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MBA Interview Tips & Resources

Welcome to the MBA Interview Resource Hub

Are you about to interview at a top business school? Looking to ensure you can ace every MBA admissions interview question? We’ve gathered together all of our interview prep resources in one place to help ensure you spend your time efficiently and can excel in your interview.

In the interview, the MBA admissions committee is seeking to get a sense of who you are, the choices you have made to date, and your reasons for seeking an MBA at their program. The schools also use the interview to gauge your “fit” with their cultures and offerings.

Given the importance of the interview, it is essential for you to prepare. On this page you will find a list of key Clear Admit MBA admissions interview tips, advice and resources that will help you ace your interviews.

Clear Admit Admissions Tips: Interview Prep

Understanding Interview Procedures

Interview Preparation and Follow-Up Advice

Clear Admit Interview Strategy Videos

Be sure to review Clear Admit’s interview preparation videos where we review different interview formats as common interview questions in the Clear Admit+ Admissions Academy Series.

LiveWire Interview Invite Updates

February 10, 2024 12:15am ET
Interview Invite to Columbia
Round: Round 2
Received via email on February 06, 2024
GPA: 3.07
GMAT: 710
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
February 9, 2024 8:57pm ET
Interview Invite to Yale SOM
Round: Round 2
Received via email February 9, 2024
GMAT: 710
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
Application Location: S.Korea
Note:

Just got e-mail today. Glad to get interview invite!

February 9, 2024 8:53pm ET
Interview Invite to Georgetown / McDonough
Round: Round 2
Received via email February 9, 2024
GPA: 3.51
GRE: 321
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: North Carolina
Note:

Military, applied at deadline

February 9, 2024 8:27pm ET
Rejected at U. Washington / Foster
Round: Round 2
Received via email February 9, 2024
GPA: 3.26
GRE: 312
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
Note:

Why it’s too early…

February 9, 2024 7:55pm ET
Accepted to Columbia
Round: Round 2
Received via phone February 9, 2024
GPA: 3.2
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Entrepreneurship
Application Location: Los Angeles
Note:

Got rejected from stanfords mba but got accepted with Columbia.

My first choice was honestly Stanford but it seems like my affinity was Columbia. Everything felt so right with them

Clear Admit Interview Strategy Podcast Episodes

The following podcasts provide in-depth guidance on key strategies you can use to prepare for your interviews. Be sure to give them a listen.

7 Hardest MBA Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 24: 7 Hardest MBA Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
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5 Most Common MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 23: 5 Most Common MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace
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How to Interview at Harvard Business School

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 28: How to Interview at Harvard Business School
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Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD)

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 274: Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD)
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Interview Report Archives

Our free archive of over 2,000 MBA admissions interview reports includes self-reported accounts from applicants with thousands and thousands of questions asked! It is the largest repository of MBA interview reports on the web. What better way to prepare than to see what interview questions schools are asking recent applicants? You can sort the archive by the specific school and also find reports that match your interview type (alumni, current student, admissions officer). You can thank us for this amazing resource by uploading your own reports when you’ve finished interviewing 😊

Clear Admit Interview Guides

  • Available for 21 leading MBA programs! Our interview guides provide you with school-specific insight and strategic advice to help you ace your admissions interviews. Each Clear Admit Interview Guide includes:
  • School-specific strategy
  • Evaluation of how the admissions committee weighs the interview
  • First-hand interview accounts
  • A comprehensive list of sample questions consistently asked
  • In-depth analysis on how to answer the most popular questions by that particular program
  • Detailed information on planning a campus visit