125 MBA Interview Questions By School

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Yale School of Management

Tell me about a time you did not agree with feedback from your supervisor.

How do you envision your life at Yale SOM if you are admitted?

What’s your career path so far?

Tell us about a situation where you succeeded at work and what made you succeed?

Tell us about a failure at work and what did you learn?


Duke University (Fuqua)

What does “Team Fuqua” mean to you?

Describe your communication style using three words?

Can you tell me about a time you failed in your personal or professional life and how you picked yourself up?

Tell me about a difficult team experience.

When was a time you were challenged, how did you overcome it?

Tell me about a time when you had to give advice to someone because they weren’t performing well.

A time you’ve resolved a conflict at work.

How do you intend to grow as a leader in Fuqua?

What is your plan for the first 6 months in Fuqua?


University of Michigan (Ross)

Tell me about a time you led someone more experienced than you?

Tell me about a time you worked in an ambiguous situation?

Tell me about a time you mentored someone who is not your direct report?

What would you get involved with at Ross? How will that help you achieve your goals post-MBA?

What is your leadership style like?

What are your best traits?

University of Virginia (Darden)

Tell us about a time where you had to deal with conflict on a team and how did you resolve it.

What was your childhood like?

What made you choose your undergrad major and the school for undergrad?

What role do you usually play in a team?


New York University (Stern)

Tell us about a time when you had made a mistake as a team leader and how did you overcame it?

What is your communication style like?

Tell me the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity in your current industry?

If your intended career path does not work out, what is your backup plan?

How do you plan to utilize the career development resources at Stern?

What unique experience do you bring to the class?


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Cornell University (Johnson)

What is your leadership style?

Describe a difficult situation you had to deal with at work, and how you tackled it.

If I had to ask a direct supervisor or a colleague about you, what are three things he/she would say to describe you?

Tell me about a time you had a failure in a team?

What do you think makes a good manager?

How would I take advantage of the career management center?


UCLA (Anderson)

What clubs would you want to join and why?

Give me an example of a time you led a community project?

What skills do you think are transferable from your current industry to your desired industry?


University of Texas (McCombs)

What was one instance where your actions were detrimental to the whole team and how did you reconcile that?

What companies would you be interested in working for after graduating? What position at those companies would be the best fit?

Tell me about a creative solution you came up with to a problem.

When was a time you received feedback or criticism?

What is something you learned about yourself during the application process?

What excites you about your current role?

What are you looking for in fellow classmates?

UT is focused on increasing diversity, tell me how you’ve supported diversity in your personal or professional life.

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