NYU - Stern School of Business

Essay Questions for 2018-2019 / Class of 2021

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for NYU Stern's MBA program.  

 

1st Deadline October 15, 2018 January 1, 2019
2nd Deadline November 15, 2018 February 1, 2019
3rd Deadline January 15, 2019 April 1, 2019
4th Deadline March 15, 2019 June 1, 2019
* You will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview, waitlist offer or denial of admission.

NYU Stern Essays for Fall, Summer and Spring 2019 Questions:

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (500 words maximum)

  • What are your short and long-term career goals?
  • How will the MBA help you achieve them?

Essay 2: Personal Expression (a.k.a. “Pick Six”)

Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:

  • A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences).
  • Six images that help illustrate who you are.
  • A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.

Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.

Essay 3: Additional Information (Optional Essay) (250 words) 

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

See actual applicant submissions on Poets & Quants.

For more info on applying, see the NYU Stern Admissions page.

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