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MBA Interview Questions

Sample MBA Interview Questions

Our experience, and that of the MBA candidates we hear from, has shown the following to be a representative sampling of what to expect during your MBA admissions interview. Though some interviewers go rogue, we find going off script to be a rare occurrence, but one you should be prepared for.

  • Walk me through your resume.
  • What makes you unique?
  • Why do you want to get an MBA?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What is the thing that most motivates you in life?
  • How would your co-workers describe you? How would your supervisor describe you?
  • Tell me about a time when you led people.
  • What two extracurricular activities would you be involved in?
  • How would you contribute to the school?
  • Tell me about what you do outside of work.
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Tell me about a professional/personal accomplishment.
  • Tell me about a professional/personal failure (setback, disappointment).
  • Describe a well functioning /poorly functioning team and your role in that team.
  • Give a Leadership example.
  • Why should we admit you over another candidate?
  • Describe an ethical dilemma you faced and how you resolved it.
  • What is the weakest part of your application?