Manchester Business School Essay and Recommendation Questions – 2014-2015 Intake

Essay Questions:

Manchester MBS MBA Essays 2014-2015

Please do not exceed the space provided. We require two admission essays and a presentation.

Manchester MBS Essay 1

Your Professional Experience and Achievements: Please describe and comment on your career progression to date. Please provide the dates of any promotions and details of any increased responsibility and salary. We would like to learn about the companies you have worked for, the breadth and depth of the knowledge you have acquired in the workplace, your key achievements, your management and international business experiences and the impact you have made in your different roles. Particularly highlight the parts of your career that demonstrate any of the following: Managing people (team, business area, department, company), Managing client relationships, Leading significant projects, Managing budgets, resources or processes, Defining/influencing strategy, International exposure, Entrepreneurial experience ( 500 words)

Manchester MBS Essay 2.

Your aspirations: What are your professional and personal aspirations and why is an MBA important in your plans? What type of industry sector(s), organisation(s) and location(s) would you ideally like to work in? How do you think your current experience combined with the Manchester Business School MBA will help you to achieve your aspirations? If you aren�t able to reach your primary goal immediately do you have a plan B?. (Minimum 300 words)

Manchester MBS Presentation

Tell us about you: Taking into account what we currently know about you from your CV and application, we would like you to send us a presentation to share with us anything else that you would like us to know. Your presentation will be printed and reviewed by the MBA Admissions Committee. There is no right answer to this question. The presentation is a blank canvas to paint a picture that will help us to know you better. We hope to learn about your personality, what makes you stand out, what motivates and interests you and why you are the right fit for our transformational MBA. Your presentation will be evaluated not on technical expertise but on the content, creativity and your ability to express your ideas.

Presentation Format: You can choose the software that works best for your creativity – PowerPoint, PDF, Word, Prezi etc. Check that your presentation is effective and the formatting preserved when printed. Please do not include motion images, videos, music or hyperlinks etc.  (Maximum 4 pages/slides)

Manchester MBS Resume

Your CV/resume must include each job you have taken since graduating from your undergraduate degree (if you have one) in reverse chronological order, starting with your current position. You must include the month/year start and end date, job title, company name and salary for each position undertaken. If you have worked in more than one position for the same company please show each position separately to highlight your career progression. For each position, include bullet points of your key responsibilities and achievements. Your CV/resume should ideally be no more than two pages in length.


Recommendation Questions:

1)What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents?

2)What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement?

3)What is your opinion of the candidate’s motivation towards, and suitability for a career in management?

4)Please evaluate the candidate in terms of the qualities below:

  • Intellectual or academic ability
  • Competence in current position
  • Oral communication skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Initiative/problem solving skills
  • Creative/innovative
  • Social skills
  •  Maturity
  • Candidates’s future management potential

5)Please elaborate on the evaluation you have given above and provide any additional clarification about the applicant, which you consider would be helpful to the Admissions Committee.