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HEC-Paris EMBA Recommendation Questions

Sharing the letter of recommendation questions and rankings for HEC-Paris EMBA. Interesting fact - letters of recommendation are an even bigger part of the evaluation criteria for EMBA applicants. Consider anecdotes for the open-ended strengths/weaknesses questions at the bottom that you can outline for your recommender to write in their own words.


Relationship to candidate:

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate?
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long?


Candidate's abilities:

Please evaluate the candidate in terms of the qualities below:

  • Intellectual or academic ability
  • Oral communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Creativity / Innovative
  • Competence in current position
  • Written communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Initiative / problem solving skills


  • Outstanding (top 5%)
  • Excellent (top 15%)
  • Very good (top 25%)
  • Good (top 40%)
  • Average
  • Below average
  • Unobserved


Proficiency in English:

Candidate's first language? English/Not English


If the candidate's first language is not English, please comment on his/her level of competence:

  • Written
  • Spoken
  • Listening / Comprehension
  • Reading


  • Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor


Candidate's strengths and weaknesses:

  • What do you consider to be the candidate's principal strengths / talents?
  • What do you consider to be the candidate's weaknesses or areas that need improvement?



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