Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom
Started off with some small talk and jumped in: “I have your resume in front of me, but I’m not going to ask you to walk me through it. Tell me about a meaningful professional experience and why? “Tell me about a professional experience where someone had a different perspective than you and how did that perspective change the outcome, if at all?” “What are your goals? And, why an MBA?” “How can Yale SOM help you get to your goals?” “You were asked to consider a quote by Dean Kerwin Charles. How will you contribute to the diversity at... Read more »
USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Virtual
Online / Conversational / Adcom (Nirav Mehta) / Resume Based / 35-40 mins He introduced himself. He is very good person to have a conversation with. Questions: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) I can see many achievements on your Resume, what is your greatest achievement? 3) What are the 3 qualities of a leader that you admire? 4) Tell me about the time when you motivated your team members. 5) What are your short-term and long-term goals? 6) Why MBA? 7) Why Marshall? 8) Any question for him?
Babson Olin MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Online
With Adcom member (Alia Macadam) / Resume based / Time- 30-25 mins. She introduced herself in brief. I guess she had a list of questions, but at the same time she asked follow-up questions. Questions: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) What is your greatest achievements? 3) What is your leadership style? 4) Tell me about the time when you motivated your team members. 5) Short term/ Long term goals? 6) How have you prepared yourself for rigorous curriculum of MBA? What will you do if you face any problem during your studies? 7) Follow up question based on previous... Read more »
Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom
Questions asked: 1.) Walk me through your resume. 2.) Why MBA? 3.) Short term/ long term goals? 4.) Why Tuck? 5.) How would you contribute at Tuck? 6.) What is a challenge you’d foresee coming to Tuck? 7.) Out of Tuck’s criteria, which one resonates with you the most? (smart, accomplished, aware // note that interviewer did not list out the options, candidate is expected to know them) Overall, the interviewer was really nice and personable and had similar background/ goals as me (think Tuck did this on purpose) so the conversation flowed naturally.
Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom
Overall the interview was quite conversational and the questions were super standard: Why MBA? Career goal and why Booth? What did you research about Booth? What will you contribute to Booth? A time when you had to prioritize? What are the roles you play in teams? The conversation lasted about 30 mins and was followed by me asking a few questions.
Texas McCombs Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / First-Year Student / Zoom
The interview was conducted by a first-year student, it was conversational and she was writing down all my answers and reading the questions from her computer screen. The interview lasted for an hour. Questions: Walk me through your resume. Describe a situation where you came up with a unique business solution. What has been the biggest challenge so far in your career? What did you learn from this application? What are your short- and long-term goals? Why MBA? Do you have any specific company you want to work at? Do you have a backup plan? Why McCombs? How do you... Read more »
Emory Goizueta Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom
The interview overall was very friendly and conversational. She started by asking if I had visited the campus and wanted to be able to have students do in-person interviews. She then shared her background and shared the format for the interview. Each time I shared, she shared why an MBA and Emory would be a good fit for me. Questions: 1. Tell me about your education and career. 2. Why an MBA? 3. Why Emory? 4. Tell me about a time when you lead a group and what you learned. 5. Tell me about a time when you received constructive... Read more »
Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom
The interviewer, a 2019 alumnus, was very friendly and casual. He had my resume ahead of time. He started by explaining the format, which included: a summary of his background, me sharing my background, specific questions, and then time for me to ask questions. The interview overall lasted about 30-40 minutes. Questions 1. Tell me about yourself/your background. 2. Why MBA? 3. Why Ross? 4. Tell me about a time working with a challenging team. What were the challenges? 5. Tell me about a time working with a team that worked well together. What made it successful? 6. If you... Read more »
UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom
The interview was informal and conversational. The Adcom said she had my resume on the screen, but she wanted me to explain my professional journey and what led me to think I needed an MBA at this point. I also talked about my post-MBA career. I then had to explain a work gap and the decision to pursue a different path. She asked me about why this school specifically then transitioned to teamwork and what qualities would a teammate have in my opinion. I was asked to give a leadership example. At this point we had 2 minutes left. Do... Read more »
Duke Fuqua Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom
Walk me through your CV. Why MBA? (since you mentioned this in your walkthrough) Why Duke? Which qualities do you admire the most in a leader? Post MBA plans? What does Team Fuqua mean to you? Is there anything you would have wanted to be asked?
HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom
I was interviewed by two people, one interviewer and one scribe. The scribe was a member of the admissions committee and the interviewer was a director at HBS. The scribe only spoke at the start and end of the interview to say hello and goodbye. The questions were very specific and resume based. There were no really general questions, it was almost as if I was talking about my job with someone who works in the same industry. They asked a lot of very specific questions about my job and experiences. I had multiple positions before I applied and I... Read more »
Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom
The interviewer was friendly and explained how the interview is just a part of the process and that he would be taking a lot of notes. 1. Share about your proudest achievement. 2. Have you upskilled or helped any team to perform better? 3. Have you gone beyond your role description? Share an example. 4. Have you found a unique problem or solution, different from others? 5. Why MBA?
UVA Darden Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom
Opened the call with some polite intros, and then letting me know the format of the interview: learning about me, letting me ask any questions, and then next steps in the process. 1. Tell me a bit about your background, your undergrad experience, and your work experience. 2. What was it like moving from [home state] to DC? 3. What is your greatest professional accomplishment? 4. Follow-up: what implications does your greatest accomplishment have for the firm? 5. One of the things we’re thinking about when considering candidates is the fact that recruiting starts almost immediately when you get to... Read more »
HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom
Quite friendly interview involving a lot of deep dive into my resume, experiences, market views, etc. Besides the standard questions, I was asked about trends in my current and target industry, my current non-work projects, and about my interests and cultural background.
Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Virtual
Very friendly interviewer and a positive experience overall. Questions: – Introduce yourself and walk me through your resume. – Which accomplishment are you most proud of? (Follow up on a lot of details) – Tell me when you worked with diverse teams. (Follow up on a lot of details) – Hand picked experiences from Resume including, asked to elaborate on my role, impact and challenge faced. – Anything else you want to share with me? – Any questions for me? All in all felt like they really wanted to know me better and also share about the GSB experience.
UCLA Anderson Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual
Interview was exactly 30min. The interviewer was very engaging and friendly and I think the conversation went smoothly. The interview felt conversational and he constantly provided me with feedback. The structure of the interview was basically a few questions about the goals then more behavioral teamwork questions then concluded with Anderson questions. Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? Why now? What are your short-term and long-term goals? What is your plan B? (I want to do MBB consulting and he underscored how competitive it is and wanted me to elaborate on alternatives) Tell me about a conflict teamwork experience. Tell... Read more »
Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / AdCom / Zoom
Interview was very friendly (~30 min) with someone from Admissions 1. Tell me about your background. 2. Why are you interested in getting an MBA? What skills do you think you’ll gain from an MBA? 3. Why Cornell specifically? 4. How do you plan on getting involved at Cornell? 5. Tell me about a time you worked in a difficult team and how you handled it. 6. Any other things you would like the Admissions committee to know? 7. Questions for me? Ultimately got accepted to Cornell Johnson in R1!
Berkeley Haas Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom
The interview was with an alumnus who had graduated 3-4 years ago. He was not from the US, so we connected on both being internationals. the interview itself was very candid and open, it felt like a conversation. He would usually comment on my answers. The questions he asked me where: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why MBA? Why Haas? 3. How do you hope to contribute from a DEI perspective? 4. Tell me about a time that you experienced DEI. 5. Tell me about a time that you influenced a team to go outside of their comfort zone.... Read more »
USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom
It was really laid back and informal feeling! I spoke with Nirav Mehta (Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions), who was just so kind and easy to talk to and really put me at ease. Here’s the basic flow of the conversation. No curveballs. 1. Talk me through your resume. 2. Tell me more about your experience in your career -> What is your favorite/least favorite part about your job? 3. What is an achievement you are most proud of? 4. Why MBA? 5. Why USC? 6. Do you have any questions for me? Lasted about 35 minutes. He told... Read more »
UVA Darden Batten Scholarship Interview: Early Action / Zoom
When I got the request for an interview, I couldn’t find much on the interview process. Given that, I thought I would share my experience. First thing to note – I got my notice of admission (EA September) well before notice of the scholarship. There were 4 people on the call, the MBA adcom I had my admissions interview with, Batten’s Director of Education and Experiential Learning (I’ve talked to a few Batten Scholars now, she has been a constant for every interview), a Darden grad in the start-up space, and a member of the adcom who focuses on Batten... Read more »