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Interview Questions & Reports
Met at a WeWork. Older alumnus (maybe late 30s, early 40s). Very nice, but also switched into professional mode. Questions: Walk me through your resume. Asked specific question on why I had chosen my double major. Why MBA? Why now? Why Columbia? Worst case scenario, if don’t get into grad... Read more »
Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Rolling Admissions Round / Alumnus / Cafe
I interviewed for the Merit Decision deadline round of the Rolling Admissions at CBS. My interview was at a chain cafe with an alumnus of CBS. It was a blind interview and a very low stress one at that. He began with an introduction of who he was and what... Read more »
My Columbia Business School interview was in a coffee shop with an Alumnus that graduated MBA 2018. The atmosphere was relaxed but a bit noisy. Questions Why MBA Why now What happens if you don’t get into Columbia Walk me through your resume. How will I engage with the Columbia community,... Read more »
Columbia Business School MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Second-year student / On-campus
The following Columbia Business School MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision MBA applicant. Good luck to them! It was a very conversational interview. The second-year student has not read my application and he only had access to my resume. He kicked off with the... Read more »
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GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 720. Chicago - international student.