Harvard MBA Essays 2013
Harvard MBA Essay Questions 2012 - 2013
All applicants must submit answers to two essay questions listed below. Joint program applicants for the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School must provide an additional essay which can be found below.
Essays required for all applicants:
1. Tell us about something you did well. (400 words)
2. Tell us about something you wish you had done better. (400 words)
Joint Degree Applicants Only:
A. How do you expect the joint degree experience to benefit you on both a professional and a personal level? (400 words)
Recommendations must be completed online. The recommendation form includes the following four essay questions, along with other types of questions.
A. Please comment on the context of your interaction with the applicant. If applicable, briefly describe the applicant's role in your organization. (250 words)
B. How does the candidate's performance compare to other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (250 words)
C. Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response. (250 words)
D. Please make additional statements about the applicant's performance, potential, or personal qualities you believe would be helpful to the MBA Admissions Board. (250 words)
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Harvard MBA Application Deadlines
HBS has three
MBA application deadlines:
The deadlines below are for the full-time MBA program.
- September 24, 2012
- January 7, 2013
- April 8, 2013
Harvard MBA Class Profile
Middle 80% 670 - 760
Median Age 26
Median Work (Mos.) 41
Acceptance Rate 12%
BW Ranking 2
U.S. News Ranking 1