Questrom Mba Essay Format

Questions about the application process for Questrom’s Full-Time MBA Program? We have answers.

Whether you’re curious about what types of work experience we look for or looking for more information on scholarships, you’re in the right place.  These videos have all the answers you need to make sure you send in a competitive application.

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Letters of Recommendation & Work Experience
Academics – Test Scores & Transcripts
Admission Processes & Scholarships
Interviews & Essays

Letters of Recommendation & Work Experience


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Overview – 0:00
Choosing your recommenders – :51
Preparing recommenders – 2:13
Helping your recommenders help you – 2:55
Work experience – 3:13
Year of work needed – 3:57
Type of work experience – 4:22
Setting up your resume – 4:54
Gaps in work experience – 5:23
More information – 5:51

Academics – Test Scores & Transcripts


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How GMAT & Transcripts are valued – 0:00
GMAT v. GRE – 1:20
Taking multiple tests – 2:02
Submitting your score – 2:20
GMAT & GRE minimums and averages – 2:44
Preparing for the exam – 3:14
Transcripts – 3:36
GPA minimums and averages – 4:50
Transcript submission – 4:57
International Student Transcripts – 5:25
More Information – 5:57

Admission Processes & Scholarships


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Application form – 0:00
What we want to see in an applicant – 1:17
Best time to apply – 2:15
Transcripts – 3:46
Specialties and Dual Degrees – 4:02
Switching programs – 5:02
Parallel Applications – 5:45
Transferring Credits – 6:03
Course Waivers – 6:39
Scholarships – 6:51
Waitlist – 8:58
What to do if you’re not admitted – 9:36
Reapplications – 9:52
Deferring – 10:22
More Information – 10:59

Interviews & Essays


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Purpose of interview and Essay – :22
Who is interviewed- 1:01
Preapplication Interview – 1:47
Interview format – 2:23
Essays – 3:15
Written essays – 3:35
Video essay – 3:44
Choosing between written and video – 4:24
Optional essay – 4:41
More information – 5:10

Additional information available on our FAQs page.

Making the mistake of simply talking about the concrete qualities of the university (such as the size of the student population, the amount of programs offered, and the proximity to Boston) without at least mentioning specific detail will cost you. Instead, focus on concrete examples such as a college visit to drive into your sensory and authentic impressions of the student body. Use a lifelong passion for a discipline, regardless of experience, to detail which specific faculty members you would love to work with. And profess your love for the Boston Central Library; though specific, it shows that you know your life at BU will be more than just the college and tourist sites.


Another example of a response to this prompt could start by taking note that the school offers one of the most comprehensive examples of diversity in coursework that a student can experience. Many other institutions do not offer such a wide array of studies, including such courses as remote sensing, aerospace engineering, hospitality administration, and lighting design. This would allow the latter part of the response to communicate how you’re not ready to settle into one particular subject area and want to maximize your breadth of study.


On the other hand, while BU is able to retain its status as a liberal arts institution, students who have already made up their minds on what they wish to study can pursue degrees that are much more specific. For example, for the precocious scholar who has known for years that she wants to study the ocean and its inhabitants — as evidenced by her diving credentials and high school projects on sea cows — being able to focus on marine science in college would give her a substantial leg up on another college graduate who was not able to study the subject more in depth than a major in general biology.


Above all else when responding to this prompt, be sure to distinguish yourself from other applicants. While a longer word count might allow for more general statements, in this case, every single topic that is mentioned in the prompt should be clearly illustrated and inapplicable to other applicants. It is indeed a difficult exercise in persuasion to have your reader remember you after only 250 words, but that is the test that BU has devised to qualify an applicant, so please remain mindful of that fact as you write.


Luckily, our Boston University essay specialists are trained in creating responses to such tricky prompts, so please do not hesitate to reach out to schedule a free consultation.


So have fun writing, write confidently, and good luck!


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