Categories: Essay Analysis:2011-2012
Explain why you chose your current job. How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years? How will an MBA assist you in the development of these ambitions?
After you completed your academic career, what factors led you to choose your current job –or in case you had been in a different job before, what prompted you to make a change e.g. enlarged scope of work, opportunity to work on a new product development etc. And now that you are making the choice to pursue an MBA, what do you find missing in your current job, which is driving this decision? Broadly what career path would you like to follow –you need not be 100% specific, but you need to have a coherent career path, in line with your interests and your decision to pursue an MBA. This will also answer the question about how the MBA will help you achieve your chosen career goals.
Which recent development, world event or book has most influenced your thinking and why?
How do you assimilate influences around you to acquire a new perspective or to deepen your insight about a particular issue? This is the thrust of this question. The scope of the answer is pretty vast, so to give yourself some direction, you could perhaps think of an issue which has had a bearing on some recent decision/action you have taken. For e.g. the revolution in Egypt brought about by the power of social networking has prompted you to deeply examine the extent to which you have leveraged this power in your marketing campaigns.