100 MBA Interview Questions By School

A Harvard Business School classroom shown during the school’s virtual campus tour

Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Tell about a time you received feedback; how did you handle it?

Reverse: tell about a time you had to deliver tough feedback?

Tell me something about an organization you’ve worked that existed because of you / because you were there (essentially describe a legacy you have left on your workplace)?

Tell me about an example when you went outside your comfort zone.

Tell me about an activity/cause that you are passionate about.

Tell me about a time when your boss gave you feedback and how you reacted to it.


Duke University (Fuqua)

Explain your job role to me as though I’m a six-year-old.

What have you done that demonstrates your commitment to earning an MBA?

Tell me about the feedback you received in your last performance review.

What qualities constitute good leaders?

How will you embody Team Fuqua?

Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a coworker.

How would you describe your communication style to those at your level versus those above you?

Describe your leadership style.


Harvard Business School

Can you explain more about the problems the industry faces?

How will your participation at an Innovation and Entrepreneurship program connect to me transitioning careers to a startup?

Any story about a situation where it did not turn into your favor? What have you learned?

Can you tell me when you had to make a difficult decision?

What was your favorite class in college?

Discuss an example of ethical conflict at your prior job?

How do you manage your subordinates remotely?

What are the technologies you are using and most excited about? What are you doing differently than your competitors?


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London Business School

Tell us about your international experience?

Trends in my Industry – my opinion on where I thought it would go (COVID aside).


University of Michigan (Ross)

Tell me about a time a project went off course and how you got it back over the finish line.

Tell me about a time you challenged the status quo and convinced someone/something to change.

Tell me about a time you failed.


MIT (Sloan)

Tell me about a recent accomplishment at your new job.

Tell me about a project when you had to deal with team conflict

What are the differences between the company A and the company B you worked for? Which one do you prefer? Cultural point of view?

Tell me time when you did not meet expectations.

Tell me a time when you demonstrated leadership.

Tell me about any advice you’ve received recently.

Tell us about a time when you had to push back or experienced conflict with a superior in the workplace.

Tell me about a time you had a challenging task / project.


New York University (Stern)

How will Stern help you achieve you goals

Tell me about a time you had to work in teams

How will you utilize Stern’s career development and recruiting offerings to help you achieve short-term goals?

What leadership skills do you want to develop at Stern?

What is your recruitment strategy to land a job at the target companies you mentioned in your essay?


Northwestern University (Kellogg)

What would you bring to the Kellogg classroom?

Tell me about a time you worked with a diverse team.

Tell me about a time you had a failure.

Tell me about a time you worked with a problematic individual.

Give me an example when you showed leadership.

What are your short-term and long-term goals?

What was a piece of advice you recently received?

Tell me about a time when you motivated your team.

If you had extra time to talk to the admissions team to tell them something that you weren’t able to say in your application, what would you say?

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