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Last Updated Jan 25, 2023 by

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

Consortium applicant. Tuck Admissions Associate (2nd-year student) showed up on the call very promptly. She introduced herself and ran through the interview format. She mentioned that it’s okay if I didn’t have an answer to any behavioral question to ask for another question. Questions were: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Short- and long-term career goals? 3. Why MBA and why Tuck? 4. Tell me about a time when you had to give tricky feedback and what you learned from it. 5. What is your proudest achievement? 6. Is there anything we did not talk about that you would really... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2023 by

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

The application deadline was January 5th, and I did my interview on the 12th. All applicants must take the Video Assessment as part of their requirements after submitting the rest of the application by the deadlines. I have not heard about a decision one way or another yet. Here are the questions to the best of my memory: 1. Tell me about a time when you failed. What did you learn from it? 2. What do you expect to get out of the McCombs MBA program? What do you expect will challenge you? 3. Tell me about a time you... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 12, 2023 by

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

The interview went for 30 minutes, with the standard questions Why MBA/Why Yale/Why now questions. The interview felt very scripted as the second-year student clearly had to get through the list of questions she had in front of her. After the 30 mins was done, we spent another 15 mins chatting about Yale and why she picked SOM. Overall a great experience.

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

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

The interview was scripted in advance with specific questions that the second-year student had been told to ask – which meant that it was difficult to have a free-flowing conversation and create a genuine connection. But the tone of the interview was friendly and the questions were relatively standard and focused around why an MBA and why Yale, some resume questions, and a question focusing on giving an example of something I had learned by looking at a situation through someone else’s perspective. I was surprised by the focus on diversity (the quote + an additional question around how I... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2023 by

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

Invited to interview in person at Evans Hall. The day began with a tour of the facilities with all the applicants assigned their own interview timeslot. As the day went on people made their way to the lounge where they were then invited into one of a number of interview rooms. Interview was not super personal as the interviewer, a second-year student, had their head down the entire time taking notes on a standardized template. Was surprised that it was not conducted by an adcom. Mixture of questions on the resume as well as experiences that I wanted to bring... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 9, 2023 by

HBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

My AdCom interviewer was very nice and started the interview in a relaxed, conversational way. There was not much back and forth as it was the interviewer asking questions with me answering. Some of the questions were based off my answer to the previous question. We ended the interview right on the 30min mark. It went by very quickly. Questions List: What do you attribute to your success at XX Company? Why do you think you’ve been promoted over your peers? What do you mean by math + magic? [I referenced this concept in my previous answer] Is the XX... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2023 by

HBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interviewer had read the entire application in detail (including details I had mentioned only in the application form) and had done basic research on some of the niche parts of my work. The questions were not technical, but did try to gauge basic understanding of the industry. I felt the interviewer was mostly just trying to have a conversation and there was no element of pressure testing. The interview lasted around 30-32 minutes. Some of the questions were: 1. Describe this niche part of your work in the current job. Who are the key competitors? 2. Are there any... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2022 by

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview felt like a rapid-fire round of questions, and there weren’t any questions tailored to my application. Most questions were along expected lines based on the interview reports I have read, but there was a question on working with incomplete data, which I had not come across in any previous interview reports, so would definitely make sure to prepare a story for that. 1. Any updates to your application? 2. Tell me about your data visualization. 3. What does a typical day at work look like for you? 4. If you’re at dinner with your cousins, how would you describe... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2022 by

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

Interview atmosphere was relaxed, and definitely very conversational! Nothing radically surprising that popped up during the interview. See below for questions: 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. How do you prioritize your time? (Follow up: how will you prioritise your time between academics, networking and social life at Booth?) 3. What are you most proud of? 4. Tell me about a time when you fell short. 5. Tell me about a time you motivated a team. 6. You could pursue IB without an MBA. So why MBA? 7. Why MBA? 8. Why Booth? 9. Any questions for me?

Last Updated Dec 28, 2022 by

NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

Interview was very conversational and was conducted by a member of the admissions committee. Based on the interview reports I had read, I was expecting to be challenged on my short-term goals and recruiting strategy, but that part of the interview felt tougher than expected. So my number 1 tip would be to make sure you can defend your short-term goal and make a case for how Stern will help you get there, especially if you intend on recruiting for traditional industries like IB or consulting. 1. Question from Pick 6 2. Summary of your career post graduation? 3. What... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2022 by

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Virtual

My interview was conducted online, and the interviewer was a Cornell Adcom. She was interested in getting to know about my short-term and long-term goals. Along with why I wanted to pursue an MBA at Cornell. I thought she was a very pleasant person to speak to and I felt very comfortable speaking to her. The interview was based mostly around my resume along with a few behavioural questions. Based off the interview, I would say that the people at Cornell are really friendly and interested in getting to know you. I will be matriculating there this fall.

Last Updated Dec 5, 2022 by

Vanderbilt Owen MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

It was brief, fairly informal and conversational It was a resume-based / blind interview Questions – 1) Walk me through your resume. 2) Long-term / short-term goals. 3) Why an MBA? 4) Why Vanderbilt? 5) What’s the one thing thing that people assume about you in the first glance, but is actually a misconception? 6) What’s your greatest achievement? 7) Explain a time you worked with diverse audiences.

Last Updated Nov 28, 2022 by

Duke Fuqua MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The interview was very casual and conversational. He asked me the very standard questions: – Tell me about yourself. – Why MBA/why Fuqua? – ST/LT goals? – Strengths and weakness? – Any questions for me? The interviewer gave me a very comprehensive introduction about himself at the end of the interview and shared more about Fuqua and its opportunities. It was an excellent experience. I did get an admission offer from Fuqua and am thrilled!

Last Updated Nov 28, 2022 by

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

The interview was very conversational and casual. He broke the ice by chatting about the weather and the city that I live in for a few mins, which put me at ease. The asked the following questions: – Walk me through your resume. – Why MBA, why Johnson? (in between asked me what are you most excited to explore in USA, etc.) – ST/LT goals, Plan B? – Tell me a time when you had a conflict. – Teamwork example. – What is your leadership style? – Strengths and weaknesses? – Any questions for me? Overall, there was no surprise... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2022 by

UVA Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Darden has a completely blind 45 min interview, the student or the adcom has not seen the application or the resume. The first question was ‘Tell me about yourself’ to which I talked for 15 mins. He followed with the following questions: – What is your leadership style? – How do you incorporate diversity in your team? – Strengths and weaknesses. – Any questions for me? Overall, this was one of the best interviews that I had as the 15 min monologue had set the tone of the interview. There was nothing surprising.

Last Updated Nov 28, 2022 by

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

Since I and the alumnus were from Mumbai, he invited me to his office for the interview. The interview was blind (resume-based). The questions he asked were: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Career goals. He grilled me about the goals a lot – checked my knowledge of my industry. 3. Why MBA, why CBS? 4. What is your leadership style? 5. Give an example of when you gave feedback to someone. 6. Name one interesting project that you worked on in your current company. 7. Strengths and weaknesses. 8. Any questions for me? Overall the interview was very formal.... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 17, 2022 by

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Pretty friendly second-year 1. Walk me through your resume. 2 Why MBA? 3. Why Fuqua? 4. What will you contribute to Fuqua? 5. What do you know of the Team Fuqua Spirit? 6. Tell me about a time when you helped advance a team. 7. Tell me about a time when you disagreed in a team. 8. Tell me a leadership success story.

Last Updated Nov 15, 2022 by

Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / On-Campus

I went through an interview day at the Haas campus. There was a lunch, campus tour, student panel, and a team building session with fellow candidates who were there, followed by a reception/happy hour. All in all it was about a 7-hour long day including the interview and a great time meeting fellow prospective students as well as current students! My interview was a standard 45 minute interview with an alumnus in the middle of the events mentioned above. My interviewer was incredibly friendly and took the time to put me at ease before getting into the questions by going... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2022 by

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

The interview experience was amazing. First, an icebreaker comment regarding my pick-six. Then, the questions were: i. My day-to-day at my current role. ii. Describe my leadership style. iii. Why an MBA? iv. What are the key aspects you consider to choose a business school? v. Recruitment strategy while at business school & alternative plan. vi. Describe a time when you faced a challenging situation/setback at work? vii. What are the positive things and the challenges of working with me from a perspective of a coworker? The interview took about 25 minutes, and then we had about 5 minutes to... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2022 by

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The interviewer (second-year student) put me at ease, congratulating me for making it to this stage and said that this is just to have a conversation to get to know me better. She only had access to my resume. Questions asked: 1. Walk me through your resume 2. Why MBA and why now? 3. Experience leading a team on a project? 4. Tell me about a time when you applied a real-life learning on how teams work to your job (the only question I hadn’t really prepped for). 5. ST/LT goals? 6. Anything else I want to add? 7. Any... Read more »

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