The Questions MBA Applicants Are Getting

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business


Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

What types of activities would you want to be involved with here?

What can you contribute in the classroom?

Describe team experience / leadership experience

What are some specific classes you are interested in attending?

Describe an experience in which you utilized teamwork.

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Yale School of Management

Asked about the business I started up and what it did and what was involved.

Tell us about a time when you had to exert extra effort to complete a task. What was that task and what steps did you take to be successful?

“The people who we remember most are the people who break the rules.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Any geographic region you’d like to live in post-graduation?

What would your co-workers say they like most about you? What would they say you can improve?

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Northwestern, Kellogg School of Management

What do you like to do in your free time?

What would be the greatest strength/weakness that you would bring to a group (i.e. learning team)?

What is your proudest accomplishment thus far in your career?

Think back to college. What was the most influential class?

If you wanted the admissions committee to know one thing that you didn’t feel like you could convey in

What other schools [did you apply to]?

Expand on leadership skills that you’re looking to develop? How would you describe your leadership style?

What would my colleagues describe as three strengths and three weaknesses that I bring to a group? How does this differ from what my manager would say?

Tell me about a time when you had to convince your client to accept your recommendations

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UCLA Anderson School of Management

What is your biggest accomplishment?

What will be your contribution to Anderson?

What clubs are you interested in joining?

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MIT, Sloan School of Management

What’s changed since you submitted your application, or tell me about something you’re proud of.

Tell me about a time you received constructive feedback from someone.

What goals have you been working toward either personally or professionally in the past 1-2 years?

What did you do since lunch?

What’s a time when you worked with someone who wasn’t passionate about the work? How did you try to energize them?

Tell me about a time you made a mistake. Tell me a time when you could have made that same mistake but learned from the past one and corrected it.

How did you act when someone differed from your opinion?

Tell me about a time you mentored someone.

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