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Last Updated Mar 20, 2019 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Interview Questions: R2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

The interview was rather informal, held in a local Starbucks. My interviewer, an alumnus, was very friendly and started the interview telling me about her career and her experience at Ross. Then, we formally started the interview switching to English (we are from Peru so we speak Spanish). Questions Walk me through your resume Why Ross? Why an MBA now? What are your career goals? What are your best traits? How did you act in certain situations? (e.g. showed leadership, ethical dilemma, work with your team) Tell me about the feedback your manager gave you. The interview went smoothly, we... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 11, 2019 by

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / AdCom / Ithaca

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview: I came before classes started so I didn’t see many applicants in the waiting room. Chatted with friendly admissions receptionist before being picked up by AdCom. I was with AdCom member and a student interviewer in training so total of two people in the private office of that AdCom member. Questions Asked: “Walk me through your resume” Asked to justify why I had switched companies/job progression Long term and short term goals Why Cornell How would I take advantage of career management center What activities would I take advantage of outside classroom ie, extracirriculuars Asked if... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 11, 2019 by

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3/ Adcom Off-campus

My interview at NYU Stern was application based and taken by member of admission committee. The interviewer was courteous and attentive. After exchanging pleasantries, straightforward started with the questions based on resume first and then moved on to the application questions. Questions asked Describe career progress as highlighted by resume. Major projects handled and leadership roles. Short term goal – deep dive into why such a goal Back-up plan in case short term goal does not materialize Why Stern How do you plan to utilize the career development resources at Stern Companies you wish to work for What unique experience... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2019 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-campus Hub

My McCombs interview was on January 18th in NYC with adcom member. It was a blind interview, so she had just reviewed my resume before I arrived. Very friendly adcom member, made it easy to relax and take my time answering questions. A lot of behavioral based questions, so have your stories ready, and also do your research on the school and extracurricular offerings. Questions Walk me through your resume What are your short-term and long-term goals? What is your plan b if these goals don’t work out? Why McCombs? Why now? How will you contribute to McCombs? Tell me... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2019 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

I had my Yale interview in early March, in London with an adcom. The interview was very structured, and lasted exactly for 30 minutes. The interview was blind-based, so the interviewer had only seen my CV and my quote prior to the interview. Questions Walk me through your resume. Why MBA? Why Yale? What was your greatest accomplishment? What was your greatest mistake? Please explain your quote. Do you have any questions? All in all, a very pleasant interview experience without major surprises. I believe the adcom primarily really wants to get to know you, and assess your fit with... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2019 by

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year student / On-campus

My interview at Booth was blind and done by a second year student. While you wait at the lounge area in the admissions office, the first year student will sit down with you and casually chat in order to make you feel relaxed. The interviewer dressed formally so as all candidates. The interview ran for 45 minutes. It was cordial and professional. Interviewer started with a brief introduction of herself. Nothing was surprising. I did my interview as a part of a campus visit. I highly recommend candidates do so if they haven’t already. Questions Tell me about yourself Why... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 9, 2019 by

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I received interview invite to Stanford GSB on a Monday and had my interview live within a few days after. The interview was very conversational and interviewer took notes using his laptop. After some brief introductions, the interviewer asked a few behavioral questions such as: Tell me about a time when you took on a leadership role Tell me about a time when you faced a difficult challenge, etc. Questions were very typical but I had to prepare 6-7 different stories of my experiences. Clear Admit Resources Preparing for your Stanford MBA admissions interview?  Check out Clear Admit’s other resources:... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 9, 2019 by

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

My Yale SOM interview was at the Hilton Hotel in London in early March, the interviewer was very friendly and followed a structured approach. The interview itself was blind-based and lasted for exactly 30 minutes. CV related questions Why MBA? What was your greatest accomplishment? What was your greatest professional mistake? What will be your contribution to Yale SOM? Please explain your quote I had 5 minutes left to ask any questions that I had. Overall, a pleasant interview experience. Preparing for an upcoming Yale MBA interview? Click here to get the Clear Admit Yale SOM Interview Guide. After your interview, be... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2019 by

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

Met at a WeWork. Older alumnus (maybe late 30s, early 40s). Very nice, but also switched into professional mode. Questions: Walk me through your resume. Asked specific question on why I had chosen my double major. Why MBA? Why now? Why Columbia? Worst case scenario, if don’t get into grad school, what’s alternative plan? What kind of job do I want coming out of Columbia (specific companies)? Biggest challenge have faced professionally and how dealt with it. What questions did I have for him.

Last Updated Mar 8, 2019 by

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

The Ross MBA interview was conversational and pretty straight-forward. From what I noticed, she had a list of questions that may have been provided by the adcom. She also had my resume, and came prepared. The first few were stock MBA interview questions Tell me about yourself. Things seem to be going well. Why MBA now? Why Ross? Then she said that leadership is a big component of Ross culture, and asked My leadership style Success How I pivoted from a decision I’ve made. There were a few other questions that revolved around my professional experience. During the question section,... Read more »

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