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Last Updated Mar 29, 2023 by

MIT Sloan Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview ran for just over 30 minutes. The actual interview went for ~27 minutes, with about 5 minutes for my questions at the end. We started chatting generally about time zones (I’m international) before beginning the interview. Questions asked: 1. Tell me about your data visualization. 2. Any updates to your application? 3. Question about one of my stories from cover letter + follow up question. 4. Tell me about a time you had to convince people as a leader. 5. Tell me about a difficult person you had to work with. 6. Why MBA? 7. Why Sloan? We didn’t... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2023 by

Spring 2023 Survey – We Need Your Input! $25 Gift Card Opportunity!

At this point in the 2022-2023 admissions season, many of our community members are weighing their options for business school next fall semester. Meanwhile, others have made their school choice and are looking forward to matriculating in the coming months. Of course, another admissions season is just around the corner for those just beginning to think about graduate management education! We are interested in hearing from individuals who are considering an MBA in the future, as well as those who have committed to enrolling this fall. Clear Admit is conducting an online survey focused on the ways you learned about and... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 27, 2023 by

Webinar: Carnegie Mellon Tepper – Join the Intelligent Future – April 2023

Join us for an upcoming Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Webinar!  Join the Intelligent Future! Tepper MBA combines advanced analytics with personalized leadership coaching to give you a formidable advantage in a competitive market. Douglas Alford, Director of Admissions, Tepper MBA students and Masters Career Center professionals discuss why the science of management and art of leadership matter in your MBA and how those skills will prepare you for a future fueled by data, powered by technology, and unleashed by human intelligence. This event will be on April 18, 2023 at 12pm Eastern time.  Please register at the link below for... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2023 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Narottam Kishore of BITSoM

Sponsored Content We return to our Admissions Director Q&A with Narottam Kishore, the Head of Admissions & Outreach and Student Affairs at BITS School of Management, Mumbai (BITSoM). BITSoM is a new business school under the aegis of BITS Pilani, identified as Institution of Eminence by the Government of India. Narottam has been at BITSoM for the past two years, leading admissions and outreach initiatives for the full-time MBA program. In his role as the head of the Student Affairs, he is responsible for overseeing student clubs, managing student activities, and promoting student learning and development outside the classroom. Prior... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2023 by

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was kept very strict to 30 minutes, which was unlike every other interview I did. The interviewer had thoroughly read my entire application. Overall, my interviewer was polite it was a pleasant experience. There was some small talk in the beginning, but then we got right to it. *Expect follow-up questions for your answer!* 1. Any updates to your application? 2. Tell me about your Data visualization. 3. What is something you’re working on/doing right now? 4. Proudest accomplishment in the last year? 5. A goal I set in the last year and how I accomplished/working on it.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2023 by

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Zoom

It was a standard interview, and lasted about 45 mins. Was asked on why MBA, Why Columbia and goals (both short-term and long-term). He asked to elaborate a bit more on my long-term goals to understand the context, and few follow-ups on that. The tone was very conversational, and felt like the interviewer was really trying to understand my goals. One thing that threw me off a bit was my plan B if my plan A goals don’t workout. No behavioral questions were asked. At the end, he asked if I wanted to add anything, and I mentioned how I... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 17, 2023 by

Admissions Tip: Choosing Between Business Schools

Many successful MBA applicants face the enviable – but often agonizing — decision of choosing between programs. Though we know that those of you in this position will already be juggling an overwhelming amount of information about the schools on your short lists, we wanted to offer a few pointers to consider as you identify and evaluate the most important facts and factors in choosing between business schools. Immerse yourself. Due to COVID-19, business schools moved most of their admissions events and student chats online. However, some have started welcoming visitors back to campus. If you have not yet participated... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 14, 2023 by

Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

I applied by December 1st (guaranteed interview) and interviewed on December 6th with a second-year student via Zoom: Interviewer: Intro, Agenda, Little about themself Questions (obviously from a template, but follow-up questions led to more of a conversational back-and-forth) – Walk me through your resume / tell me about yourself. – Why MBA? – Why Tuck? – [you mentioned XYZ, what are your short/long term goals in that field?] – Proudest accomplishment? – Tell me about a time you did something outside your comfort zone. – Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a coworker; how did... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 14, 2023 by

Berkeley Haas MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumna / Zoom

The interview started off with the interviewer introducing herself and background (e.g., when did she join Haas, career shift) and then she asked me questions. After my responses, she shared her opinion about that as well (e.g., I strongly agree with that, I have personal experience on this as well). Ended with “I will share the feedback with AdCom by today, and you should hear back from them soon.” Spent 30 mins interviewing, and 10 mins Q&A. End before time (~42mins in total vs. 45 mins scheduled). Interview sequence: 1. Introduce yourself. 2. Short-term goal? 3. Why Haas and what... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 14, 2023 by

UVA Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was conducted by an Adcom member. She started off with giving an introduction about herself and laying the foundation for the interview. She stated that it would be conversational. Questions asked: 1. Tell me about yourself from childhood up until now and include why MBA. 2. Tell me about a time you worked in a team or led a team and you solved a problem. 3. Follow up question about a few things I said in 1 above. 4. Any other thing you think I should know about you? 5. Any questions for me? The interview lasted for... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 13, 2023 by

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Joined Zoom room 10 minutes before interview time, but was only admitted at interview time. Had around 5 minutes to chat to other interviewees, before the 2 second-year students gave us instructions. We gave our 60-second pitch (no timer on screen), then the 25 minute timer for discussion began. Lastly, we had our 5-minute presentation. After, we got given the interview order. (3 per interviewer) We waited and chatted in the room until it was our turn, then joined the breakout room with the interviewer. Interviewer asked why MBA and why Wharton.

Last Updated Mar 13, 2023 by

Berkeley Haas MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / Virtual

Very candid conversation. Thoughtful and great follow-up questions. Had to be alert and think in the moment. Nothing tricky, just a very intellectual and well facilitated conversation. Questions: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? Why Haas? Why now? DEI experience and embodiment at Haas. Biggest risk you’ve taken. Did you ever inspire someone to go beyond their role or scope of work? Anything I haven’t discussed that you would like to tell me? Weaknesses (2) that you wish to address at Haas? Any questions for me? All questions were in one form or another available on online platforms. Nothing was... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 13, 2023 by

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview consists of two sections: Team-Based Discussion (30mins) and 1:1 Interview (10 mins), with instructions given by Adcom taking an additional 10 mins. Team Based Discussion: Group of 5-6 students that spend: -Quick intro about yourself, current company, intended major at Wharton -1 minute pitch on TBD prompt, which the Adcom will decide the order -25 minute group discussion on the prompt -5 minute group presentation 1:1 Interview: -Follows the same order as the Adcom outlined at the beginning for the 1 minute pitch -Why MBA and Why Wharton in one question (10 mins to answer) -I suggest leaving ~2... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2023 by

Waitlisted in Round 2? Here’s How You Should Proceed

As Round 2 decisions roll out and several candidates report being waitlisted on MBA LiveWire, we have some guidance for candidates who find themselves placed on a waitlist. Before we get to that, let’s look first at why schools use a waitlist. First and foremost, while schools now know the quality of their Round 1 matriculants and Round 2 applicants, they do not know how many of the candidates admitted as part of Round 2 will ultimately enroll, nor the number of outstanding candidates in Round 3. Simply put, the waitlist helps schools manage these unknowns to arrive at the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2023 by

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Applied 10/15 Waitlisted 12/26 Interview invite 3/1 Question about my pick six. What are your current responsibilities? Tell me about your journey and how you got to where you are. Tell me about working with a difficult team member. How will you contribute as a leader at NYU? What courses are you interested in? What’s your post_MBA goal? What’s your back-up plan? Plan C? (Including company names and titles) What attracted you to NYU when picking school options? What surprised you while you were learning about NYU? How will NYU help you achieve your goals? (Questions are out of order)... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2023 by

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

1. Tell me about yourself beyond your resume. 2. Tell me about a time you had an impact. 3. Tell me about a time you had to work with someone challenging and how did you handle it? 4. Tell me about a time you mentored someone. 5. How do you relax / What do you do in your spare time? 6. Why an MBA? 7. Why MIT? Super friendly and nice interviewer. She seemed interested in what I was saying, the conversation flowed, and time went by quickly.

Last Updated Mar 7, 2023 by

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Students / Zoom

Invited to interview 17FEB (scheduled via portal; confirmation along with details and prompt sent same-day) Completed the Virtual Team-Based Discussion (VTBD) on 28FEB with two Second-Year facilitators and 5 other (6 total) applicants. Joined 12 minutes prior to start-time (tested A/V); was allowed into the meeting at exactly 10-minutes prior. Facilitators A/V was off, but they were in the room. Myself and fellow applicants began informal introductions, small-talk [recommend structured intros – name, location, pre-MBA industry, post-MBA goals, any other interesting facts]. Facilitators took over at start time (joined with A/V) and asked for brief introductions (name, current employer, desired... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 7, 2023 by

Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 Deferred / Alumnus / MS Teams

The interviewer was a GSB alum, Dragos Bucurenci. He only saw my resume beforehand. The atmosphere was extremely casual, felt more like a coffee chat with a friend than an admissions interview. Almost all questions he asked were behavior questions. The only exception was “Why Stanford.” He did not even ask about my non-traditional background (coming from Hungary and applying for deferred), but perhaps he did not even know about this. It did not feel as if the GSB had instructed him to double down on specific aspects of my application. This part of the interview took about 25 minutes,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 7, 2023 by

Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

Interviewed with an alum and it was very friendly and conversational. Questions were behavioral in nature: Tell me about yourself. Describe a time when you were forward thinking. Describe a time when you lead a difficult team. Went really in depth with follow-up questions to try and get to know you on a personal level.

Last Updated Mar 6, 2023 by

LBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Virtual

I had a virtual interview with an alum that graduated over 10 years ago. LBS spent a lot of time matching me with my interviewer and they did a really good job since our backgrounds were extremely similar. A lot of the interview was focused on my professional work/industry background questions since we had that in common. This was followed by the common and expected behavior related questions (team conflicts, why MBA, why LBS, why London, my accomplishments and challenges, what other schools I am applying at). I felt the case question in the interview did not go as well,... Read more »

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