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Tippie MBA Essay Question - Fall 2014

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Application Section I - Personal Essay

Professional experience aside, tell us about the person behind the paper.

Creativity is encouraged! You can respond to this question in any form including: Video, social media, PowerPoint, blog post, etc. — all options are on the table!

Size limit: none

'Professional experience aside' is your cue to tell us more about you as a person. You can safely assume we're well-versed in your professional experience, based on the resume and career goals you shared. Applicants are welcome to approach the question in any manner, from basic to elaborate.

Submit your response on our Upload Application Materials page.


Supplemental Essay

If you feel that adverse conditions have played a substantial role in your educational development and if you would like the Admissions Committee to weigh the factors involved, please describe your situation in a written response and give a brief explanation of its impact on your academic record. Examples of circumstances that could merit consideration are significant economic, social, physical, or cultural factors in your background. Please limit your answer to 350 words or less.

Submit your response in a PDF or Word document (.doc or .docx) on our Upload Application Materials page.

Scholarship Eligibility Statement

To indicate eligibility for our Returning Iowan or Service Distinction scholarship awards, please submit a short statement containing which award you are eligible for and why. Please limit your answer to 100 words or less.

Submit your response in a PDF or Word document (.doc or .docx) on our Upload Application Materials page.


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