Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Double Whammy
GMAT 730, GPA 7.1/10
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
Yale | Ms. Biotech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.29
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Marine Executive Officer
GRE 322, GPA 3.28
Stanford GSB | Ms. Global Empowerment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.66
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Armenian Geneticist
GRE 331, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Travelpreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 2.68
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
IU Kelley | Mr. Fortune 500
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.2
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31

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)