Sample Recommendation Letter for Mba Application

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					The Application



A complete application needs to be submitted to the Executive MBA office by the end of July for the admission to the program
starting in September. The application pack can be submitted before, during, or after the personal interviews. It consists of:

             a completed application form, signed by both the applicant and the employer
             a résumé with a recent picture attached
             two letters of recommendation (1)
             a letter of support from your employer (1)
             certified copies of your university transcript of record and the university diploma (2)
             a copy of your TOEFL or IELTS English test results (3)
             confirmation/receipt of the paid application fee of 130 Euros (4)
             Applicant Information Survey




(1) See respective forms for further information.
(2) Applicants must hold a degree from a university (Hochschule or Fachhochsc hule) in the area of validity
    of the German General Law on Universities or an equivalent degree from an accredited overseas university.
(3) Native English speakers are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement. For non-native speakers, the minimum
    requirements are100 points (internet-based TOEFL test), or an IELTS score of 7.0.
(4) The application fee of 130 Euro is payable via bank transfer. Please transfer the money to WHU:



        Sparkasse Koblenz
        bank account: 94102
        bank identification number: 570 501 20
        Swift code: MALADE51KOB
        IBAN: DE85570501200000094102
        subject: Application Fee (year of program)




All data provided for the admission process becomes the property of Kellogg School of Management and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
and will be held in strict confidence. Kellogg and WHU will not reproduce copies of any part of the application material for individuals, companies or
institutions not involved in the admission process.
Application for Admission
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program


WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program
Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar, Germany
Phone: +49 261 6509-183, Fax: +49 261 6509-189
emba@whu.edu




As applications are reviewed and evaluated on a continuous basis in the ord er of receipt,
candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please continue on a separate sheet where necessary.



Applicant
Surname                                                                     First Name




Personal Information
Home address                                                                Postal Code, City

Country                                                                     Email (private)

Nationality                                                                 Date of Birth       Place of Birth

Home Telephone                                                              Cell Phone




Employer
Position                                                                    Company

Work address                                                                Postal Code, City

Country                                                                     Email (office)

Office Telephone                                                            Office Fax


If subsidiary, division, or affiliate, please indicate parent corporation name
Position Data

Describe the organizational unit for which you are responsible and relate it to the total organization in terms of size, scope,
and autonomy of responsibility. What human resources, budget, and capital investment are you responsible for? To what
position(s) do you report? Please provide a description of your position.




Areas of Management
Your area of expertise


Please assess your proficiency in the following business areas. This information is used to form study groups.

                            Little   Some   High                                  Little   Some   High
Accounting                                            Manpower/
Production                                            Industrial Relation
Marketing                                             Operations Research
Organizational Behavior                               General Management/
Finance                                               Policy Formulation
Quantitative Skills




Computer Background

Students are expected to be familiar working with Microsoft Office and similar spreadsheet and word processing packages.

Do you have such proficiency? Yes           No
Expectations

What specific benefits do you hope to gain by participating in the Executive MBA Program? What learning experiences do you
anticipate, and how would you apply these skills to your job? (Use separate page if necessary.)




Education and Work Experience

1. List the universities you have attended, the dates of attendance, and the diplomas or degrees received.
   Please submit a transcript of your academic record of each institution.

                                                                       Total Months of
  Name of Institution and Location          Dates of Attendance        Attendance        Degree or Diploma and Year Received

                                            dd.mm.yy to dd.mm.yy

                                            dd.mm.yy to dd.mm.yy

                                            dd.mm.yy to dd.mm.yy

                                            dd.mm.yy to dd.mm.yy



2. Total years of full-time work experience after you received your university degree

  Thereof management-related experience


3. Describe any major reports, instructional materials or manuals that you have prepared or any research,
   inventions, or other creative work. (Use separate page if necessary.)




4. Please list the business/professional/community organizations in which you are active.
Recommendations

Letters of recommendation from (name, title, and company)

1.

2.




Fees

The tuition is 32,500 Euro per year, payable in two installments. The installments are due on September 1 of the first
academic year and on August 1 of the second academic year. Upon acceptance, a non -refundable deposit of 2,000 Euro is
required to reserve a seat in the program. The program 2008–2010 fee covers all the program material, such as textbooks,
cases, and handouts. It also covers housing and meals during the live -in weeks in the United States, and during one elective
international module abroad. It also covers all meals in Vallendar.



                                                                      nd
     Invoice address:                                                2 Invoice address, in case the payment is shared
                                                                     between the company and the applicant:


     Name/Company                                                    Name/Company




     Address                                                         Address


     Postal Code, City                                               Postal Code, City


     Country                                                         Country


     Amount first year                                               Amount first year


     Amount second year                                              Amount second year




It is understood that during participation in the program, the applicant will be released from other duties on class days and
will not be absent from the program for any reason other than an emergency.



Date mm.dd.yyyy                         Signature of the Applicant ___________________________________________


Date mm.dd.yyyy                         Signature of the Employer ___________________________________________
Letter of Recommendation



WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program
Burgplatz 2
56179 Vallendar
Germany



Full name of Candidate (print or type)




To the person completing this form:
The person whose name appears above has applied for admission to the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program. The letters
of recommendation are an important part of the selection process. Recommendations will enable the Admissions Committee to
examine not only the candidate’s potential for development and leadership, but also the confidence which he or she inspires.
Please answer the questions below in as specific and candid manner as possible, particularly noting maturity, purposefulness
and initiative. Letters of recommendation will be held in strict confidence.

Name of the individual completing this form (print or type)


Position/Title                                                    Organization


Address


Telephone                                                         Email




1. How long have you known the applicant?                 Years   Months


2. Under what circumstances have you known the applicant?




3. What do you consider the applicant’s most outstanding talents or characteristics?




4. What are the applicant’s chief liabilities or weaknesses?




5. How does the applicant interact with others in a team setting? How often do you observe this?
  6. How do you think graduate management education will help the applicant realize his or her goals?




  7. Please use this space for any further comments regarding the applicant’s leadership abilities.




  8. In comparison with other business schools candidates you have known, how would you rate the applicant with respect to
  the following qualities?

                          Below average   Average            Good      Unusually good   Outstanding    Truly         Inadequate
                          Bottom 1/3      Middle 1/3         Top 1/3   Top 15%          Top 5%         exceptional   opportunity
                                                                                                       Top 2%        to observe

Intellectual Ability


Maturity

Leadership
potential
Interpersonal skills

Written skills


Oral skills

Teamwork




                                                                       }
  9.
                 I   strongly recommend
                 I   recommend                                              that this applicant be admitted to the
                 I   recommend with some reservations                       Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program
                 I   do not recommend




  Date mm.dd.yyyy                                Signature                ___________________________________________
Letter of Recommendation



WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program
Burgplatz 2
56179 Vallendar
Germany



Full name of Candidate (print or type)




To the person completing this form:
The person whose name appears above has applied for admission to the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program. The letters
of recommendation are an important part of the selection process. Recommendations will enable the Admissions Committee to
examine not only the candidate’s potential for development and leadership, but also the confidence which he or she inspires.
Please answer the questions below in as specific and candid manner as possible, particularly noting maturity, purposefulness
and initiative. Letters of recommendation will be held in strict confidence.

Name of the individual completing this form (print or type)


Position/Title                                                    Organization


Address


Telephone                                                         Email




1. How long have you known the applicant?                 Years   Months


2. Under what circumstances have you known the applicant?




3. What do you consider the applicant’s most outstanding talents or characteristics?




4. What are the applicant’s chief liabilities or weaknesses?




5. How does the applicant interact with others in a team setting? How often do you observe this?
  6. How do you think graduate management education will help the applicant realize his or her goals?




  7. Please use this space for any further comments regarding the applicant’s leadership abilities.




  8. In comparison with other business schools candidates you have known, how would you rate the applicant with respect to
  the following qualities?

                          Below average   Average            Good      Unusually good   Outstanding    Truly         Inadequate
                          Bottom 1/3      Middle 1/3         Top 1/3   Top 15%          Top 5%         exceptional   opportunity
                                                                                                       Top 2%        to observe

Intellectual Ability


Maturity

Leadership
potential
Interpersonal skills

Written skills


Oral skills

Teamwork




                                                                       }
  9.
                 I   strongly recommend
                 I   recommend                                              that this applicant be admitted to the
                 I   recommend with some reservations                       Kellogg-WHU EMBA Program
                 I   do not recommend




  Date mm.dd.yyyy                                Signature                ___________________________________________
Sample Sponsorship Letter



(Please provide this letter on company letterhead)




WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program
Admission Office
Burgplatz 2
56179 Vallendar
Germany




Dear Admissions Team



(Name of candidate) is employed with (name of company) as (position). (Name of candidate) has been working for our
company for (number of years).

I have read the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program brochure and herewith confirm that (name of company) is willing to
fully/partially sponsor (name of candidate) in your class commencing (month, year). (Name of company) agrees to provide the
time away from work as described in your brochure and to pay full/partial* tuition at the specified time.

(Name of candidate) is an appreciated employee and we are pleased to provide this support.

(Optional sentence) I agree that the sponsor’s corporate name may be used in Kellogg-WHU promotional material.



Yours sincerely




* Select as appropriate
Executive MBA Applicant Information Survey


Please take the time to complete the following survey and return it to the Executive MBA Office when you wish to apply for an
interview.

1. Personal information.

 Name                                                                             Date of birth


 Home address


 Work address


 Telephone (office)                                                      (home)


 Gender          female            male                                  Email


2. What is your current position in your company?
      Staff function        Line function       Other


3. Do you have personnel responsibility?
      Yes             If yes, for how many people?
      No


4. What is your functional area?
      Marketing and Distribution               Production Development
      Finance and Controlling                  Information Technology
      Human Resources                          Consulting
      Purchasing Department                    Law
      Logistics                                General Management
      Product Management                       Other


5. Which industry do you work in?

Service industry
      Banking                                  Consulting
      Insurance                                Communications
      Real estate                              Law
      Accounting, tax consulting               Other


Manufacturing
      Automotive                               Food, beverages, tobacco
      Chemical, petroleum etc.                 Textile, leather
      Machinery, except electrical             Primary metal industries
      Electrical and electronic supplies       Stone, clay, glass, and concrete
      Information                              technology Other


Wholesale and retail
      Wholesale trade                           Retail trade                                                             
6. Which company do you work for?



7. How many years of work experience do you have?

    Thereof management-related experience



8. Where did you work before (industry, functional area, position)?

    a)

    b)

    c)

    d)

    e)



9. What is the highest educational degree you have obtained?

    German degree
         University Diploma                  Doctorate degree
         “Fachhochschule” Diploma            Other


    Overseas degree
         Masters                             PhD
         Bachelors                           Other




10. Which subject matter did you study?
         Engineering                         Computer Science                      Economics
         Natural Sciences                    Language/Arts                         Other
         Law                                 Business




11. Will your employer provide financial sponsorship?
         Yes                No               I don’t know




12. If yes, to what percentage of the tuition?



All data provided will be hold in strict confidence. WHU will not reproduce copies of any part of the application material for individuals, companies
or institutions not involved in the admission procedure.


Thanks for taking time to complete this survey!

Please submit to:
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program,
Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar, Germany, Fax: +49 261 6509-189

				
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