Posted on May 30, 2017

UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Question & Deadlines- 2017-18

UCLA-Anderson-2 UCLA Anderson School of Management has posted  Essay Question and Deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions cycle.

Application Deadlines:

Round 1

Application due: October 6, 2017
Decision released: December 15, 2017

Round 2

Application due: January 5, 2018
Decision released: March 29, 2018

Round 3

Application due: April 12, 2018
Decision released: May 24, 2018

Applicants must submit their application by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the day of the deadline to be considered for that round. The online application will be available starting August 1, 2017.

Essay Question:

The essay question remains unchanged from last season.  Like last year, applicants will respond to only one required essay question for the 2017-18 admissions cycle.

First-Time Applicants (Required Essay):

We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly, and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)

Optional Essay:

The following essay is optional. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay. Please note that we only accept written essays.

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)

Re-Applicant Essay:

Re-applicants who applied for the MBA program starting in 2016 or 2017 are required to complete the following essay:

Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words maximum)

Please note:
Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee. The best essays are introspective, genuine, and succinct in directly answering our questions and responding to our topics.

For more information, check out the Anderson MBA admissions website :

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