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Owen Vanderbilt Application Deadlines

Round 1 (23 Oct 2017), Round 2* (8 Jan 2018), Round 3 (5 Mar 2018), Round 4 (30 Apr 2018)

* Priority consideration for Scholars Day and Diversity Scholarship is given if you apply by Round 2

** Rolling admissions

Owen Vanderbilt Essays

While business school is a time for exploration, we do expect you to have a strong sense about why you want an MBA and what you hope to do once you graduate. Applying to business school is an introspective process and we want to make sure you have a good sense for what you want from a program, where you hope it will lead you and why Owen is well suited to help you attain your goals. Your essays give us great insight into your personality and your other unique qualities. While business school is a time for exploration, we do expect you to have a strong sense about why you want an MBA and what you hope to do once you graduate.

Owen Vanderbilt Essay 1: Explain your short-term and long-term career plans as specifically as possible. When combined with your studies at Owen, how will your background, previous experiences, interests and personal attributes enable you to pursue these goals successfully? (no more than 500 words and 3 double-spaced pages with a font size of 10 to 12 points)

Owen Vanderbilt Essay 2: In what ways would you impact Owen as a student and as an alumni? How would you create change within the Owen community? (no more than 500 words and 3 double-spaced pages with a font size of 10 to 12 points)

Accelerator Program: Based on your knowledge of Accelerator, please describe in a short essay the value you will add to your teammates and our program:

Owen Vanderbilt Optional Essay1: You are strongly encouraged to provide an additional statement to clarify and explain any of the following: gaps of more than three months in full-time employment, lack of recommendation from your current or most recent supervisor, limited full-time work experience (ignore if you are a recent undergraduate), poor academic performance, weak test scores, academic misconduct, violations of the law, or anything else you think is important for the Admissions Committee to know about you that is not already addressed elsewhere in your application. Applicants reactivating a previous application submitted within the last two years should provide their additional statement here. (500 words maximum)

Owen Vanderbilt Optional Essay 2: You may provide in the space below any additional information you would like for us to consider that would strengthen your application.

Diversity Scholarship - Underrepresented Minorities

To enhance the educational experience of all students, we seek to increase diversity in the student body. Therefore, we offer up to three scholarships ranging from $20,000 to full tuition awarded based on the degree to which an individual demonstrates how he/she has supported the academic, personal or professional advancement of U.S. underrepresented minorities (individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and are of African American, American Indian, Hispanic American, or Pacific Island American descent). To be considered, you must submit an essay (250 words max) describing the most relevant experiences that qualify you for this award. Priority consideration is given to applicants who apply by our January application deadline.

Diversity Scholarship - Women

To enhance the educational experience of all students, we seek to increase diversity in the student body. Therefore, we offer up to three scholarships ranging from $20,000 to full tuition awarded based on the degree to which an individual demonstrates how he/she has supported the academic, personal or professional advancement of women. To be considered, you must submit an essay (250 words max) describing the most relevant experiences that qualify you for this award. Priority consideration is given to applicants who apply by our January application deadline.

Owen Vanderbilt Resume:  We require a resume with your online application. It should be one page in length and in the form that you would normally present to a prospective employer.