Don’t do it. That’s all EssaySnark will say. EssaySnark knows how tempting it must be. Resist, oh Fateful Traveler, resist! It will lure you. It will call you. Brave Supplicant must be strong!
EssaySnark knows it’s hard. EssaySnark knows that Brave Supplicant really truly desires ‘business acumen’ from the bottom of his heart. ‘Business acumen’ is so enticing! ‘Business acumen’ is so luscious!
But no! Fight off the allure! Do not succumb! Use the Force!
Please, Intrepid Traveler, please, do not fall for the easy dazzle of ‘business acumen’!!
EssaySnark sees the phrase ‘business acumen’ in bschool essays All. The. Time. Brave Supplicants will write, “I want to go to Your Esteemed and Noble Bschool to increase the business acumen I need for my Noble and Esteemed future career.”
EssaySnark is convinced that the only place that the term ‘business acumen’ appears in the entirety of the English language today is in bschool essays. It is SUCH a cliche. Yuck. EssaySnark gets nauseous, yes indeed.
PLEASE, Brave Supplicant, do not fall prey to this! PLEASE excise all occurrences of ‘business acumen’ from your essays! (Or at the very least, please don’t use it more than once across the entirety of your essays for any school!!).
This is almost as bad as the ‘passion’ thing. Which EssaySnark still sees all the time.
Okay. EssaySnark can hear you. “Why the hell not?” Brave Supplicant asks.
This is why: It doesn’t say anything. The term ‘business acumen’ is empty. Fluff. Marshmallow. We’re talking clouds of the stuff. It says NOTHING about you.
Your bschool essays need to convey WHY YOU NEED AN MBA. You want some good ol’ fashioned ‘business acumen’ do you?
POINT TO WHICH CLASS IN THE ENTIRE BSCHOOL CURRICULUM YOU’RE GONNA GET YOUR COVETED ‘BUSINESS ACUMEN’ FROM AND MAYBE WE WILL BE SATISFIED.
Until then? Please ditch it!