Harvard Business School MBA Essay | Admissionado

Most business schools have a lengthy online application form. You should allocate at least 3 hours to go through it and fill it out properly. You will be asked about past job titles, exact employment dates, and compensation data. You will have to describe your employer, explain why you left the company, detail your key accomplishments and most significant challenges. You already should have some of this on your resume, but in a different format. Although Harvard’s admissions team is telling you not to obsess, you’ll notice that it’s easy to spend 20 to 30 minutes writing a meaningful job description in the space allotted to your answer. And then you will go through the same excruciating process for your extra curricular activities, awards and recognition, and academic experience. Some candidates tend to describe the online form as a collection of mini-essays, and approach the form’s questions as such. Don’t fall into that trap. Do your best, but be ready to settle for good enough, unless you are willing to spend 10 hours filling that form.

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In a swan song of sorts to Harvard Business School MBA applicants, Dee Leopold released her final essay prompt and deadlines for the 2016-2017 application season. The managing director of admissions and financial aid changed it up again, with a new essay question with no word limit.


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Harvard Business School Essay Tips for the 2014-2015 Admissions Cycle.
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