Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Tuck | Mr. Engineer To Start-up
GRE 326, GPA 3.57
Columbia | Mr. RE Investment
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Firmware Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 9.04 (scale of 10)
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Captain CornDawg
GRE 305, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Chicago Booth | Mr. Banker To CPG Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 7.36/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. Desi Boy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Impactful Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Engineer
GMAT 720, GPA 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. Army To MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 2.97
Columbia | Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB Advanced Analytics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Leading-Edge Family Business
GMAT 740, GPA 2.89
Darden | Mr. Logistics Guy
GRE Not taken Yet, GPA 3.1
Kellogg | Mr. Stylist & Actor
GMAT 760 , GPA 9.5
Columbia | Mr. Ambitious Chemical Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Irish Biotech Entrepreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Cricketer Turned Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 7.15/10
Wharton | Mr. Planes And Laws
GRE 328, GPA 3.8

P&Q’s Collection Of MBA Admissions Interviews

 

So many schools, so little time.

It’s not easy picking a business school. Each one has a tradeoff. Too big. Too small. Too rural. Too urban. High cost. Low ranking. Alas, every website touts a school’s great teaching, deep resources, engaged networks, intimate atmosphere, and impressive outcomes. That begs the question: how are MBA programs really different?

30 PODCASTS INCLUDE KELLOGG, BOOTH, INSEAD AND HAAS

This year, Poets&Quants sought to answer that question by interviewing admissions directors from 30 of the world’s top business schools. We did this through podcasts conducted during P&Q’s Centre Court MBA Festivals, which bring together leading programs, employers, and applicants for educational workshops, panels and networking. Here, we introduce students to popular programs like the University of Chicago, Northwestern, INSEAD, the University of California-Berkeley, New York University, and IESE.

Think of these podcasts as an MBA Fair from your desktop. Just click on a link and you’re literally at the booths. Forget paging through long interviews. In these 10 minute capsules, you’ll meet the personalities who make decisions about candidates like you. Hear their elevator pitches about the cultural wrinkles, program structures, and unique benefits that define these programs. Even more, learn the criteria they use to judge candidates.

Whether you’re identifying target schools or drafting your essays, these podcasts are essential for boosting your odds of being accepted into the right MBA program. To gain an edge in the application process – or just some understanding about particular programs – check out the business schools below.

 

International Programs

INSEAD

HEC PARIS

IE BUSINESS SCHOOL

IESE

IMD

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (ROTMAN)

OXFORD (SAID)

CAMBRIDGE (JUDGE)

ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

ESMT BERLIN

ALLIANCE MANCHESTER

IMPERIAL COLLEGE

 

Domestic Programs

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (BOOTH)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (KELLOGG)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY (HAAS)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (STERN)

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS (McCOMBS)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA (KENAN-FLAGLER)

CARNEGIE MELLON (TEPPER)

INDIANA UNIVERSITY (KELLEY)

VANDERBILT (OWEN)

GEORGIA TECH (SCHELLER)

NOTRE DAME (MENDOZA)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (CARLSON)

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (SMITH)

BABSON COLLEGE (OLIN)

PURDUE UNIVERSITY (KRANNERT)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE (MERAGE)

UNIVERSITY OREGON (LUNDQUIST)

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

 

Centre Court Panels

DEAN INTERVIEWS: U.C.-BERKELEY (HAAS), DARTMOUTH (TUCK), UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (ROSS), CORNELL (JOHNSON), UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA (KENAN-FLAGLER)

ADMISSIONS INTERVIEWS: STANFORD GSB, INSEAD, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (BOOTH) AND UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS (McCOMBS)