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Cornell University - Johnson GSM

Essay Questions for 2014-2015 / Class of 2017

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Cornell Johnson's MBA program.  

Round 1 Deadline: October 1, 2014
Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2015
Round 3 Deadline: March 11, 2015

The essay questions:

Creative Submission: You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. In 2000 characters (including formatting characters) or less, please write the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. Note: approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.

Targeted Job Type: What is the job that you would like to have immediately upon graduating with your MBA? (2000 character limit, including formatting characters).

Post-Collegiate Activities: List community activities (clubs, church, civic, etc.) and professional associations you contributed to since graduation from college. Please include the organization name, your role, hours dedicated, elected offices held, and dates of participation (2000 character limit, including formatting characters).

Collegiate Activities and Employment: List your extracurricular activities while in college in order of importance to you. You may include details about your positions and the time commitment, honors or awards received, and dates of participation. The list may also include part-time and summer employment held while in college. Please list your employer, job title, responsibilities, hours per week, and the dates for each position (2000 character limit, including formatting characters).

Hobbies and Activities: Please list any hobbies or activities that hold special significance for you. (2000 character limit, including formatting characters.)

Optional Essay: 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. (2000 character limit, including formatting characters).

Visit Cornell Johnson's admissions website for more application information.