MBA, or Master of Business Administration, programs prepare people for some of the highest paying occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, such as chief executive or marketing manager jobs. Marketing manager jobs are projected to increase by 6% from 2019 to 2029.

To stand out from other applicants and compete for the best opportunities, you’ll need to have a distinguishing cover letter. Whether you’re an experienced applicant or a recent MBA graduate, check out the downloadable cover letter templates below to help polish yours. You’ll also find tips to strengthen your cover letter to catch the eye of hiring managers.

MBA Cover Letter Checklist

When writing your cover letter, make sure you include these five main elements:

1. Heading. A stylized heading template can make your cover letter appear more professional. It should include:

  • Your name, job title, and contact information, such as email and phone number
  • The date of application
  • The hiring manager’s details

2. Salutation. It’s best to address the recipient by name, such as Ms. or Mr. [last name]. Use their title if you know it. If you can’t find the name or are unsure of who you should address the letter to, you can use “Dear Hiring Manager” instead.

3. Introduction. This is where you introduce yourself and your interest in the position. This should be the hook of your cover letter that gets the hiring manager to keep reading.

4. Body paragraphs. Write two paragraphs that detail your relevant professional experience. This may include skills, education, and accomplishments. Using a bullet point format can help highlight important qualifications and make your cover letter more visually appealing.

5. Closing section. The closing of your cover letter should encourage the hiring manager to invite you for an interview. You can include a postscript to highlight an achievement and end your cover letter on a high note.

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MBA Cover Letter Examples and Templates

Introduction

The introduction of your cover letter should encourage the hiring manager to keep reading while also introducing yourself and your interest in the job. To do this, incorporate one of your most impressive achievements or qualifications into the paragraph. This achievement should be relevant to the position and described in quantifiable terms so the hiring manager gains a better picture of your skillset. Avoid vague or generic points.

Good


As a member of the marketing team with Treehouse Solutions, I contributed to marketing strategy that helped a new product launch exceed its revenue goal by 40%. I hope to bring my drive and initiative to the team at Decisive Marketing Solutions.

Bad


With several years of marketing experience, I’m writing to you about my interest in the marketing manager position. I believe I’m a good candidate for the job.

Body Paragraphs

The body of your cover letter should feature two paragraphs. In the first, reiterate your interest in the available position and explain why you’re interested in the job and organization specifically. This shows that you’ve researched the company at length and have a genuine interest.

The second paragraph should expand on your qualifications by detailing your skills, experience, and achievements. You may choose to include relevant promotions, successful projects, or education. List these qualifications in bullet points to highlight them and break up the text of your cover letter. Make sure to use quantifiable terms for each point and pair them with a positive outcome to demonstrate the scope of your qualifications.

Good


Over my five years working as an associate on marketing teams, I’ve contributed my creative marketing approach. I’m excited for the opportunity to bring my drive to Decisive Marketing Solutions’ reputation for innovative strategies.

My past successes include:

  • Led branding across social media platforms and helped increasing traffic by 30%
  • Managed website content, SEO, and marketing strategies, improving organic clicks by 50% over three years
  • Identified opportunities and developed marketing strategies to develop and implement campaigns, resulting in over $100,000 new sales annually

Bad


I have five years of experience in marketing and business, and I’m interested in the marketing manager job.

My previous experience includes:

  • Led branding across social media platforms
  • Managed website content, SEO, and marketing strategies
  • Identified opportunities and developed marketing strategies

Closing

Your closing should leave a lasting impression on the hiring manager and invite them to schedule an interview. Directly requesting an interview shows your initiative and interest in the position, while simply thanking the hiring manager for their time and consideration is bland and generic.

You can add a postscript to highlight one final achievement and reinforce a positive impression. As long as it’s relevant, you can include a successful project, award, or volunteer experience.

Good


I’m interested in the opportunity to speak with you further about the marketing manager role. Please feel free to contact me with a date and time to meet.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Gomez

P.S. I’d love to tell you about how I won the “Future Business Innovator” award while completing my undergraduate degree.

Bad


Thank you for your time and consideration of my application for the marketing manager job. I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Gomez

MBA Cover Letter Examples (Text Format)

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  • Mid-career
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Della James
MBA Graduate | [email protected] | (405) 450-2847 | 23 My Address Street, San Diego, CA 34095

May 14, 2021

Kristina Potter
Senior Hiring Manager
Emergent Biosolutions
(485) 490-2847
[email protected]

Dear Ms. Potter,

During my master’s degree at the San Diego State University, I was singled out as the top-performing student on my Organization Behavior and Leadership core course. My assessors noted my detailed understanding of effective mentorship and exceptional knowledge of workforce management strategies. I look forward to leveraging these skills as the office manager at Emergent Biosolutions.

As a driven and ambitious graduate, the opportunity to support your company’s efforts to innovate life-saving technologies is inspiring to me. I believe that I have the determined work ethic and organizational ability to excel in a fast-paced environment. My recent accomplishments include:

  • Revolutionizing the office’s resourcing system during my practicum placement to reduce cases of document unavailability during meetings by 98%
  • Receiving a score of 95% for my elective Group Process and Leadership coursework
  • Working collaboratively with three colleagues on my placement to source cost-effective office suppliers, resulting in an annual saving of $12k

I look forward to discussing how my abilities and efficient working style can make me an asset to your company. Please contact me to arrange a suitable appointment.

Sincerely,

Della James

P.S. I would love to explain why I was chosen to mentor three undergraduates to improve their understanding of operations management in 2020.

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