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Harvard HBS MBA Essay Question and Tips


It's the first day of class at HBS. You are in Aldrich Hall meeting your "section." This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your close companions in the first-year MBA classroom. Our signature case method participant-based learning model ensures that you will get to know each other very well. The bonds you collectively create throughout this shared experience will be lasting.

Introduce yourself.

There is no word limit for this question.  Just answer the question in clear language that those of us who don't know your world can understand.


Share your life story, your motivations, your values, and show how you want to bring it all together in your life in the future and how you are expecting the HBS experience to help you in the way.