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Last Updated Nov 16, 2018 by

Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Second-year student / On-campus

The following Columbia Business School MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision MBA applicant. Good luck to them! It was a very conversational interview. The second-year student has not read my application and he only had access to my resume. He kicked off with the typical tell me about yourself question and the conversation naturally flowed from there. I asked a lot of questions about his experience and got some pointers on what to expect in the first year of business school. Whenever we exhausted a topic, he would proceed with another open-ended question. This... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2018 by

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

The following Harvard Business School MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Pre-interview, I got to hang out at the hospitality room where they had refreshments and even Legos to play with! Everyone was visibly nervous including me and about 10 minutes before the scheduled interview, they took us to the interview wait room upstairs. That was definitely the most nerve-wrecking moment as I just sat there waiting for the interviewer to call out my name. My interviewer came out and picked me up to take me to a small conference... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2018 by

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

The following Dartmouth / Tuck MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 Applicant. Good luck to them! I interviewed during an open interview period. I waited in the admissions office and a second-year student came to pick me up. She was very friendly and we walked together to one of the team meeting rooms, quite far from the admissions office. Looks like Tuck doesn’t have proper space for interviewing (both admissions and recruiting), and that was a bit disappointing. The interview was blind, she just had my resume and took extensive notes. Questions: 1. Tell me... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2018 by

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

The following Columbia Business School MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision MBA applicant. Good luck to them! I received an invitation to interview and was matched with one alumnus in my area. The match was definitely not random since we are in the same under-represented industry, similarly sized companies, and have worked with the same people at some points in our careers. I reached to my interviewer via email and he suggested two days to meet. After agreeing on date and time I also sent him my resume. Before the interview, I spoke to... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2018 by

Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumni / Los Angeles

The following Columbia Business School MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision MBA applicant. Good luck to them! Went to his office, he had requested my resume in advance to review. Mostly conversational, but expressed some concern in my quant skills, as I don’t currently have a quantitative job, which put me a bit on edge. Asked what other schools I am applying to, what my GMAT was, though this seemed to be more from genuine curiosity, then anything to do with CBS. Interview lasted an hour. Questions: Walk me through your resume What are... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2018 by

Wharton Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / 2nd Year MBAs / On Campus

A UPenn / Wharton MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Received an invite 5-6 weeks after applying/R1 deadline and provided 1-2 weeks to schedule a day/time slot for the TBD. Scheduled on campus as it was the only east coast location available. Optional programming/no registration required for: lunch with students, campus tour, class visit, MBA pub. Bustling admissions room in Philly. I arrived and did the campus tour, visited a professor I knew, and met with a 2nd year MBA for coffee at Pret at Huntsman Hall. Icebreaking with applicants... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 12, 2018 by

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Reports: Round 1/ 2nd year student / On-campus

The following Duke / Fuqua MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who interviewed on-campus during Women’s weekend. Good luck to them! My interview at Fuqua seemed like it went really well. They paired me with a student who is also from Chicago so we had a good deal in common. He was very friendly and open, no unexpected or unusual questions. He gave me time to talk about an experience I’m very proud of at the end- something on my resume that I don’t often get to “brag” about- and he was very excited to hear... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 12, 2018 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1/ current second year student/ via Skype

The following Dartmouth / Tuck MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 Applicant. Good luck to them! My interview was conducted via Skype. The first question surprised me a bit: “tell me about yourself” instead of “walk me through your resume” or “tell me about your professional experience.” Interviewer was very friendly and we had a good deal in common, although we definitely had dissimilar backgrounds and professional goals. She made me feel at ease throughout. One interesting question was “think of three words your colleagues would use to describe you.” Interview made me think that... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Adcom / Skype

The following Columbia Business School interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision MBA applicant. Good luck to them! Was a really short one- done in 20 mins which was surprisingly short. Very standard questions- nothing to throw off- Intro, why MBA, why CBS, what are your goals and how will you contribute to the community. The Adcom member spoke really passionately about the alum network and her experience of traveling around the world for mba events which was good to hear. CBS from this experience seems to have very to the point interviews with straightforward questions... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2018 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 Second Year On-Campus

The following U. Chicago Booth MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I did the class visit and lunch with current students on the day before my interview. I recommend doing that. It gets you familiar with the campus and the general vibe and helps calm nerves. I reached admissions office and checked in half hour prior to the interview. They almost always have a second year student sitting in the waiting room – to diffuse the nervousness in the room and to offer answers to questions about student life... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 5, 2018 by

Eight Tips to Ace the Wharton TBD—From Applicants Who’ve Been There

Many of you are in the throes of preparing for Wharton’s team-based discussion (TBD), so we combed Clear Admit’s Interview Archive and compiled the following pieces of advice from applicants who have gone through it. Please, as you experience the Wharton TBD yourself, feel free to add you own insights by submitting an interview report. Best of luck! Eight Tips to Ace the Wharton TBD Don’t Spend Hours Researching Your Topic in Advance As tempting as it is to be as absolutely prepared as possible, there are diminishing returns when it comes to researching your topic ahead of time. “There really is no... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2018 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus Hub

The following U. Chicago Booth MBA interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Interview took place at a coffee shop. Alumnus just graduated three months ago and told me he interviewed more than 30 candidates as second year and alum. Interview was pretty informal and conversational – it felt like a two way conversation as he wanted me to know more about the school and his experience as well. Questions I was asked: Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? What do you want to do post B-school? Long term goal? Do... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2018 by

London Business School Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / His office

The following LBS interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! The interview was conducted in the alumnus’ office building. He talked me through his background and that had me “walk him through my resume”. He then preceded to ask standard business school and specifically questions such as “Why LBS? Why London? Why an MBA? What are your goals”. Following he asked several behavior based questions such as “How would I describe my leadership style?” and several questions about how I act in a group setting since a significant portion of classwork... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 25, 2018 by

UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / Skype

The following UCLA Anderson MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! It was scheduled via an online scheduling tool, conducted over skype with a 2nd year student, and was application-blind. The interview was about 30 minutes long – a short intro, around 20-25 minutes of questions, and 5-10 minutes for me to ask him questions. There weren’t many surprising questions: – Why do you want an MBA? – What is your immediate post-MBA career goal? – What is your long term career goal? – If your first choice immediate post-MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 25, 2018 by

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

The following Stanford GSB interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I was put in contact with a local alum and we scheduled it via email. All I provided him in advance was my resume, and otherwise it was blind – he didn’t have any other information on my application. The interview was at his office and last about an hour. It was different from other interviews in that we barely talked about my interest in an MBA or in Stanford, really until his last question. He asked specific behavioral questions, and... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 by

Oxford / Saïd Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-campus Hub

The following Oxford Saïd interview questions & report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant.  Application-based interview, lasted about 30 minutes. Questions: (1) Why an MBA? Why now? (2) Why Oxford? Have you visited Oxford? (3) Tell me about a time when you faced an obstacle in your career. (4) Tell me about a time when you had to convince others to follow your lead. (5) Any questions about the program or Oxford? Interviewer had thoroughly read my resume and application. Felt more like a conversation than an interview. I expected curve-ball questions, but very straight-forward process. Nothing that surprised... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 by

Columbia MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The following Columbia Business School interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision MBA applicant. Good luck to them! I met with my interviewer off-campus in the city where I live (East Coast city, not NYC) at a coffee shop over the weekend. I wore a suit and they also wore business attire. The interview was conducted by a recent graduate who also lives in the city. All scheduling and outreach is the applicant’s responsibility once you are matched in their online portal. The interview was blind so I had to provide my resume in advance (I... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 by

Duke / Fuqua Interview Questions & Reports: Round 1 / Second-year Student / Skype

The following Duke / Fuqua interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I was scheduled to interview on campus but it was cancelled due to the storm. I was reached out the night before of the interview with the chance to do it over Skype. I should have prepared better because there was connection issues. The interviewer was extremely nice about it and we made it work. Overall, it lasted about 40-45 minutes. I think I could’ve done much better with more preparation but we will see. I’m hoping I made it as Fuqua... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 25, 2018 by

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

The following Michigan Ross MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! This was my first interview in R2. I received my interview invite within 2 weeks of application submission , and interviewed within 4 weeks of the application submission. I interviewed in a barista cafe in front of IIT Delhi. It was a blind interview and the interviewer reviewed a copy of the resume that I took just before starting the interview. Below are the questions that I was asked: Tell me something about yourself What beings you here What are my... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 26, 2018 by

UT Austin / McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

The following UT Austin / McCombs interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! This was a blind interview, and I actually interviewed with the Director of the evening program. We spoke briefly in a casual manner about my travels to the campus, and about any site seeing I’d done before coming in for the interview., about a 5 minute chat, then the interview began. Questions Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? My McCombs? How would your Supervisor describe you? (3 words and why) What is your plan B? Tell me about a... Read more »

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