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MBA Recommendation Questions

We know it’s a bit unnerving to ask someone for a recommendation without knowing what they’ll be asked. Luckily, we’ve done all the legwork for you and have gathered all of this admissions cycle’s MBA recommendation questions from the top business schools in one central spot.

Usually each school’s rating grid and recommendation questions are visible only to your recommenders. Below you will find details on the questions that your recommender will see after you submit their name and contact information in the Recommenders section of your online MBA application.

It’s also worth noting that many programs now use the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation. Be sure to check out (and share with your recommender) our GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation Analysis for MBA Applicants and Recommenders.

Bookmark this page for your convenience as you go about crafting the perfect application(s)! Good luck everyone!

2020-2021 MBA Recommendation Questions

We will continue to add MBA programs to this section as they activate their online applications for the 2020-2021 admissions season. In the meantime, information from last years’ applications is available in the section below.

mba recommendation questions

2019-2020 Admissions Season Recommendation Information

Babson / Olin

Boston College / Carroll

CMU Tepper

UCI Merage

Clear Admit Resources

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