The IESE Business School at the University of Navarra MBA application requires one recommendation, but up to three may be submitted. The applicant’s recommendation should be from a current employer. The letter should reflect your capacities in the work environment. If candidates are unable to provide a letter from a current direct supervisor, an alternative source for a recommendation such as a previous supervisor, an indirect manager, a client, a member of the board of directors, or any other individual who supervises your work is acceptable.
Choose individuals who know you well through significant, direct involvement with you within the last three years, will provide detailed anecdotes and examples to support their assertions, and are sufficiently enthused to spend time writing a thoughtful letter. Recommendation from a former employer, client, or extra-curricular activity such as volunteer organizations can also be considered.
The IESE recommendation questions for the current MBA program admissions season are available below.
IESE Recommendation Questions 2020-2021
Position or Title
School, Institution, or Company
Relationship to applicant
1. 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. (300 words)
2. 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)
The recommender must be complete and submit the online form, no opportunity to upload a letter is available. There are only two IESE recommendation questions; both are short answer. If the recommender is unable to use the online submission form, the applicant must contact MBA admissions via email.