As a London Business School prospective MBA student you know that LBS Essay is amongst the most important aspects of the admission process.
Each year thousands of applicants look forward to being accepted into the MBA programme, but how do you steer your way through them? By writing essays that make an impression about YOU.
The first part of this guide to writing the best LBS Essays aims to provide you with tons of useful information on how to answer efficiently and accurately the first three essay questions for the "LBS Essay section" of the London Business School application process.
Before I go in details, I would like to tell you that this guide will also help prospective students prepare for post graduate goals and learn effective tips to convey management and leadership abilities. So, if you are one of them, make sure you get as much details as you can from this guide. You can find the details on London Business School's MBA programme and other programmes here.
LBS Essay #1: Discuss Your Career Progress And Explain Why Now Is The Right Time To Undertake An MBA At LBS
The first mandatory essay question deals with the factors you weighed in, that made you pursue a post graduate program at LBS. So, discuss your current career progress and explain why now is the right time for you to enroll in an MBA at LBS. Here's how you can do that:
- Demonstrating how your career has evolved and the way in which you think that MBA at LBS will help you reach your most immediate career objectives after graduation.
- Clearly outlining the reason why this is the right time for you to do an MBA and why LBS is the best choice for you.
Be really compelling about the reasons why LBS would make a difference in your career path.
Tackling so many issues effectively in only 500 words can be hard but be sure to make an excellent first impression by using a direct, straight forward style and carefully choosing the most meaningful words for your reply in this essay. One of the most interesting & valuable tool that LBS website offers is a section on career impact and how LBS degree can positively impact your business career. Refer to this excellent tool, when writing your replies to the LBS Essay.
London Business School career impact page - click here
LBS Essay #2: Where do you see your career progressing five years after graduation and what is your long term career vision?
The second mandatory essay in the LBS Essay application progress is linked to the first one, but differs slightly. In this essay, the admission team at LBS wants you to highlight the importance of your short and long term goals after graduation. Be creative, but you must link your goals to LBS in an intelligent and insightful way.
In terms of short term goals, LBS wants to hear about your short term professional goals after graduation. These have to be realistic and achievable, LBS will test your credibility. In terms of long term goals, LBS wants to hear about your long term career vision and how an MBA at LBS will help you on your way to achieve this. This part of the LBS Essay must be clear and practical.
LBS Essay #3: Give a specific example of when you have had to test your leadership and team working skills
This LBS Essay question asks you to describe through an example, your leadership and teamwork skills. Prospective students, you must relate your skills with LBS study group and discuss how your leadership and study skills will work in this scenario. Thus, you should choose an example that clearly shows that you are a good listener, that you encourage your partners, that you are a good decision maker and that you know how to manage time efficiently. This essay should convey how you would put all those skills into practice in your role as a member of a study group at LBS.
I hope by now, you must have a clear idea on what to write for the first three essay questions. So, get started right away and make sure to nail these essays. Before we move on and discuss the most effective way to address essay questions 4 - 6, let me know if you have any questions and share your feedback in the comments section.