Stanford Graduate School of Business – MBA Essay Samples

Stanford MBA Essay Sample 1: What matters most to you, and why?

Consistent excellence in all my pursuits, professional or personal, matters the most to me. As a child I drew inspiration from my father who never settled for anything less than “The Best of the Best”. He is a gold medalist in his academic endeavors and has always excelled in life. More of this MBA Essay

Stanford MBA Essay Sample 2: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal that was challenging or frustrating.  

I can relate to a high-value deal made during my first job right after my M.B.A. I was handling modular office furniture sales at ABC Inc. As a part of the pitch for a large-scale project at ABC, an enterprise customer, we had installed a workstation (product) demo unit at the company’s bid office. More of this  essay on challenge

Essay Sample 3: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established or expected.

I can relate to my tenure at ABC Inc. where my initial responsibility was that of a new product developed manager. The exciting opportunity of conceptualizing and positioning the ABC brand (known more in the institutional-investor segment) in the retail investor space (B2C) brought in tremendous enthusiasm. Read More of this MBA essay

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