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Rochester / Simon MBA Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

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The Simon Business School online application is now live for the 2016-2017 admissions season, meaning that the Rochester MBA recommendation questions are now available for applicants and their recommenders.

2017-2018 Rochester / Simon MBA Recommendation Questions

Applicant Ratings

For each of the questions below, please rate the applicant relative to other students or employees whom you have known in a similar capacity on the following scale: Outstanding (Top 2%), Excellent (Top 10%), Good (Top 35%), Fair (Top 50%), Weak (Lower 50%), Not observed.

  • Intellectual Ability
  • Ability to Work with Others
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Maturity
  • Self Confidence
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Motivation for Proposed Program of Study
  • Leadership Potential
  • Time Management
  • Self Discipline
  • Initiative

Overall Evaluation

Please evaluate the candidate and comment on the following:

  • What do you consider to be the applicant’s primary talents or strengths?
  • Discuss the applicant’s weaknesses and the efforts, if any, the applicant has made to improve in these areas.
  • Comment on the applicant’s ability and willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Describe your observations concerning the applicant’s leadership.
  • How will a graduate business degree contribute to new employment, or the candidate’s managerial advancement in his/her current organization?
  • Provide any further comments that you believe would aid the committee in the evaluation of the applicant.
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