Letters of Recommendation

Applicants may be required to submit recommendation letters for admission to the program. Please refer to the table below to see the minimum number of letters of recommendations required for each graduate business program.

Program Recommendation
Executive MBA Program 2
Full-time MBA Program 2
Part-time MBA Program 2
Part-time MBA Program: Non-degree 0
MS in Accounting 1
MS in Business Analytics and Project Management 0*
MS in Financial Risk Management 2
MS in Human Resource Management 2
Ph.D. in Business Administration 3
Accounting Certificate Program 1
Advanced Business Certificates 0
ABC in Human Resource Management 0
Certificate in Corporate and Regulatory Compliance 0
Certificate in Global Risk Management 2
Long-term Healthcare Management Certificate 0*

* MSBAPM and LTHC applicants are instead required to supply information on references. MSBAPM requires 3; LTHC 2. This information is required within the References section of the online application.

Providing Letters of Recommendation

For most programs recommendation letters are preferred from current or former employers. Please contact the program to which you are applying to see if personal recommendation may be permitted when employer or academic recommendations cannot be supplied.

You must input the name and contact information for each provider within the “Recommendations” section of the online application. Once you have provided the required number of recommendations, you will be able to submit your application. Upon submission of your application, your indicated recommendation providers will receive an email link form the system with instructions on how to submit.

Letters of recommendation are only taken through the online system. Recommenders may choose to upload a document of their recommendation or filling out form fields.  Uploaded letters of recommendation are preferred for applicants to the Ph.D. Program.

Managing Your Recommendation Providers

You will able to log back into your application to send a reminder to your recommendation providers if they have not submitted their recommendation after a reasonable period of time.

If for some reason you need to change a recommendation provider after your application has been submitted you will be able to do so by logging back in to your application.  You will need to delete the recommendation provider you are replacing before adding the new one. Your application will not be considered complete until the letters of recommendation requirement has been fulfilled.