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Mar 22, 2011

Harvard MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom

Got in, but my interview was really intense. Tell me about what you do. (more follow ups) How did you get that job? If (current employer) were to replace you tomorrow, what should they look for? I’m referring to personal skills, not professional skills. Small talk about class visit. In... Read more »

Mar 22, 2011

Oxford / Saïd MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Adcom / Skype

I had my interview with Saïd Business School over Skype. My interviewer was the Head of Career Services at the Saïd Business School. The interviewer had reviewed my essays and other application materials before the interview. The entire interview lasted about 30 minutes. The interviewer asked the following questions: What... Read more »

Mar 22, 2011

Indian School of Business Founder and Chairman Steps Down amid Insider Trading Charges

Rajat Gupta, who founded the Indian School of Business (ISB) in 2001, has stepped down as the school’s chairman as he faces civil charges for insider trading in the United States, the Financial Times reports. The charges against Gupta, the former global head of McKinsey, relate to his relationship with... Read more »

Mar 22, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: Public Management at Stanford

It’s time once again for Trivia Tuesday, our regular exploration of the special programs and opportunities that differentiate the leading business schools. This week we take a peek into the Clear Admit School Guide to Stanford, and share an excerpt on Stanford’s Public Management Program. “The Public Management Program (PMP)... Read more »

Mar 22, 2011

Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

This account of a Northwestern / Kellogg admissions interview was recently shared in the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource for applicants to post their experiences with the MBA admissions process. The Round 2 applicant was interviewed by an alum: “I had my interview in December 2010, and the rejection... Read more »

Mar 21, 2011

Ross MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Off-Campus / Alum

I applied R2 and interviewed with an alum in my city. I met him near his workplace and the interview was informal. He asked the following questions: Walk me through your resume (asked questions about the orgs I worked for). Why do you want your MBA? Why Ross? What do... Read more »

Mar 21, 2011

Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alum / Off-campus

I had my interview in December 2010, and the rejection letter from Kellogg just reinforced what I anticipated. The interviewer was a 2002 graduate from Kellogg, based in South-East Asia and working for a leading consulting firm. Firstly, the interviewer did not confirm the timing, and later I had to... Read more »

Mar 21, 2011

Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alum / Off-campus

I applied R2 and interviewed with an alum in my city. I met her at a cafe. She asked the following questions: walk me through your resume why mba? why kellogg? what do you find most challenging or difficult about your job? talk about your proudest achievement. talk about a... Read more »

Mar 21, 2011

INSEAD MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumni / Off-Campus

First interview: My first interviewer was the CEO of a start-up company. He had much experience in mergers and acquisitions and as an investor as well. He was polite and very business-like. He had been interviewing candidates for many years for INSEAD. At first, he perused my resume and made... Read more »

Mar 21, 2011

Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Off-Campus / Alum

The interview was conducted at the office of my alumni interviewer. It lasted approximately 45 minutes. The interviewer did not bring my resume into the interview, but said that it had been reviewed. The interviewer also mentioned that the intention of the interview was to be informal and conversational. The... Read more »

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Accepted to NYU Stern via email.
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Accepted to Emory / Goizueta via email.
GPA: 3.77. GMAT: 730.
Waitlisted at Emory / Goizueta via portal.
GPA: 3.5. North Carolina, USA.

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GRE: 330 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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GMAT: 760 GPA: 3.8
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Technology, Pharmaceutical
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GMAT: 700 GPA: 2.1
Post-MBA Career: Technology, Entrepreneurship
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GPA: 3.6
Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
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GRE: 322 GPA: 3.45
Post-MBA Career: Other

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Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 730 GPA: 2.8
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 780 GPA: 3.1
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.83
Post-MBA Career: Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds
Bos
Enrolled: Boston College / Carroll
Admitted: Boston College / Carroll
GRE: 295
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
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Enrolled: Duke / Fuqua
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua
GMAT: 720

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