Two Sample Letters of Recommendation
Below is a sample letter of recommendation for admission into the Tippie School of Management Executive MBA
Program. Elements for a successful letter should include how long the writer has known the candidate and in what
capacity. Then, is simple statement share a few remarks about qualities you believe make this a successful
candidate for enrolment into the Executive MBA program
August 10, 2012
Admissions, Tippie School of Management
Executive MBA Program
100 Pomerantz Center, Ste E444
Iowa City, IA 52242-7700
I am writing to today to recommend Leif Bush for admission into the University of Iowa’s Executive MBA
Program. I have known Leif for 15 years, and he has worked for me (with me) in marketing for
approximately eight of those years.
It should go without saying that and he is a remarkable marketing talent, with an eye for not only
growing his traditional business, but also seeking out opportunities in to expand the business.
Leif has always taken his role seriously and is passionate about his results. Beyond his passion on
driving performance, Leif is a natural leader, and fights hard for his beliefs. He’s at his best in a group
environment, and is consciously proactive at getting full involvement of all other team members to
derive the best results possible. He has a very effective personal style, and will be looked to for
continued executive leadership with our Ecommerce Marketing efforts.
I have the deepest personal and professional respect for Leif, and sincerely belief he will bring his
unique energy, optimism, passion, and tireless creativity to your class and classroom. He has my
highest endorsement. If you have any questions about this recommendation or my endorsement of
Leif, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will gladly try to help.
Kind regards and best wished for a successful Executive MBA class.
CEO of Snubby Enterprises
August 10, 2012