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How to Write a Letter of Intent for MBA Admissions
Vancouver, BC - August 4, 2010 - After you've made the decision to apply for an MBA, you may be a little confused regarding what to write in your letter of intent. The letter of intent should provide an overview of how an MBA will help you reach your academic and/or professional objectives. It's a short essay revealing exactly who you are, who has influenced your career, your academic and professional accomplishments and interests, and future goals.
Writing a Letter of Intent
Simply put, the letter of intent should discuss how an MBA from the university in which you are applying is relevant to your career goals and how the MBA will help you attain those goals. Universities are interested in seeing how you ultimately fit into its program, the contributions you will make in the classroom, how you will be an asset to the program, and why the university should select you for admission. Essentially, the letter of intent is your opportunity to stand out from a multitude of other candidates by confidently bragging about your accomplishments and strengths and discussing your weaknesses.
Follow these tips when writing an MBA Letter of Intent:
- Keep the tone formal, but natural sounding. Universities want to know that you are human.
- Do not use the same letter for every MBA program in which you apply. Admission committees get to know your personality through the letter of intent.
- Keep the letter to two double spaced pages, although most schools and universities prefer one page.
- Proofread and use spell check for errors that you may have missed.