Sample MBA Recommendation Letter Demonstrating Leadership

Sample Recommendation Letter for an MBA Applicant

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As part of the admissions process, most MBA programs ask students to submit an MBA recommendation letter from a current or former employer. The admissions committee wants to know more about your work ethic, teamwork capability, leadership ability, and work experience. This information tells them about you and helps them to determine whether or not you would be a good fit for their business program.

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This sample letter of recommendation was written for an MBA applicant. The letter writer made an effort to discuss the applicant's leadership and management experience.

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Sample MBA Letter of Recommendation

To Whom it May Concern:

Janet Doe has worked for me as a Resident Manager for the past 3 years. Her responsibilities have included leasing, inspecting apartments, hiring maintenance staff, taking tenants complaints, making sure common areas look presentable and keeping track of the property budget.

During her time here she has had an amazing impact on the appearance and financial turn around at the property. The property was near bankrupt when Janet took over. She turned things around almost immediately, and as a result we are expecting our second year of profit.

Janet is highly respected by her co-workers for her willingness to help anyone anytime she can. She has been instrumental in helping institute new company-wide cost saving procedures. She is very well organized, diligent in her paperwork, easily reachable, and always on time.

Janet has real leadership potential.

I would highly recommend her for your MBA program.


Joe Smith
Regional Property Manager