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SAMPLE Bauer MBA Program
Letter of Recommendation SAMPLE

Applicant Name:  
Name of Appraiser: Organization:
Position / Title:          Telephone:   
Work  Address:       Relationship to Applicant:
To the Appraiser: The applicant who forwarded this form to you is applying for admission to our MBA program. Your assessment of the candidate’s capability to benefit from the Program and of his/her potential in management would be appreciated. Please be as specific as possible with your comments regarding the applicant’s achievements. Your comments regarding this applicant will be held in confidence if the applicant has signed the waiver form on this page. Otherwise, we are required by federal law to permit admitted applicants to review the letter of appraisal if they so request.

Thank you for your assistance.
1. Describe the applicant’s current assignment and special responsibilities, if applicable.
2. What do you consider to be the applicant’s primary strengths and weaknesses? If possible, please describe specific examples which demonstrate them.
3. Please assess the applicant in the following areas:
  • Area of specialization (technical knowledge, analytical ability, attention to detail, etc.)
  • Potential for achievement in graduate study
  • Potential for professional achievement
4. How would you rate the applicant in the following areas?
Intellectual ability

Ability to work with others

Ability in written expression

Ability in oral expression


Initiative / Independence

Creativity / Originality

Potential for Career Advancement