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Last Updated Nov 8, 2022 by

Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion Prompt 2022-2023

The prompt for the Wharton School’s Team-Based Discussion (TBD) for the 2022-2023 MBA admissions season is below. The exercise focuses on the Global Immersion Program: “Wharton’s commitment to global engagement prepares MBA students for any challenge in the international business environment. As of the 2022 school year, all global travel at Wharton... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2022 by

The Seven Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions—and How to Answer Them

You have already read our analysis of the most commonly asked MBA admissions interview questions. In this article, we’ve decided to up the ante by deconstructing the toughest and trickiest MBA admissions interview questions. To accomplish this, our team of former admissions officers combed through our extensive MBA interview archive and hand picked... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2022 by

5 MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace (And How to Do So)

Interviews, interviews, interviews…they are the post-essay hurdle to gaining admission. Instead of driving yourself crazy with worry, why not buckle down and perfect your answers to the questions you are most likely to be asked? To help you prepare, we’ve scoured our Interview Guides and Interview Archive to compile our very own list... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2021 by

Episode 196—Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) Tips

In this special edition of the podcast, your hosts Alex Brown and Graham Richmond break down Wharton’s group interview – known as the Team Based Discussion (TBD) – and offer a wealth of tips and background to help applicants ace it. Alex and Graham, who both formerly worked in admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 28, 2021 by

Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion Prompt 2021-2022

The prompt for the Wharton School’s Team-Based Discussion (TBD) for the 2021-2022 MBA admissions season is below. The exercise focuses on Wharton Interactive, a new initiative in online, game-based learning. The prompt is: “A few weeks ago Wharton announced the official launch of Wharton Interactive, a venture dedicated to transforming teaching through... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2021 by

Spooky Admissions Mistakes: Nightmares for AdCom Members

Let’s pumpkin spice things up! As Halloween approaches, we wanted to take a look at some of the most chilling nightmares that adcom members can face when evaluating MBA applicants. So, what are the scariest mistakes an MBA applicant can make? Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond shares his insights below... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2020 by

Wharton’s Team Based Discussion Interview Prompt 2020-2021

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is now interviewing applicants for the Class of 2023.  As many of our readers know, Wharton’s interview process centers on a ‘team-based discussion’ (TBD), during which a small group of 5-6 prospective students are brought together to present their thoughts on an... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2019 by

Top MIT Sloan MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As Round 1 interview invitations roll out from MIT / Sloan, we gathered advice from actual interviewees to help the Class of 2022 hopefuls prepare.  Over the years, hundreds of MBA applicants have shared their interview experiences. For today’s post, we’ve culled through this to pull out top tips from... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 12, 2019 by

Episode 64: Wharton Team-Based Discussion Tips 2019-2020

Are you getting ready for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD)? We’re excited to bring you a bonus podcast episode to review this year’s prompt and to help you excel in this step of the admissions process. In this episode, Clear Admit’s co-founder, Graham Richmond, and resident admissions expert, Alex Brown, dive... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 11, 2019 by

The MBA Interview: Think You’re an Expert? Take Our Quiz

Are you ready for your MBA interview?  Test your knowledge of the interview process at the leading business schools by taking our short quiz! We promise you’ll learn a thing or two along the way.

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 by

Top Chicago Booth MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As MBA candidates for University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business prepare for their interviews, we’re taking the opportunity to round up useful advice from the Clear Admit Interview Archive, as passed on by interviewed candidates themselves. Before we dig into the key takeaways from prior lucky invitees, here are a few... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2019 by

Admissions Tip: Four Reasons You Need to Visit Clear Admit’s Interview Archive

As interview invitations roll out, we wanted to remind MBA hopefuls that Clear Admit can help with the final hurdle to acceptance: the interview. The Clear Admit Interview Archive is a repository of first-hand accounts shared directly by MBA applicants after they have interviewed with one or more of their... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 31, 2019 by

Top Stanford GSB MBA Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As reports of Stanford GSB interview invitations continue on LiveWire, we’re taking the opportunity to round up useful advice from the Clear Admit Interview Guide, as passed on by interviewed candidates themselves. Before we dig into the key takeaways from prior lucky invitees, here are a few basics about the structure of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 by

Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion Interview Prompt 2019-2020

The prompt for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) is below.  The exercise for the 2019-2020 admissions season focuses on Tangen Hall (pictured), Wharton’s first on-campus space dedicated to student entrepreneurship and innovation activities. “Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the forefront of Wharton’s focus for the future of the school. Last year, the... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 by

Top Wharton MBA Team-Based Interview Tips from Actual Interviewees

As LiveWire lights up with interview invitations from the Wharton Admissions Committee, we wanted to help the latest crop of candidates by sharing tips from those who have experienced the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) and personal interviews first-hand. Wharton introduced the TBD a few years ago and considers it to “model the highly... Read more »

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