HEC Paris Deadlines 2015 Intake

HEC uses a rolling admissions process; the remaining deadlines are as follows

January 2015 Intake

Application Deadline: July 1, 2014
Decision Date: July 25, 2014

Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
Decision Date: September 19, 2014

Application Deadline: September 15, 2014
Decision Date: October 17, 2014

Application Deadline: October 15, 2014
Decision Date: November 14, 2014

Application Deadline: November 15, 2014
Decision Date: December 19, 2014

HEC Paris Essay & Recommendation Questions 2014-2015 INTAKE

HEC Paris MBA Essays 2014-2015

Answer each essay topic listed below as completely and candidly as possible. Essays should be typed and should not exceed the number of words assigned.

HEC Paris Essay 1. Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the HEC MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)

HEC Paris Essay 2. What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)

HEC Paris Essay 3. Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)

HEC Paris Essay 4. Imagine a life entirely different from the one you now lead, what would it be? (250 words)

HEC Paris Essay 5. Please choose from one of the following essays: (250 words)

A. What monument or site would you advise a first-time visitor to your country or city to discover, and why?

B. Certain books, movies or plays have had an international success that you believe to be undeserved. Choose an example and analyse it.

C. What figure do you most admire and why? You may choose from any field (arts, literature, politics, business, etc).

HEC Paris Optional Essay. Is there any additional information you would like to share with us? (900 words)



How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate?

If this is a work related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long?

Candidate’s abilities:

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
Creativity / Innovative

Proficiency in English:

Candidate’s first language?

If the candidate’s first language is not English, please comment on his/her level of competence

Written Listening / Comprehension
Spoken Reading

Candidate’s strengths and weaknesses:

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

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

Simon Rochester Essay & Recommendation Questions 2014-2015 INTAKE

Simon Rochester MBA Essays 2014-2015

The Admissions Committee considers the response to the one required essay question and the requested information about the applicant’s employment history to be extremely important in the selection process. Please provide a well constructed essay that answers all questions in the 500 words allotted for the essay.

Simon Rochester Essay 1. Describe your short-term and long-term goals for post-MBA. Given the fluctuation of economic and industry hiring trends, please identify a back-up plan should your short-term goal not be immediately attainable. How does your past education and experience support your career objectives? What aspects of the Simon School program make it a good choice for your graduate study?  (250-500 word limit)

Simon Rochester Essay 2. In 25 words or less, provide us with a fun and interesting fact about yourself. (25 word limit)

Simon Rochester Optional Essay. Share any information that you think is important in the evaluation of your application, including any concerns you think the Admissions Committee may have regarding your application. (500 word limit)

Simon Rochester Resume: Provide a current resume, including employment history, post-secondary educational history, nonacademic interests and activities, awards received, and examples of leadership roles. For MBA or MS applicants who lack full-time employment, please include internships and/or part-time experience. (limit 2 pages)

ISB asks for a Video Essay & starts personalised counseling sessions

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has introduced a video essay as a part of the application for PGP 2014.

The subject of the video essay is “Life to me is… 

The video needs to be uploaded in either .mpeg, .mpg or .wmv formats. This essay is primarily meant to give applicants as wide a latitude as possible to express themselves and bring out their strengths that are otherwise not possible in the other essays. Through this 90-second video clip, applicants can showcase their ability to articulate and their communication skills. The content of the video is as important as is the necessity for the applicant to be present in the video.

ISB has also started personalised counseling sessions for all who have logged into the PGP application portal to help tackle different aspects of the application process better.


NUS Singapore MBA and 4 other admits for Indian IT Engineer Male

Greetings everyone! What a fine morning. Let’s have MBA, CAT, GMAT for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great taste for food. But these abbreviations are hyped so much, they were my first thought in the morning when I was preparing.

About myself, I graduated as an engineer, worked with an IT consultancy firm and am now joining a business school. Sounds familiar?

I followed my parents’ advice and studied engineering. Observing my seniors’ fat packages I appeared for CAT. I didn’t read anything about any institutes, I just followed what Chintu Uncle’s son and Swami the topper were doing. Gave CAT a shot, didn’t make the cut. I thank my stars for that.
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