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Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year Student / On-Campus

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The following Michigan / Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them!

I participated in the Saturday (Feb 18th) interview day at the end of the second round. The day was full of activities from 8am-3pm, with the following breakdown:

8:00-8:15 AM: Registration
8:30 AM: Welcome
9:00-10:30 AM: Interviews (they split everyone into two groups)
11:00-11:45 AM: Team Exercise
12:00-12:45 PM: Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM: Q&A and Tour with Ross Student Ambassadors
2:30-3:30 PM: Mock Class
3:30 PM: Explore Ann Arbor

The interview was with a second-year student and very conversational, full of typical behavioral questions. It lasted around 35-40 minutes, running a bit over. The questions I was asked are:

  • Tell me about yourself / Walk me through your résumé.
  • Why an MBA (tell me about your short/long term goals).
  • Why Ross.
  • Tell me about your current job / Typical day.
  • Tell me about a conflict at work.
  • Tell me about a time you failed and what you learned from it.
  • Tell me about 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses.

The rest of the time was spent with me asking questions. They were situational, but could apply to some of you:

  • Asked about the student’s experience coming from a big college town into a small college town (I went to a big public school).
  • Asked about their MAP project (definitely recommend everyone to do that! This is the signature Ross experience). This discussion went on for a while, since her project was in my hometown, so it quickly evolved into an informal conversation.

The team-exercise was very laid back as well, which surprised me. They put you into random groups at lunch, and everyone has to share a story using two randomly assigned words (can be real or fake). Then, the whole group comes up with another story using a few of the same words. It was a fun experience, very icebreaker like.

Sent a Thank-You email to my interviewer the next day, and actually received a message back! They said they hope to see me at GBR, which I took as a positive sign. I was admitted, but still waiting on other schools so I have not made my final decision yet!

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