The Leading Independent Resource for Top-tier MBA Candidates
Menu


Home » News » Interviews » Interview Questions & Reports » UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / Skype

UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / Skype

UCLA Anderson MBA Interview

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:

Have an interview coming up?

Get the school-specific advice and strategy, a comprehensive list of sample questions, and in-depth analysis you need to ace your MBA interview.

Posted in: Interview Questions & Reports

Schools: UCLA Anderson

About the Author

Clear Admit
Clear Admit

Clear Admit is the leading resource for top-tier MBA candidates.

  • Sign Up For Our Newsletter

    Expert admissions advice and the latest news on top business schools delivered straight to your inbox.
  • Join the Clear Admit community for free and conduct unlimited searches of MBA LiveWire, MBA DecisionWire, MBA ApplyWire and the Interview Archive. Register now and you’ll also get 10% off your entire first order.

    Click here to register!

    Already have an account? .

    Log In

    Please enter your Username and Password

    Don’t have an account? Register for free