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Feb 28, 2023

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumna / Zoom

My interviewer was very conversational and friendly. Here is what she asked me: 1. Why MBA? Why Columbia? 2. What are your short- and long-term goals? 3. What is your plan B if you don't get into business school/your desired role? 4. How do you approach diversity as a leader?... Read more »

Feb 28, 2023

MBA Admissions Tip: Background Checks

Following decision notifications from business schools, we know that many of our readers will be asking about the background checks conducted by leading MBA programs. Here are some quick facts to help explain this part of the MBA admissions process: 1. What are background checks? Background checks involve the verification... Read more »

Feb 27, 2023

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

Much warmer and conversational than I expected! Interviewer started off by telling me she thought my essay was amazing, which instantly put me at ease. She asked me a great deal of follow-up questions about that, as well as dove into one of the extracurriculars I had briefly mentioned in... Read more »

Feb 27, 2023

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Third Party / Zoom

Why an MBA now? Why UNC? What are your long- and short-term goals? What is your leadership style? How have you worked in diverse teams? What would your coworkers/teammates say are your strengths? What do the UNC core values mean to you? (integrity, inclusion, innovation and impact) What more do... Read more »

Feb 27, 2023

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Rolling / Alumni / Zoom

Was matched with an alumni based in NYC who's from the same country as myself (I'm an international) and from a similar industry. The interview was very conversational and relaxed - the vibe felt more like a casual chat rather than a formal interview (which I loved!). Questions: 1) Tell... Read more »

Feb 27, 2023

Georgetown McDonough MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

The Interview was taken by a second-year student and was a very smooth experience. The interviewer asked the following questions: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why Georgetown? Why MBA? 3. Which other schools have you applied to? 4. What will be your manager's feedback about you? 5. What will... Read more »

Feb 27, 2023

MBA Wire Taps 279—Pakistani failed entrepreneur. Architect with sustainability focus. Military with nuclear experience.

This episode kicks off with a discussion of all of the interview invites popping up on MBA LiveWire (and a focus on MIT / Sloan).  While all of the big 'single release interview invitation' schools have now passed, programs that follow more of a rolling invite process will still be... Read more »

Feb 24, 2023

Interview Report Round-Up: Georgia Tech Scheller, IESE, NYU Stern

We're rounding up some of the latest interview reports and shining the spotlight on recent accounts from MBA applicants to Georgia Tech / Scheller, IESE and NYU Stern as shared in our Interview Archive. The first report comes from a Round 2 applicant to Georgia Tech / Scheller. Their virtual... Read more »

Feb 23, 2023

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Virtual

I had some trouble logging into the system, and they don't give you a chance to test it beforehand. Thankfully had a different computer handy to have the interview. It was with a part-time member of Adcom, who helps conduct interviews. Really nice and easy to talk to. 1. Tell... Read more »

Feb 23, 2023

Wisconsin MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Virtual

The interview was very conversational and she was already familiar with my application, so any questions she had for me, came from my application. Some of the questions she asked are listed below, interview lasted about an hour. 1. Why MBA/Why Wisconsin? 2. Leadership style and examples? 3. Time I... Read more »

Feb 23, 2023

How to Get into Business School

Have you reached a crossroads in your career and aren’t sure where to go next? Are you looking for a new profession or want to bring your idea for a business to fruition, but aren’t sure how? If so, going to business school for an MBA might be your best... Read more »

Feb 22, 2023

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Virtual

My interview was very conversational with a 2nd-year student, who was very friendly and professional. He had my resume and some notes from the AdCom. It was around 30 mins + 15 mins for my questions to the interviewer. Questions: 1. Tell me about yourself and your professional background. 2.... Read more »

Feb 22, 2023

Georgia Tech Scheller Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Career Center Staff / Virtual

My interview was with a member of the career center. It was 45 minutes and held virtually over Microsoft Teams. Tell me one or two main points that I might not have gotten from reading your resume. Why MBA? Why Georgia Tech? What companies post-MBA? Why is Atlanta a good... Read more »

Feb 22, 2023

Does ‘MBA’ Now Stand for McKinsey, Bain/BCG and Amazon?

MBA programs provide a great formal business education that can help graduates accelerate their careers in many different business industries. In fact, MBA employment reports published by the business schools often list hundreds of employers who have hired recent MBA graduates. However, a closer inspection of these reports reveal that... Read more »

Feb 21, 2023

NYU Stern Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Adcom / Zoom

Like most have said, my interview was very casual and started off with a quick ice breaker about my Pick 6. A lot of my questions were specific to my application and my non-traditional background (PR & Psychology major), so I won't go into specifics there. Relevant questions I had... Read more »

Feb 21, 2023

Texas McCombs Announces Additional Round 4 Deadline

For the 2022-2023 admissions season, Texas McCombs has announced the addition of a Round 4 deadline of May 11, 2023. Decisions will be released on or before June 8, and the enrollment deposit deadline for those admitted will be June 15. McCombs has added this full-time MBA deadline in the... Read more »

Feb 21, 2023

INSEAD Jobs Report: Classes of MBA ’21D & ’22J Find Success

INSEAD recently published their MBA jobs report for the classes graduating in December of 2021 and January 2022, with 94 percent reporting receiving at least one offer within three months of graduation. Ninety-nine percent of the 1,094 graduates across the two classes responded to the employment survey, with 87 percent... Read more »

Feb 20, 2023

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Just had my interview for R2 with a second year. He was really conversational and easy to talk to. Started off with walk me through your resume. Then several questions about team interaction - both as a leader and as a member of a team. Leadership style? Why an MBA... Read more »

Feb 20, 2023

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

This was a really laid back interview with an adcom. It lasted about 25 minutes and essentially went over my background, why MBA, why Johnson, and my plan for recruiting. Not much more to it than that. I got the impression that they really just wanted to know that I... Read more »

Feb 20, 2023

IESE MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Meet

Overall very conversational and chilled atmosphere. No tricky questions. - Why IESE? - Tell me a time you dealt with a conflict within your team. - Tell me a time you received negative feedback and what you learned from it. - How do you deal with stressful moments/periods? - Do... Read more »


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