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Last Updated Nov 18, 2020 by

Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Tuck? 4. What are your short- and long-term goals? 5. Tell me about a time where you had a conflict and how you handled it. 6. Tell me about a time when your boss gave you feedback and how you reacted to it. 7. How would you contribute to the Tuck community? 8. Do you have any questions for me?

Last Updated Nov 14, 2020 by

Wharton’s Team Based Discussion Interview Prompt 2020-2021

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is now interviewing applicants for the Class of 2023.  As many of our readers know, Wharton’s interview process centers on a ‘team-based discussion’ (TBD), during which a small group of 5-6 prospective students are brought together to present their thoughts on an assignment they have been given prior to the interview. The team must work together to share ideas and form consensus around the best path forward. This year’s prompt for the Team Based Discussion is as follows: “Creating an engaged, supportive alumni network is crucial to an institution’s success. With over... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 11, 2020 by

What Does Biden Mean for Business Schools?

Biden Presidency May Boost U.S. B-Schools Now that the U.S. presidential election is behind us, business schools and applicants alike are wondering what a new administration will mean for U.S.-based MBA programs.  Considering the impact the Trump administration has had on the immigration equation for higher education, it is no surprise that many are curious about what to expect.  At Clear Admit, we think that the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is a net positive for graduate management education in the United States. Here are five reasons: The Leaning Tower of Student Visas: The Trump administration had sought... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 3, 2020 by

Applicant Insights Workshop: Recap & Video

Clear Admit recently completed our fourth and final session of our Applicant Insight Essay Workshop Series, featuring an additional five of the world’s top business schools. The list includes, Berkeley Haas, Cornell Johnson, INSEAD, London Business School & UNC Kenan-Flagler. During the round table discussion, each school’s representatives dove deep into their essay topics, the reason they chose their respective question(s), and strategies on submitting effective responses for your application. The first event was hosted by Graham Richmond and panelists included Emily French Thomas, Director, Admissions at Columbia Business School;  Allison Jamison, Assistant Dean of Admissions at the Fuqua School... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2020 by

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

Interview was very casual and over Zoom. My 2Y student was very conversational, seemed interested in what I had to say, and was taking light notes while I was speaking and asked a couple follow ups after each question. Interview was broken up into 3 parts, which she explained the format of before we started. Interview lasted ~45 minutes. Part 1: Core Questions 1) Walk me through your resume. 2) Why MBA / Why Now (she did not ask about my goals, so had to weave that in here). 3) Why Ross? Part 2: Behavioral 1) Tell me about a... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2020 by

UT Austin McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The McCombs application submission and interview scheduling were a bit of a mess this year. When scheduling, you are able to pick a time slot. Within the time slot, you are shown your interview. After checking the LinkedIn, I selected an interviewer with a similar background to mine. When I opened the interview, a different Second Year interviewed me. This threw me off, but overall it was a good, conversational interview. It was scheduled for 45 minutes, but was made clear to me that the whole hour was booked if I had more questions (I got the feeling it was... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2020 by

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

Interview lasted 50 minutes. First five or so was just small talk about WFH, COVID, etc. Then she got into the questions (I only remembered 3/4 of them, a few I forgot): – Tell me about yourself. – Why MBA? – Why Booth? – Tell me about a leadership situation you had? – What was challenging about it? (follow-up question) – How did you overcome? (follow-up question) – What are your short-term plans after Booth? – What is your ideal working environment and what role do you play on a team? – Talk to me about your hobbies. – How... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 28, 2020 by

Rice Jones Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Very informal and laid back. My interviewer was very down to earth and made me feel comfortable right of the bat. He started the interview by telling me about his background, why he chose to attend Rice, and what his plans are post-MBA. He stated that he did view my resume prior to the interview. The questions I can remember are below. The majority of the interview was spent on behavioral questions. 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement in your professional career. 3. How did you react when a... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 27, 2020 by

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

Short interview, ~25 minutes 1. Walk me through your resume. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Anderson? 4. How would you contribute to the Anderson community? (e.g. clubs) 5. Tell me about a time you contributed to your team’s success.

Last Updated Oct 15, 2020 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

As a preface, this is my first and only interview for Round 1 of the Fall 2021 intake. I did two MBA interviews last year and ultimately deferred to this cycle, so I do have some experience. With that said, the interview was friendly as Grace Kim, the director of admissions, is a great interviewer. It is noticeable that she is at least using a mental list of questions if not following a prompt, which makes the interview less conversational, but she did work in a good amount of personal questions as follow-ups to my answers. The interview lasted 39... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 6, 2020 by

Oxford Saïd Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Career Consultant / Zoom

Interview was with a career consultant who had worked in the same industry as my post MBA goal as a recruiter. Interview lasted around 35 minutes and was mainly focused on why I wanted to do an MBA, my post MBA goal and what research I had done on it and some competency based questions. Following were some of the questions asked: 1) When did you decide on pursuing an MBA and what would you like to gain through an MBA program? 2) Which other schools have you applied to? 3) Why Oxford? 4) Have you aligned your current company... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2020 by

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

My interviewer was a second year student who was a fellow veteran. The tone was very conversational and the interviewer noted that all he knew about me was from the resume I included in my application. Questions included: Introduction (elevator speech) What is your post-MBA/short-term career goal? Why pursue an MBA now? If you were to get into every school you applied to, why Owen? What skill do you want to develop while in school? What value can you bring to your class? Describe a time you had a difficult professional relationship and what you did to resolve the issue.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 by

UVA Darden Interview Questions: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

As expected, the interviewer gave me 15-20 minutes to run through my life story, resume, why I am seeking an MBA. Additional questions asked were regarding diversity. “Provide me with a time you worked in a diverse environment?” “Why is diversity important?” Interviewer provided 10 minutes at the end to answer questions about her background/experience at Darden.

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 by

Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-year Student / Skype

Interview started with the standard “run me through your resume,” “why MBA, why now.” As expected, the interviewer then proceeded to ask 8-10 behavioral questions. To list a few: Tell me a time you had to win over a colleague on your viewpoint. How would you describe your communication style to those at your level versus those above you? Tell me about your greatest professional achievement. Tell me about a conflict at work and how you overcame it. Describe a time you led a team. Describe your leadership style. Interviewer also asked how I would be involved at Fuqua and... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 3, 2020 by

Tips to Succeed as a New MBA Student

This post is courtesy of our partner, Access MBA. Professionals planning to apply to business school should get ready for some serious preparation, not only for the application process, but also for the MBA lifestyle itself. Even those who have already secured their spot in a top MBA program should plan for this new step in their life and career. Although encountering some challenges along the road is completely normal, there are ways you can take control and get ready for the experience. We’ve outlined what to expect from this new admissions and educational journey, some useful perspectives to adapt... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 16, 2020 by

Press Play: Enjoy Video Content From MBATUBE

If you’ve been spending time on our school profile pages lately, you might have noticed new video content! Clear Admit is excited to announce a special partnership with MBATUBE, the official video portal for MBA education. to increase the breadth of our MBA admissions related content and share in MBATUBE’s mission to help you in your decision making process. Watching b-school videos can help you experience what your future MBA life could be, helping you evaluate your options and make your final decision about where to attend with confidence. Just under the FAQ sections of many of our school profile pages,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2020 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by Elaine. Very similar experience as what has been reported here. She was very nice, and the interview was casual and straightforward. The questions she asked me took about 15 min, then I filled up the remaining time with questions to ask her. I would prepare 5 – 7 questions to save for the end. She was happy to hear that I had connected with current students, so definitely try to do that prior to interviewing. Questions: Tell me about your undergrad/ Why did you choose your undergrad major? Resume walk through. Why MBA? Why Marshall? What... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2020 by

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. Tell me about a time when you worked in a diverse team. Why Kellogg? What are your career goals?

Last Updated Jun 29, 2020 by

MIT Sloan Interview Questions: Deferred Admission / Adcom / Skype

Are there any updates to your application? Tell me a time when you worked with a difficult person. Tell me a time when you demonstrated leadership. Tell me about any advice you’ve received recently. Why Sloan? What are your career goals?

Last Updated Jun 25, 2020 by

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

As others have already written, the interview was very laid-back and casual. Elaine was very kind and started with some small talk, which put me at ease. The questions were exactly as others have already posted, very straight-forward: resume walk-through, why MBA, why Marshall, what are you most proud of?, what do you do in your free time?, do you have any questions for me? The questions she asked only lasted about 15 minutes and the rest of the time was spent with me asking her my questions. It was a very positive experience!

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