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CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Zoom
It was a standard interview, and lasted about 45 mins. Was asked on why MBA, Why Columbia and goals (both short-term and long-term). He asked to elaborate a bit more on my long-term goals to understand the context, and few follow-ups on that. The tone was very conversational, and felt... Read more »
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 »
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 »
CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Rolling / Alumnus / Off Campus
Was matched with the interviewer in my city (London) and arranged to meet him about 3 weeks after the invite due to his schedule as I wanted to meet in person. I was able to do a bit of research on him prior to the interview, which was a plus... Read more »
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GPA: 5.5/7.Latin America.
GPA: 3.2.New York.
Admitted: Columbia, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton
Post-MBA Career: Consumer Goods
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg
GRE: 327 GPA: 3.75
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Admitted: Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, UCLA Anderson, UPenn / Wharton
Post-MBA Career: Technology
Admitted: Columbia, Michigan / Ross
Post-MBA Career: Other