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Warwick Business School ranked 43rd in the 2020 Financial Times full-time MBA rankings and fourth in the UK, was the first UK B-school to receive the enviable triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. The core program of eight modules is followed by four electives, chosen from over 50 options. Full-time MBA students share these with Executive and Distance Learning MBAs, which adds networking opportunities.
Overseas electives include courses at the Guanghua School of Management in Beijing and the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, all students get to visit WBS’s exec education outpost in The Shard in London and go on an international visit to either Tongji School of Economics and Management in Shanghai or the Sauder School of Business in Vancouver. (A European partner will soon be added.) The school also takes students on “treks” to businesses such as Williams F1. A new tech focus also involves visits to the European HQs of businesses such as Google and Microsoft in Dublin.
WBS is one of a select group of British universities which gives students a six-month visa on graduation, rather than the standard three, which increases their chances of finding a job in the UK. Typically, 90% of students are international, holding the passports of around 30 countries. For more details Click Here…
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Warwick MBA Application Tips
Essay 1. Describe the short and long-term career goals you have set yourself and how the WBS MBA will help you to achieve these? Please limit your response to 350 words.
Quick essay Tips – To write career essays for Warwick MBA program, a very simple structure to follow is
- Explain your current position and work experience → 2. State your short and long term goals → 3. Skillsets you have acquired throughout your career so far → 4. Explain what you currently lack to attain your short and long term goal → 5. Show how an MBA from school like Warwick can help you bridge the gap in your skills to achieve your short term goal.
Detailed Essay writing Tips – The best and an easy approach to write this Warwick application essay is to break it into two parts:
- First Half – explain “what are your goals and why you need an MBA”
- Second Half – establish ”Why or how the Warwick MBA program is the perfect fit for you?”
First Half – Goals and why MBA?
Start with a strong introductory paragraph on who you are and what are your desired goals from an MBA.
Eg: “I am an engineer with four years of experience in the IT sector leading projects for clients across multiple countries. In the short term i want to transition from a software developer role to a product manager role”
For the main body, start on a strong note, show what skills you already have. B-schools in general prefer to see strong academic track record, progress in professional career, client management exposure, leadership and international experiences. Highlight some of your key achievements with numbers or awards that you may have received. Show your outstanding performance via the promotions or opportunities to lead or international deputation.
After establishing the strengths of your profile, move on to show how the limitation of your current role and skills are hindering your future career progress or desired transitions. Establish the need for upskilling yourself which can only be done via an MBA at this stage of your career. Talk about how an MBA can enhance your business acumen, leadership skills, soft skills for communication and presentation or provide you the network to grow your career or business.
This sets the context for your “Why MBA” argument. The first half of the essay explains what you already have and what you lack to grow in your career. Lastly how an MBA can unlock opportunities for you to grow.
Second Half – Why Warwick MBA?
To answer the – “why Warwick MBA” part of the essay, build your argument on 3-4 points which helps you fulfill the gaps in your skill set and achieve your goals. Reasons to choose the Warwick MBA program should align with your reason to do an MBA as mentioned in the first half of the essay.
Ensure your reasons portray a holistic approach to how you intend to gain/upskill from the MBA program. An easy way to structure can be to break it down across three buckets –
- Inside the class – what excites you the most about the Warwick MBA program in regards to the academic curriculum? Is it a particular specialization? Range of Electives? Quality of Professor? Feel free to name drop a few.
- Outside the class – outside of the academics, how do you plan to make the most of the opportunities available at Warwick? Clubs? Networking event? International exchanges? Leadership seminar? Speak with Alum, current students and find specifics which perfectly aligns with your needs to achieve your goals in a particular industry or function.
- Outside of campus – show how the overall school brand, alumni network which you would carry and be a part of long after your campus stint can help you build a successful career in the long term.
Summarize your entire essay in 3-4 lines and confidently portray how you believe the Warwick MBA program is the perfect next step or logical step for you to achieve your career goals and how you would be a great fit and valuable addition to the class if selected.
For Warwick MBA essay samples, you can also read some of the great essays written by our clients here on the sample essays page.
Essay 2. Outline the top strategic objectives for your current or previous organization and in what ways you have helped contribute to achieving these objectives? Please limit your response to 300 words.
Think through a successful or a challenging project that you have worked in your professional career. Then explain the question using the STAR Framework Situation → Task → Action → Result.
Describe the project you were working on to give a background to the reader. Describe how it was strategically aligned with the goals of the organization. Then explain what was expected out of your role for this project. Describe the specific actions you took to achieve the end result of the project. Show how you contributed to the success of the project. It is important to specify the end results that were achieved. Conclude with some awards or promotions you have received in the due course of the project or by showing your greatest learnings and how it has shaped your leadership experience