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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.

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