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Berkeley Haas MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

haas north academic buildingThe following UC Berkeley Haas MBA admissions interview questions were provided by an applicant:  

The interview was more laid-back than most (compared to Sloan and Booth). It was a blind interview, all the alum had was my resume, and as such, the interview was based mostly off of my resume. The interview lasted almost an hour but was mostly conversational. I left with a better idea about Haas’s culture and I think the goal was to determine whether or not I would fit in with the culture (know Haas’s principles well and try to apply those to your as many of your responses). While the interviewer did ask follow-up questions, I wouldn’t call any of them probing. At the end of the interview, I was given a good description of the alumnus’s experience at Haas and he definitely did his best to sell the program. Overall it was an enjoyable experience. I was accepted.

1) Tell me about yourself.
2) What is it that you do at Company X? Follow-ups: Describe your role in more detail. Tell me about a recent project.
3) Tell me about your volunteer experience? Follow-up: How do you motivate the kids?
4) Tell me more about your extra-curricular experience in college? Follow-up: How did you manage your time?
5) Tell me about your leadership style.
6) Why MBA?
7) Why Haas?
8) What other schools are you considering? (I used this as another opportunity to express why I preferred Haas)
9) Questions for him

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