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Last Updated Jan 24, 2023 by

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

Very conversational and easy-going interview, lasted about 1hr. My interviewer laid out the structure for me in the beginning to give me an overview. 1. Tell me about yourself (very open-ended, I talked for about 15ish minutes and combined the why MBA into this question). 2. TMAT you worked with someone different from you. 3. Follow up questions on something I mentioned in Question 1. 4. Why Darden? 5. Interviewer’s self intro + Questions. Very good experience, honestly I wish more interviews could be like this lol

Last Updated Jan 24, 2023 by

Vanderbilt Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

It was a pretty chill interview: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why an MBA now? 3. What are your short-term goals? 4. Tell me about a time you made a mistake. 5. What is a common misconception about you? 6. What value will you bring to Vanderbilt and what value will Vanderbilt add to you? 7. What would you like to be involved in on campus?

Last Updated Jan 20, 2023 by

Dartmouth Tuck to offer GMAT Waiver for Round Three Applicants Affected by Layoffs

With all of the changes in the labor market – especially in the tech sector – many business schools have made adjustments to their late round application process to provide a pathway forward for individuals affected by the rounds of layoffs. The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College is the latest MBA program to introduce what they refer to as a “special admissions initiative” to meet the needs and potential of high-performing talent recently laid off. From now through March 1, 2023, those impacted will have the ability to request a GMAT/GRE test waiver when applying to Tuck’s full-time... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2023 by

MBA Admissions Tip: Letters of Support

While business schools require candidates to submit anywhere from one to three recommendations as part of the regular MBA admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter of recommendation, in ways that we will detail below. In fact, we’ll use this admissions tip to share the following information: What is a letter of support? Who can author and submit such letters? When should a letter of support be submitted? What should a letter of support cover in... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2023 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I received my interview invite about a week after submitting my application and emailed the admissions office to schedule my interview during the campus visit I’d already scheduled. I arrived on campus at 9:30AM and was able to store my luggage in their coat closet. I attended the class visit, campus tour, Q&A with students, and lunch before starting my interview. After lunch, I met the second-year student at the lobby, and we went to a small study room for the interview. She started by talking a little about her background before diving into the interview. She had a list... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2023 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 16-20, 2023

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 is underway. We are closing out the Round 2 deadlines this week. Wednesday, January 18, MIT / Sloan has its Round 2 application deadline. How Clear Admit+ and “The Wires” Can Help Subscribe to Clear Admit+ for comprehensive guidance on all aspects of the admissions process in an easily digestible series of video lessons, data tools, and digital publications. Visit MBA LiveWire for the latest “buzz” about MBA admissions, including interview invitations and decision notifications.  There are 5 Ways... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On Campus

Interview invite in October. Questions were provided by adcom as they wanted to limit bias. Walk me through your resume. Why MBA now? Why Yale, SOM school? What are your short- & long-term goals? What is your submitted quote? How is it related to the Yale SOM community? Tell us your proudest leadership experience, and how you can apply this experience in MBA study. Any questions?

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

CMU Tepper MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

The adcom had reviewed my entire application before our interview. Give me a one-minute introduction to who you are. Why an MBA? Why now? What is your criteria in selecting a business school? What are your post-MBA goals? Give an example when you accomplished something to bring better results to your team. What’s your definition of diversity? Give an example when things didn’t go according to plan as a leader. What would you have done differently? Is there anything you’d like to add that you haven’t shared today or in your application? Do you have any questions for me? When... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

Texas McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Video Assessment / Online

7 questions with 30 seconds to prepare and 3 mins to answer for each question. Used Kira system for recording, allowed to start questions on your own pace. 1. Short-term goal and Plan B 2. TMAT working with competitive people, how did you navigate it? 3. Proudest achievement? 4. TMAT people were treated unfairly, what did you do? 5. TMAT you were judged unfairly / received unfair feedback. 6. Why McCombs? Not sure the words are accurate since the questions are quite lengthy. Also, make sure your background is clean, I don’t think there’s an option to blur out the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

I was matched with a second-year student and felt that the school aimed to align applicants with interviewers with similar backgrounds, post-MBA career goals, and interests. Very laid-back atmosphere. I didn’t feel like the interviewer was trying to trick me. She was genuinely interested in my background and work experience. The interview was resume based. I was surprised by how fast the time went. There were no trick questions or anything that I wasn’t prepared for. These are the questions I remember: – Walk me through your resume. – Why Anderson? Why LA? – What are your career goals in... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

1. Introduce yourself (A lot of follow up questions regarding career goal). 2. Where do you want to work post-MBA? 3. Why Anderson? 4. Short-term/Long-term goal? 5. What’s your strength in a teamwork case? Tell me an example from your previous work. 6. When you join a student managed fund or a learning team, you have to work with a team and maybe there’s some situation, how will you deal with it? 7. As for recruitment, how do you expect Anderson can help you? 8. Plan B? Interviewer was really nice, and asked a lot of detailed questions.

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

Texas McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Current Student / Zoom

I had an interview for 45 min with a current McCombs student and then a 5-10 min Q&A. Interview was conversational and resume-based. 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. TMAT where you had to solve a unique problem. What did you learn from it? 3. What was the major challenge you overcame to reach where you are today in your career? 4. Short-term and long-term goals. 5. Plan B? 6. Why McCombs? 7. Which other schools did you apply to? 8. What clubs do you plan to join? 9. Tell me about a time when someone gave you constructive... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

This interview was on a Super Day full of interviews on 11/4/22 for Round 1. It lasted only 30 minutes as they have a lot of interviews to go through that day. You will be brought into the interview rooms on the first floor of Evans Hall. The list of questions is more standardized than other schools and included behavioral, future plans, why MBA, why Yale. Please be sure to fill out the important quote prior to the interview. My interviewer read the quote back to me and asked why it was important to me. I was admitted in R1.

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Type of interview: 2nd-year Student, resume-based interview List of interview questions: – What aspect of SOM drove you to apply here? – What’s the impact you want to drive in the community? – Why do you want an MBA? – What gets you the most excited in the MBA journey? – Have you already set your career goals? – What traits of a leader do you have? Commentary: suuuper nice interviewer. Loved the experience!

Last Updated Jan 9, 2023 by

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Zoom

Description/location of visit and/or interview atmosphere: Zoom Resume-based with AdCom. From the beginning, she was very friendly and laid out the ground really well. List of interview questions: a) Tell me about yourself. b) Why Booth? c) Why do you believe you have a fit with the school? d) Why MBA at this point of your career? e) Could you share a time when you demonstrated leadership skills? f) What’s your leadership style? g) How do you see yourself engaging with the school’s community? Commentary: overall, nothing out of the expected. Interviewer was very nice and calmed me down. Just... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2023 by

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Zoom

School/Date/Admissions Round: Duke Fuqua/Jan 4th/2nd Round Description/location of visit and/or interview atmosphere: Virtual interview (Zoom) Type of interview (alum/adcom/first- or second-year student, resume-based vs. application-based): AdCom (very friendly), resume-based List of interview questions: a. Why MBA? Why now? b. Why Fuqua? c. What can you add to the incoming class? d. What are your post-MBA goals and why? e. Share sometime when you embraced diversity. f. Any questions for me? Commentary: very friendly environment. Be intentional about Fuqua and know your stories. Don’t try to memorize them, but to naturally tell those, so you don’t sound robotic – know the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2023 by

Admissions Tip: Essay Polishing

The deadline is looming and you’re making one final pass through your application before hitting submit. This isn’t the time for drastic changes – but there might still be an opportunity for small improvements. Read on for three big picture, “crunch time” tips! Keep It Professional It’s true that many schools ask “fun” questions and most urge applicants to be themselves rather than submitting “overly polished” material. But it’s important to remember that this is a graduate school application, and you should approach your essays with a degree of formality. You do want your unique narrative voice to come through,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2023 by

INSEAD MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

It was an online interview that lasted about 40 minutes. It was more of a conversation and less of a formal interview. Some key questions that were asked: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Why MBA? 3) What do you know about INSEAD? 4) Are you applying to other schools? 5) Have you worked internationally? Then there was a discussion about my work: what were my job responsibilities, how is my firm structured, who are the key clients, etc.

Last Updated Jan 3, 2023 by

London Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

Interview was conducted over Zoom with an alumnus who was in the same time zone (United States East Coast). Interviewer had reviewed my resume and had a few questions about my experience. Most questions centered around why MBA/why now/why LBS and how I work in a team (How do I handle conflict? Have I worked with international clients?). Interview was overall relaxed and I got along well with my interviewer. This part lasted about 30 minutes. For about 10 minutes, I was given multiple strategies for a company and asked to pick one and explain why I chose what I... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2023 by

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

45 min interview in a coffee shop in Seattle by a Booth Alumni who worked at Amazon as a Finance Manager. A bit strict vibe, but mostly conversational. Music in coffee shop was a bit too loud and there few many people there so got a bit distracted. Questions – 1) Introduce Yourself 2) Walk me through your resume 3) Three words that you would use to describe yourself. How would your supervisor at work describe you? 4) Couple of Behavioral questions like tell me about a time when …, biggest failure … 5) Why MBA? Why now? 6) Why... Read more »

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