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Harvard Business School Essay Questions, 2013–2014

As promised, Harvard Business School (HBS) has released its application deadlines and essay questions today! The school has made yet another change this year, by moving to just one essay question… with no word count! The following is this year’s essay prompt, along with the 2013–2014 deadlines. Stay tuned for our expert analysis!

Essay 1: 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.  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.

Deadlines

Round 1: September 16, 2013
Round 2: January 6, 2014
Round 3: April 7, 2014




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Upcoming Deadlines

  • Oxford Saïd (Round 2)
  • INSEAD (Round 2)
  • NYU Stern (Round 2)
  • Dartmouth Tuck (Round 2)
  • Michigan Ross (Round 2)
  • Virginia Darden (Round 3)

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