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Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

It took place in a neighboring country as there wasn’t any interviewer in my city.

I got to the cafe we agreed to meet 15 minutes before and picked the table I wanted.
He brought a blank piece of paper on which he took actually quite detailed notes throughout the interview.

A short chat about my travel was followed by the following questions. It lasted for about 45 minutes.

1. Could you introduce yourself?
2. Tell me about your work experience
(here I handed him my resume and briefly walked him through)
3. You are successful at your current job, why do you need an mba? – I started my answer with my career goals and developed it into why MBA.
4. Why Booth?
5. Tell me about your biggest accomplishment
6. Questions from my resume
– My hobby
– How my majors have helped me during my career
– Tell me more about your experience as one of my position
7. What was your biggest failure?
8. Do you have any questions for me?
– He also switched career after Booth to my targetted post-MBA industry. We talked a lot on this and his experience at Booth with a focus on experience as an international student.

Overall, it was very conversational and welcoming. He was highly attentive throughout. There were no unexpected/curveball questions. It was my best interview experience among three I had and I was admitted. Hope this helps.


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Schools: U. Chicago Booth

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