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Last Updated Feb 25, 2020 by

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / On-Campus

I interviewed on campus, I was told it would be with a second-year student, but it was with a first-year student. The interviewer had only seen my resume prior to the interview, and typed notes as I spoke. The interview lasted 45 minutes. The interviewer had a list of questions to choose from and selected questions based on my background and the answer I had just given him. 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why MBA/Post MBA Goals? 3. Why Haas? 4. Tell me about a time you had a heated debate with a colleague and you were in the... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 24, 2020 by

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I interviewed on February 15, 2020. Despite single-digit temperatures, the visit was very pleasant. The Ross admissions team did a great job of welcoming us in, creating a supportive and positive atmosphere, and structuring an entire day for us. I came in on a Saturday, and they had several second-year students come in and speak to us and provide tons of valuable information. At the end of the day, they even had a professor perform a mock class on game theory. The class was actually very engaging and entertaining. The interview itself was with a second-year student and was very... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 24, 2020 by

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / On-Campus

Interviewed on Consortium interview day with a recent Alum based in the NYC area. I was impressed that the adcom took the time to match me with an alum who is in the same field that I’m interested in. The interviewer had read through my essays, resume, and pick 6 before the interview, so it was more like a conversation with why MBA/why Stern woven in. Know your answers to these questions and know how your current skills translate to your career goals and how a Stern MBA can help fill the gaps. All in all great experience.

Last Updated Feb 24, 2020 by

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Interviewed on the Consortium interview day with a current student. All in all pretty relaxed. Asked standard questions plus some behavioral: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Ross? 4. Tell me about a time you had to deal with people with different working styles than yourself and how did you manage that. 4. Tell me about a time you made a mistake at work. 5. Tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult person. The one on one interview lasted about 25 minutes. We then went to Pizza House for the team... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2020 by

6 Reasons to Consider an MBA

Our friends from Access MBA outline 6 reasons why you should consider an MBA. Read on for their insights as well as their upcoming events near you. What do you want to achieve? An increase in your earning power? A boost to your career? A career switch? Well, an MBA can help you do all these things, and more.  Nowadays MBA aspirants can choose from a wide pool of programs, both in the U.S. and abroad, that have the potential to open many doors and offer countless opportunities for career advancement. Sign up for free for an exclusive Access MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2020 by

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

I interviewed on campus as part of the Women’s Interview Day. I enjoyed the programming as I was also able to have a mock class, coffee chat with current students, and fireside chat/lunch all in one go. My interviewer had read my entire file, so they were able to ask me probing questions about my background and post-MBA aspirations. They obviously had done their research on me and had some specific follow-up questions, but it was also pretty casual and conversational. Many of the questions were personalized to me and my application. That said, there were some questions that I... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 19, 2020 by

UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

Opted for on-campus interview. I was told by a friend (2nd-year Darden student) that the interview would be random and blind (either adcom or 2nd yr student). Greeted by the adcom and led to his office. Asked if he wanted a copy of my resume and was told hearing me tell my story was the preferred option. So the following questions were asked: 1) Tell me about yourself, your early experiences, values, decisions. 2) What kind of clients do you work with? How did you make the decision to join the industry/company? 3) What role do you usually play on... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 19, 2020 by

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Interviewed at Michigan Ross in Ann Arbor.  Broken into halves in a total room full of 70 or so interviewing students. I was part of the second group so we were first spoken to by various student led organization leads. When it was time for my group’s interviews, we were all led to the elevators and went to central room where the interviewers were waiting. He was looking for me so we shook hands and had about a 3-minute walk on the way to our interview room so we had some small talk. Interview generally flowed like this: (interviewer introduced... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 18, 2020 by

Michigan Ross Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

My interviewer was an alumnus (19′) and was very nice, open, and friendly. Since we work in the same building, the conversation started off naturally and was a good ice breaker. The first intro was in Japanese, interview was all in English, and QA was in Japanese. It was mostly behavioral questions and we actually spent 20 mins or so on QA. It lasted about 60 mins. Below is the debrief of the questions he asked. What do you want me to ask about you? Tell me about a time you worked in a team. How did you overcome the... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2020 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

Questions asked: Please tell me a little more about your current role. Why do you want an MBA? Greatest success? Biggest failure? What will you contribute to Yale SOM? Notes: The interview itself was very conversational. The interviewer, a 2nd-year student, told me that it was blind. Only thing that threw me off in the beginning was the fact that my interviewer said the interview would be an hour long. Was 30 minutes on the dot, including questions I had for my interviewer. Yale SOM seems to make a spectacle out of the interview days, going as far to call... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2020 by

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Off-campus

It was a blind interview with an alumni, who graduated from Booth almost 10 years ago. She was working at a pharmaceutical company, so this helped her resonate with the examples I gave while walking through my resume. The interview was much more detailed that I expected and she probed me to elaborate on my past work experience and extracurriculars with follow up questions. Walk me through your resume. What did you learn from your volunteering experience? (Regarding my internship at Strategic Planning at Coca Cola) What were the insights you gathered through a specific project? How did pursuing a... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 12, 2020 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year student / On Campus

I attended the Interview Day event that ran from 8am to 3pm. After breakfast and short introductions from the adcom, half of the interviewees were taken to interview while the other half interacted with staff and students associated with different Ross clubs. The interview itself with the MBA2 was casual, and conversational. I got asked to walk through my resume, and then my interviewer began asking me questions from there. He asked, tell me about a time you led a team to resolve a conflict. The rest of the conversation was based on things on my resume my interviewer wanted... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 8, 2020 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year student / On Campus

Interviewed as part of full day visit schedule. Other activities include a class visit, campus tour (led by a 1st year student), lunch with two 1st year students, and an info session with adcom members. Honestly, the interview was not even the most memorable part of the day for me. One thing you should keep in mind is that the other interviewees on campus with you will know a lot about Tuck already. The Tuckie mindset starts very early for applicants – so go prepared. Talk to students ahead of time; you don’t want to be the one who cannot... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 28, 2020 by

UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Skype

Interview was very conversational and it was quicker than I thought (30 min). The questions were: Walk me through your resume. Why MBA? Why Anderson? What will you do instead if your post-MBA plan doesn’t work out? What triggered you to follow your post-MBA goal? (I said I wanted to switch from brand management to social impact consulting, so she wanted me to elaborate on my motivation and how this career goal developed for me over time.) 5 minutes were left for my questions, so I asked 2 questions. Overall, I can say that my experience is really positive and... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 27, 2020 by

Toronto / Rotman Interview Questions & Report: R2 / Adcom / Skype

I had the interview through Skype with an Adcom member. The interview was quite relaxed and the adcom member was very friendly. He’s someone I am familiar with. I had a conversation with him through Skype in September 2019 when I was researching schools to apply to, and I interacted with him again briefly during the MBA Tour. Here are some of the questions that he asked which I remember; What can you tell me about your resume after undergraduate? When did you develop an interest in Rotman, and why Canada? Which other schools are you applying to? What is... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2020 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

Standard interview questions asked. Nothing out of the blue. Tell me about yourself Why MBA? Why Tuck? Questions from CV – about my experience on one of the consulting project I did. Three key factors that make me successful at my job (strengths). How would your coworkers describe you? What are you passionate about? Anything you would like to add? Anything you would like to ask me?

Last Updated Dec 13, 2019 by

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / 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 my goals. Questions: – Walk me through your resume – Why CBS / Why NYC? – What resources will you take advantage of at CBS / how will you give back? – Tell me about your proudest work accomplishment? – Who is a leader you admire and why? She didn’t... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 9, 2019 by

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

I interviewed with Eddie, who was very friendly and definitely put me at ease right off the bat. He asked how I was doing etc etc before getting into the actual interview. Questions he asked me: – Take me through your resumé, specifically your post-undergraduate work history – I currently work with a family member, so he asked if there were specific professional challenges working with family – Long and short-term goals – Why Johnson? (I spoke about both faculty and extracurricular stuff I’m excited about and that aligns with my goals) – What is your leadership style? – Describe... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 by

Recent MBA Application Volume Declines at Top Schools Present an Opportunity for Applicants

As reported in The Wall Street Journal last month, even the leading U.S. MBA programs are seeing a decrease in applications to their full-time MBA programs. Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and MIT Sloan all saw five percent to seven percent drops in their MBA application volume in 2018-2019. Other top programs have even posted double-digit percentage declines. Overall, U.S. business schools received 135,096 applications last admissions season, down 9.1 percent from last year. Add this to the 7 percent drop in applications in 2016-2017, and you get a somewhat dramatic decline in applications over the past... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 22, 2019 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report – Round 1 / Adcom / On Campus

I was picked up from a classroom where other interviewees were mingling for a bit. Highly recommend chatting with other prospective applicants prior to getting picked up because it really calms your nerves. I was totally expecting a second year student to pick me up but it was a Adcom member. We went to a quiet classroom after a ~5 minute walk and we made small talk about how my visit was going etc. At the tail end of the walk, the interviewer asked me what other schools I was applying to. Once in the room, the interviewer pulled out... Read more »

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