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Our Stern essay question gives you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee.

  • Essays must be typed and double-spaced, in 12-point font.
  • Word limits apply to the total question.
  • Label the top of each essay with the following: Name, Date of Birth (month, day, year), Essay Number and Page Number.
  • Your essays should be written entirely by you. An offer of admission will be revoked if you did not write your essays.

Essay 1:  Professional Aspirations
(350 word maximum)

  • Why do you wish to pursue this degree?
  • What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2. Additional Information (optional)
(500 word maximum)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee and/or give context to your application. This may include important aspects of yourself not otherwise apparent in your application, including but not limited to: hardships you have encountered, current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information. 
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