IE Business School Admissions tip

Written on July 11, 2011 by MIM Blog in News

At IE Business School, we take a holistic approach to evaluating each candidate. We look at every aspect of your application and we therefore don’t place higher importance on any particular aspect, but rather a compilation of all the elements submitted.

Among the documents you are required to submit are the letters of recommendation, fundamental in “adding score points in the path to admission” as Julian Trigo, Director of Admissions at IE Business School explained to America Economía in the article Tips para gestionar buenas cartas de recomendación para un MBA, November, 2010. He also addressed that ”finding the right recommenders is crucial” to get to know the strenghts and weaknesses of a candidate.

Here are some tips when choosing your recommenders:

1. Select your recommender: who is the right person to write about you? Find someone that knows you, from a professional or academic perspective, who is able to describe your strenghts and weaknesses.

2. Prepare your recommender: ask for the letter with time in advance. Give enough time for your recommender to write a letter with high quality content.

3. The final letter: make sure your recommender writes about your achievements, specific projects, communication skills, etcetera, following the format of IE Business School’s online application format  (www.ie.edu/app)

Something to avoid:

- Do not write the letter yourself, sometimes due to the daily workload, your recommender might ask you to write the letter and sign it. The letter of recommendation is the best way to get to know your strenghts and weaknesses, as well as your closeness and interaction with your recommender. Therefore, the Admissions Committee will verify the information as needed and reserves the right to deny candidates admission at this point in the application process if a discrepancy in the information provided through verification is noted.

For more information about the Admissions Process of IE Business School’s Master in International Management program, click here.

Para la versión en español del artículo Tips para gestionar buenas cartas de recomendación, haz click aquí.


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