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Nov 7, 2013

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 (ED) / Alumnus / Off-campus

As other people have stated, spend some time to choose your interviewer. Also remember a recent graduate is not necessarily going be easier to interview with... senior alumni can make sometimes better interviewers as they have done hundreds of them and it will be just one more for them and... Read more »

Nov 7, 2013

Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Action / Second-year student / Skype

Received interview invite for my early action application as I was not able to visit the campus (I'm international). The interview lasted for 36 minutes, very relaxed conversational interview. We had 20-25 minutes for his questions and the last 10-15 minutes were for my questions for him. Interview questions: 1)... Read more »

Nov 5, 2013

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-campus

Applied: 9/30, Interview Notification: 10/15, Interview Scheduled: 10/17, Interview On: 10/21, Report Complete: 10/26, Admission Decision: 11/04 (Denied) I want to take the time to write this report even though I got denied admission to Columbia. This site has been very helpful in my preparation for interviews with MBA schools... Read more »

Nov 4, 2013

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions: EA / Alumnus / Off-campus

I interviewed in his office, which seemed a bit stressful at start but turned out to be fine. The interview lasted an hour, and the interviewer was very friendly and relaxed, and it felt like a conversation with a friend rather than an interview for a business school. He presented... Read more »

Nov 4, 2013

Admissions Tip: Interviewing the Interviewer

We’ve been offering a good deal of advice lately on how to conduct oneself and prepare responses to MBA interview questions.  Today we’d like to highlight the importance of thinking about what you might ask. Virtually all business school interviewers conclude their discussion by offering the applicant a chance to... Read more »

Oct 31, 2013

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: ED / Alum / Off-campus

Interview went well overall. There were a few questions worded in a new way or ones I didn't necessarily expect: 1. "I'm wondering if you ever ran into a conflict with a coworker and how you resolved it." 2. "If you could only pick one thing from your Columbia experience,... Read more »

Oct 29, 2013

Chicago Booth Alumna and Former Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Consultant Offers Interview Tips and Insider Knowledge to MBA Applicants and Students

Clear Admit recently interviewed Admissions Counselor Heidi Granner, who has conducted over 200 interviews of top business school applicants and students in her roles at Chicago Booth, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Roll Global. Can you describe the basic protocol or format of the typical Booth on-campus interview? Was this... Read more »

Oct 28, 2013

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: ED / CBS Alumni Interviewer

My interviewer was a 2007 CBS Alum. He was friendly and cordial via email, and very flexible when setting the time and location. Ultimately, we decided on this past Friday, October 25th, at 5:30pm. He thought of a few different places to have the interview and then he asked if... Read more »

Oct 28, 2013

Admissions Tip: MBA Interview Prep

With interview invitations from a number of programs already on their way out to Round One applicants, we wanted to offer some more advice on this element of the admissions process.  Last week we posted some very basic etiquette information that will help candidates ensure that everything is in order on the... Read more »

Oct 24, 2013

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: ED / Alumnus / Off-campus

I submitted my application about a week before the Early Decision deadline. I was notified I was selected for an interview about two weeks later, and was able to set up the interview within four days. From the list of available interviewers, it took three tries before someone was able... Read more »

Oct 21, 2013

Admissions Tip: MBA Interview Etiquette

With interviews imminent for Round One applicants, we wanted to turn our attention to this important step in the admissions process and share a few very basic pointers on interview etiquette.  Though the content of your application materials and comments during the interview are of paramount importance, it’s also crucial to... Read more »

Oct 15, 2013

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Action / Alumnus (2009) / Off-campus (Singapore)

Very friendly interviewer. Ended up chatting for nearly 75min. Here were the questions from my interview: 1) Walk me through your resume 2) Why MBA? (He cross-questioned and probed me on this part for a good 15 min) 3) Why Fuqua? (When I mentioned 'Team-Fuqua', he asked me to state... Read more »

Oct 15, 2013

Oxford / Saïd MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Faculty / Off campus Hub

I have an international experience so I think my interview was an exception but not sure. It was more of a conversation rather than a Q&A. The interviewer started off talking about my company comparing it with its competitors asking me to comment on whether or not the comparison was... Read more »

Oct 8, 2013

Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Video Interview

For my Yale SOM video interview, I was asked the following questions - What accomplishment are you most proud of? Difficult professional decision and how you overcame it? As business becomes more global, culture becomes less important... Agree or disagree

Oct 8, 2013

Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Video Interview

My Yale video interview consisted of the following questions: Einstein quote on knowledge vs imagination. Do you agree? Challenging work experience How would friends or coworkers describe you?

Sep 28, 2013

Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: EA / Second-year student / On-Campus

The following questions were asked: Walk me through your resume? Why Tuck? Why you for Tuck? Why do you want to pursue an MBA now? Challenging team experience and how did you overcome it? What are 3 strengths that your teammates would say you have? What are a couple of... Read more »

Sep 25, 2013

Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: EA / Second-year student / On-Campus

Approximately 30 minutes -- 20 minutes questions for me, 10 minutes questions for her. Walk me through your resume. Did you choose your grad. school thinking you would join [unrelated industry that I'm currently in], or did you intend to go into [related profession]? What were your experiences at a... Read more »

Sep 24, 2013

Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: EA / Second-year Student / On-campus

Pretty similar to everything described on here. 25 minutes of questions, 5+ minutes of questions for her. Very relaxed and conversational, which was to be expected. The following were my questions, as far as I can remember: 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why an MBA? 3. Why Tuck?... Read more »

Sep 9, 2013

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: ED / Alumnus / Off-campus

My interviewer was a recent graduate. We met at a Starbucks near where she lives on a Friday afternoon. She told me from the outset that she thought the whole process would take about 45 minutes with 30 minutes of her asking me questions and 15 minutes for my questions... Read more »

Aug 26, 2013

Cornell / Johnson MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1/ Adcom / Skype

I am an Indian applicant. Applied in the R1 and got invited for interview. I scheduled a Skype interview with Adcom. Adcom member is accompanied by a second year student. Here are few questions I was asked: 1. Tell us about your self - I told about my academic and... Read more »

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