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Boston University Releases MBA Application for Fall 2014

Boston University’s Graduate School of Management posted its MBA application essays and deadlines today; prospective applicants can now begin the application process for Fall 2014 matriculation. A list of required supportive documents, submission deadlines, and essay questions will be included in the application form.

BU lists the supportive documents it requires MBA applicants to include with their application: a resume, two letters of recommendation, official academic transcripts, a GMAT or GRE test score, and three required essays and one optional essay.

BU accepts applications in three rounds:

The first application deadline is October 16, 2013; admission status will be given by December 20, 2013.
The second application deadline is January 8, 2014; admission status will be given by February 21, 2014.
The third application deadline is March 12, 2014; admission status will be given by April 18, 2014.

The three required essay questions are as follows:

1. Describe your decision to pursue an MBA degree, highlighting the following:
a. Why do you feel this is the right time in your career to pursue an MBA and what specific
skills are you hoping to develop? (up to 250 words)
b. How have you determined that the Boston University School of Management is the right
fit for your studies? (up to 250 words)
c. What are your immediate post-graduation career plans, and how do they fit into your
longer term professional goals? (up to 250 words)

2. The Boston University School of Management prepares innovative and ethical leaders who
understand the impact of business on society and who seek to create value for the world. Please
describe a situation in which you created value for an organization or group. What was the
outcome? We encourage you to consider your contributions in both professional and community
settings. (up to 250 words)

3. Choose three of the following six short answer sentences: (up to 100 words for each answer)
a. The one word colleagues would use to describe me is…because…
b. An interesting fact about me is…
c. I am most passionate about…
d. The mentor who had the most impact on my professional development is…
e. My greatest life experience was when…
f. The failure I have learned the most from is…

For any questions about BU’s MBA program and/or its application, email mba@bu.edu or call the BU Admissions Office at 617-353-2670. Applicants, we wish you the best of luck!

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