IESE Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Letter Questions (Class of 2018 Entering Fall 2016)


IESE Deadlines 2015-2016

 Application DeadlineDecision Notification
Round 1October 1, 2015December 11, 2015
Round 2January 5, 2016March 11, 2016
Round 3February 23, 2016May 6, 2016
Round 4April 26, 2016July 17, 2016


Essay 1
How do you think IESE can help you achieve your post-MBA goals.
(200 word limit)

Essay 2
Describe a recent professional situation (1-2 years ago maximum) that demonstrates your fit with IESE’s mission and values.
(300 word limit)

Essay 3 (Optional)
I wish that the application had asked me…
(200 word limit)



  1. The deadline mentioned for R1 is incorrect. The IESE school website says R1 deadline is Oct 01, not Oct 06, 2015.

  2. Thank you for letting me know!

  3. Hello,

    Do you have the LOR questions for the Class of 2018?

    Thanks and kind regards,

  4. Not yet, but I will try to post them as soon as I do.

  5. Hello,

    Any update on those LOR questions for 2016 Intake ?


  6. Funny you should ask. A client just sent me this:

    How do the candidate’s performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. 300words (1900characters)
    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) (1900characters)

    Not sure which rules, words or characters, but at least the questions are standard. Good luck.

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