect of the team/stakeholders involved

  • Always take the ethical stand

Essay 2 Required (400 words max)
What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why? How will the Johnson School help you achieve this goal?

The following things should be in line while you write the response:

  • Your work experience till now

  • The specialization or the courses which you want to focus at Cornell

  • Your post MBA goals.

If you can seam all of these and produce that you will leverage your previous work experience and focus on a particular study area during the course and then launch yourself to a particular goal half of the job is done the structure has been out in place. Focusing on studies as well as people during your stay at Cornell will add a flavour to your essay and will help you differentiate when you add a personal touch to it.


Essay 3 Required (400 words max)
You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book.

Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.

The following things should be in line while you write the response:

  • Your work experience till now

Optional Essay (400 words max)
Complete this essay if there is other information you would like to add regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate GPA or test scores) does not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School.

As asked in the question, you should approach this essay only if you think you are missing something crucial in the above two essays. Especially in Cornell application students tend to write this essay to showcase something extra. Please make sure this something passes so what? If you are answering this, do not forget that how have you improved upon your failures and what have you learnt from your mistakes and leveraged that learning for being successful later in life.

     
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