Today, NYU Stern released its new application deadlines and essay questions for the class of 2015.  The deadlines are:

Round 1 deadline: November 15, 2012

Round 2 deadline: January 15, 2013

Round 3 deadline: April 15, 2013

The essay questions are:

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-pt font)

    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?
Essay 2: Your Two Paths (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-pt font)

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.

    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?
Essay 3: 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 Essay 3 (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit Essay 3 via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

More info on Essay 3 can be found in our Stern essay guide.

After six years of recycling the same three essay questions, Stern has finally made some changes to its roster.  There are still only three essays, but Essay 1 has been updated somewhat (slightly different wording and order from years past), while Essay 2 is a completely new essay (and an unusual one at that).  Check back soon for our Best Practices blog on how to approach the new Stern essays.