Stanford GSB | Ms. Quadrilingual Amazon
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 63%
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
GMAT 740 (target), GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Gay Techie
GRE 332, GPA 3.88
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
NYU Stern | Ms. Luxury Retail
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Ms. Russland Native
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Aerospace Engineer
GRE 327, GPA 3.92
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2

NYU Stern Unveils Big Changes To MBA App

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Studying at the NYU Stern School of Business – Ethan Baron photo


Asked how he would complete the new ‘six pack’ requirement, Gallogly says he would start with an empty square “because I think one of the pieces is seeing what isn’t. I am a big believer in the power of open space, the power of possibility, and the power to not see what there is but to imagine what there will be.

“Another would probably be around different ways you can actually write or express the concept of six, from Roman numerals, to writing out the word, to different symbols because how you get focused on a specific idea can really limit your ability to come up with other ideas.

“I would take a before-and-after picture of some furniture. One of my passions is taking old, beat-up furniture off Craig’s List. I pick them up, repair them and usually paint them and try to reimagine them and bring them new life. One of my great de-stressers is actually painting old furniture and then I flip it. It’s nice to have a self-funding hobby.

“Then probably something nature realted. I love the city, but I also need my respites from the city. I like to go out and hike and be connected to things that are not urban.

“And probably a shot of family members. I don’t think we get where we are without that kind of support and growth.

“And the last one I guess would be something that symbolizes a mirror. It’s really important to be self-reflective and to think about where you are, where you’re headed, what you want to develop in yourself, and what kind of contributions you are making. A mirror to be is a symbol of that.”


Now, MBA applicants can be considered for multiple MBA programs at the same time using a single application. Candidates will select a primary program – Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Tech MBA or Fashion & Luxury MBA—and may choose to select alternate programs for consideration. Applicants can explain their program preferences and how they align with their goals through a complementary essay.

NYU Stern also announced its application deadlines for the upcoming season:

Full time MBA – October 15, January 15 and March 15 (there is no longer a November 15 deadline)

New Specialized MBAs (Fashion & Luxury MBA and Tech MBA) – September 15 and November 15

Part-time MBA (for Spring term) – September 15 and November 15

The NYU Stern MBA application includes a data form, resume/CV, work history form, two professional recommendations, academic transcript, standardized test scores, essay 1: Goals,  essay 2: Program fit, essay 3: “Pick Six” visual essay, essay 4: Optional essay, and EQ Endorsement.


About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.