The Leading Independent Resource for Top-tier MBA Candidates
Menu 
 


Columbia MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The following Columbia MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant. Good luck to them!

I met with my interviewer off-campus in the city where I live (East Coast city, not NYC) at a coffee shop over the weekend. I wore a suit and they also wore business attire. The interview was conducted by a recent graduate who also lives in the city. All scheduling and outreach is the applicant’s responsibility once you are matched in their online portal. The interview was blind so I had to provide my resume in advance (I put it in the Google Calendar invite), and I provided a hard copy at the meeting. My interviewer had clearly read my resume and casually referenced items during our discussion, which I appreciated.

The questions were relatively stock, and included (in order best I can remember):
– Tell me about yourself
– Walk me through your resume
– Tell me what your plan B is if you don’t get your dream career after school
– Why an MBA? Why now?
– Why CBS?
– What sort of leader are you?
– What questions do you have for me?

We wrapped up by having probably a 20 min discussion about their time on campus, what they do for work, and specifics about recommendations for your first year on campus. Overall it was a very approachable, friendly discussion that I enjoyed. I think their format speaks well to the CBS ethos.


Preparing for an upcoming interview at Columbia? Click here to get the Clear Admit Columbia Business School Interview Guide.

After your interview, be sure to add your first-hand interview report to the Clear Admit Interview Archive.

Preparing for your interview?

Give Veritas Prep a call at +1-310-295-2098 or click to

Posted in: Interview Questions & Reports

Schools: Columbia

One Comment

  1. Follow-up: this was my report. My interview was 9/30, my interview feedback was submitted 10/2, and I got the acceptance call on 10/3!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Sign Up For Our Newsletter

    Expert admissions advice and the latest news on top business schools delivered straight to your inbox.