Harvard Business School Essays and Deadlines

Harvard Business School has posted the essay topics and deadlines for the upcoming application season. The application deadlines for the MBA Class of 2014 are:

Round 1
Deadline: October 3, 2011
Notification: December 19, 2011

Round 2
Deadline: January 10, 2012
Notification: March 29, 2012

Round 3
Deadline:  April 10, 2012
Notification: May 17, 2012

All applications are due by noon EST on the day of the deadline, and HBS encourages candidates to submit application materials as early as possible to avoid heavy server traffic and potential delays.

*Essay Topics*

1. Tell us about three of your accomplishments. (600 words)
2. Tell us three setbacks you have faced. (600 words)
3. Why do you want an MBA? (400 words)
4. Answer a question you wish we’d asked. (400 words)

For recommender questions, and essay questions for joint degree applicants and those participating in the HBS 2+2 program, please visit the HBS website.

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