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TEXAS Mc Combs | Letter of recommendation

Applicants to the Texas McCombs Full-Time MBA program are required to submit one professional letter of recommendation from a person who has supervised their work and/or assessed their performance during their career. This letter should provide insights into the applicant’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for success in the MBA program.

Choosing a Recommender

The best recommender for your MBA application is someone who can provide specific examples of your work and accomplishments. This could be a current or former supervisor, a client or vendor, a mentor, or another professional who has worked closely with you.

Considerations When Choosing a Recommender

  • Current Supervisor: Your current direct supervisor is often the best choice for a recommendation letter, as they know your work well and can provide specific examples. However, if you are unable to ask your current supervisor to write a letter, there are other options available.
  • Former Supervisor: A former supervisor can also be a good choice, especially if you had a strong working relationship with them.
  • Indirect Supervisor: If you have worked closely with an indirect supervisor on projects, they may also be able to provide a valuable recommendation.
  • Client or Vendor: Clients or vendors can be good recommenders for entrepreneurs or applicants who work for family businesses.
  • Mentor: A mentor can be a good choice if they have a clear understanding of your current professional value and can provide specific examples of your work.
  • Other Options: Other potential recommenders include professors, colleagues, or coaches. However, it is important to choose someone who can provide specific examples of your work and accomplishments.

Next Steps After Choosing a Recommender

Once you have chosen a recommender, be sure to give them plenty of notice and provide them with all of the necessary information, including the application deadline and the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation form. Explain your reasons for pursuing an MBA and provide them with any other information that could help them write a strong letter.

By following these guidelines, you can choose the best recommender for your MBA application and demonstrate your readiness for the program.