Essays

Going through the process of writing my MBA application essays was a journey of self-discovery.

Having spent the previous four years in fast-paced and demanding work environments such as consulting and ecommerce, I had not had the chance to step back and think about where my professional career was going. I had paid a lot of attention to my mid-term career plans, but not to where I wanted to be in 10 or 15 years’ time. Read more

IE Executive MBA Essay in Prezi format.

We are who we are and our experiences are what they are; we cannot change them. The key was finding the voice and focusing effort on influencing the delivery Read more

As part of our focus on MBA applications next week we asked our bloggers to share their top tips. Read more

Before any student can dive into the dynamic world of an MBA, they are faced with a long application process. Months can be spent choosing a programme, filling in forms, writing admissions essays, finding letters of recommendation and taking the GMAT or GRE. So what is the best approach to take? We asked a selection of FT MBA bloggers to share their advice:

Merih Ocbazghi, Kellogg School of Management: “The most difficult part of the process for me was the time between submitting the application and hearing back from the schools. This can be an incredibly nerve-wracking period as it feels like your entire future hangs in the balance. What helped me was to return (briefly) to my pre-application lifestyle. Reunite with those friends that you had to neglect due to studying for the GMAT, rekindle that hobby of yours that you didn’t have time for anymore. The worst thing you can do is spend too much time trying to put yourself in the admissions officers’ shoes – this will likely drive you crazy which is not a good situation for anyone.” Read more

A full-time programme is a heavy financial commitment, however there are many scholarships available if students take the time to find out Read more