The following U. Chicago Booth MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!
Booth focuses on making the interview experience comfortable. They brought in greeters (1st year students) to the waiting room on the half hour and interviewed on the hour. The data point was from a second year student and the objective seemed to be to gain a ‘do you like this person / do they fit with Booth’ decision for the interviewer. Interviewer had a copy of my résumé, but didn’t have knowledge of my application beyond that.
Questions (wording not exact) in the (rough) order they were asked:
1. Walk me through your résumé and tell me about yourself.
2. What are you looking to accomplish with your MBA?
3. How did you find Booth / what attracted you to the school?
4. What do you think you would contribute to the Booth community?
5. Tell me about a time you had a hard time working with someone and what did you do?
6. [A few résumé specific questions] – did I plan to continue working with my start up during my time at Booth, a few specifics about my career goals as my interviewer had worked in my desired industry?
7. Tell me about something you accomplished that you are passionate about / proud of.
8. Tell me something that you would like to start doing, stop doing, and continue doing.
9. Questions for me?
Overall the interview was ~1/3 telling your story and establishing fit with Booth, 1/3 behavioral and more person specific questions, and 1/3 follow up for interviewee questions and other conversation. While it is certainly still an interview, the big take away was that Chicago seems to want to use the interview to test fit and personality more than assess your aptitude and choosing to interview on campus is a friendly experience that serves to sell the school a bit.