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HBS: Harvard Business School

Harvard Founded in 1908, Harvard Business School is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, USA and is probably the most famed business school of them all. The Harvard name has a cachet across the business world which has only increased with the success of it's case study based learning methodology. With an MBA student strength of 1750+ it perhaps also has the single largest body of MBA students in USA.

Harvard Class Profile The Harvard full-time MBA class has an approximate strength of 936 students. The Harvard MBA class has a 41% female composition and 59% male presence. The average student is 27 years old. The median GMAT score is around 730. 35% of the Harvard MBA class has international background.

Harvard Application Deadlines 2017-2018  Round 1 (06 Sep 2017), Round 2 (03 Jan 2018), Round 3 ( Apr 2018)

Harvard MBA Essays 2018-2017     Harvard Essay Tips

Harvard Essay: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?”

No word limit and no right answers. It’s all yours.

 

Harvard Resume: A current business resume uploaded through our online application system. This can be your standard business resume or CV. You do not need to have it in any special format. You can use whatever you would use to conduct a job search.  MBA Resume Writing Tips

Essay archives from past years

   

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2015-2016

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2014-2015

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2013-2014

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2011-2012

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2010-2011

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2009-2010

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2008-2009

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2007-2008

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays and Tips 2006-2007

   

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2015-2016

There is one question for the Class of 2018. It's the first day of class at HBS. You are in Aldrich Hall meeting your "section." This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your close companions in the first-year MBA classroom. Our signature case method participant-based learning model ensures that you will get to know each other very well. The bonds you collectively create throughout this shared experience will be lasting.

Introduce yourself.

Note: Should you enroll at HBS, there will be an opportunity for you to share this with them. We suggest you view this video before beginning to write. There is no word limit for this question. We think you know what guidance we're going to give here. Don't overthink, overcraft and overwrite. Just answer the question in clear language that those of us who don't know your world can understand.

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2014-2015

You're applying to Harvard Business School. We can see your resume, school transcripts, extra-curricular activities, awards, post-MBA career goals, test scores and what your recommenders have to say about you. What else would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy? Use your judgment as to how much to tell us. We don't have a "right answer" or "correct length" in mind. We review all the elements of your written application to decide who moves forward to the interview stage.

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2013-2014

Harvard Essay: You're applying to Harvard Business School. We can see your resume, school transcripts, extra-curricular activities, awards, post-MBA career goals, test scores and what your recommenders have to say about you. What else would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy? 

There is no word limit for this question. Don't overthink, overcraft and overwrite. Just answer the question in clear language that those of us who don't know your world can understand.

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

Harvard's mix of required and choice essays offers excellent scope for presenting a multi-faceted candidature to the admissions committee. This year, the second essay is longer and the options section has been expanded to include absolutely any question you want. These essays can (and should) bring out the best in you. Do your best!

Harvard Essay 1: Tell us about three of your accomplishments. (600 words)

Harvard Essay 2: Tell us three setbacks you have faced. (600 words)

Harvard Essay 3: Why do you want an MBA? (400 words)

Harvard Essay 4: Answer a question you wish we'd asked. (400 words)

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

Harvard Essay 1: What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)

Harvard Essay 2: What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)

Harvard Essay 3: Please respond to two of the following (400-word limit each)

Harvard Essay 3.1: What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience?

Harvard Essay 3.2: What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?

Harvard Essay 3.3: Tell us about a time in your professional experience when you were frustrated or disappointed.

Harvard Essay 3.4: When you join the HBS Class of 2013, how will you introduce yourself to your new classmates?

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

Except for the two new choice essays the essay questions in this year's HBS application remain substantially the same. An essay package that offers excellent scope to present a multi-faceted candidature to the Harvard admissions committee.

Harvard Essay 1: What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)

Harvard Essay 2: What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)

Harvard Essay 3: Please respond to two of the following (400-word limit each)

Harvard Essay 3.1: What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience?

Harvard Essay 3.2: Discuss how you have engaged with a community or organization.

Harvard Essay 3.3: Tell us about a time when you made a difficult decision.

Harvard Essay 3.4: Write a cover letter to your application introducing yourself to the Admissions Board.

Harvard Essay 3.5: What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

Harvard Essay 1: What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)

Harvard Essay 2: What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)

Harvard Essay 3: Please respond to two of the following (400-word limit each)

Harvard Essay 3.2: Discuss how you have engaged with a community or organization.

Harvard Essay 3.3: What area of the world are you most curious about and why?

Harvard Essay 3.4: What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

Harvard Essay 1: What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)

Harvard Essay 2: What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)

Harvard Essay 3: Please respond to two of the following (400-word limit each)

Harvard Essay 3.2: Discuss how you have engaged with a community or organization.

Harvard Essay 3.3: What area of the world are you most curious about and why?

Harvard Essay 3.4: What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?

Harvard HBS MBA Application Essays 2006-2007

Harvard Essay 1: What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience?

Harvard Essay 2: What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)

Harvard Essay 3: Discuss a defining experience in your leadership development. How did this experience highlight your strengths and weaknesses as a leader? (400-word limit)

Harvard Essay 4: In your career, you will have to deal with many ethical issues. What are likely to be the most challenging and what is your plan for developing the competencies you will need to handle these issues effectively? (400-word limit)

Harvard Essay 5: What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you? (400-word limit)

Harvard Essay 6: What other information do you believe would be helpful to the Board in understanding you better and in considering your application? (400-word limit)

           
           
 

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