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Mostly Business Schools require two recommendations in their application catalogue. I am still working and I donŽt want to let my employee know that I am intending to enroll to a MBA-program and my "academic contacts" are not very vivid anymore. How good (or bad) are my chances without providing recommendations at the time of application? Do you mind me if I send you my recommendations later?
Mostly Business Schools require two recommendations in their application catalogue. I am still working and I donŽt want to let my employee know that I am intending to enroll to a MBA-program and my "academic contacts" are not very vivid anymore. How good (or bad) are my chances without providing recommendations at the time of application? Do you mind me if I send you my recommendations later? Thanks
Chris

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Answer Ashridge Business SchoolHello Chris

Application can be made for a place on the Ashridge MBA Programme in tandem with securing references. Many candidates face the same dilemma as yourself. Places have been offered on our Programme, after interview and careful consideration of other documentation, subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

I hope this helps.

Doris Boyle
MBA Admissions Manager
Answer Judge Institute (Cambridge University)Sending letters of recomendation in later is fine. We will match everything up in our office for you.A couple of points to consider however.....1. our deadline is 31st May for applications for Sept 2002. You would need to have all details to us by then to have a chance of entering this year.2. you do not need to provide your current employer as a referee. Anyone who can speak about your work with confidence would be appropriate. This could be a senior collegue, a client etc.3. We understand that academic references can be hard to get. Do try to find someone who can provide one.LouiseAnswer CranfieldHi ChrisIf it is a long time since you have studied, we will accept a second work reference instead of an academic reference.If you don't want your employers to know that you are applying, explain this to the Admissions Officer in a covering letter with your completed application form. Provided everything else in your application looks fine, we will invite you for interview. However, any offer made as a result will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory reference from your employer.Maureen Williams
Senior Marketing Executive
Answer Warwick Business School:

Dear Chris,

Here is a reply from one of our Admission Tutors for the Warwick MBA...

I guess I'd treat this as I would do in the corporate world. If on all other grounds an applicant looks suitable, we would interview and then if that proved successful, make an offer subject to satisfactory references. We would also reserve the right to telephone referees to engage in more detailed discussion if we felt the situation warranted it.

Regards, Diana Holton

Answer Said Business School:

Dear Chris

Thank you for your e-mail. Applications are considered incomplete without references, however, in your particular circumstance, you could supply two references from previous employers. I hope that this is helpful. Please contact me if you have any further queries.

Best wishes
Alison Owen
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