To give us an independent perspective on your application, please provide one recommendation of your professional experience.
Ideally, the person you select should be a current or recent direct supervisor. If you are unable to ask a recent or current direct supervisor, we advise you to select an indirect supervisor or client for your recommendation. The Admissions Committee is looking for insights from an individual who has superior knowledge of you as a professional and should speak to your work quality and potential.
You have two options for submitting your recommendation, either through our Admissions Management System, or through LinkedIn. The Admissions Committee does not have a preference for which method you choose.
You have the option to submit up to two additional letters of recommendation if you feel they will add value to your application.
Detailed instruction on how to submit your recommendations are listed below.
Admissions Management System Option
If you choose to send a recommendation request via our admissions management system, an email to your recommender will be sent as soon as you save that section of the application. The email message to your recommender provides a link to the online recommendation form that is preferred by the McCombs Admissions Committee and linked directly to your application.
If your recommender does not receive the email, please ask them to check their spam or junk email box. You can monitor the status of your recommendation during and after submitting your application, and you may resend notifications if necessary.
If you choose to utilize the recommendation function within LinkedIn, then you will provide this information in your application. The Admissions Committee will then access your LinkedIn profile and review your recommendation. It is very important the recommendation information you provide matches your LinkedIn profile. Additionally, please ensure you have the LinkedIn recommendation available to view in your profile at the time of application submission. If you select this option and the recommendation is not available in your profile at the time of your application evaluation, your application will be delayed or potentially denied.
If you are comfortable with a current recommendation on your LinkedIn profile, there is no need for you to request an additional recommendation. Please provide the information for the existing recommendation in the application. If you have more than one recommendation on your LinkedIn profile, we will prioritize the recommendation information you list on the application, however, the Admissions Committee will review your entire LinkedIn profile.