125 MBA Interview Questions By School

MIT Sloan Classroom

University of Chicago (Booth)

You are successful in your current job. Why do you need an MBA?

How did your majors help you during your career?

What was your biggest failure?

How did you cope with negative feedback?

What are your expectations from Booth?

Why did you choose your first job? Your second job?

What three key pieces of advice would you give to people you manage to succeed at work?

How have you dealt with client pushback?


MIT (Sloan)

What has changed since the app?

Tell me about a time when you mentored someone.

What do you do in your free time?

Tell me about a time when someone said no to you or your plan.

Tell me about a time when you solved a difficult problem with an innovative solution…

Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision quickly…

Describe your most memorable professional experience to date.

Tell us about your community service work.

Tell us about a time when you were overconfident about a task at work and failed.

Tell me about a time where you made an impact on your organization.


Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Tell me about a time you had to lead a team and something went wrong.

Can you tell me about a project where you showed your analytical skills?

What does a regular day look like at your current job?

What value do you provide to a team?

Tell me about a time when you worked with someone who was problematic?

Can you tell me about a situation in which you had to work with a diverse team?

Could you reach these goals without an MBA?

What are three terms your coworkers would use to describe you?

Can you tell me about a time when you failed or did not accomplish what you wanted?

As a team leader right now, what are some areas as a leader you would consider improvement areas?

What do you think your legacy will be? What will you be remembered by?

Is there any part of being a leader you struggle with?

This is a new industry for you, why this industry?

Why would students be excited to have you in class?


University of California-Berkeley (Haas)

Tell me about a time when you were on a team where others didn’t agree with you at the start of a project, but by the end you had changed their minds?

How have you actively promoted diversity in the workplace?

What classes would you take?

What’s your Plan B?

What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career/job?


Columbia Business School

What resources will you take advantage of at CBS / how will you give back?

Who is a leader you admire and why?

Tell me about your biggest professional mistake.

What do you hope to gain out of the MBA experience outside of the classroom?

How do you evaluate CBS next to other schools (you applied to)?

What is the most difficult experience you have been through?

What will you do if you don’t get a visa to work in the US?


Dartmouth College (Tuck)

How would other people describe you?

How would you describe yourself?

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