B6. How did you talk about the reasons you left your most recent employer?
Most MBAs either talk about the change as a career enhancement or a career switch. Both are common and easily explainable answers.
Some MBAs are lucky enough to have a natural transition point. If you are a consultant or banker, you are expected to leave after 2-3 years.
Though not all MBAs said this explicitly, most agree that simple and true answers are best for this question. The admissions committee can sniff out fabricated stories and, usually, the truth is sufficient for this question. If you don't have a good true story, consider whether business school is right for you right now.
I loved my work and it was a very difficult decision to leave; my story to the admissions committee did not reflect that
My previous roles were not exciting or meaningful; how can I make sure that this job yields a better job?
Fill gaps in skill set; Growth has plateaued, need accelerant
Needed the skills to scale a learning model from one class to an entire heterogeneous school system