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UCI Merage MBA Recommendation Questions

The MBA application to the UCI Merage School of Business requires two letters of recommendation. These should be provided by employers, supervisors, professors, or others who are able to comment on the professional and educational goals and potential of the applicant. Additionally, recommenders may upload their own letter of recommendation which must be signed on letterhead (PDF or .doc format). The UCI MBA recommendation questions for the 2020-2021 admissions season are as follows.

2020-2021 UCI Merage Recommendation Questions

Section 1: Recommender Information

Name, Title, Company

Please comment on the applicant’s managerial and leadership skills. What do you see as the applicant’s strengths and areas for growth in this regard? [If included in optional attachment, enter “see attachment”.]

Do you feel graduate study is appropriate for the applicant at this time? Why? [If included in optional attachment, enter “see attachment”.]

uci mba recommendation

Section 2

Please evaluate the applicant with respect to the following:

  • Intellectual and Analytical Ability
  • Maturity
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Ability to Work Well with Others/Interpersonal Skills
  • Written Skills
  • Oral/Presentation Skills
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Self-Confidence
  • Potential For Career Advancement
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability
  • Motivation/Initiative

Using the following scale:

  • Unable to Comment
  • Below Average/Lower 35%
  • Average/Middle 30%
  • Good/Top 35%
  • Very Good/Top 20%
  • Outstanding/Top 10%
  • Truly Exceptional/Top 2%

How would you compare the applicant to his/her peer group? Describe the peer group to which you are referring (e.g., applicant’s peers, other candidates, other professionals)

We strongly encourage you to supplement your previous comments with any additional information you feel would be beneficial to the Admissions Committee. [If included in optional attachment, enter “see attachment”.]

Recommenders are given the option to upload a Word or PDF as a supporting letter for the UCI MBA recommendation.