Harbus MBA Essay Guide 2020 & Bonus 2017 Essays


The 2020 HARBUS MBA ESSAY GUIDE is Harvard Business School’s Unofficial Compilation of 22 current essays written by students admitted to the HBS class of 2020 and 2021, plus an additional 29 essays from the previous edition. These students have been generous enough to share their essays in the hope that others benefit from it. We have also included author bios, advice from the authors, and student-written analysis of each essay to help guide you through the process, breaking down the various approaches and styles that each essay showcases.

The intention of this electronic book is to serve as a guide and inspiration as you find the best way to express your vision, goals, and achievements (your “story”) to the admissions committee.


For a nominal fee, you can get an additional 37 essays that were included in the previous edition of the 2016 MBA Essay Guide