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Babson / Olin MBA Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

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The Babson / Olin online MBA application is now live for the 2015-2016 admissions season, meaning that the Babson / Olin MBA recommendation questions are available for MBA applicants and their recommenders.

2015-2016 Babson / Olin MBA Recommendation Questions

The Babson / Olin MBA recommendation form is a relatively brief one. Following an inquiry about the recommender’s contact information, the admissions committee poses contextual questions and asks recommenders to summarize the strength of their recommendations:

1. In what capacity and how long have you known the applicant?

2. How would you compare the applicant to others with a similar level of work experience?

3. What are the applicant’s most significant strengths?

4. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.

The recommender is then prompted to rate the candidate (Outstanding, Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, or Unable to judge) on particular skills:

Babson / Olin MBA Recommendation Questions

  • Written/Oral Communication
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Maturity
  • Personal Integrity/Ethics
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Action Driven
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Resilience

And, finally, the recommender is asked about their final
recommendation via the following options:

  • Strongly recommend
  • Recommend
  • Recommend with some reservations
  • Do not recommend
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