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INSEAD Recommendation Questions

The recommendation questions for the MBA program at INSEAD are available below. Two recommendation letters are required, one should come from a direct supervisor, and the other from someone else who can evaluate you in a professionals setting, such as a client, a former supervisor, or a colleague from your community service or extracurricular activities.

2023-2024 INSEAD MBA Recommendation Questions

Relationship to Candidate

After some personal identifying information, the form proceeds to inquire about the recommender’s relationship to the applicant.

Please, specify your relationship to candidate:

  • Professional
  • Educational
  • Personal

How long have you known the candidate? Define your relationship with the candidate and the circumstances whereby you met.

Candidate Rating

How do you rate the candidate on the following criteria? (Using the following scale: Outstanding (top 2%), Very Good (top 10%), Above Average (top 25%), Average (top 50%), Below Average (bottom 50%), Unobserved

  • Competence in his/her fieldINSEAD Recommendation Questions
  • Professionalism
  • Focus on the task at hand
  • Readiness to use opportunities for achievement
  • Creativity and resourcefulness
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Energy and drive
  • Personal integrity
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Organizational ability
  • Oral communication skills
  • Written communication skills

  • Excellent (top 2%)
  • Very good (top 10%)
  • Above average (top 25%)
  • Average (top 50%)
  • Below average (bottom 50%)

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Recommender Questions

Please give your answers to each of the following questions.

  1. Comment on the candidate’s career progress to date and his/her career focus.