Why Buying MBA Admissions Essays Is a Bad Idea

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With the MBA admissions application season in full swing, I’d like to share my personal view regarding the value of buying application essays for different schools to help you craft a winning essay (aka, get admitted). Recently there has been a fair amount of buzz around a company called Wordprom—launched by two MBA graduates—which sells MBA application essays. The company offers a variety of essays composed by authors who have used them to win admission to top-tier business schools. According to Wordprom’s website, these essays are meant to provide inspiration to MBA applicants as an example of successful essay responses. The reality, however, is that many of them will be misused. Let me share with you why I think purchasing essays is a bad proposition.

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