Essays That Worked for Business Schools

Essays That Worked for Business Schools

40 Essays from Successful Applications to the Nation's Top Business Schools

By Boykin Curry; Brian Kasbar; Emily Angel Baer (Revised by)

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345450432, 145pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2003


“Applicants looking for the competitive edge in getting accepted at the business school of their choice may want to peruse this book.” –Security Traders Handbook

Every year, thousands apply for a finite number of places in business schools. With similar grades, backgrounds, and goals, sometimes the only thing that can make an applicant stand out is the application essay. It’s the best chance you have to shine and tip the balance in your favor.

Essays That Worked for Business Schools shows that the best essays are brief, sincere, and personal. Some are off the wall, some are bold, all are unique to their creator. One applicant writes about starting his own airline. Another tells about the corruption in his job as a defense contractor. And a third reflects on his license plate. From the thousands submitted each year, the forty essays in this book were considered some of the best by admissions officers at the nation’s top business schools. As this collection demonstrates, with creativity and effort you can turn almost any topic into an effective, successful essay for your business school application.

About the Author

Emily Angel Baer, Ph.D., is Associate Director of College Guidance at Memphis University School in Memphis. She is the Chairman of the Admissions Practices Committee and a member of the Executive Board of the Southern Association for College Counseling. Also look for these completely revised editions in the Essays That Worked(TM) series, each featuring five new essays and an appendix outlining how the Internet has changed the application process.

Praise For Essays That Worked for Business Schools

“An invaluable book for anyone trying to enter a business school.” –Small Press Review

“Frank, terse advice on the essay and the admissions processes for the schools.” –Memphis Business School