The following UCLA Anderson MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them!
It was scheduled via an online scheduling tool, conducted over skype with a 2nd year student, and was application-blind. The interview was about 30 minutes long – a short intro, around 20-25 minutes of questions, and 5-10 minutes for me to ask him questions.
There weren’t many surprising questions:
– Why do you want an MBA?
– What is your immediate post-MBA career goal?
– What is your long term career goal?
– If your first choice immediate post-MBA plan doesn’t work out, what is your back-up plan?
– What clubs or activities do you plan to participate in?
– What draws you to UCLA specifically?
He also asked about what I like to do in my personal time, which helped to break up the formality.
If you are nearby and able to do an on-campus interview, I’d recommend it – the skype format made it a little more difficult to get comfortable and conversational. One of the things I wish I’d done differently is cover a broader set of interests in my responses – because I am on a social impact track, I focused on that a lot, but I think I ended up getting a bit repetitive. There are many reasons I want to pursue an MBA, not all social impact-specific, and I wish I had built out more answers that focused on the overall MBA experience.
There were a fair number of questions about Anderson specifically, so do as much research as possible. I have definitely done my research, but I wished I had more specifics to pull from.
Clear Admit Resources
Preparing for your UCLA Anderson MBA admissions interview? Check out Clear Admit’s other resources:
- Interview Archive: More firsthand accounts from UCLA Anderson MBA applicants themselves
- Podcast Episode 23: 5 Most Common MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace
- Clear Admit UCLA Anderson Interview Guide: Strategic tips for approaching UCLA’s interview questions, and more.
- Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview: Blind vs. Non-blind Interviews