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CMU Tepper MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

The adcom had reviewed my entire application before our interview.

  • Give me a one-minute introduction to who you are.
  • Why an MBA? Why now?
  • What is your criteria in selecting a business school?
  • What are your post-MBA goals?
  • Give an example when you accomplished something to bring better results to your team.
  • What’s your definition of diversity?
  • Give an example when things didn’t go according to plan as a leader. What would you have done differently?
  • Is there anything you’d like to add that you haven’t shared today or in your application?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

When necessary, the adcom followed up on my answer. In my previous interview (with a different school) I got cut off before I could finish my answer. I felt like I rushed my response a little. There were no questions about my resume.

Great school. They understand diversity. They increased their female class from 21% to 31% in the last year.

I received my invite the day after the deadline. They said they have rolling invitations so don’t be concerned if you haven’t been selected yet.

I should expect to hear back in about a month. (Mid to late February)

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Schools: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper

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