UCLA - Anderson School of Management

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for The Anderson School of Management MBA Program: 

Round 1 Deadline: October 2, 2020 Decision: Dec 18, 2020
Round 2 Deadline: January 8, 2021 Decision: Mar 26, 2021
Round 3 Deadline: April 16, 2021 Decision: April 16, 2021

Essay Questions:

A) Essay: For the 2020-2021 application year, we have one essay question that is required for first-time applicants and optional for re-applicants:

How have events of the past year influenced the impact you would like to make in your community, career, or both? (250 words maximum)

We welcome reflection on any events that influenced you in your personal or professional lives, or in society in general, and look forward to learning about specific ways you want to leave your mark.

B) Optional Essay: No preference is given in the evaluation process to those who choose to respond to this optional essay, so please use your best judgment:

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions committee should be aware? (250 words maximum)


Reapplicants

Reapplicants are those who applied to the MBA program within the last two application years, so those who applied three or more years ago are considered new applicants.

Reapplicants may answer one or both of the essay questions above as options, and they must provide additional updates within text boxes given in the application for any new test scores, career developments, or other changes since their last application.


Visit the UCLA Anderson admissions website for more application information.
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.