Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Indiana's Kelley School of Business.

Round 1 (Early) MBA application deadline: October 15, 2020

Round 2 (Priority) application deadline: January 5, 2021

Round 3 application deadline: March 1, 2021


Essay One:
Discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals? Should the short-term goals you have identified not materialize, what alternate career paths might you consider? (500 words)

Essay Two:
Please respond to one of the following short essay prompts. (300 words)

My greatest memory is…
I’m most afraid of…
My greatest challenge has been…
I’m most proud of…
Essay Three:
Share a brief fact about yourself that your classmates would find interesting, surprising, or noteworthy. (25 words)

Optional Essay:
Is there anything else you think we should know as we evaluation your application? If you believe your essays and credentials represent you fairly, you shouldn’t feel obligated to answer this question. (300 words)

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.