MBA Essays and Recommendations

To assist with your preparation, below is information about our essay questions as well as the recommendation questions your recommender will complete as part of the admissions process.
ESSAY QUESTIONS

There are two questions to help us get to know you better.  In addition, we offer an optional essay if there is additional information you wish to share about your candidacy.

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

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.