Harvard Business School 2+2 Program: Essay Questions Released

As noted in our earlier post, HBS has announced that its application for its 2+2 program is now available online. We are posting the essay questions below and will post our analysis, on this familiar set of essays, shortly:


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


2. What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience? (600-word limit)


3. Please answer TWO of the six questions below (400-word limit each):


Discuss a defining experience in your leadership development. How did this experience highlight your strengths and weaknesses?

How have you experienced culture shock?

What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?

What global issue is most important to you and why?

What else would you like the MBA Admissions Board to understand about you?

What have you learned from a mistake?

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Deadlines

  • INSEAD (Round 4)
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler (Round 3)
  • USC Marshall (Round 3)
  • Carnegie Mellon Tepper (Round 3)
  • London Business School (Round 3)
  • Cambridge Judge (Round 4)
  • NYU Stern (Round 4)

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