Emory University, Goizueta School of Business – MBA Essay Samples

MBA Essay Sample 1

List one of your most significant professional or organizational accomplishments. Describe your precise role in this event and how it has helped to shape your management skills. 

After a very successful stint of managing the product and process functions of our business unit for the state of Gujarat (ABC Inc. , July 2007 to April 2008), I was prompted to take charge of the western zone of India comprising the important states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa. The senior management immediately entrusted me with the task of achieving a turnaround in the business. The goal was to strengthen the company’s market share in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) banking and drive significant increase in revenues from the segment.  Read More of this sample MBA essay on accomplishments

MBA Essay Sample 2

Of Goizueta’s core values (courage, integrity, accountability, rigor, diversity, team, community), which value resonates most with you and why?

Of Goizeuta’s core values, Integrity resonates most with me. Hailing from a financial services background, much of my success and long-term customer relationships have been made possible due to my adherence to integrity.

My first major learnings in integrity were during my tenure with ABC. In a particular case, we were competing for the insurance policy of a Rs. 5000 Cr. (US$ 1100 Mn) power project – a deal with potential annual revenue (premium) of US$ 7 Mn. While the prospect of crossing more than 1000% of my target did make me ecstatic, a proper case scrutiny was much needed. After thorough inquiries, we found that the project contractor’s reputation as also certain other key risk-related observations were not on positive note. Without a second thought, I refused to underwrite the policy – thus avoiding a near “catastrophic” risk exposure on our part. Read More of this sample MBA essay


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