Quite simply put, this is an optional essay that is worded in an interesting way. We would recommend to follow our advice for optional essays in general. As the name suggests, this is an optional essay and should be written only if you have something to clarify such as low GPA, low GMAT, gap in work experience, un usual choice of recommenders etc In addition to a traditional goal essay, IESE aims to understand what aspects of your profile needs enhancement and how you envision undergoing transformation at IESE. Let us evaluate your MBA potential and develop your game plan. Give us 15 minutes. The IESE MBA program attracts students from more than 64 different countries and offers a globally-minded education in either 15 or 19 months.
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By Barbara Selmo August 31, I have been blogging about how to embark on the MBA application process as a research project. But a recent conversation I had with a colleague thanks, James inspired me to jump right to an aspect of the application that many of you may not be ready for: the optional essay. Like a lot of other business schools, Babson offers you the opportunity to submit an optional essay, that is, an essay in addition to the three required. Like other schools, we let you decide your topic.
Virtually all the top business schools offer applicants the opportunity to address anything unusual or problematic within their profiles, using either the additional information section of the application or the optional essay. This way, MBA candidates can proactively explain any irregularities or inconsistencies so that the admissions committee understands the circumstances behind these issues and is not left to guess or make assumptions. Commonly, applicants will write an optional essay to explain or reveal one of the following kinds of issues:. Not everyone needs to write the optional essay, and by opting to not write this essay, you are not at any kind of disadvantage. It is a tool for those applicants with confusing, seemingly negative, or potentially troubling portions of their profile that the admissions committee will likely notice and question.