Cool MBA Tool: MBA Essay Map – Online Google Doc with Essay Topics from Top US, Asian and European Business Schools

MBA Essay Map: View all business school essays, side by side, in one succinct view.

The wealth of online information about the business school application process and programs is staggering.
  • I certainly appreciate the opportunity to gather a number of differing viewpoints on essays topics and school culture, for example.
I also know that as b-school applicants navigate through the application process, they do have the potential to get lost in the weeds.

  • As I have seen with many MBA applicants, they get “analysis paralysis”, innudated by almost too much data.
  • Having worked in management consulting, I come from the school of tell me what I need to know, when I need to know it and how I can use it to get the right result.
  • In finance terms, I want to see a balance sheet. Give me a snapshot of where I stand today.
This is why I created the “MBA Essay Map“.
  • The MBA Essay Map rolls up all essay questions from top US, Asian and European MBA programs.
  • It puts them all in one view, side by side, for comparitive purposes.
  • I also included a side by side comparison of word limits and deadlines. This should help an applicant estimate workload and timing so they can address the writing process in the most efficient manner.
The Map also includes specific formatting requirements for each program and any specific reapplicant stipulations.
  • I can not tell you how many times I have seen essays submitted using the wrong format or reapplicants who neglected to follow the rules. This is a huge red flag for the admissions committee.
View the “MBA Essay Map” here:
-Paul Lanzillotti

Cool MBA Tool: Get All of the Top MBA Programs' Deadlines and Important Dates in Google Calendar

This Monday, we will introduce Veritas Prep’s “Top MBA Program Deadlines and Important Dates” calendar! This calendar will serve as an important tools for those navigating the business school application process.
  • Deadlines and notification dates are listed for top US, European and Asian MBA programs.
  • Additionally, dates are listed for full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs for each respective program.
This calendar will be publicly available to anyone logging onto Google Calendar. No log in or special software is required.
  • Additionally, you can add this calendar to your person Google Calendar by simply clicking the “Google Calendar” button located in the bottom right of your browser window.

For those that are increasingly saavy in their technical abilities and wish to sync Veritas Prep’s “Top MBA Program Deadlines and Important Dates” calendar with their MS Outlook or smartphone:

  • Use Google Calendar sync.
  • A primer on how to use this tool is posted here and here.