Harbus MBA Essay Guide 2021


The 2021 HARBUS MBA ESSAY GUIDE is Harvard Business School’s Unofficial Compilation of 32 current essays written by students admitted to the HBS class of 2023. 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 22 essays that were included in the previous edition of the 2020 Essay Guide, as well as 29 essays from the 2017 MBA Essay Guide, and 37 essays included in the 2016 MBA Essay Guide.