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

Booth is in Hyde Park, which, for those (like me) who are not familiar with Chicago, is not very close to much else in Chicago. The first thing I would note is to give yourself plenty of time to get there! I was staying in Hyde Park, so I was close, but the weather was pretty bad the weekend I went (my flight to Chicago was delayed by 2.5 hours!) so this is something to just keep in mind for logistics.

Booth gives you the option to do a whole day of programming, but if you visited campus previously, it will be the same programming (tour, going to class, info session). I did an official visit when I visited Booth a few months ago, so I opted to only go to campus for my interview. You will likely hang around a little bit in the admissions room, where you’ll get to know some current students and other interviewees. I really enjoyed this part, actually! It helps put you in a relaxed state of mind.

My interview was with a current second-year student. She had a list of questions she was asking and they were all pretty typical.


  1. Why MBA? Why now?
  2. What are your post MBA plans?
  3. How did you become interested in XYZ?
  4. Tell me about a professional success
  5. Tell me about a professional failure
  6. What do you like to do outside of work?
  7. Why Booth?

My interview was 45 minutes long and there were a few minutes at the end to ask questions.

Overall, not a stressful experience – this interview is really about getting to know you and about fit – no tricky questions here!

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Schools: U. Chicago Booth

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