Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview

Each year the Dartmouth Tuck admissions committee invites a limited number of applicants to interview for its MBA program. Top MBA programs like Dartmouth Tuck generally interview 2-3 applicants for every available place in their upcoming MBA class. While an invite is sign that you’re in the running for an admit, you’re also now part of a highly competitive subset of the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service.

Question Who conducts Dartmouth Tuck MBA interviews?

Dartmouth Tuck MBA interviews are conducted by students and admissions committee members.

Question Are Dartmouth Tuck MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

The Dartmouth Tuck MBA program conducts resume-based interviews, where the interviewer has reviewed your resume but has not examined the rest of your MBA application (recommendations, essays, short answers, etc.).

For in-person interviews, it’s recommended to bring a paper copy of your resume to the interview location as a courtesy to the interviewer. In the case of online interviews, applicants should have a PDF copy of their resume readily available in case it’s requested via email. Sometimes, a busy current student or alum MBA interviewer may not have had much time to review the applicant’s resume beforehand. Therefore, Dartmouth Tuck MBA applicants should be prepared to provide a brief, two-minute overview of themselves at the beginning of the interview if prompted. This introductory summary often serves as the first interview question asked (“So, tell me about yourself…”).

Question How important is the Dartmouth Tuck MBA interview?

The influence of the Dartmouth Tuck MBA interview on the admissions decision is low to moderate.

Tuck’s admissions committee members are trained in conducting interviews. Its student interviewers are likewise trained (albeit to a lesser extent). Admissions committee member-led interviews are probably more likely to influence admissions decision than student-led interviews which have only a moderate influence on admissions decisions. With so many students conducting interviews it can be difficult for the admissions committee to normalize positive feedback (one student interviewer might say Tom is ‘great’ while another might report that he’s ‘interesting’).

II Mock MBA Interviews

In addition to practicing interview questions on your own, the mock interview service can be a great way to receive feedback on your professional stories (with a view to improving them). Typical MBA and EMBA interview questions include goals  (Tell me about yourself? What are your goals? Why MBA? Why school X?) on strengths/weaknesses, and behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when…?).

Below you can listen to former clients answer MBA interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

III Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions

Note that a lot of schools have begun asking about diversity, equity, and inclusion during interviews. You should be prepared to talk about these issues and how diversity, equity, or inclusion have played out in your work.Here’s a list of core questions to practice before your Dartmouth Tuck MBA interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short-term goals and how can Dartmouth Tuck help you achieve those goals?
  3. What would you get involved in outside the Dartmouth Tuck MBA classroom?
  4. What would others say are your two core strengths and one area for improvement (weakness)?
  5. + Prepare stories for at least 3-5 behavioral questions of your choice. You can access a list of behavioral interview questions organized by categorically at our sister website, resumeSTORY.builders An example would be: Tell me about a time when you encountered pushback. Tell me about a time when you worked in a professional setting that was diverse. What was one challenge you encountered? Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback.
  6. Have you ever encountered a diversity issue in an organization?
  7. Is there anything you’d like to talk about that we didn’t cover?
  8. + Prepare two solid questions for the interviewer.

Here are some mock interview sequences for the Dartmouth Tuck MBA program. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions Dartmouth Tuck interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions

  1. Could you please walk me through your resume?
  2. Why are you pursuing an MBA? Why do you feel that you need an MBA?
  3. Why Tuck?
  4. Short- and long-term goals
  5. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Describe a time when a project wasn’t going well.
  7. (Behavioral Question)Tell me about a time when you failed.
  8. What does Tuck’s motto mean to you?
  9. How are you in a group dynamic?
  10. How do you motivate people? How would you apply this in a small team setting?
  11. What constructive criticism have your teammates/managers given you in the past?
  12. Questions for Interviewer

Example 2 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me though your resume.
  2. What is your short term goal? Why are you interested in that career?
  3. Why MBA?
  4. Why Tuck?
  5. How do you want to get involved in Tuck community?
  6. What can you uniquely contribute to Tuck?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you worked on a team.
  8. What would be your role within study group?
  9. What do you think leadership is?
  10. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you took on a leadership role.

Example 3 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume
  2. Why Tuck?
  3. Why are you pursuing an MBA now?
  4. What will you contribute to Tuck?
  5. What classes do you look forward to taking at Tuck?
  6. What will your legacy at Tuck be?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about at time you made a mistake at work. How did you handle it?
  8. What would your friends say about you in one word?
  9. (Behavioral Question) Describe your experience leading people from diverse backgrounds.
  10. Questions for Interviewer

Example 4 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume
  2. Why MBA/Why Tuck?
  3. (Behavioral Question) Describe a leadership experience
  4. (Behavioral Question) Describe a time when you had to motivate someone
  5. What would your teammates say about you – both good/bad?
  6. Who do you know who has shown great leadership ability, and how have they done it?
  7. What have you learned from them and incorporated into your own leadership style?
  8. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  9. Questions for Interviewer

Example 5 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions

  1. What was the best thing that happened to you this year/last year?
  2. Why MBA?
  3. Why an MBA now?
  4. Why not an EMBA?
  5. How do you think your Tuck classmates will remember you?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you worked as part of a team to accomplish something, but not as the leader.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you worked on a project that failed.
  8. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement with a colleague.
  9. What will you bring to Tuck?
  10. When you’re at Tuck in a study group, what will your study-mates say about you?
  11. What will your weaknesses be working in a study group?
  12. What 3 things do you want me to tell the admissions director about you?
  13. Anything else/other stories you want to talk about?
  14. Questions for Interviewer

Example 6 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. (Behavioral Question) Can you give me more detail on a time when one of your projects didn’t go as planned?
  3. What are your short and long-term goals?
  4. What is one of your strengths?
  5. What is one of your weaknesses?
  6. Why do you want to switch fields after graduation and not continue in your current field?
  7. What will you contribute to Tuck?
  8. How do you work as a leader?
  9. Why Tuck?
  10. What do you want to get involved with at Tuck outside the classroom?
  11. Is there something that I didn’t ask about that you wanted me to ask about?
  12. Do you have any questions for me?


INSEAD MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview INSEAD MBA Interview

Every year, the INSEAD admissions committee extends invitations to a select number of applicants to interview for its MBA program. Esteemed MBA programs like INSEAD typically interview 2-3 candidates for each available spot in their upcoming MBA class. Receiving an invitation indicates that you are being considered for admission, but it also means you are now part of a highly competitive subgroup within the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service.

Tip: Wondering if interview invites have already gone out? Check out MBA LiveWire for real-time updates.

Question Who conducts INSEAD MBA interviews?

INSEAD MBA interviews are conducted by alumni. At INSEAD candidates are assigned two alumni interviewers (each conducts their own, separate interview).

Question Are INSEAD MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

The INSEAD MBA program conducts application-based interviews. That means that your alumni interviewers will have access to your entire application before meeting with you. The extent to which an interviewer will take the time to actually read through your entire application is debatable. Most will have at least read your resume and your goals statement (Discuss your short and long-term career aspirations with an MBA from INSEAD.) Go to your interview prepared to give your interviewer a 2-minute overview of themselves at the beginning of the interview if asked (note that this is often the first interview question anyway, ‘So tell me about yourself…‘).

If your MBA interview is in-person, bring a paper copy of your resume to the interview location as a courtesy to the interviewer. If the interview takes place online then applicants should have a PDF copy of their resume handy should the interview request that it be sent via email.

Question How important is the INSEAD MBA interview?

The influence of the INSEAD MBA interview on the admissions decision is low to moderate.

The reality is that while a successful interview won’t guarantee admission to INSEAD’s MBA program, a failed interview can indeed negatively impact your application. With numerous students and alumni conducting interviews, it’s challenging for the admissions committee to standardize positive feedback; one interviewer might describe a candidate as “great” while another may find them “interesting.” However, the committee can readily take into account overtly negative feedback, such as comments about a candidate being unprepared, rude, or difficult to understand.

During interviews with current students or alumni, your primary objective is to make a positive impression and demonstrate your potential contributions to the school. This includes showcasing the professional insights you can bring to the classroom and the value you can add to the student community.

II Mock MBA Interviews

A mock interview session with mbaSTORY.builders offers the opportunity to develop and refine responses to specific MBA interview questions, such as “Tell me about yourself,” “What are your goals,” “Why pursue an MBA,” and “Why this particular school?” Additionally, more general inquiries like discussing strengths and weaknesses, as well as behavioral questions like “Tell me about a time when…,” are utilized to help you craft a core set of stories. Typically, individuals develop 4 to 8 core stories that they can adapt to address various interview questions.

Below, you can access recordings of former clients responding to MBA interview questions and receiving feedback on their answers. This resource enables you to gain insight into effective interview techniques and strategies.

An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

III INSEAD MBA Interview Questions

it’s crucial to be prepared to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) during MBA interviews as many schools have started incorporating questions about these topics. You should be ready to articulate how diversity, equity, and inclusion have influenced your work experiences and perspectives. Being able to speak thoughtfully about these issues demonstrates your awareness and commitment to contributing to diverse and inclusive environments. Make sure to reflect on your experiences and be prepared to provide specific examples of how you have promoted or supported diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional and personal endeavors.

Here’s a list of core questions to practice before your INSEAD MBA interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short-term goals and how can INSEAD help you achieve those goals?
  3. What would you get involved in outside the INSEAD MBA classroom?
  4. What would others say are your two core strengths and one area for improvement (weakness)?
  5. + Prepare stories for at least 3-5 behavioral questions of your choice. You can access a list of behavioral interview questions organized by categorically at our sister website, resumeSTORY.builders An example would be: Tell me about a time when you encountered pushback. Tell me about a time when you worked in a professional setting that was diverse. What was one challenge you encountered? Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback.
  6. Have you ever encountered a diversity issue in an organization?
  7. Is there anything you’d like to talk about that we didn’t cover?
  8. + Prepare two solid questions for the interviewer.

Here are some mock interview sequences for the INSEAD MBA program. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions INSEAD interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 INSEAD MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short term/long term goals?
  3. What exactly attracts you to operational management and specifically in Asia given that your experience to date has been in Europe?
  4. Have you had any difficult cultural experiences being European and working in Europe? Do you anticipate any in Asia?
  5. What is something that your colleagues/clients really like about you?
  6. What is your leadership style?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about a time when a team member was underperforming? What did you do?
  8. What do you like to do for fun?
  9. Any questions for me?

Example 2 INSEAD MBA Interview Questions

  1. Can you walk me through your work experience?
  2. What did the Innovation Team you were a part of do during the merger?
  3. It seems like you’re on a really great career track at your current employer. Why leave for an MBA?
  4. Why INSEAD specifically and which non-academic activities would you pursue at INSEAD?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about a time when more than one person in a group wanted to lead the group or project? (i.e. several people competing for one leadership role)
  6. Can you talk about your leadership responsibilities within the projects you manage?
  7. Can you tell me about a company you admire and why?
  8. What is your proudest accomplishment?
  9. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you wish you could get in a time machine, go back, and have a ‘do over’. (i.e. change history)
  10. (asked in second language) How would you compare North American culture to Spanish culture?
  11. (asked in second language) Do you have any questions for me?

Example 3 INSEAD MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume.
  2. Why did you opt for the international rotational program? How did you adjust to a new culture so quickly?
  3. What is your secret to managing others? (Question is akin to, Tell me about your leadership style.)
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? in 15 years?
  5. Why an MBA now, if you really want to be an entrepreneur you could start your own business without one?
  6. Why INSEAD?
  7. What is the most challenging part of your current job?
  8. What is your international experience?
  9. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had to convince someone senior to you of your idea.
  10. Could you tell me about the extracurricular project/activity that you are most passionate about?
  11. Can I answer any questions about INSEAD for you?

Example 4 INSEAD MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about your background.
  2. What are your short-term goals?
  3. Why an MBA? Why INSEAD?
  4. What professors and activities are you drawn to in INSEAD?
  5. Why not London Business Schoool or HEC?
  6. Explain the business model of the startup you would like to build.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you experienced conflict in the workplace.
  8. How do you find time to do all that you do? Could you tell me more about your work with the ABC Foundation?
  9. Could you share one strength and one weakness with me?
  10. What question do you wish I would have asked you?
  11. Any questions for me?

Example 5 INSEAD MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself?
  2. Why an MBA? Why INSEAD?
  3. Why not do an MBA in India (the candidate currently lives in India and plans to return to his home country)?
  4. What are your short-term and long-term goals.
  5. Please describe two strengths and two weaknesses.
  6. Have you managed people and what did you enjoy about it? dislike about it?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you coached someone.
  8. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when a team you were a part of was underperforming.
  9. Any questions for me?

Example 6 INSEAD MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA? Why INSEAD?
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you created something / were creative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you deal with a difficult colleague.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you were under a tight deadline.
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when someone persuaded you to change your opinion.


Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview Chicago Booth MBA Interview

Each year the Chicago Booth admissions committee invites a limited number of applicants to interview for its MBA program. Top MBA programs like Chicago Booth generally interview 2-3 applicants for every available place in their upcoming MBA class. While an invite is sign that you’re in the running for an admit, you’re also now part of a highly competitive subset of the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service.

Question Who conducts Chicago Booth MBA interviews?

Chicago Booth MBA interviews are conducted by students and alumni.

Question Are Chicago Booth MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

The Chicago Booth MBA program conducts resume-based interviews, where the interviewer has reviewed your resume but has not examined the rest of your MBA application (recommendations, essays, short answers, etc.).

For in-person interviews, it’s recommended to bring a paper copy of your resume to the interview location as a courtesy to the interviewer. In the case of online interviews, applicants should have a PDF copy of their resume readily available in case it’s requested via email. Sometimes, a busy current student or alum MBA interviewer may not have had much time to review the applicant’s resume beforehand. Therefore, Chicago Booth MBA applicants should be prepared to provide a brief, two-minute overview of themselves at the beginning of the interview if prompted. This introductory summary often serves as the first interview question asked (“So, tell me about yourself…”).

Question How important is the Chicago Booth MBA interview?

The influence of the Chicago Booth MBA interview on the admissions decision is low to moderate.

The reality is that while a successful interview won’t guarantee admission to Chicago Booth’s MBA program, a failed interview can indeed negatively impact your application. With numerous students and alumni conducting interviews, it’s challenging for the admissions committee to standardize positive feedback; one interviewer might describe a candidate as “great,” while another may find them “interesting.” However, the committee can readily take into account overtly negative feedback, such as comments about a candidate being unprepared, rude, or difficult to understand.

During interviews with current students or alumni, your primary objective is to make a positive impression and demonstrate your potential contributions to the school. This includes showcasing the professional insights you can bring to the classroom and the value you can add to the student community.

II Mock MBA Interviews

In addition to practicing interview questions on your own, the mock interview service can be a great way to receive feedback on your professional stories (with a view to improving them). Typical MBA and EMBA interview questions include goals  (Tell me about yourself? What are your goals? Why MBA? Why school X?) on strengths/weaknesses, and behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when…?).

Below you can listen to former clients answer MBA interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

III Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions

Note that a lot of schools have begun asking about diversity, equity, and inclusion during interviews. You should be prepared to talk about these issues and how diversity, equity, or inclusion have played out in your work.Here’s a list of core questions to practice before your Chicago Booth MBA interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short-term goals and how can Chicago Booth help you achieve those goals?
  3. What would you get involved in outside the Chicago Booth MBA classroom?
  4. What would others say are your two core strengths and one area for improvement (weakness)?
  5. + Prepare stories for at least 3-5 behavioral questions of your choice. You can access a list of behavioral interview questions organized by categorically at our sister website, resumeSTORY.builders An example would be: Tell me about a time when you encountered pushback. Tell me about a time when you worked in a professional setting that was diverse. What was one challenge you encountered? Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback.
  6. Have you ever encountered a diversity issue in an organization?
  7. Is there anything you’d like to talk about that we didn’t cover?
  8. + Prepare two solid questions for the interviewer.

Here are some mock interview sequences for the Chicago Booth MBA program. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions Chicago Booth interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume.
  2. Why pursue an MBA at Chicago Booth?
  3. How would you spend the summer between first and second year?
  4. What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced at your current employer?
  5. What was it like mentoring an at-risk high school student?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you feel you added value to a team effort.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Give me an example of a time when you overcame a hurdle.
  8. Any questions for me?

Example 2 Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA and why Chicago Booth?
  2. What is one thing that you did that you’re really proud of?
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had to collaborate with someone who had a different working style or a different communication style from you.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about time when you convinced someone or a group of people to see things your way?
  5. How do you work with all the different people that you do? How do you communicate with them?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about a time when you received a piece of constructive feedback. What did you do to address the issue raised?

Example 3 Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions

  1. What is the world’s biggest misconception about the pro tennis world?
  2. Why Chicago Booth?
  3. What made you decide to choose philosophy as your major at university?
  4. Tell me about the hardest situation you’ve ever been in at work? What did you learn from it?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you stepped outside of your defined role.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you mentored someone.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed.
  8. What else should I have asked you?

Example 4 Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you took initiative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you were part of a team that was struggling.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a goal you’d set for yourself.
  5. Tell me more about your thesis in college.
  6. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 5 Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions

  1. What made you decide to start your own company during college?
  2. Tell me something you’ve learned about yourself.
  3. Why were you selected over more experienced colleagues to be the project lead?
  4. Was it difficult managing those same colleagues (given that they were older/more senior)?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you identified a new way to do something or to approach an issue.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you encountered an obstacle or someone prevented you from doing something?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you showed initiative.
  8. What questions do you have for me?

Example 6 Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA? Why Chicago Booth?
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you created something / were creative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you deal with a difficult colleague.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you were under a tight deadline.
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when someone persuaded you to change your opinion.


Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview Cornell Johnson MBA Interview

Each year the Cornell Johnson admissions committee invites a limited number of applicants to interview for its MBA program. Top MBA programs like Cornell Johnson generally interview 2-3 applicants for every available place in their upcoming MBA class. While an invite is sign that you’re in the running for an admit, you’re also now part of a highly competitive subset of the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service.

Question Who conducts Cornell Johnson MBA interviews?

Cornell Johnson MBA interviews are conducted by students and admissions committee members.

Question Are Cornell Johnson MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

The Cornell Johnson MBA program conducts resume-based interviews, wherein the interviewer has reviewed your resume but has not examined the rest of your MBA application (recommendations, essays, short answers, etc.).

For in-person interviews, it’s courteous to bring a paper copy of your resume to the interview location. In the case of online interviews, applicants should have a PDF copy of their resume readily available in case it’s requested via email. Occasionally, a busy current student or alum MBA interviewer may not have had much time to review the applicant’s resume beforehand. Therefore, Cornell Johnson MBA applicants should be prepared to provide a brief, two-minute overview of themselves at the beginning of the interview if prompted. This introductory summary often serves as the first interview question asked (“So, tell me about yourself…”).

Question How important is the Cornell Johnson MBA interview?

The influence of the Cornell Johnson MBA interview on the admissions decision is low to moderate.

Cornell’s admissions committee members are highly skilled in conducting interviews, and their student interviewers receive training as well, albeit to a lesser extent. Interviews conducted by admissions committee members are likely to carry more weight in the admissions decision-making process compared to those conducted by students, which have only a moderate influence.

Due to the large number of students conducting interviews, it can be challenging for the admissions committee to standardize positive feedback. For example, one student interviewer might describe a candidate as “great,” while another might characterize them as “interesting.”

II Mock MBA Interviews

In addition to practicing interview questions on your own, the mock interview service can be a great way to receive feedback on your professional stories (with a view to improving them). Typical MBA and EMBA interview questions include goals  (Tell me about yourself? What are your goals? Why MBA? Why school X?) on strengths/weaknesses, and behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when…?).

Below you can listen to former clients answer MBA interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

III Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

Note that a lot of schools have begun asking about diversity, equity, and inclusion during interviews. You should be prepared to talk about these issues and how diversity, equity, or inclusion have played out in your work.Here’s a list of core questions to practice before your Cornell Johnson MBA interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short-term goals and how can Cornell Johnson help you achieve those goals?
  3. What would you get involved in outside the Cornell Johnson MBA classroom?
  4. What would others say are your two core strengths and one area for improvement (weakness)?
  5. + Prepare stories for at least 3-5 behavioral questions of your choice. You can access a list of behavioral interview questions organized by categorically at our sister website, resumeSTORY.builders An example would be: Tell me about a time when you encountered pushback. Tell me about a time when you worked in a professional setting that was diverse. What was one challenge you encountered? Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback.
  6. Have you ever encountered a diversity issue in an organization?
  7. Is there anything you’d like to talk about that we didn’t cover?
  8. + Prepare two solid questions for the interviewer.

Here are some mock interview sequences for the Cornell Johnson MBA program. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions Cornell Johnson interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA?
  2. What are your career goals?
  3. Why consulting?
  4. How would Johnson help?
  5. What clubs do you see yourself getting involved in?
  6. What type of leadership roles would you want in those clubs?
  7. Tell me about a time you were a leader.
  8. What is an example of you being a team player?
  9. What is your role in your organization?
  10. What other programs are you applying to? Why?
  11. What is it about finance that you don’t like?
  12. What have you done to connect with Cornell students?
  13. Have you reached out to any current students?

Example 2 Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

  1. What is something you would like to share that is not already on your resume?
  2. What is your day-to-day like? How is your team made up?
  3. (Behavioral Question)  Tell me about a time when you had an opportunity to be innovative or make decisions on your own?
  4. Why not Dartmouth? I hear Hanover is also a great place to live.
  5. What do you plan to do while at Cornell?
  6. Since you are already in a Consulting role, why do you want to come to Johnson just to do Consulting again?
  7. What other schools are you applying to? Why did you select these, other than clearly wanting to be in New York?

Example 3 Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

  1. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time in your career where you’ve handled responsibility.
  2. How would colleagues describe your leadership approach?
  3. What job are you seeking post-MBA? Why do you need an MBA to achieve these goals?
  4. What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
  5. Do you like you current job? Why do you want to leave it?
  6. (Behavioral Question)  Tell me about a time when you were taken outside of your ‘comfort zone’.
  7. To which other schools are you applying?
  8. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 4 Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me why you chose the college major you did.
  2. Why MBA? Why now?
  3. Why consulting?
  4. What’s the best part of your job?
  5. (Behavioral Question)  Tell me about a time when you were in a leadership position (either formally or informally).
  6. Why Johnson?
  7. What other schools did you apply to?
  8. How would your coworkers describe you?
  9. Tell me where you see your current industry in 10 years.
  10. How have you prepared for the heavy quantitative emphasis at Johnson?
  11. What would you bring to the Johnson community?
  12. How would you be involved with outside of class?
  13. Is there anything you would like to add?

Example 5 Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. Why an MBA now?
  3. Why Johnson?
  4. How would you define a leader?
  5. (Behavioral Question)  Give me an example of when you were a leader.
  6. (Behavioral Question)  Tell me about a conflict you faced in the workplace?
  7. If I called your supervisor, what would he/she say about you professionally and personally?
  8. How would you contribute to our community?
  9. Is there anything you would like me to tell the admissions committee?
  10. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 6 Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume.
  2. What do you do at your work?
  3. Why an MBA?
  4. Why Now?
  5. Why Johnson?
  6. How would your friends describe you?
  7. What are your weaknesses?  What would your friends say your weaknesses are?
  8. (Behavioral Question)  Describe a time when you had to influence others to do something at work.  Tell me how you changed their initial thoughts or approach to a problem.
  9. If I could tell the Admissions Committee just one thing about you what would you want me to say?
  10. The admissions committee reviewed your file and commented that your GMAT score is a little low compared to our other applicants, and that you don’t show a lot of quant work at your current job position.  How will you prepare for the tough workload at Johnson?  The quant classes might be hard for you.
  11. Do you have any questions for me?


NYU Stern MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview

Each year the NYU Stern admissions committee invites a limited number of applicants to interview for its MBA program and its LGO program. Top MBA programs like NYU Stern generally interview 2-3 applicants for every available place in their upcoming MBA & LGO class. While an invite is sign that you’re in the running for an admit, you’re also now part of a highly competitive subset of the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service. Tip: Wondering if interview invites have already gone out? Check out MBA LiveWire for real-time updates.

Question Who conducts NYU Stern MBA & LGO interviews?

NYU Stern MBA & LGO interviews are conducted by a trained admissions committee member.

Question Are NYU Stern MBA & LGO interviews resume-based or application-based?

The NYU Stern MBA program conducts application-based interviews, meaning that your admissions committee interviewer(s) will have access to and will review your entire application before meeting with you. However, unlike some other schools such as HBS, don’t expect questions highly tailored to your application at NYU Stern. Instead, the questions are often typical and predictable, with a focus on topics like your goals.

For in-person interviews, it’s recommended to bring a paper copy of your resume as a courtesy to the interviewer. If the interview is conducted online, it’s advisable to have a PDF copy of your resume readily available in case it’s requested via email.

Question How important is the NYU Stern MBA & LGO interview?

The influence of the London Business School MBA interview on the admissions decision is high.

When a school, such as NYU Stern, relies exclusively on a small group of trained admissions committee members to conduct interviews, the interview tends to play a more significant role in the admissions process compared to schools that utilize student and alumni interviewers.

II Mock MBA Interviews

A mock interview session with mbaSTORY.builders is designed to assist you in developing and refining responses to specific MBA interview questions, such as “Tell me about yourself,” “What are your goals,” “Why pursue an MBA,” and “Why this particular school?” Additionally, the session covers more general inquiries like discussing strengths and weaknesses, as well as behavioral questions like “Tell me about a time when…”

During the session, you’ll work on developing a core set of stories, typically ranging from 4 to 8, which can be adapted to address various interview questions. Below, you can listen to recordings of former clients answering MBA interview questions and receiving feedback on their responses, providing valuable insight into effective interview techniques and strategies.

An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

Part 1. Candidate answers the mock interview question Tell me about yourself. The candidate responds by giving a chronological overview of his work experience (which is a common approach people take to this interview question).
Part 2. Feeback on candidate's response to the mock interview question Tell me about yourself. The candidate learns to structure his answer to this question in terms of professional growth (rather than chronologically).
Part 1. Candidate answers the behavioral mock interview question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone. The candidate gives a lengthy response (listen to part 2 for feedback).
Part 2. Feedback on candidate's response to the mock behavioral interview question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone. The candidate learns to provide necessary background information and a broader sense of the candidate's philosophy of mentoring.

IV NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview Questions

It’s important to note that many schools have started incorporating questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into their interviews. Therefore, it’s essential to be prepared to discuss these topics and how they have influenced your work experiences. Below are some mock interview sequences tailored for the NYU Stern MBA program. Reviewing these sequences will provide you with an understanding of the types of questions NYU Stern interviewers typically ask.

Example 1 NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Any updates since you submitted your application?
  2. I saw that you’ve been on assignment in Rio de Janeiro for two years now. What do you suggest I add to my itinerary if I visit Rio?
  3. Tell me about your green packaging initiative. How did you convince management to finance it?
  4. Why an MBA, and why now?
  5. Outside of courses, what else are you interested in at NYU Stern?
  6. Do you feel that you’ve had leadership opportunities at work (even though you don’t have any direct reports)?
  7. With so many extracurricular activities on your plate, how are you able to balance your commitments?
  8. What would have been a great question to have asked you?
  9. Do you have questions for me?

Example 2 NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview Questions

1. I see that you were asked to work two jobs during your time at [X company]. How did that come about?
2. Why do you want an MBA now?
3. What have you learned during this process that surprised you about Stern?
4. Why do you want to go into [X field]?
5. Does your current position require any specific quantitative skills?
6. Are there any specific classes at Stern that excite you?

Example 3 NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Can you share your experiences of living in different countries and the impact they’ve had on your personal and professional development?
  2. Could you walk me through the key highlights of your resume, focusing on the roles and accomplishments that are most significant to you?
  3. Reflecting on your professional journey, could you discuss a piece of feedback you received? How did you respond to it, and what impact did it have on your growth and development?
  4. What motivates your interest in pursuing your short-term career goals?
  5. What attracts you to the opportunity to recruit for [X company]?
  6. Are there other companies or industries that also pique your interest for potential career opportunities?
  7. Why do you believe pursuing an MBA is the appropriate next step for your career progression?
  8. Could you elaborate on your long-term career aspirations and what draws you to those particular goals?
  9. In what ways do you envision contributing to the Stern community during your time in the MBA program?
  10. What specific aspects of the Stern School of Business appeal to you and align with your professional objectives?
  11. Is there any particular topic or aspect of your background that you were hoping we would discuss?

Example 4 NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Could you provide a brief overview of your background and professional journey?
  2. What are your immediate career aspirations following the completion of your MBA?
  3. Looking ahead, what do you envision as your long-term career trajectory over the next decade?
  4. Can you describe your current role and responsibilities in your job?
  5. As you’ve transitioned into a leadership position, what insights have you gained, and where do you see opportunities for growth and development?
  6. Reflecting on your professional experiences, could you share an instance where you received constructive feedback from your manager? How did you respond to it?
  7. How do you anticipate contributing to the Stern community during your time in the MBA program?
  8. What strategies do you plan to employ for recruiting in line with your post-MBA career objectives? Are there specific companies or industries you’re targeting?
  9. What’s your plan b?

Example 5 NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Can you provide more details about your previous work experience? Could you highlight one project that stands out to you as particularly meaningful or impactful?
  2. Reflecting on that project, what insights did you gain about yourself, whether positive or negative?
  3. I’m interested in learning more about the background of your current start-up endeavor. What inspired you to pursue this venture?
  4. Looking ahead, what are your long-term aspirations for the company, and what strategies do you have in place for revenue generation?
  5. If your start-up encounters challenges or fails, do you have contingency plans in place? Could you elaborate on your approach in such scenarios?
  6. What motivated your decision to pursue an MBA at this point in your career?
  7. What specific aspects of Stern’s MBA program attract you and align with your professional goals?
  8. Reflecting on your college experience and your expectations for Stern, can you identify one similarity and one area of difference that you hope to gain from your time at Stern?
  9. Could you discuss your quantitative experience in previous professional roles?
  10. In what ways do you believe you can contribute to and enrich the Stern community?

Example 6 NYU Stern MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Can you describe a typical day in your current position and the tasks or responsibilities you typically handle?
  2. What factors are important to you when assessing and comparing different MBA programs?
  3. When researching potential employers, what specific attributes or values are you looking for in companies you’re considering?
  4. What advantages or resources do you anticipate gaining from engaging with the Career Center at Stern?
  5. Can you provide insight into your leadership style and how you approach managing teams or projects?
  6. Have you encountered a situation where a project didn’t proceed as planned? If so, could you describe the scenario and how you managed it?
  7. How do you believe your colleagues perceive your contributions to the team? What strengths do you bring, and are there any areas where you may face challenges according to your teammates?


Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview Michigan Ross MBA Interview

Every year, the Michigan Ross admissions committee extends invitations to a select number of applicants to interview for its MBA program. Esteemed MBA programs like Michigan Ross typically interview 2-3 candidates for each available spot in their upcoming MBA class. Receiving an invitation indicates that you are being considered for admission, but it also means you are now part of a highly competitive subgroup within the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service.

Tip: Wondering if interview invites have already gone out? Check out MBA LiveWire for real-time updates.

Question Who conducts Michigan Ross MBA interviews?

Michigan Ross MBA interviews are conducted by students and alumni.

Question Are Michigan Ross MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

The Michigan Ross MBA program conducts resume-based interviews, where the interviewer has reviewed your resume but not the rest of your MBA application (recommendations, essays, short answers, etc.).

For in-person interviews, it’s recommended to bring a paper copy of your resume as a courtesy to the interviewer. If the interview is conducted online, it’s advisable to have a PDF copy of your resume readily available in case it’s requested via email. Occasionally, a busy current student or alum MBA interviewer may not have had sufficient time to review the applicant’s resume beforehand. Therefore, Michigan Ross MBA applicants should be prepared to provide a brief, two-minute overview of themselves at the beginning of the interview if prompted. This is often the first interview question asked (“So, tell me about yourself…”).

Question How important is the Michigan Ross MBA interview?

The influence of the Michigan Ross MBA interview on the admissions decision is low to moderate.

The reality is that while a successful interview won’t guarantee admission to Michigan Ross’s MBA program, a failed interview can indeed negatively impact your application. With numerous students and alumni conducting interviews, it’s challenging for the admissions committee to standardize positive feedback; one interviewer might describe a candidate as “great” while another may find them “interesting.” However, the committee can readily take into account overtly negative feedback, such as comments about a candidate being unprepared, rude, or difficult to understand.

During interviews with current students or alumni, your primary objective is to make a positive impression and demonstrate your potential contributions to the school. This includes showcasing the professional insights you can bring to the classroom and the value you can add to the student community.

II Mock MBA Interviews

A mock interview session with mbaSTORY.builders offers the opportunity to develop and refine responses to specific MBA interview questions, such as “Tell me about yourself,” “What are your goals,” “Why pursue an MBA,” and “Why this particular school?” Additionally, more general inquiries like discussing strengths and weaknesses, as well as behavioral questions like “Tell me about a time when…,” are utilized to help you craft a core set of stories. Typically, individuals develop 4 to 8 core stories that they can adapt to address various interview questions.

Below, you can access recordings of former clients responding to MBA interview questions and receiving feedback on their answers. This resource enables you to gain insight into effective interview techniques and strategies.

An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

III Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions

Note that a lot of schools have begun asking about diversity, equity, and inclusion during interviews. You should be prepared to talk about these issues and how diversity, equity, or inclusion have played out in your work.Here’s a list of core questions to practice before your Michigan Ross MBA interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short-term goals and how can Michigan Ross help you achieve those goals?
  3. What would you get involved in outside the Michigan Ross MBA classroom?
  4. What would others say are your two core strengths and one area for improvement (weakness)?
  5. + Prepare stories for at least 3-5 behavioral questions of your choice. You can access a list of behavioral interview questions organized by categorically at our sister website, resumeSTORY.builders An example would be: Tell me about a time when you encountered pushback. Tell me about a time when you worked in a professional setting that was diverse. What was one challenge you encountered? Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback.
  6. Have you ever encountered a diversity issue in an organization?
  7. Is there anything you’d like to talk about that we didn’t cover?
  8. + Prepare two solid questions for the interviewer.

Here are some mock interview sequences for the Michigan Ross MBA program. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions Michigan Ross interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume.
  2. Why pursue an MBA at Michigan Ross?
  3. How would you spend the summer between first and second year?
  4. What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced at your current employer?
  5. What was it like mentoring an at-risk high school student?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you feel you added value to a team effort.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Give me an example of a time when you overcame a hurdle.
  8. Any questions for me?

Example 2 Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA and why Michigan Ross?
  2. What is one thing that you did that you’re really proud of?
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had to collaborate with someone who had a different working style or a different communication style from you.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about time when you convinced someone or a group of people to see things your way?
  5. How do you work with all the different people that you do? How do you communicate with them?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about a time when you received a piece of constructive feedback. What did you do to address the issue raised?

Example 3 Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions

  1. What is the world’s biggest misconception about the pro tennis world?
  2. Why Michigan Ross?
  3. What made you decide to choose philosophy as your major at university?
  4. Tell me about the hardest situation you’ve ever been in at work? What did you learn from it?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you stepped outside of your defined role.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you mentored someone.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed.
  8. What else should I have asked you?

Example 4 Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you took initiative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you were part of a team that was struggling.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a goal you’d set for yourself.
  5. Tell me more about your thesis in college.
  6. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 5 Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions

  1. What made you decide to start your own company during college?
  2. Tell me something you’ve learned about yourself.
  3. Why were you selected over more experienced colleagues to be the project lead?
  4. Was it difficult managing those same colleagues (given that they were older/more senior)?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you identified a new way to do something or to approach an issue.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you encountered an obstacle or someone prevented you from doing something?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you showed initiative.
  8. What questions do you have for me?

Example 6 Michigan Ross MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA? Why Michigan Ross?
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you created something / were creative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you deal with a difficult colleague.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you were under a tight deadline.
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when someone persuaded you to change your opinion.


Columbia MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview Columbia MBA Interview

Every year, the Columbia admissions committee extends invitations to a select few applicants to interview for its MBA program. Premier MBA programs like Columbia typically interview 2-3 candidates for each available spot in their upcoming MBA cohort. Receiving an invitation indicates that you are being considered for admission, but it also means you are now part of a highly competitive subset within the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview using this guide and, if desired, utilize the Mock Interview Service.

Tip: Curious about whether interview invites have been distributed? Stay updated with real-time updates on MBA LiveWire .

Question Who conducts Columbia MBA interviews?

Columbia MBA interviews are conducted by students and alumni.

Question Are Columbia MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

The Columbia MBA program conducts resume-based interviews, where the interviewer has reviewed your resume but not the rest of your MBA application (recommendations, essays, short answers, etc.).

For in-person interviews, it’s advisable to bring a paper copy of your resume as a courtesy to the interviewer. In the case of online interviews, applicants should have a PDF copy of their resume readily available in case it’s requested via email. Occasionally, a busy current student or alum MBA interviewer may not have thoroughly reviewed the applicant’s resume beforehand. Therefore, Columbia MBA applicants should be prepared to provide a brief, two-minute overview of themselves at the beginning of the interview if prompted. This is often the first interview question asked (“So, tell me about yourself…”).

Question How important is the Columbia MBA interview?

The influence of the Columbia MBA interview on the admissions decision is low to moderate.

The truth is, a successful interview won’t guarantee admission to Columbia’s MBA program, but a failed interview can indeed impact your application negatively. With numerous students and alumni conducting interviews, it’s challenging for the admissions committee to standardize positive feedback; one interviewer might praise a candidate as “great” while another may find them “interesting.” However, the committee can readily take into account overtly negative feedback, such as comments about a candidate being unprepared, rude, or difficult to understand.

During interviews with current students or alumni, your primary objective is to make a positive impression and demonstrate your potential contributions to the school. This includes showcasing the professional insights you can bring to the classroom and the value you can add to the student community.

II Mock MBA Interviews

In addition to practicing interview questions on your own, the mock interview service can be a great way to receive feedback on your professional stories (with a view to improving them). Typical MBA and EMBA interview questions include goals  (Tell me about yourself? What are your goals? Why MBA? Why school X?) on strengths/weaknesses, and behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when…?).

Below you can listen to former clients answer MBA interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

III Columbia MBA Interview Questions

Note that a lot of schools have begun asking about diversity, equity, and inclusion during interviews. You should be prepared to talk about these issues and how diversity, equity, or inclusion have played out in your work.Here’s a list of core questions to practice before your Columbia MBA interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short-term goals and how can Columbia help you achieve those goals?
  3. What would you get involved in outside the Columbia MBA classroom?
  4. What would others say are your two core strengths and one area for improvement (weakness)?
  5. + Prepare stories for at least 3-5 behavioral questions of your choice. You can access a list of behavioral interview questions organized by categorically at our sister website, resumeSTORY.builders An example would be: Tell me about a time when you encountered pushback. Tell me about a time when you worked in a professional setting that was diverse. What was one challenge you encountered? Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback.
  6. Have you ever encountered a diversity issue in an organization?
  7. Is there anything you’d like to talk about that we didn’t cover?
  8. + Prepare two solid questions for the interviewer.

Here are some mock interview sequences for the Columbia MBA program. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions Columbia interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 Columbia MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume.
  2. Why pursue an MBA at Columbia?
  3. How would you spend the summer between first and second year?
  4. What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced at your current employer?
  5. What was it like mentoring an at-risk high school student?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you feel you added value to a team effort.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Give me an example of a time when you overcame a hurdle.
  8. Any questions for me?

Example 2 Columbia MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA and why Columbia?
  2. What is one thing that you did that you’re really proud of?
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had to collaborate with someone who had a different working style or a different communication style from you.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about time when you convinced someone or a group of people to see things your way?
  5. How do you work with all the different people that you do? How do you communicate with them?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about a time when you received a piece of constructive feedback. What did you do to address the issue raised?

Example 3 Columbia MBA Interview Questions

  1. What is the world’s biggest misconception about the pro tennis world?
  2. Why Columbia?
  3. What made you decide to choose philosophy as your major at university?
  4. Tell me about the hardest situation you’ve ever been in at work? What did you learn from it?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you stepped outside of your defined role.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you mentored someone.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed.
  8. What else should I have asked you?

Example 4 Columbia MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you took initiative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you were part of a team that was struggling.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a goal you’d set for yourself.
  5. Tell me more about your thesis in college.
  6. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 5 Columbia MBA Interview Questions

  1. What made you decide to start your own company during college?
  2. Tell me something you’ve learned about yourself.
  3. Why were you selected over more experienced colleagues to be the project lead?
  4. Was it difficult managing those same colleagues (given that they were older/more senior)?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you identified a new way to do something or to approach an issue.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you encountered an obstacle or someone prevented you from doing something?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you showed initiative.
  8. What questions do you have for me?

Example 6 Columbia MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA? Why Columbia?
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you created something / were creative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you deal with a difficult colleague.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you were under a tight deadline.
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when someone persuaded you to change your opinion.


Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview Stanford GSB MBA Interview

Every year, the Stanford admissions committee extends invitations to a select few applicants to interview for its MBA program. Prestigious MBA programs such as Stanford typically interview 2-3 candidates for each available spot in their upcoming MBA cohort. Receiving an invitation indicates that you are being considered for admission, but it also means you are now competing in a highly competitive subgroup within the larger applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service.

Tip: Wondering if interview invites have already gone out? Check out MBA LiveWire for real-time updates.

Question Who conducts Stanford GSB MBA interviews?

Stanford GSB MBA interviews are conducted by alumni.

Question Are Stanford GSB MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

The Stanford GSB MBA program conducts resume-based interviews, meaning the interviewer has reviewed your resume but not the rest of your MBA application (recommendations, essays, short answers, etc.).

For in-person interviews, it’s courteous to bring a paper copy of your resume. For online interviews, consider having a PDF copy ready in case the interviewer requests it via email. Sometimes, busy current students or alum interviewers may not have thoroughly reviewed the applicant’s resume beforehand. Therefore, Stanford GSB MBA applicants should be prepared to provide a brief, two-minute overview of themselves, as this is often the first interview question asked (“So, tell me about yourself…”).

Question How important is the Stanford GSB MBA interview?

The influence of the Stanford GSB MBA interview on the admissions decision is low to moderate.

A successful interview may not guarantee admission to Stanford’s MBA program, but an unsuccessful one can potentially harm your application. With numerous alumni conducting interviews, it’s challenging for the admissions committee to standardize positive feedback; one alum interviewer might describe a candidate as “great,” while another might find them “interesting.” However, blatantly negative feedback such as “The candidate was unprepared to answer even simple questions” or “The candidate was rude” can significantly impact the evaluation.

During interviews with current students or alumni, your primary objective is to make a positive impression and demonstrate your potential contributions to the school. This includes both the professional insights you can bring to the classroom and the value you can add to the student community.

II Mock MBA Interviews

In addition to practicing interview questions independently, utilizing a mock interview service can be invaluable for refining your professional anecdotes and receiving constructive feedback. Common MBA and EMBA interview inquiries often revolve around topics such as career goals (“Tell me about yourself? What are your goals? Why pursue an MBA? Why our school?”), strengths and weaknesses, as well as behavioral scenarios (“Tell me about a time when…?”).

Below, you can access recordings of previous clients responding to MBA interview questions, along with feedback on their responses. For instance, in part 1, an audit professional addresses the question “Tell me about yourself,” followed by feedback in part 2. Similarly, an employee compensation consultant tackles the behavioral prompt “Tell me about a time when you mentored someone” in part 1, with feedback provided in part 2.

III Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions

It’s important to note that many schools now include questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their interviews. Therefore, it’s essential to be prepared to discuss these topics and how they have manifested in your professional experiences.

Here’s a list of core questions to practice before your Stanford GSB MBA interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your short-term goals and how can Stanford GSB help you achieve those goals?
  3. What would you get involved in outside the Stanford GSB MBA classroom?
  4. What would others say are your two core strengths and one area for improvement (weakness)?
  5. + Prepare stories for at least 3-5 behavioral questions of your choice. You can access a list of behavioral interview questions organized by categorically at our sister website, resumeSTORY.builders An example would be: Tell me about a time when you encountered pushback. Tell me about a time when you worked in a professional setting that was diverse. What was one challenge you encountered? Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback.
  6. Have you ever encountered a diversity issue in an organization?
  7. Is there anything you’d like to talk about that we didn’t cover?
  8. + Prepare two solid questions for the interviewer.

Here are some mock interview sequences for the Stanford GSB MBA program. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions Stanford GSB interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions

  1. Walk me through your resume.
  2. Why pursue an MBA at Stanford GSB?
  3. How would you spend the summer between first and second year?
  4. What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced at your current employer?
  5. What was it like mentoring an at-risk high school student?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you feel you added value to a team effort.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Give me an example of a time when you overcame a hurdle.
  8. Any questions for me?

Example 2 Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA and why Stanford GSB?
  2. What is one thing that you did that you’re really proud of?
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had to collaborate with someone who had a different working style or a different communication style from you.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about time when you convinced someone or a group of people to see things your way?
  5. How do you work with all the different people that you do? How do you communicate with them?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Can you tell me about a time when you received a piece of constructive feedback. What did you do to address the issue raised?

Example 3 Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions

  1. What is the world’s biggest misconception about the pro tennis world?
  2. Why Stanford GSB?
  3. What made you decide to choose philosophy as your major at university?
  4. Tell me about the hardest situation you’ve ever been in at work? What did you learn from it?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you stepped outside of your defined role.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you mentored someone.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed.
  8. What else should I have asked you?

Example 4 Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you took initiative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you were part of a team that was struggling.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a goal you’d set for yourself.
  5. Tell me more about your thesis in college.
  6. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 5 Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions

  1. What made you decide to start your own company during college?
  2. Tell me something you’ve learned about yourself.
  3. Why were you selected over more experienced colleagues to be the project lead?
  4. Was it difficult managing those same colleagues (given that they were older/more senior)?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you identified a new way to do something or to approach an issue.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you encountered an obstacle or someone prevented you from doing something?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you showed initiative.
  8. What questions do you have for me?

Example 6 Stanford GSB MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why an MBA? Why Stanford GSB?
  2. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you created something / were creative.
  3. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you deal with a difficult colleague.
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when you were under a tight deadline.
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me a time when someone persuaded you to change your opinion.


Harvard MBA Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview HBS MBA Interview

Annually, the Harvard admissions committee extends invitations to a select group of applicants for interviews in connection with its MBA program. Esteemed MBA programs, such as Harvard’s, typically conduct interviews with 2-3 candidates for each available spot in the upcoming MBA class. While receiving an invitation is an indication that you are being considered for admission, it also places you in a highly competitive subgroup within the broader pool of applicants. To enhance your readiness for the interview, you can utilize this guide and, if desired, take advantage of the Mock Interview Service.

Tip: Curious about whether interview invitations have been issued? Check out MBA LiveWire for real-time updates.

Question Who conducts Harvard Business School MBA interviews?

Trained members of the admissions committee at Harvard conduct MBA interviews. Previously, candidates underwent interviews with two committee members, where one posed questions while the other took notes. However, more recently, the format has shifted, and candidates are now typically interviewed by a single interviewer.

Question Are HBS MBA interviews resume-based or application-based?

Harvard’s MBA program follows an application-based interview approach. This entails that your admissions committee interviewer(s) will have thoroughly reviewed your entire application before the interview. Harvard’s interview process is customized for each candidate, ensuring that questions are tailored specifically to individual profiles. Unlike generic questions such as ‘Tell me about yourself,’ the focus is on eliciting insights relevant to each applicant’s unique background and experiences.

Question How important is the Harvard Business School MBA interview?

The influence of the Harvard Business School MBA interview on the admissions decision is high.

When a school, such as HBS (Harvard Business School), exclusively entrusts a select group of trained admissions committee members with interview responsibilities, the interview assumes a substantial role in the admissions process. Given HBS’s reliance on the case method within its classrooms, the interview becomes a crucial assessment point. Admissions committee members, during this process, seek candidates who not only possess innovative ideas but can also effectively articulate them. This emphasis reflects the school’s commitment to identifying individuals who can actively contribute to the dynamic and participatory learning environment fostered by the case method.

II Mock MBA Interviews

Apart from independently practicing common interview questions, utilizing the mock interview service provides an excellent opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your professional narratives with the aim of enhancing them. Common MBA and EMBA interview queries often revolve around topics such as goals (e.g., “Tell me about yourself? What are your goals? Why pursue an MBA? Why this particular school?”), strengths and weaknesses, and behavioral scenarios (e.g., “Tell me about a time when…?”).

Below, you have the chance to hear former clients respond to MBA interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. For instance, in part 1, an audit professional addresses the question “Tell me about yourself” and then receives feedback in part 2. Similarly, an employee compensation consultant tackles the behavioral question “Tell me about a time when you mentored someone” in part 1, followed by feedback in part 2.

Part 1. Candidate answers the mock interview question Tell me about yourself. The candidate responds by giving a chronological overview of his work experience (which is a common approach people take to this interview question).
Part 2. Feeback on candidate's response to the mock interview question Tell me about yourself. The candidate learns to structure his answer to this question in terms of professional growth (rather than chronologically).
Part 1. Candidate answers the behavioral mock interview question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone. The candidate gives a lengthy response (listen to part 2 for feedback).
Part 2. Feedback on candidate's response to the mock behavioral interview question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone. The candidate learns to provide necessary background information and a broader sense of the candidate's philosophy of mentoring.

III HBS MBA Interview Questions

It’s important to note that many schools now include questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in their interviews. It’s crucial to be ready to discuss these topics and articulate how diversity, equity, or inclusion have manifested in your professional experiences. Below are some mock interview sequences specifically tailored for the Harvard MBA program. Analyzing these sequences can provide you with insights into the types of questions commonly posed by Harvard interviewers.

Example 1 Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions

  1. How do you want to start?
  2. Being a football player in college must have required time management. What was your game plan for managing your time?
  3. (Follow on question) Why did you decide to continue playing football, given the tradeoffs with your social life?
  4. I wasn’t able to find much information online about your current employer. Could you summarize their business for me?
  5. Tell me about your transition between Goldman Sachs and your current employer.
  6. What are some of the trends your watching in the credit card industry?
  7. What has been the biggest difference between working as an investment banker and your current role?
  8. Are there specific examples that highlight those differences?
  9. What do you like to do for fun?
  10. How would you explain an IPO to a high school student?
  11. I know your goal is to join a VC firm post-MBA, but what’s your dream job?
  12. Anything else you would like to add?

Example 2 HBS MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Tell me about specific college activity you were involved in. Are you still involved?
  3. Did you get the offer to join McKinsey because your dad is a partner there?
  4. Who is a business leader you admire and why? (Follow on question) What’s one weakness you need to address in order to be a leader like him/her (the leader cited in first part of question)?
  5. What are your goals further down the road?
  6. What’s an interesting story you’ve read about recently in the news?
  7. (Follow on question) Can you argue for and against (news story that was cited in the previous question).
  8. What role has roller derby played in your life?
  9. Which of the two businesses you founded was your favorite?
  10. Anything else you’d like to share with us?

Example 3 Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Tell me about the assisted living industry (Follow-up questions included: Who are the best-in-class operators? Describe the assisted living customer. How will the industry evolve over the next 5-10 years?).
  3. Drawing from your experience at PE firm X and consulting firm Y, tell me about your favorite project
  4. Given the amount of deal activity at the moment, what is your prognosis of the future of the PE industry?
  5. Now that you’ve experience both Consulting and PE, do you have a sense for which you prefer/where you’d like to focus in the future?
  6. Recommend something to me.
  7. Tell me about XYZ story from your essay.
  8. Explain the concept of founder equity dilution to me.
  9. What’s the hardest part of your job?
  10. What is some constructive feedback you’ve received recently?
  11. What is some constructive feedback you gave recently?
  12. Is there anything else you wish we’d covered?
  13. How have you had such great experiences while traveling?

Example 4 HBS MBA Interview Questions

  1. Pretend that I haven’t read your application – tell me about yourself.
  2. If you came to HBS, what is one industry or sector you would like to learn more about from your classmates?
  3. Why did you choose to start your career in Peru?
  4. Which industries that are currently doing well in South America?
  5. How is Peru different from Ecuador and other countries in South America?
  6. What would you miss about your current life in Texas if you came to HBS?
  7. I want you to argue for and against employee unions.
  8. What are two things that differentiate you from your peers?
  9. From your resume I can tell that you are interested in renewable energy. What should I know about current trends in energy policy and renewable business initiatives?
  10. What is your short-term career goal? and how will you use an HBS internship to help you advance toward that goal?
  11. (Follow on question) What if that doesn’t work out (internship plans)?
  12. Imagine that we’ve already made you an offer at HBS. Tell me what sort of students you’d like to have sitting next to you in class.
  13. Do you like the outdoors? Why or why not?
  14. What are you reading currently?
  15. Is there anything that I haven’t asked that you wish I had?

Example 5 HBS MBA Interview Questions

  1. Tell me your story, starting with decision to study literature at Stanford.
  2. What did it feel like to not be challenged before transferring schools?
  3. Teach me something you’ve learned since graduating college.
  4. I know you’re interested in entrepreneurship. If you had the funding to start a company right now, what would the company be like?
  5. What are you reading right now?
  6. What is one thing you read online this week?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had to persuade someone at work.
  8. How would your peers/colleagues describe you?
  9. What would they say is one area in which you could improve?
  10. When are you most effective at persuading others – when you’re in a small group or in a large group?
  11. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 6 Harvard Business School MBA Interview Questions

  1. Why study at the University of Wisconsin and why physics?
  2. Was joining Tri Delta sorority a distraction from your studies?
  3. When did you know you wanted to work at Fermilab in Illinois?
  4. Can you explain how the Large Hadron Collider works (in terms that a high school student could understand)?
  5. How did your work help lower the Large Hadron Collider’s annual operating cost?
  6. If we invited your coworkers into the room, what would they say are two of your strengths and two opportunities for improvement?
  7. (Follow up question) Most of your colleagues are scientists. Do you think that a group of business people would highlight different strengths and weaknesses?
  8. Who is a business person you admire who doesn’t have a STEM background?
  9. How do you get your news?
  10. (Follow up question) What’s an interesting article you’ve read recently in The Atlantic?
  11. Can I answer any question you might have about HBS or the admissions process?


MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions & Guide

I Overview MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview

Each year the MIT Sloan admissions committee invites a limited number of applicants to interview for its MBA program and its LGO program. Top MBA programs like MIT Sloan generally interview 2-3 applicants for every available place in their upcoming MBA & LGO class. While an invite is sign that you’re in the running for an admit, you’re also now part of a highly competitive subset of the overall applicant pool. You can prepare for your interview with the help of this guide and, optionally, the Mock Interview Service. Tip: Wondering if interview invites have already gone out? Check out MBA LiveWire for real-time updates.

Question Who conducts MIT Sloan MBA & LGO interviews?

MIT Sloan MBA & LGO interviews are conducted by a trained admissions committee member.

Question Are MIT Sloan MBA & LGO interviews resume-based or application-based?

The MIT Sloan MBA program and the LGO program conduct application-based interviews. That means that your admissions committee interviewer will have access to and will have reviewed your entire application before meeting with you. At MIT Sloan, interview questions are primarily behavioral questions that are chosen to ensure that a candidate is well-rounded. For example, a candidate who presents as highly quantitative in her written application may receive behavioral questions centered on soft skills (teamwork or communication).

In addition to preparing stories to respond to the behavioral questions you’ll receive, it’s a good idea to go to your interview prepared to give your interviewer a 2-minute overview of yourself at the beginning of the interview if asked (‘Tell me about yourself…‘). If your MBA or LGO interview is in-person, bring a paper copy of your resume to the interview location as a courtesy to the interviewer. If the interview takes place online then applicants should have a PDF copy of their resume handy should the interview request that it be sent via email.

Question How important is the MIT Sloan MBA & LGO interview?

The influence of the London Business School MBA interview on the admissions decision is high.

When a school relies exclusively on a small group of trained admissions committee members to conduct interviews (as does MIT Sloan), the interview plays a significant role in the admissions process. During the interview process admissions committee members are looking for students who a) have ideas and b) can articulate them clearly (sometimes easier said than done).

II Mock MBA Interviews

In addition to practicing interview questions on your own, the mock interview service can be a great way to receive feedback on your professional stories (with a view to improving them). Typical MBA and EMBA interview questions include goals  (Tell me about yourself? What are your goals? Why MBA? Why school X?) on strengths/weaknesses, and behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when…?).

Below you can listen to former clients answer MBA interview questions and receive feedback on their answers. An audit professional answers the question Tell me about yourself in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2. An employee compensation consultant answers the behavioral question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone in part 1 and receives feedback in part 2.

Part 1. Candidate answers the mock interview question Tell me about yourself. The candidate responds by giving a chronological overview of his work experience (which is a common approach people take to this interview question).
Part 2. Feeback on candidate's response to the mock interview question Tell me about yourself. The candidate learns to structure his answer to this question in terms of professional growth (rather than chronologically).
Part 1. Candidate answers the behavioral mock interview question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone. The candidate gives a lengthy response (listen to part 2 for feedback).
Part 2. Feedback on candidate's response to the mock behavioral interview question Tell me about a time when you mentored someone. The candidate learns to provide necessary background information and a broader sense of the candidate's philosophy of mentoring.

III BEI Behavioral Event-based Videos

The MIT Sloan MBA Admissions Committee conducts Behavioral Event-Based Interviews. The concept behind Behavioral Event Interviews (BEI) is past behavior is a reliable indicator of future response in a similar situation. BEI is different from the traditional screening interviews:

  • Instead of asking how you would behave in a particular situation, the interviewer will ask you how you did behave.
  • Expect your interviewer to question and probe your answers.
  • The interviewer will ask you to provide details and will not allow you to theorize or generalize about several events.
  • The interview will be a structured process that will concentrate on areas that are important to the interviewer, rather than allowing you to concentrate on areas that you may feel are important.
  • You may not get a chance to deliver any prepared stories.
  • Most interviewers will be taking copious notes throughout the interview.

Question What is the MIT Sloan MBA admissions committee looking for during interviews?

The interviewer will be looking for concrete and specific examples revealing one or several of the following traits during the interview:

  • Influencing others: the ability to influence a person, group or organization.
  • Relationship building: the ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
  • Drive: the ability to set an objective and achieve it.

Question How should I prepare for the BEI interview at MIT Sloan?

  • Recall a recent situation that showed favorable behaviors or actions, especially involving work experience, leadership, professional relationships, teamwork, planning, etc.
  • Prepare short descriptions of each situation; be ready to give details when asked.
  • Be sure the story has a beginning, a middle and an end.
  • Be honest; don’t embellish or omit any part of the story.
  • Be specific. Don’t generalize about several events; give a detailed accounting of one event. The interviewer will not give you the benefit of the doubt if there is something missing from your story.

IV MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions

Note that a lot of schools have begun asking about diversity, equity, and inclusion during interviews. You should be prepared to talk about these issues and how diversity, equity, or inclusion have played out in your work. Here are some mock interview sequences for the MIT Sloan MBA & LGO programs. Studying the sequences will give you a sense of the questions MIT Sloan interviewers tend to ask. In addition to preparing using the mock interview sequences below, LGO applicants should prepare answers to the following questions:

  • Why MIT?
  • Why MIT Sloan?
  • Why an MBA/Engineering degree? Why now?
  • Why LGO?
  • Why department X? (whichever LGO core you applied to)
  • Which partner companies would you like to work for? Why?

Here are some mock interviews for the MIT Sloan MBA program. Studying them will give you a sense of the questions Sloan interviewers tend to ask.

Example 1 MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Any updates since you submitted your application?
  2. I saw that you’ve been on assignment in Rio de Janeiro for two years now. What do you suggest I add to my itinerary if I visit Rio?
  3. Tell me about your green packaging initiative. How did you convince management to finance it?
  4. Why an MBA/LGO, and why now?
  5. Outside of courses, what else are you interested in at MIT Sloan?
  6. Do you feel that you’ve had leadership opportunities at work (even though you don’t have any direct reports)?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who didn’t like you.
  8. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you feel you positively impacted an outcome.
  9. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time someone thanked you.
  10. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you ended up changing your opinion.
  11. With so many extracurricular activities on your plate, how are you able to balance your commitments?
  12. What would have been a great question to have asked you?
  13. Do you have questions for me?

Example 2 MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Any updates since you submitted your application?
  2. Tell me about your volunteer work with Lucha Latina? How did you persuade the board to invest in creating a financial education course?
  3. Things seem to be going well for you professionally, what prompted you to begin thinking about an MBA/LGO and why do you think now might be the right time to go back to school?
  4. MIT’s Sloan’s mission is to develop principled, innovative leaders. Could you tell me about a time when you had to use creative thinking in a professional environment.
  5. (Behavioral Question) At Sloan we Sloan obviously emphasizes innovation – tell me about a cool, new technological innovation you’ve learned about recently
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when your expectations weren’t met, how did you react and what did you do as a result?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you feel you made a positive impact.
  8. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when someone told you ‘no’.
  9. Tell me about something you’re involved with outside of work.
  10. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 3 MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Any updates since you submitted your application?
  2. What was it like transitioning from being a physics major at university to a first job in marketing?
  3. Have you mentored anyone? (Follow-up question) What specifically did you do to ensure that you were a good mentor to junior analysts?
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you felt like you really affected the outcome of something.
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you had a vision that you weren’t able to convince others of.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Have you ever mentored someone at work?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you sensed someone was unhappy.
  8.  (Behavioral Question) You seem like a really nice person, have you ever been on a team where people didn’t get along?
  9. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 4 MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Any updates since you submitted your application?
  2. How on earth did you end up with two high school diplomas (one from the U.S. and another from Spain)?
  3. Why do you want continue on an entrepreneurial path and what skills or characteristics do you think being a successful entrepreneur requires?
  4. You’ve already started one successful company, how can MIT Sloan help you on your journey?
  5. In the last twelve months, what is the accomplishment that you’d most like the admissions committee to take into consideration?
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you didn’t see eye to eye with someone or a group of people.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you received constructive feedback when you weren’t expecting it.
  8. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you needed to convince someone of something.
  9. What question did you wish I would have asked?
  10. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 5 MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Any updates since you submitted your application?
  2. Why did you choose to attend Macalester College – isn’t Minnesota too cold for someone from Texas?
  3. Why an MBA? Why didn’t you apply to LGO? or Why LGO? Why not just apply to the MBA program?
  4. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time you were successful in resolving a conflict that arose.
  5. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when you needed to infuse motivation into a team.
  6. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time you gave someone valuable advice.
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time you received unexpected feedback?
  8. What else did you expect to cover that we didn’t?
  9. ‘Whose idea was that?’ was a follow-up to many of the questions
  10. Do you have any questions for me?

Example 6 MIT Sloan MBA & LGO Interview Questions

  1. Any updates since you submitted your application?
  2. In the last six months, what are you most proud of?
  3. It seems like you’re doing very well for yourself at Nike with a lot of responsibility for important projects. Walk me through your thought process around applying to LGO.
  4. (LGO only) Why not apply to a more traditional MBA program?
  5. (Behavioral Question) Moving from China to Mexico must have been a big change for you. Can you tell me about a time when you had to integrate a group or team that was already established?
  6. How did you convince people to change their production strategy? Did you meet with push back?
  7. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when someone said something and that made you change your plan or behavior.
  8. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time when your pushed for an idea or initiative that wasn’t accepted by others.
  9. One of your recommenders wrote that you were an excellent team player, but also very autonomous. Why do you think she would say that?
  10. (Behavioral Question) Tell me about a time you received unexpected feedback?
  11. Questions for me?