Essay and Recommendation Questions

To assist with your preparation, below are the application essay questions, and the recommendation questions the applicant's recommender will complete as part of the admissions process.

Essay Questions

Essay 1    (Maximum 300 words):

Describe a defining moment in your life, and explain how it shaped you as a person.

Essay 2    (Maximum 300 words): 

Based on your research and interactions with the Tepper community, please share why you are a good fit with the Tepper MBA program.

Recommendation Questions
There are two questions to which your recommender will be asked to respond based on his/her experience working with you:

  1. If you were to coach this candidate with respect to how s/he works within a team, what would you advise that s/he does well? What would you advise the candidate to do differently? Provide specific examples that support your advice.

  2. If you were to coach this candidate on his/her professional development, in what areas would you suggest s/he focus? What are the areas of strength on which s/he can build? Provide specific examples that support your advice.