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Chicago Booth Employment Report: MBA Class of 2022 Lands Higher Median Salary

The employment report for the MBA Class of 2022 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business reveals a higher median salary over the Class of 2021. Of the 563 members of the graduating class, 88.5 percent (or 498 students) were seeking employment. At graduation, 93.1 percent of these MBAs... Read more »

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

I interviewed with an alumna and she was super nice. Conversation flowed smoothly and naturally. Questions asked: Intro. Why MBA? Long/short term career goals – multiple follow-ups on what kind of places/firms I would want to go to. An example where you worked w/ diverse people at workplace? What can... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, November 28-December 2, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 1 is getting close to its conclusion. Some interview invites are still be rolled out, but final decisions for Round 1 are now underway. Thursday,... Read more »

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

I had a lot of help from Clear Admit, so I thought I might pay it forward. Very nice interviewer. He started by introducing himself. What year he graduated. What he does at his current job. Questions were: – Walk me through your resume. – (Then he stopped me and... Read more »

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

It was one of the most difficult interviews I had. The second-year student had 3-4 follow up questions for each of my stories, which really made me think in-depth. It didn’t go well for me. 1. Walk me through your story. – why you made the decisions on some instances.... Read more »

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

The interviewer was a second-year student who did not belong to my target industry. She seemed welcoming and friendly, and made the interview conversational. It lasted about 45 mins in total. It started with her congratulating me on getting to this step and introducing themselves. Questions asked: Walk me through... Read more »

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Off-Campus

Pretty informal interview, was 30 minutes long including my questions, was asked the following: -Tell me about yourself. -Why MBA? Why now? -Why Booth? And what specific things are offered for your concentration? -Short-term and Long-term goals? How will you reach them? -How do you plan to recruit for your... Read more »

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

The overall interview was quite conversational. The interviewer ensured on keeping it quite casual throughout. The questions asked were very similar to standard ones; however, in terms of categories, the first was related to your background and purpose, the second was pertaining to behavioral questions and examples, and the third... Read more »

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

Walk me through your resume with lots of specific follow-up questions on my responsibilities. Why do you want the MBA and why Booth? What is your backup plan if your first-choice industry isn’t hiring? Why don’t you want to go back to your pre-MBA industry?

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

The interview was with an alumnus, but he was from a different industry than I am. It was an hour long conversation. And honestly one of the most conversational interviews. It started off with him introducing himself, his career trajectory before and after Booth. Then he asked me: 1. About... Read more »

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... Read more »

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

The interview was extremely friendly and conversational. The second-year student was engaged throughout the 60 minutes and was genuinely adding on top of my stories with her own experience at and beyond Booth. It was 50 minutes of questions by the interviewer and the last 10 minutes were spent in... Read more »

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

– Tell me about yourself. – Why MBA? – Why Booth? – Strengths and weaknesses? – Situation you had to prioritize? – Situation you had to ask for help? – When did you start to be interested in Social Impact (my short and long term goals)? – How will you... Read more »

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

Interviewed with an alumnus who only had access to my résumé. It was a very conversational atmosphere where I felt my interviewer was really trying to get to know me and not just go through / over questions. He started by sharing his experience at school and his current job.... Read more »

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

The interview was with a second-year student who was not from my target industry or my current industry. The interviewer was very friendly and made the interview enjoyable. The interview started with the interviewer presenting themselves. They asked the following questions: – Introduce yourself. (Quick two-minute introduction) – Why MBA?... Read more »

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