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Your essays must be written entirely by you. An offer of admission will be rescinded if you did not write your essays.

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations
(350 word maximum)

  • What are your short- and long-term career goals?
  • How will the Part-time MBA help you achieve them?

If you do not live in the NYC metro area, tell us your plans to pursue the program. If you are planning to relocate, indicate your plans for employment in the NYC area.


Essay 2: Person, Place & Thing

  • Please share three images - one of a person, one of a place and one of a thing - for the Admissions Committee. These selections should help provide insight into your qualities, interests, values, motivations, perspective, and/or personality that you would bring to the Stern community.
  • For each image you will be able to add a short paragraph explaining what your person, place & thing says about you (each paragraph should be no more than 150 words).
  • Your document of three images must be uploaded as a single PDF (they cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website).


Optional Essay: Additional Information
(250 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. This information may be just a few short sentences. It doesn’t need to be a full essay.