Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal?
(51 characters maximum)Examples of possible responses:“Work in business development for a media company.”“Join a strategy consulting firm.”“Launch a data-management start-up.”This short answer is as straightforward as they come.
For example, if your short-term goal is to be a product manager in a startup, you’ve shifted functions, but maintained an industry.
This makes your overall professional story coherent, sound, and feasible.
As always, we maintain an evaluation process that is holistic, focused on your aspirations, and curious about what you will bring to the Chicago Booth community.
Over the years, we have offered a number of different ways for applicants to tell us who you are and what inspires you.
If your goals are in line with your experiences and follow a reasonable track, the admissions committee will be excited to help you take your next step.
However, if you write your short-term goal to be a consultant in Mc Kinsey, you’ve shifted both industry and function.
What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them?
(100-750 words)The way this prompt is phrased clues you in to what they are interested in hearing.