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Cambridge Judge MBA Essay Questions And Tips


Essay 1


Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:

  • What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
  • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
  • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?


Show clarity about your short-term goals. Which industry, type of organization, role, why? What kind of challenges will you take up, what will you like to learn and contribute? Where do you expect the short-term goal to take you?  what skills would you need to accomplish your goals, which of these do you already possess, which ones will you like to acquire through the MBA? How will the Cambridge MBA help you acquire the skills and contribute to these goals, also to address the learning objectives you may have set.


Essay 2


What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words) 


When you didn't achieve what you set out to achieve, what did you think, feel, do? What did you take away from the experience?


Essay 3


Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 words)