2019 MBA Interview Questions: A School-By-School Guide

New students getting to know each other at Haas.

 

University of Chicago (Booth)

Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a personal or professional goal.

What classes are you particularly looking forward to?

Describe your ideal MBA environment?

How will I contribute to Booth community?

Tell me about a failure situation you encountered. What did you learn?

What do you want to gain from B-school in general?

Tell me about a time you disagreed with a team member?

Which other schools are you considering? How do School X compare to Booth in your choices?

Resilience and honesty are critical values to Booth. How did these values resonate through your life experiences?

Have you been continuing to improve your weakness?

Tell me about a time when you tried to improve something around you.

MBAs fear of missing out. How do you prioritize? Walk me through your decision making process.

What do you want to be featured for on the Booth alumni magazine?

How do you adapt to new situation?

How did you apply skills you learned in X job to Y job? How do you think those skills will transfer at Booth?

What clubs are you interested in joining and why?

Can you achieve your goals without MBA? What would be different?

What do you do outside of work? How does it help you in your job?

 

MIT (Sloan)

Tell me a time when you had a conflict with someone.

Tell me a time when things didn’t go well.

 

 

Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Why did you choose your undergrad college?

Why did you choose where you worked at your first job?

Tell us about a time you showed leadership, took a risk, worked with a group of people different than yourself?

What would you former boss say about you?

What is your biggest impact / value contribution to your team, if not X industry?

How will you contribute to Kellogg?

What does leadership mean to you? Tell me about a time when you had to demonstrate exceptional leadership.

What’s one thing you hope to improve?

What’s one lasting impact you will have made at your employer?

Who is an innovator you admire?

Tell me about a time that you worked with a complicated team.

 

University of California-Berkeley (Haas)

What are some trends in your current or planned industry?

Tell me about a time you drove change on a team when you weren’t the formal leader?

How you have promoted diversity?

How do you approach dealing with different types of people?

Imagine you are studying in Haas and you are working with the team of five. There was one team member who did not do any work and others teammates started to get pissed off. What would you do?

Can you tell me about the challenging story at work? What happen and how did you deal with that?

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