Archive for Harvard Business School

HBS interview guidance

Preparing for Your HBS Interview 2023-2024

With expert commentary from former members of HBS admissions committee, Brooke Wheelan and Laura MacLean. HBS reports that the school interviews approximately 20% of applicants. This means that with just shy of 10,000 applicants per year, HBS interviews fewer than 2,000 candidates—and dings roughly 8,000 without ever even having spoken to them. If this number …

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HBS Essays

Harvard Business School Essay Questions and Strategic Guidance, 2023-2024

Harvard Business School (HBS) announced its essay question for the 2023–2024 application season today. The good news is that this essay prompt is not new; in fact, HBS has used this exact question every year except one since the 2012–2013 application season, with the only notable change being the addition of an official word limit …

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HBS Essay Example

Harvard Business School Application Essay Example

Writing the Harvard Business School (HBS) essay is a daunting task, and candidates often find themselves staring at a blank screen wondering what on earth they should tell the HBS admissions committee and whether they have anything worthy of sharing. Try to ignore those seeds of doubt and take comfort in knowing that others have …

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50 Successful Essays for the Stanford GSB and HBS (and Why They Worked)

If you plan to apply to Harvard Business School or the Stanford Graduate School of Business, this 190-page book of actual HBS and GSB essays along with expert commentary on the strengths (and sometimes weaknesses) of each one, is a must-have resource. “What Matters?” and “What More?”: 50 Successful Essays for the Stanford GSB and …

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