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Harvard Business School Announces 2018–2019 Deadlines and Required Essay

Yesterday, in a message from its admissions director, Chad Losee, Harvard Business School (HBS) announced its 20182019 deadlines for Round 1 and Round 2:Harvard Business School Announces 2018–2019 Deadlines and Required Essay

In the post, Losee also encouraged applicants to get a head start on brainstorming the one required essay, which remains the same as last year:

You can start working on the Class of 2021 application in early June 2018 when we open up the application, but in the meantime feel free to start thinking about the one required essay, which has remained the same: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?”

Losee also announced an optional webinar, which promises to walk applicants through each element of the MBA application. In closing, Losee addressed the HBS admissions committee’s progression with 2+2 and Round 3 applications:

For those of you who recently applied for our 2+2 program, we are really enjoying getting to know you through your applications! I will post again on Friday, April 20 to let you know specifics about interview invitations and other important dates. And, for our Class of 2020 Round 3 interviewees, we can’t wait to meet you soon.

For more information, please visit the following page: www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/from-the-admissions-director.aspx

HBS receives more than 9,000 applications each year. How will you ensure that your essays will grab the attention of an overworked HBS admissions officer? Join us on Monday, April 30, 2018, for Writing a Standout Harvard Business School Essay, a free webinar during which mbaMission’s founder/president will help you conceptualize your essay ideas and understand how to execute them, so that your experiences truly stand out!

Finally, stay tuned to the mbaMission blog for our analysis of the 2018–2019 HBS essay question, and be sure to download our free Insider’s Guide to Harvard Business School!




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