Duke University – Fuqua School of Business
Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts
Two letters of recommendation are required to complete your application. One recommendation should reflect your performance in your most recent professional setting. The most valuable recommendations come from people who know your professional skills and abilities.
Volunteer activities or other service-oriented roles in which you are deeply involved may also be excellent sources for recommendations.
Recommendations from relatives and friends are strongly discouraged. Academic recommendations in most cases are less helpful.
- Comment briefly on the context of your interaction with the applicant.
- How do the applicant’s performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (300 words)
- What do you perceive as the applicant’s areas for growth? Describe the applicant’s awareness of these areas and his/her response to constructive feedback. (250 words)
- Please include additional comments you feel will be helpful to the Admissions Committee.
Fuqua Student & Alumni Recommendation
In addition to the 2 required recommendations, you may receive additional recommendations from our current students or alumni. There are separate forms for these recommendations:
Alumni Recommendation Prompts
- Relation to Applicant
- Current co-worker
- Former co-worker
- Please comment on the candidate’s potential to contribute to the Fuqua community, both in the classroom and out. Include your comments information regarding:
- team and leadership skills
- professional preparedness
- any other relevant attributes
Student Recommendation Prompts
- Relation to Applicant
- Please comment briefly on the following attributes / skills of the prospective student:
- Teamwork skills:
- Leadership skills:
- Communication skills:
- Other comments:
- Would you want this person on your team (e.g., class project)? Why or why not? Please explain briefly.
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