Sample MBA Admissions Essays accepted by Stern and …

At this point in my life, I consider a Stern MBA to be necessary since I need to gain a broader understanding of finance and to sharpen my analytical skills in order to be successful in corporate finance.

Common MBA essay themes that emerge over the years at NYU Stern include:

Essay 1 is the most important essay you will submit at NYU Stern. You’ll understand why that is after you read the analysis for Essay 2. Essay 1 is a traditional Why MBA? Why Stern? Career Goals essay – so for the time being let’s focus on how you can nail it.


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During the 2012-13 application year (Class of 2015) Stern condensed essays 1 and 2 into essay 1 which covered the Why MBA? and the Why Stern? questions. The Adcom created a new essay 2 focused on getting applicants to elaborate on different career options and how they would leverage Stern to get there. Presumably this was due to the recession (which began in 2009) and its impact on job opportunities for Stern students. This was a move on the part of Stern’s Adcom to ensure that it’s rate of graduating MBAs with jobs 3 months post-graduation remained high (or as high as possible).


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Stern’s MBA program will allow me to concentrate in finance, strengthen my global business perspective, and provide me with the opportunity to study with and learn from people with varied backgrounds.

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Your Short-term Goal: What would you like to be doing professionally post-MBA? What about that role/industry genuinely excites you or appeals to you? What would make you a valuable asset to your future employer compared to other MBAs? (hint: The answer is not ‘having earned an MBA from Stern will make me a valuable asset’ because everyone else vying for that role will also have an MBA). Instead think about how your background or past experience set you apart and how you might bring those to bear on your new role. In other words – given your unique background right now – what will make you an asset to that employer following an MBA? In your short-term role what are some of the areas where you hope to grow your expertise? Note: There’s nothing wrong with sharing a couple of short-term career options. I had a client who wanted to move into M&A at a bulge bracket IB but he was also open to working on the investment team of a large company. This reassured the Adcom and showed his awareness of how difficult it can be to land a M&A role at Goldman.