100 MBA Interview Questions By School

The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff Photography, LLC

Stanford GSB

Tell us about a time when you stepped out of your formal role to make an impact. / In your initiative, who was involved? Did anything surprise you along the way?

Tell us about a time when you didn’t achieve what you wanted.

Tell us about a time when you changed the team’s mind.


University of Texas (McCombs)

Diversity is important to McCombs…. tell me about a time you worked with someone who had a different perspective than you and what you learned from it?

Coachability is important, tell me a piece of constructive criticism you’ve received…

What did you learn through this application process?

What do you plan to bring to the McCombs environment when you are in school AND afterwards?

What are your short- and long-term goals? Should those not work out, what is your backup plan?

Tell me about a time when you had to teach someone.

What was your strongest and weakest part of the application?


UCLA (Anderson)

Tell me about a time where you had conflict and how did you handle it?

What would your back up plan be?

What does “Shared Success” mean to you? (This is one of the school’s values)


USC (Marshall)

Describe a way that people see you that is inaccurate.

Tell us about a time you faced a challenge as a leader. How would you change my leadership to avoid that challenge in the future.

Tell me about one of your most memorable professional experiences.

What are 3 things your direct report would say about you?


University of Virginia (Darden)

Tell me about a conflict you had with someone, how you handled it, what you learned from the conflict, and how you’ve applied these lessons to other situations going forward.

Tell me about your leadership style; you can talk about a specific time you acted as a leader, or describe some leadership qualities you exhibit.

How would you get involved at Darden?

What are your hobbies?

What clubs would like you like to get involved in at Darden?

Why is diversity important?


Yale School of Management

What would you change about your organization?

What kind of friction do you have with your manager? How to overcome them?

How would you get involved at Yale SOM?

Talk about a difficult situation you have experienced at work. Explain with details. (30 seconds to prepare, 90 to present)



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