HBS Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Questions (Class of 2019, Entering 2017)

DEADLINES

 Application DeadlineDecision Notification
Round 1September 7, 2016December 7, 2016
Round 2January 4, 2017March 22, 2017
Round 3April 3, 2017May 10, 2017
Applications due12 noon Boston time

ESSAY

There is one question for the Class of 2019:

As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?

There is no word limit for this question.  We think you know what guidance we’re going to give here. Don’t overthink, overcraft and overwrite. Just answer the question in clear language that those of us who don’t know your world can understand.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONS

How do the candidate’s performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)

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)