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Jan 9, 2020

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Early Action / Second-year student / On-campus

The interview was with a second-year student. It was blind, he had only my curriculum. He first introduced himself and asked me to do the same. Then he asked me some questions: why Fuqua? How can I contribute to Fuqua? Why diversity was important for me (I mentioned it)? Mention... Read more »

Jan 2, 2020

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year Student / On-Campus

Interviewer atmosphere was serious/to the point. Interview lasted an hour in length. The questions comprised of mostly traditional questions with a few oddballs: -Tell me about yourself? -Why an MBA? -Why Fuqua? -Standard “Tell me about a time” questions Oddballs: -If you had to build a team, what attributes would... Read more »

Jan 2, 2020

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus Shanghai

This was done at 11 am on a Saturday at the 23rd floor of a Marriott hotel in Shanghai. I was the only foreigner there that I could tell. I arrived a little earlier, and joined a bunch of other candidates who were there for the 11 am interviews (others... Read more »

Jan 2, 2020

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report / 1st Round/ Adcom/ Off-Campus Shanghai

30 minute interview in an office in NYU Shanghai. I booked it in the morning at 10:30 so the office itself was really empty. I booked it with an admissions officer, who had already looked through my files. Her first question was “what do you wish for me to ask... Read more »

Jan 2, 2020

Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

I am a re-applicant and I interviewed with Andrew Elrick (Executive Director of David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It seems like he does all interviews in Brazil and I did not have another HBS person in the room. After greeting my interviewer, he thanked... Read more »

Jan 2, 2020

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

The group interview was very straight forward. I had a one-minute pitch prepared. Each member gave their pitch, we developed a proposal stemming from the prompt and finished with one minute to spare. I think as long as you balance being a good team player with letting your personality shine... Read more »

Jan 2, 2020

Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / On-Campus

– What have you done with your time since arriving to Boston? – Tell me about your international assignment? How was that experience challenging? – How important is X initiative to your overall company? – I see you made a low grade in class X in college – why was... Read more »

Dec 19, 2019

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

At a hotel lobby / Highly conversational & to the point As I saw my interviwer walking towards me, she picked a table at the lobby. We sat down and started to talk. 1. What’s new since you applied to Sloan 2. Why now MBA? – I added comment about... Read more »

Dec 17, 2019

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report / R1 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

Interview was at a hotel. I was 15 minutes early so the interviewer started the interview early. She started with explaining the process and that she will take notes. 1) What changed since the app Tell me about a time when 2) you had to work with a difficult person... Read more »

Dec 13, 2019

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report / ED / Alumni / Off-campus, LA (Alum’s Office)

Blind interview – interviewer requested resume a few days in advance. Recent alum, Class of 2018. Very warm and friendly, felt like I had really lucked out. Asked typical behavioral questions one would expect, tone was very conversational and she seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say and... Read more »

Dec 12, 2019

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... Read more »

Dec 12, 2019

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year student / Skype

It was blinded and went for ~32 minutes. I am an international student and was matched with another international student, which was a bit of surprise to me. She briefly explained about the nature of the interview and we jumped right in. It seemed that she was advised to ask... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

London Business School Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumni Interview / Local City

1. Applied Round 1 2. Met at a cafe for lunch. Helped to make the conversation very casual because we talked while we waiting in line to order. 3. Alumni Interview 4. Questions spanned the following topics: Post-MBA Goals and How My Experience to-date is relevant, why LBS, why London... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The interview was conducted by an alum in his office building. I walked into the building and entered the elevator to go up to my interviewer’s floor as instructed in our emails to each other. As I was going up, I noticed a man looking at me curiously. When I... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

This was a R1 interview, and it took place at a hotel near the Alum’s office. He was extremely friendly. Questions: 1) Walk me through your resume 2) Why MBA 3) Why Kellogg 4) Goals 5) How will you differentiate yourself at Kellogg 6) A few specific questions about a... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Round 1/ Alumnus / Off-campus

This was a team-based discussion in Mumbai, at the McKinsey office. Each team had 6 members, and were invited to have a live discussion which was viewed by an AdCom member. The structure of the interview was – 1. Quick intro on yourself 2. Team-based discussion (TBD); 30mins 3. 1×1... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I have often heard that alum interviews can be tricky, and boy this one was. My interviewer was from the metals and mining industry, and had very little context on the industries I had spent time on (Consulting and PE). As a result, he got lost trying to focus on... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report / Early Decision / Alumnus Off-campus: Coffee shop

My alum was a much older and experienced one, looking at his profile I was quote intimidated going into the interview. He suggested we meet on a Sunday morning at 8AM at a local coffee shop. I was dressed quite formally and he showed up in jeans and a suit... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / Off-campus

The interview was at a hotel, and was a very relaxed atmosphere. It was an app-based interview where the interviewer had done a lot of research into my profile, and prodded a lot on my future goals. Questions were on the lines of – 1. Tell me about a time... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

UVA / Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report / Early Action / Second Year Student / On Campus

This was my first interview I had for an MBA, so I was understandably nervous. The interview was laid back, and my interviewer was quite friendly, which eased the tension. They explained to me at the beginning of the interview that it was one of many data points in the... Read more »

Essays

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It's a lot to fit in such little space. For those ca

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines MIT Sloan School of Management’s (Sloan) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for the o

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Interviews

HBS Announces Timing of Round 2 Interview Invitations

Harvard Business School's managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid, Chad Losee, posted to the Direct from the Director blog to update Round 2 applicants about next steps—in particular

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Early Action / Second-year student / On-campus

The interview was with a second-year student. It was blind, he had only my curriculum. He first introduced himself and asked me to do the same. Then he asked me some questions: why Fuqua? How can I c

Fuqua / Duke MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year Student / On-Campus

Interviewer atmosphere was serious/to the point. Interview lasted an hour in length. The questions comprised of mostly traditional questions with a few oddballs:-Tell me about yourself? -Why an M

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Careers and Financial Aid

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IU Kelley Shares How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes MBA Career Switchers Make

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Real Humans of Bain: Consultants

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