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Our Stern essay question gives you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals, and thought processes.

Please note the following when completing the Essay section of the application.
  • Your essay must be submitted using the standard U.S. 8 1/2" x 11" format, double-spaced, in 12-point font.
  • Word limits apply to the total question. Your response should answer all parts of the question with a total maximum of 250 words.
Please answer the following questions:
  1. Why would you like to pursue an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) program?
  2. Please explain your choice of APC program (Finance, Marketing, Digital Business, or General Business).