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Essay Questions 2006/2007

Posted by Adcoms on 10 July 2006

The Admissions Committee met at the end of last week to determine the essay questions for the coming admissions year, and this is the result.  One or two changes have been made to last year’s questions, notably that Question 1 has been split into two.  Following a little bit of confusion last year, the wording of Question 4 has been tweaked in order to make it clearer (Tip: There is no need to think of a club that does not currently exist).

New to this year’s application, Question 6 has been added following several queries as to where applicants might submit additional information that they wanted to relay to the Admissions Committee.  However, this question is optional.

Question 1 (500 words)
In what role do you see yourself working immediately after graduation?  Why?  How will your past and present experiences help you achieve this?  How will the London Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal? 

Question 2 (200 words)
Where do you see your career progressing five years after graduation and what is your longer term career vision?

Question 3 (500 words)
Please describe your experience of working in and leading teams, either in your professional or personal life.  Given this experience, what role do you think you will play in your study group, and how do you intend to contribute to it?

Question 4 (400 words)
Student involvement is an extremely important part of the London MBA experience and this is reflected in the character of students on campus. What type of student club or campus community event do you envisage yourself leading? How would you set about becoming involved in a leadership position and how would you align and communicate the goals and vision for the club to the wider School community?

Question 5 (150 words)
Describe any significant experiences outside of your home country. What did you gain from these?

Question 6 (300 words) (This question is optional)
Is there any other information that you believe would help the MBA Admissions Committee when considering your application?

The online application form will be made live in a few weeks, but for those of you that wish to make a start on the essays, the template document can be downloaded here. Download essay_template_mba2009.doc


The essays are critical components to a candidate's application. I am interested in knowing more about the programe as I intend to apply for the Autumn of 2007. I have begun working on the essays and would like to speak with current students, faculty, and others.

I am also interested as a donor and learning from the London Business School experience. Thank you...

Adam, if you would like to discuss the essay questions or speak with students and alumni, please contact our Information Office. You can find their full contact details at http://www.london.edu/mba/contact.html

Question 5 (150 words)
Describe any significant experiences outside of your home country. What did you gain from these?

how would a person who had never left his/her home country answer this question?

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