Personal Statement

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The Labovitz MBA uses the standard personal statement prompts from the Graduate School. These are saved in a .doc, .pdf, or .txt format and uploaded individually on the online application.

Statement #1

Please provide a statement outlining your immediate educational and long-range career objectives in relation to your chosen field. If there is a particular faculty member with whom you wish to study, please give that person's name and explain why you want to study with that person. You may also wish to include other information, such as any undergraduate research experience, internships, or other experiences you may have had to document your preparation for advanced study in your chosen field.

Statement #2

Enrolling and graduating a diverse student body is central to the University of Minnesota's mission. Please write a statement that identifies the distinctive qualities, characteristics, and life experiences you would contribute to your graduate program and to the education of fellow students at the University of Minnesota. You may wish to include examples that address your contribution to the diversity of the student body and illustrate your motivation to succeed by setting high standards for accomplishing intellectual and other goals, overcoming obstacles to achievement, and/or helping others to gain access to the resources necessary for success. (Please do not exceed one page in length)

Extenuating Circumstances

If your grades and/or test scores are not strong, and you would like to provide an explanation, please do so. (Limit 1200 characters)