London Business School 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach, Nov 13, 2020

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Are you seeking an MBA program with a global community and access to a major city? If so, London Business School may be a great option for you.

With acclaimed professors and visiting speakers from around the world, and students representing 66 nationalities in the class of 2021, London Business School is truly a global hub. Information on the class of 2021 also notes that 38% of students are female, and students have an average of 5 years of pre-MBA experience.

If you have decided that the London Business School full-time MBA program is a good fit for you, Personal MBA Coach is here to guide you through the essay-writing process.

The upcoming London Business School application deadlines are as follows:

Round 2: January 5, 2021

Round 3: March 4, 2021

Round 4: April 27, 2021

Once again, London Business School asks applicants to answer one required essay question. This year, the school is minimizing changes and keeping the question the same as the previous application cycle.

London Business School gives candidates the opportunity to answer an optional essay question as well, which also remains the same this year.

London Business School’s 2020-2021 MBA Application Essays:

Essay 1: What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words maximum)

Essay 2 (Optional): Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (500 words maximum)

Please see below for Personal MBA Coach’s tips on how to answer London Business School’s MBA application essay questions.

Personal MBA Coach’s MBA Essay Writing Tips:

Essay 1: What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words maximum)

This is a standard goals essay. Personal MBA Coach recommends beginning your essay by providing some background context about yourself and detailing your career accomplishments to date.

After sharing this background information, go on to discuss your MBA goals. If you are having trouble articulating your goals, take a look at Personal MBA Coach’s six key pieces of advice here.

The remaining bulk of your essay should specifically discuss how attending London Business School will help accomplish these goals. Be sure to research everything that London Business School’s MBA program has to offer and detail what you plan to take part in on campus. Is there a class you want to take? A club you hope to join? Mention these here and clearly explain how they relate to your MBA goals.

Essay 2 (Optional): Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (500 words maximum)

While I normally do not advise most candidates to complete optional essays, you should consider answering this essay. This is the chance to tell London Business School a bit more about who you are and what makes you unique.

Possible topics to cover here include extracurricular leadership roles or other work that is not presented in the rest of your application. This could be a personal story, triumph, or a side project you were involved in.

Founded by a Wharton and MIT graduate, we regularly help applicants navigate their applications each year. We also conduct mock interviews with former M7 interviewers on our team.

Personal MBA Coach has been helping candidates through all aspects of the MBA application process for 13 years with a 96% success rate. Call us today at +1 617-645-2424 or email [email protected] for a free consultation on your profile along with how we can help make your MBA dreams a reality!

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