MBA Goals Essay Sample: Strong Post-MBA Aspirations

MBA Goals Essay Sample

I find this statement so relatable when it comes to MBA applications (MBA Goals). Business schools are looking for simple yet strong stories in your MBA essays; your resume is sufficient to walk them through facts and numbers, KPIs, and Revenues. If your essays don’t tell a coherent story, you dangerously undermine your chances of making it through to a top MBA program, despite having a fantastic profile. Your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals play a crucial role in telling your story to the admissions committee.

One of the most common problems that I have observed amongst candidates during our profile evaluation calls is that they lack clarity of vision, because of which they are not able to clearly frame their post-MBA goals. As a consequence, they fail to lay a strong foundation for their story. 

TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND FURTHER, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING MBA GOALS ESSAY (DARDEN SAMPLE ESSAY): 

WHAT IS YOUR SHORT-TERM, POST-MBA GOAL, AND WHY? (150 WORDS)

Seeing my grandma suffer from asthma due to unavailability of clean-fuel, I realized the true significance of environmental-pollution in our lives.

To offset extreme environmental-impacts of Oil-industry, I worked on several key-initiatives at ABC Corp., promoting waste-optimization and reducing emissions by 80%. In long-term, I aim to lead projects aimed at significantly reducing waste, emissions and carbon-footprint, helping businesses transition to greener-future.

Accordingly, post-MBA, I aim to work in the operations practice of large consulting firms, leading in operations-consulting and sustainability-advisory, such as Kearney or McKinsey, where I will further enhance strategy, market-analysis, and operations-optimization skills.

Accumulating useful analytical, project-management and managerial skills at ABC Corp., I believe Darden-MBA will be perfect next-stop for me. With courses such as “Sustainability-and-Business” and “Operations-Strategy”, opportunity to develop industry-networks through Consulting and Energy Club events, and unique CASE-solving experience alongside my diverse-learning team, I will have outstanding opportunities to bolster my personal and professional credentials.

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In this short essay, you notice how coherently the candidate has established the connection between his passion, goals, why MBA, why a specific school, and Impact (too in just 150 words). 

This clearly showcases how important it is to have clarity on your post-MBA goals if you want to write a convincing story in your MBA applications

Our team has carefully curated a beautiful article on how you can write a killer post-MBA goals essay that could land you into a top MBA program.  So do give it a read and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

And if you are still struggling with your post-MBA goals for your MBA application, I would be happy to hear your story and guide you accordingly in our 45 min profile evaluation call. 

Thoughts on Post-MBA goals by our Co-Founder Paridhi Singh

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