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Stanford MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

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The following is a list of Stanford MBA admissions interview questions provided by a recent applicant:

General process
– I met my interviewer at his office and walked to a closeby Starbucks for the interview
– He explained that he had a certain set of questions to ask me and he had to identify certain behaviors, so not to be surprised if he needs to interrupt me while speaking
– he did not have a copy of my CV (I brought one for him) nor did he take any notes. Throughout the interview though he referenced specific items on my cv
– interview lasted 50 minutes
– generally very informal and light atmosphere to the discussion

Questions (there were many follow up questions to each main question)
– tell me about a time you felt effective
* how did you decide on this strategy
* how did you feel making this presentation / recommendation

– tell me about how you manage your two analysts
* what is your leadership style
* how do you make sure they are involved

– tell me about a time where you were innovative

– tell me about a time when you developed or enhanced a strategy to improve something

– why an MBA 

– tell me about your yoga practice

– questions for me

For more Stanford MBA admissions interview questions, check out our Stanford GSB Interview Archive!

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