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Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

It was a stressful interview, no introductions or friendly banter. Interviewer outlined the format of the interview (40 min behavioral Qs, 10 min for 1-2 questions) then started right away. Each question probed deeper into my decision making and he even asked about the thought processes of peers and subordinates... Read more »

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumnus / Zoom

They seem to match interviewer based on region and industry. My interviewer has similar background with me and knows a lot about my industry. The interview is largely resume-based (the interviewer only has my resume). Interview questions include: Tell me about yourself. More details about the projects you were involved?... Read more »

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumna / Zoom

It seems like they run a pretty personal interview-matching process, where I got matched to an alumna who was female, was in the same pre-MBA industry (banking), and currently works in my target post-MBA industry (media). Interviewer only had my CV. Overall very relaxed, was more of a conversation rather... Read more »

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Zoom

Got an interview invite last week of Oct asking me to schedule it with the alum they paired me with within 7-10 days. Had to follow up with the alum a couple of times to lock down a time and get the Zoom invite. Interview itself was 50 min, with... Read more »

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2022-2023

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 MBA application deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. You’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay Analysis” column. School Deadline Decision Essay Analysis Application Live? INSEAD (R2 August Intake) 11/15/2022... Read more »

Stanford GSB MBA Class of 2024: Ready for Impact

The Stanford Graduate School of Business welcomed 424 new students to its MBA Class of 2024. Kirsten Moss, Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, said in the school’s press release on the class profile, “Our newest students have already reached significant milestones in their personal and... Read more »

Admissions Exodus: Stanford & HBS Admissions Directors Latest to Leave Posts

In between the Round 1 and 2 deadlines, two major admissions directors in the MBA space have announced this week that they’re moving on: Kirsten Moss of Stanford GSB and Chad Losee of Harvard Business School. Kirsten Moss of Stanford GSB Moss, whose professional history spans leadership coaching, consulting, admissions... Read more »

Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Rankings 2022-2023 Key Takeaways

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2022-2023 Best B-Schools ranks the top business schools globally by region, charting assessments of programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific region, and Canada through a rigorous analysis of data and survey responses. This year, the ranking covers 117 business schools. To qualify, programs had to be taught primarily... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Deadlines, September 12-16, 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! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 application deadlines are underway. Columbia is also already in full swing with its Early Decision and J... Read more »

MBA Admissions Interviews 2022-2023: On-Campus, Off-Campus or Virtual?

Due to Covid-19, business schools conducted MBA admissions interviews virtually the past few seasons. Now, some business schools are opening back up to welcome MBA applicants to campus for visits and interviews. See if your target programs offer the options of on-campus, off-campus, and/or virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 admissions... Read more »

Stanford MSx Class of 2023 Profile: Established Leaders Pursue Greater Impact

24 experienced entrepreneurs; 18 current or former CEOs; 9 members with military, government, or diplomatic experience; 15 professional investors; and 5 law firm partners. These are just some of the people who make up the newest Stanford MSx class. The MSx program is designed for mid-career professionals with at least... Read more »

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Percentage of U.S. Minorities at Top U.S. Business Schools

The percentage of U.S. minorities at top U.S. business schools can provide a sense of the diversity you will find in your MBA program. U.S. minorities is defined as enrolled students at business school who are US citizens or permanent residents who self identify as African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American,... Read more »

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: International Students Statistics

International students statistics can showcase an element of diversity at leading business schools. In the chart below, see the percentage of international students at U.S. business schools. U.S. Business School % International Arizona State University W.P. School of Business 29% Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business 34% Columbia Business... Read more »

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Percentage of Female MBA Students

Over the past decade, the percentage of female MBA students has been on the rise across leading business schools. USC Marshall was the first leading business school to achieve gender parity while others have achieved or continue to strive for that benchmark. The Forté Foundation has also consistently reported that... Read more »

Admissions Director Q&A: Kirsten Moss of Stanford GSB

In our latest Admissions Director Q&A, we interview Kirsten Moss, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions & Financial Aid at Stanford GSB. She digs into everything you need to know about the leading business school, including what makes a strong application, what to expect in the interview and more. Kirsten Moss,... Read more »

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