Letter of Recommendation

Stanford Recommendation Questions 2016-2017

By 22nd July 2016 February 3rd, 2018 No Comments

Stanford University – Stanford Graduate School of Business

Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts

Stories about your behaviors, impact, and personal qualities told by others play an essential role in our evaluation of your application. Your letters of reference should provide specific examples and anecdotes that illustrate your ability and desire to make a difference in the world.
Two letters of reference:

  • One reference from your current direct supervisor (or next best alternative) at work.
  • Your choice of either one additional supervisor reference or one peer reference. The strongest references typically come from your workplace. You may select a reference from your professional, community, or extracurricular experiences.


  1. How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) Up to 500 words
  2. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. Up to 500 words
  3. (Optional) Is there anything else we should know? Please be concise.

In addition to your qualitative responses, referees will be asked to assess some of the candidate’s character traits and competencies that contribute to successful leadership.

Lancaster Business School in the United Kingdom plunged 28 places this year to rank 70th after a 42nd place finish in 2017. In all, 11 MBA programs fell in double digits but still managed to stay in the top 100.

SchoolRanking Decline2018 Rank2017 Rank
Lancaster Business School-287042
University City Dublin (Smurfit)-249470
Toronto (Rotman)-218665
Rutgers Business School-198970
ESMT Berlin-188870
Notre Dame (Mendoza)-176760
Michigan State (Broad)-147258
Southern California (Marshall)-115948
Indiana University (Kelley)-105747
Lisbon Business School-108070

Based on your professional experience, how do you rate this candidate compared to her/his peer group?
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Overall, I
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this candidate to Stanford.

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