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Episode 24: 7 Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Clear Admit’s Alex Brown offers a closer look at some of the toughest interview questions MBA applicants stand to face as part of the admissions process at leading schools.

Brown, who worked for several years as part of the admissions team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, is also the author of Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions.

In today’s podcast, Brown unpacks the hardest questions he’s known applicants to face as part of the interview—a topic he’s an expert on thanks to interviews he himself conducted when he worked at Wharton. As a teaser, here are a couple of the MBA interview questions Brown will examine:

  • Describe a failure in which you were involved.
  • What other schools are you applying to?

Wherever you have been invited to interview, you’ll want to prepare to answer these questions. With Brown’s  advice, you’ll have no trouble acing them. What are you waiting for? Have a listen right now.

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Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 24: 7 Hardest MBA Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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This post was last updated November 10, 2020.

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