OMG! IE Application Essays


sally

awesome, congratulations! You (and your friend, too!) should join the Facebook group for our class. It's called "IE MBA November 2010 intake"

Here's the link, but you need to be logged onto Facebook for it to work: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=app_2373072738&gid=231361317563#!/group.php?v=wall&gid=231361317563

We've got lots of discussions going on about preparing for the move to Spain :)

awesome, congratulations! You (and your friend, too!) should join the Facebook group for our class. It's called "IE MBA November 2010 intake"

Here's the link, but you need to be logged onto Facebook for it to work: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=app_2373072738&gid=231361317563#!/group.php?v=wall&gid=231361317563

We've got lots of discussions going on about preparing for the move to Spain :)
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SarahM

Thanks Sally for so many valuable tips. I wrote you a personal message. Hope you see it soon. I am also interested in IE Business School. Regards,

Thanks Sally for so many valuable tips. I wrote you a personal message. Hope you see it soon. I am also interested in IE Business School. Regards,
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sal

Is it too late to apply for the Nov 2010 intake?

Is it too late to apply for the Nov 2010 intake?
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sally

nope! IE has "rolling" admissions so you can apply at any time, and join the next intake as long as it isn't filled up. (if it is you could join the April 2010 or Nov 2011 intakes instead.) I have heard the Nov class usually gets full around July. So... if you apply now and are accepted you should have enough time to secure a spot. It seems to usually take about a month to a month and a half to get your final result once you submit all your application materials.

nope! IE has "rolling" admissions so you can apply at any time, and join the next intake as long as it isn't filled up. (if it is you could join the April 2010 or Nov 2011 intakes instead.) I have heard the Nov class usually gets full around July. So... if you apply now and are accepted you should have enough time to secure a spot. It seems to usually take about a month to a month and a half to get your final result once you submit all your application materials.
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sal

Thanks for the immediate response.
Sally, one more question. How different is the International MBA from the masters in telecom business.My doubt was if I get into masters in telecom business will it reduce my scope of options post MBA.is the masters in teleocm business course for less experienced people.I have been in the teleocm domain for about 6.5 years so wanted to ask.

Thanks for the immediate response.
Sally, one more question. How different is the International MBA from the masters in telecom business.My doubt was if I get into masters in telecom business will it reduce my scope of options post MBA.is the masters in teleocm business course for less experienced people.I have been in the teleocm domain for about 6.5 years so wanted to ask.
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sally

You know, I am not that familiar with IE's masters programs outside of the IMBA. The IMBA is certainly the most well-known and most esteemed program at IE. It's also the most competitive to get into. I think there are probably some advantages to the masters in telecom biz becuase it's very specialized. Maybe you could contact IE and ask if there's a current Master in Telecom student who could speak to you about why he chose that program over the MBA?
Another thing is that the Masters programs don't usually require as much work experience as the MBA. The MBA is geared at professionals who want to advance their careers, while masters are typically geared at recent graduates who are just starting their careers. So, your classmates might be younger if you choose the masters route.

I have actually heard that with the IE application you are actually allowed to apply to the IMBA and another masters program simultaneously. There is one person in the Facebook group who said he is doing that. So, that might be an option for you. Although, if you do that it seems like you're putting the decision of which program you join into the school's hands! I would only do it if you would really be equally happy in either program.

You know, I am not that familiar with IE's masters programs outside of the IMBA. The IMBA is certainly the most well-known and most esteemed program at IE. It's also the most competitive to get into. I think there are probably some advantages to the masters in telecom biz becuase it's very specialized. Maybe you could contact IE and ask if there's a current Master in Telecom student who could speak to you about why he chose that program over the MBA?
Another thing is that the Masters programs don't usually require as much work experience as the MBA. The MBA is geared at professionals who want to advance their careers, while masters are typically geared at recent graduates who are just starting their careers. So, your classmates might be younger if you choose the masters route.

I have actually heard that with the IE application you are actually allowed to apply to the IMBA and another masters program simultaneously. There is one person in the Facebook group who said he is doing that. So, that might be an option for you. Although, if you do that it seems like you're putting the decision of which program you join into the school's hands! I would only do it if you would really be equally happy in either program.
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SarahM

Hi, Did you start writing the question and then the arguments? Did you put only one question?

Hi, Did you start writing the question and then the arguments? Did you put only one question?

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sally

Are you talking about the "president" question?
I asked several questions of the president. I basically said "I would ask him abc question because of xyz reason."

I actually talked about this earlier in this thread. I said:

"I did, I talked about three things 1) inequality in American education. 2) The death penalty and how wrong it is 3) Middle Eastern foreign policy, and how terrible it has been historically. "

Are you talking about the "president" question?
I asked several questions of the president. I basically said "I would ask him abc question because of xyz reason."

I actually talked about this earlier in this thread. I said:

"I did, I talked about three things 1) inequality in American education. 2) The death penalty and how wrong it is 3) Middle Eastern foreign policy, and how terrible it has been historically. "
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SarahM

Thanks. Yes, i am talking about the president question. I read what you said about talking about a few topics in the same essay, but i was not sure how did you start writing it. I felt afraid about asking three questions when IE is asking just to ask one. But if everything went fine with you, i suppose it is not strictly one question. In my case, i have like 4 questions but each of these questions are related to one same subject, one is more like " would you be willing to change this reality" and other is more like " why has existed a lack of political will to change that specific policy". I mean my questions are all provocated by a situation in my country that i feel has been able to be solved long before, if the corresponding measures were not ambiguous. What do you think? Asnwering "why to the question", did you tell why is it important to you or did you tell the story of that problem in your country?
Thanks and sorry for the long post.

Thanks. Yes, i am talking about the president question. I read what you said about talking about a few topics in the same essay, but i was not sure how did you start writing it. I felt afraid about asking three questions when IE is asking just to ask one. But if everything went fine with you, i suppose it is not strictly one question. In my case, i have like 4 questions but each of these questions are related to one same subject, one is more like " would you be willing to change this reality" and other is more like " why has existed a lack of political will to change that specific policy". I mean my questions are all provocated by a situation in my country that i feel has been able to be solved long before, if the corresponding measures were not ambiguous. What do you think? Asnwering "why to the question", did you tell why is it important to you or did you tell the story of that problem in your country?
Thanks and sorry for the long post.
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sally

I mainly talked about why the issues I brought up are problems in my country, but I also provided my opinion on each matter.

That's not to say that my approach is the best one! I saved this essay question for last, and I ended up writing it very quickly because I needed to submit my application before my IE Admission Test expired (It's only valid for 45 days -- I'm not sure why that is! Maybe to motivate people to turn in their applications!)

So, what I ended up doing was answering the question very straight-forwardly.

I started by literally saying something like:
If I had the opportunity to meet with US President Barack Obama there are several things I would want to ask him about. Most importantly, I feel that the state of American education is unacceptable. I would ask him why he has not made improving equality in education a larger priority in his presidency.... then I went on to explain the problems in education.

I wrote about a paragraph on that topic, and then transitioned into the next, but just saying:

"Another issue that I would ask Obama about is .. xyz."

As for the multiple-topic thing, the way I read it, the essay prompt doesn't say anything about limiting to one question. It simply says: "If you had the opportunity, what would you ask the president or leader of your country, and why?"

Although, had I had more to say about a single topic I might have limited it to one. I just felt like if I chose just one topic it would not have adequately displayed my knoweldge of political affiars and various convictions :) But if you're taking on a fundemental political issue, I think you could focus on just that topic and your essay could be great!

If you know what your questions are, I think you've completed the hardest part! My method, is to just start writing the essay the same way you would say it if you were talking about it in a conversation or an interview. Once you have it down on paper, it's much easier to edit what you've written and make it perfect!

I mainly talked about why the issues I brought up are problems in my country, but I also provided my opinion on each matter.

That's not to say that my approach is the best one! I saved this essay question for last, and I ended up writing it very quickly because I needed to submit my application before my IE Admission Test expired (It's only valid for 45 days -- I'm not sure why that is! Maybe to motivate people to turn in their applications!)

So, what I ended up doing was answering the question very straight-forwardly.

I started by literally saying something like:
If I had the opportunity to meet with US President Barack Obama there are several things I would want to ask him about. Most importantly, I feel that the state of American education is unacceptable. I would ask him why he has not made improving equality in education a larger priority in his presidency.... then I went on to explain the problems in education.

I wrote about a paragraph on that topic, and then transitioned into the next, but just saying:

"Another issue that I would ask Obama about is .. xyz."

As for the multiple-topic thing, the way I read it, the essay prompt doesn't say anything about limiting to one question. It simply says: "If you had the opportunity, what would you ask the president or leader of your country, and why?"

Although, had I had more to say about a single topic I might have limited it to one. I just felt like if I chose just one topic it would not have adequately displayed my knoweldge of political affiars and various convictions :) But if you're taking on a fundemental political issue, I think you could focus on just that topic and your essay could be great!

If you know what your questions are, I think you've completed the hardest part! My method, is to just start writing the essay the same way you would say it if you were talking about it in a conversation or an interview. Once you have it down on paper, it's much easier to edit what you've written and make it perfect!
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sal

Hey guys,
I see that there are quite a few guys alrdy with an admit.Jus was curious to know abt the GMAT scores of the admitted people.
Will help me decide if I really fit in.

Hey guys,
I see that there are quite a few guys alrdy with an admit.Jus was curious to know abt the GMAT scores of the admitted people.
Will help me decide if I really fit in.
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sal

Hello ,

Can anyone please give me some pointers to write the 9th essay:
aspirations in peronal,professional,financial.
I am just stuck with this last one. What is expected out in this essay.

Hello ,

Can anyone please give me some pointers to write the 9th essay:
aspirations in peronal,professional,financial.
I am just stuck with this last one. What is expected out in this essay.

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sally

I think it's open to interpretation. I took it as: Why do you want to be financially successful?

I think it's open to interpretation. I took it as: Why do you want to be financially successful?
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sal

Thanks Sally...
Let me think about it...
One more question : Did you get the recommendation letters and post it along wih your application or shld my recommenders post it themselves.

Thanks Sally...
Let me think about it...
One more question : Did you get the recommendation letters and post it along wih your application or shld my recommenders post it themselves.
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sally

Hey Sal,

I just had my recommenders send their letters to me and then sent them along with my application. Remember that they need to use the special IE form! I didn't realize that until the last minute and had to have my recommenders re-do their letters!

Shaheen

Hey Sal,

I just had my recommenders send their letters to me and then sent them along with my application. Remember that they need to use the special IE form! I didn't realize that until the last minute and had to have my recommenders re-do their letters!

Shaheen
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bjnana

hello,
I want to ask abt "admission test".if I use online application ,can i active application before i take the test.and what form and content the test is abt? writing paper or interview? thank you very much!O(∩_∩)O~

hello,
I want to ask abt "admission test".if I use online application ,can i active application before i take the test.and what form and content the test is abt? writing paper or interview? thank you very much!O(∩_∩)O~
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sally

bjanna,

take a look at this thread that has some comments about the admission test: http://www.find-mba.com/board/12703

You can take it before or after you submit your application. If it is before, you need to submit your application within 40 days of taking the test I believe.

bjanna,

take a look at this thread that has some comments about the admission test: http://www.find-mba.com/board/12703

You can take it before or after you submit your application. If it is before, you need to submit your application within 40 days of taking the test I believe.
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sal

hey Sally,

Should I post my application/docs directly to IE,Madrid or to the local IE office in my country. Is there any dis-advantage in sending the application to the local office in my country.

hey Sally,

Should I post my application/docs directly to IE,Madrid or to the local IE office in my country. Is there any dis-advantage in sending the application to the local office in my country.
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sally

Not really. If you send it to the local office they will just put it in another envelope and send it to Madrid. So, it could save you some postage, but cost you a little time. If you want it to get looked at ASAP, I'd send it straight to Madrid.

Not really. If you send it to the local office they will just put it in another envelope and send it to Madrid. So, it could save you some postage, but cost you a little time. If you want it to get looked at ASAP, I'd send it straight to Madrid.
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bjnana

bjanna,

take a look at this thread that has some comments about the admission test: http://www.find-mba.com/board/12703

You can take it before or after you submit your application. If it is before, you need to submit your application within 40 days of taking the test I believe.

thank sally very much!!O(∩_∩)O~

<blockquote>bjanna,

take a look at this thread that has some comments about the admission test: http://www.find-mba.com/board/12703

You can take it before or after you submit your application. If it is before, you need to submit your application within 40 days of taking the test I believe.</blockquote>
thank sally very much!!O(&#8745;_&#8745;)O~
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