The Leading Independent Resource for Top-tier MBA Candidates

Home » News » Interviews » Interview Questions & Reports » Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off-Campus

Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off-Campus

I met the alumni interviewer at a local Starbucks on a weeknight evening. He was running pretty late so we ended up meeting 15-30 minutes after the planned start time. I’d reached out to him earlier over email to introduce myself and schedule the interview, and he told me we’d have a conversation around 3 questions (listed at the end) so I knew exactly what to prepare. He only had my resume to go off of, and though we started off more formally (talked about my resume and my career goals) and talked more to the questions he asked, it quickly went into detail on my startup idea that he was very interested in. We bounced back and forth off each other, and I don’t think we even got through his 3 questions because he was so interested in my idea. The interview lasted about an hour and he wished me luck and told me he’d write me a glowing review after. Adcom called me a few days latter with an acceptance. The process was surprisingly straightforward and very positive. Great experience!

1. Why get an MBA
2. Why CBS
3. How will a CBS MBA help you attain your career goals.

Clear Admit Resources

Preparing for your CBS 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: Columbia

About the Author

Clear Admit
Clear Admit

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