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Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year student / On-Campus

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Interview went by really quickly. It was only 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions. The interviewer was watching the clock the last 5 minutes to ensure we finish on time.

The interviewer started off by introducing himself, and then asked me to introduce myself. The questions were structured but felt like a natural part of the conversation.

Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. Follow up questions on my current position:
    • accomplishment I’m proud of the most
    • failure
    • team work example
  3. Moved to post MBA goals
    • follow up questions about an example of a company I would like to work for in the long term
    • how I would change / transform this company
    • how do I see analytics transforming the market overall (my specialization is analytics)
  4. Why MBA?
  5. Why couldn’t you jump straight to your immediate goals?
  6. Why Booth?
  7. How would you contribute to Booth?
  8. Follow up questions with hypothetical scenarios aimed at testing my on the spot thinking

Overall, it was a very nice experience. The market and hypothetical questions were a bit surprising. Not sure if the interviewer was really interested in what I was saying and these questions were a genuine follow-ups, or meant to test me on the spot (or both..). The interviewer was taking copious notes.

The organization of the interviews was excellent. I would recommend to schedule your interviews for an earlier spot — my interviewer, while attentive, was already a little worn off.

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Schools: U. Chicago Booth

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