While this may not be the first thing you think about when getting ready to apply for the MBA program, it probably should be. If you think about it, the letters of recommendation are the only application requirements that are not exclusively within your control to provide to us.
Within the online application, there is a section that enables you to identify your references, provide their email addresses and send them a link to submit a recommendation on your behalf. This process can happen independently from your application submission as well as before you actually submit your application. The people that you will be asking to write letters of recommendation for you are likely busy working professionals who need quite a bit of advance notice to complete this assignment. Ask them early and give them a deadline so your letters of recommendation are not the items holding up your review process.
Keep in mind: We require 2 letters of recommendation and we prefer that they are professional rather than academic references, unless your experience is limited to an academic environment. We would like to see a letter from your supervisor, who will likely be supporting your pursuit of the MBA degree. If you are not able to secure a letter from a current supervisor, you may want to ask a previous supervisor, a colleague, a client, or anyone with whom you have worked in a professional, service, or community organization.