Harvard MBA Essay Guide (2021 Entering Class)

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Only 1 in 9 gains admission to Harvard MBA program. If you write your essay focused only on your achievements, post-MBA goals, and your pre-MBA experience, you will be among the rejected applicants.

ATTENTION is the secret ingredient. How will you get the attention of the essay reviewer?

You know why parables shared 1000 years ago are still shared among us?


Yes, the art of storytelling has won presidency for Obama, transformed Apple from an unknown start-up to a brand synonymous with Quality, and gained admission for the average MBA Applicant.

F1GMAT's Harvard MBA Essay guide will teach you how to transform your essay to an epic life journey with trials and tribulations that will move the admission team.

Who Should Buy The Harvard MBA Essay Guide?

If your essay looks too bland, Harvard MBA Essay Guide will show you, with examples, on how to use the elements of Storytelling like Incorporating "The Struggle", Using Emotional connectors, narrating the Journey and the use of Chronology, Vividness and Active Verbs to transform your essays.

If you are stuck in the Writing process, Harvard MBA Essay Guide will show you how to silence the Analytic Mind and overcome mental blocks.

If you feel that the essays are not persuasive, Harvard MBA Essay Guide will teach you how to use the W-Pattern narrative, Contexts, Turning Points and "The Show Don't Tell Approach" to write a Winning MBA Essay.

If you don't have enough leadership experience, Harvard MBA Essay Guide will show you how to highlight non-obvious qualities like Trust, Focus, Listening Skills, Personal Responsibility, Humility, Self-Knowledge, and other secondary traits to prove your leadership.

If you don't know how to review your essays, Harvard MBA Essay Guide will demonstrate how to improve readability with the power of iteration, and maintain your original voice by removing review biases.

Pages: 357

What’s New (2021 Entering Class)

•    Rewrote 30+ chapters based on our experience in guiding applicants into M7 schools

Added Actionable Tips for:

1. Creating the IMPACT table
2. Using W-Pattern Narrative
3. Using the Pillaring Technique
4. Framing post-MBA goals

Harvard MBA Essay Guide Includes
    Sample Harvard MBA Essay – Establishing a Cooperative and Transforming Rural Telecom (701 Words)   
    Sample Harvard MBA Essay – Small Business Values during COVID crisis (856 Words)   
    Sample Harvard MBA Essay – Military and the search for IMPACT (825 Words)   
    Sample Harvard MBA Essay – Numbers to Healthcare Entrepreneurship (825 Words)   
    Sample Harvard MBA Essay – The American Dream and Harvard’s Peers (661 Words)   
    Sample Harvard MBA Essay - Volunteering (Sales in Volunteering)  (781 Words)   
+ The Art of Storytelling 
+ Leadership Narratives
+ Review Tips
+ Persuasion Strategies
+ The Secret to "unleashing" your unique voice
+ How to write about your Strengths
+ How to write about your Weaknesses

10 Rules to Fight Wordiness (
Snapshot from Harvard MBA Essay Guide)

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is the difference between Individual Essay Guides and Winning MBA Essay Guide

Winning MBA Essay Guide is a collection of individual Essay Guides.

For example, Harvard MBA Essay Guide includes Essay Tips on answering the latest Harvard MBA Essay with 6 Sample Essays and 300+ pages of Essay Writing and Editing tips.

Winning MBA Essay Guides
includes Harvard MBA Essay Tips + 15 School-specific Essay Tips

(Stanford, Chicago Booth, Columbia, MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Insead, Haas, Tuck, Yale SOM, Ross, Duke Fuqua, Darden, NYU Stern, Wharton and LBS) + over 300 pages of Essay Writing and Editing tips.

Last Updated: 6th July 2020

2) Who should I contact for any questions about the Winning MBA Essay Guide?

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"Harvard MBA Essay Guide is a practical guide to identifying your unique stories. From all the concepts in the book, I found the action points on creating the story and Leadership narratives the most useful. If you take the chapters on Leadership and modify it to your specific situation, the output is impressive. " - Verified Purchase

"I've been thinking a lot on adapting my story for Harvard MBA application. I expected No one book to show me how. I was wrong. The perfect chapter of the book is on the pattern of narrative that builds interest in your story. I've tried and applied the principles of this book on essay writing. It has helped me prioritize, and select events that nudged the school towards my defining stories. "
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"This is not a textbook on writing proper English. The essay guide narrates the techniques successful applicants use to conquer the fear of writing and capture their story through authenticity, storytelling and leadership experience" - Verified Purchase