In addition to the HBS deadlines, the Harvard MBA essay for the 2020-21 admissions season has been confirmed. As MBA Admissions Director Chad Losee recently explained, “Amidst all the uncertainty globally, we plan to minimize changes in our application process this year.”
Therefore, the essay question remains unchanged from the last admissions cycle.
Harvard MBA Essay for 2020-2021:
“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?” (no word limit)
The application will open up again in mid-June 2020, Losee added. Meanwhile, he encourages applicants to download the Application Guide to learn more about the requirements.
“The essay really is make or break for HBS,” shares one of the former HBS Admissions Officers on the SBC team. “So many applications have acceptable credentials up to that point of the application. It really is the essay that sets the overall application apart and earns it the interview.”