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Harvard Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

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The following Harvard Business School / HBS interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them!

The interview lasted almost 40 mins, most of the questions were expected, some of the follow up questions are not. Interviewer is very friendly

Overall, I felt the purpose is:
1. verify you are the same person as you wrote on paper
2. able to speak fluent English (i am not a native speaker) and articulate my point concisely -> able to participate in the case method environment
3. understand business context of my industry and have something unique to contribute to the cohort.


How is your experience working in XX company.
What drive the growth? Follow up: is this the only reason for the growth?
What are the challenges faced the company?
Tell me more about the opportunity you mentioned in XXX.
Telll me about your role as a XXX.
What is a unique skill set you have and others dont.
What do you find most challenging at work? (a series follow up questions on this, i feel this grabbed the interviewer’s attention)
Your experience is not business related, do you have any understanding or exposure to the business side?
Why MBA?
Post MBA goal. where do you see yourself working?
Any hobby?
Anything you would like to add?

There are also a few personal questions i did not prepare for it, but I felt been true to myself won the interviewer.

Result: admitted.

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Posted in: Interview Questions & Reports

Schools: Harvard Business School

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