write successful MBA applications

Melbourne Business School Essay Questions and Tips


Your response to each question should be between 100 and 300 words long


1. What are your long term career goals?


What do you expect to achieve in your career? How do you want to contribute? How do you want to be remembered? What path are you likely to take?  


2. What is unique about your background and experience that you would bring to your classmates at MBS?


What are your most significant strengths and values? What experiences are you most proud of?


3. What gaps in your knowledge or skills do you hope that this program will help you to work on?


Refer briefly to the knowledge and skills you have already obtained by way of your education and work experience. Point at the career you expect to pursue immediately upon graduating. Identify the skills and abilities you will need in your post-MBA career. Write about aspects of the program that will help you develop the skills and abilities you lack. 


4. Describe a workplace situation where you had a responsibility for managing people. Reflect on what you learned.


Refer to a leadership experience. Talk about the challenges you faced and how you overcame them. If things took time to work well, talk about what you learned about managing people. If things worked well what made them work well.