2023 MBA Interview Questions: A School-By-School List

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INSEAD

Have you worked internationally?

Pitch your long-term goal to me if I had to invest in it.

What would you do if a subordinate undermines you?

How will you plan your time at INSEAD given it’s an intense program?

 

London Business School

London business school LBS logo

How do you handle conflict?

What are your experiences with cultural diversity? In your opinion, what are some difficulties that diversity in a workplace can cause?

What are the key threats and opportunities your industry is facing? What are the three takeaways that you would advise your company to take action on, if you had to develop a strategy for them?

Tell me about a time you moved had to adapt to a new environment.

You applied to a few other schools – which ones, and why is LBS different from them?

 

University of Michigan (Ross)

When did you face an ambiguous situation?

Tell me about when you mentored someone.

A time when your leadership created a difference and how.

Tell me about a time you had to change your perspective/mindset.

Time when you didn’t know anything in project and still went ahead.

Time when you have to make someone feel included.

 

MIT (Sloan)

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

If you’re at dinner with your cousins, how would you describe what you do for a living?

Tell me about a time you convinced people to solve a problem your way.

Tell me about a time when you had to make a recommendation based on incomplete data?

Tell me about a time when you had to gain support from people you did not manage.

Tell me about a time when you inherited a broken process.

Tell me about a time you disagreed with someone.

 

New York University (Stern)

What do you think is the toughest part of recruiting in (Industry)?

What will give you an edge in (Industry) recruiting?

What will you do if you don’t get an internship/job in your target industry?

A time you demonstrated EQ?

What are the key aspects you consider to choose a business school?

What makes this program different than others?

 

University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

How have you demonstrated diversity?

Tell me a leadership experience you’ve had.

What do you look for in a team?

 

Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Why did you choose your college and the major?

Why did you choose your job and why that industry?

What do you NOT like about collaboration?

What does resilience mean to you?

What clubs would you want to join?

Can you give a specific example of a time you worked alongside someone who was different than you, what were the challenges, and what did you learn?

 

Rice University (Jones)

Tell me about a time you made the “right” decision, but it was challenging.

What would you do if you had several difficult tests coming up with limited time to study?

 

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Why did you choose (Industry) out of school?

What motivates you personally?

Tell me about a time where you had to step in and support a person / team who was struggling.

Tell me about a time of leadership that you were most proud of. (How did they respond? How did you measure the change of your impact on the team?)

More details about the projects you were involved?

 

UCLA (Anderson)

Tell me about your strengths? Name a time you influenced a team with one of your strengths?

Tell me more about your involvement with [volunteer organization].

What research have you done to learn about these clubs and the Anderson community?

What qualities would your current or previous supervisor say about you?

Tell me about a time you failed.

 

USC (Marshall)

What do you do for fun?

What does your current role entail?

 

University of Texas (McCombs)

Tell me about a time when you failed. What did you learn from it?

What do you expect to get out of the McCombs MBA program? What do you expect will challenge you?

Tell me about a time you were on a project team and one member of the team was introverted/shy. How did you get him/her involved and what was the result?

Tell me about a project you spearheaded where you had to use multiple types of leadership. What was the result?

Tell me about a complex problem you solved. How did you solve it?

Tell me at about a time when you were judged unfairly / received unfair feedback.

Tell me at about a time when you were working with competitive people, how did you navigate it?

 

Vanderbilt University (Owen)

What’s the one thing that people assume about you in the first glance, but is actually a misconception?

What skills do you want to develop?

Tell me about a time you worked on something with a negative result. How did you respond?

 

University of Virginia (Darden)

Tell me your story and highlight the “why” behind all the key decision points that you made along the way.

What do you do in your free time?

Tell me your story and highlight the “why” behind all the key decision points that you made along the way?

 

Yale School of Management

Tell me about a time you had to work with someone you disagreed with. How did you resolve your differences?

What impact do you want to make during your MBA?

Tell us your proudest leadership experience, and how you can apply this experience in MBA study.

What gets you the most excited in the MBA journey?

What traits of a leader do you have?

 

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