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HBS Webinar Slides - Applicant Information presented by Dee Leopold, Director of Admissions http://poetsandquants.com/2012/06/07/dee-leopolds-harvard-business-school-webinar-slides/

INFORMATION - APPLICATION FOR CLASS OF 2015

Essay Questions

Essays required for all applicants:

Tell us about something you did well. (400 words)
Tell us about something you wish you had done better. (400 words)

Joint degree applicants only:
How do you expect the joint degree experience to benefit you on both a professional and a personal level? (400 words)

Post Interview Reflection
Following the interview, candidates are required to submit a written reflection using our online application system. This must be submitted within 24 hours following the completion of the interview. Detailed instructions will be provided to those applicants who are invited to the interview process.

Recommender Questions

- Please comment on the context of your interaction with the applicant. If applicable, briefly describe the applicant's role in your organization. (250 words)
- How does the candidate's performance compare to other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (250 words)
- Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response. (250 words)
- Please make additional statements about the applicant's performance, potential, or personal qualities you believe would be helpful to the MBA Admissions Board. (250 words)

Other Application Components (Information on Transcripts, TEOFL/PTE, Additional Information): http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/writtenapplication.html


Class of 2014


Total MBA Enrollment 925
Applications 8,963 (down from last year)
% Admitted 13% (selectivity down from last year)
Yield 90%

Class Composition
Women 40% [(up by 1 %) - highest ever!
US Ethnic Minorities 24% (up by 1%)
International 32% (down by 2% - wow!)

Average Age 27 - same as last year

GMAT Score Range 570 - 790 (minima is up by 80 points)
Median GMAT 730 - same as last year

Undergraduate Majors
Business Administration/Economics 43%
Engineering/Natural Sciences/Technical Disciplines 34% (down by 2%)
Humanities/Social Sciences 22%
Other 1%
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Re: HBS 2013 - Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 21:49
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Re: HBS 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 07:36
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str1der - you may want to post these slides up. They're from Dee's webinar and provides a good framework for thinking about HBS admissions.

http://poetsandquants.com/2012/06/07/de ... ar-slides/

Good luck everyone! Hope to see you all at HBS in 2013 :)
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Re: HBS 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 11:14
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Let the games begin. Good luck to all!

I have already started my first essay and have a couple different drafts that are pretty strong. I am having a tougher time with the second. If I want it to be a classic failure essay or switch it into a short-coming and here is why HBS is perfect for me right now type essay.

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Re: HBS 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 11:56
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Born and raised in Boston. This is my home, this is my dream. Count me in!
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Count me in as well.. Want to prove I am good enough for the best, going to give this one my all..

Also well into the first essay (outline is done). Its not as strong as any of the essays I read in the book "65 successful Harvard essays" but what can you do? Gotta give it the best shot I can.

For the second essay I am going the sincere short coming and this is why Harvard is perfect for me right now approach.
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Does anyone know how many recommenders Harvard requires? I have heard 3 but just wanted to confirm.
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Re: HBS 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 20:26
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Dbalks wrote:
Does anyone know how many recommenders Harvard requires? I have heard 3 but just wanted to confirm.


3 it is - Atleast two of whom need to be professional recommenders i.e. people whom you've worked with at your current/past companies. Third can be a professional recommender/a client/HBS alumnus etc.

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Let`s do it! We have the essays early enough, so no excuse to not turn it all in on time! :)
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Updated class of 2014 stats in main post. Link here: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/class-statistics/ and Blog entry here: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/blog.html

A little bewildered with the reduction in international student numbers. also, asia number down by 1% or 10 students - thats quite a drop. bad news for peeps like me
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str1der wrote:
Updated class of 2014 stats in main post. Link here: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/class-statistics/ and Blog entry here: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/blog.html

A little bewildered with the reduction in international student numbers. also, asia number down by 1% or 10 students - thats quite a drop. bad news for peeps like me


Only 26 South Americans! It`s definitely going to be an uphill battle for my continent too.

As for Asia, I don`t think the 1% drop is very significant - just looks like a random wobble in the applicant numbers. I think in general these numbers only represent the split in candidates applying. I think if you apply in R1 or R2, it won`t be time for the adcom to say "We have enough people from Asia."
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So I just updated the thread to include the most up-to-date graphs and application data! Let's get this party started. Good luck to everyone that is applying this year, we wish the very best application season possible :)
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Re: HBS 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2012, 00:03
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So I just updated the thread to include the most up-to-date graphs and application data! Let's get this party started. Good luck to everyone that is applying this year, we wish the very best application season possible :)


Looks much better and cleaner. Are the stats up there for Class of 2014 (that is us) or Class of 2013? If 2013, I suggest start showing 2014 as well. if this data is for this thread only, then we should change header to 2014 not 2013

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Will be applying for the first round. Btw, for the 3rd recommender, is it possible to have someone non-related but really close to write it for you. I know 2 of them has to be professional.
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When I was a 15 year old. The only foreign college I had heard of was the Harvard Business School.

When I was 18 year old. The only college I had dreamt of was Harvard Business School.

When I was 22 year old, the only college I wished to see myself at once before I died, it was Harvard Business School.

When I was 25 year old, I didn't took the exam for Indian B-Schools because all I could think of was the Harvard Business School.

When, today, I'm 27 year old and I'm going to apply to Harvard Business School, merely opening hbs.edu sends a chill down my spine. I can't fathom why.

HBS...an unfulfilled dream that will accompany me to my grave?

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Seems like most top b-schools have come out with their deadlines and essay questions! I can feel my adrenaline levels increase just sifting through the sites.

Did y'all check out the changes HBS made to their application? Specifically the post interview 24 hour deadline essay! What do you guys make of it?
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