MBA Interview Questions: A School-By-School List For 2024

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

Ross School of Business

Duke University (Fuqua)

What does Team Fuqua mean to you?

Tell me about a leader you admire.

Tell me about a time when you had to choose between short-term and a long-term goal.

What is your leadership style?

What is your communicative style (with your team)?

Tell me about a time when you got feedback you didn’t agree with.

Georgetown University (McDonough)

What steps have you taken to prepare for the academic challenges of an MBA, particularly in terms of quant?

Which other schools have you applied to, and how will you choose among them and Georgetown?

Harvard Business School

How do the styles of your current and previous employer differ? Who is successful at each place and which one did you like more?

How does your team play into the company’s business health?

What is your ideal summer internship? Name some companies.

Name a time when things got lost in translation?

What advice would you give to your classmates who want to work in your current industry?

What is your role at your prior employer? How did your role change as you moved to a more senior role?

IE Business School

Where would you look and what steps you would take if you were consulting for a business whose turnover had increased and profits had decreased last year?

London business school LBS logo

London Business School

Tell me about a time when you worked in a challenging environment.

Why does London appeal to you?

University of Michigan (Ross)

What has been your biggest failure?

Tell me about a time when had to convince a client/superior.

Tell me about a time when you showed leadership by mentoring someone.

Tell me about a time when you started a project without having any background on the work being done.

Tell me about a time when you relied on another’s suggestions/opinions on your project.

Michigan State (Broad)

How would you assess an organization’s operational strategy?

Which country would you like to travel to during your MBA?

MIT (Sloan)

Tell me about a time when you had to change a process and had to explain/convince others around you.

If you sit with me at a dinner table, can you describe to me (who has no idea of what you do) your current company and your role?

What excites you at work?

What kind of professional development have you undertaken since you started your job?

Give me an example of a not so ideal process at your company. What did you do to improve it?

What is a goal you set in the last year and how did you accomplish it?

New York University (Stern)

What are the personal traits you envision when you think about Sternies?

What surprised you the most while searching about Stern?

If you start in the fall, how do you plan to tackle the recruitment season for the summer?

What is one leadership trait/strength that came naturally to you and one that you grew overtime to become a strength?

How will you create your network at Stern?

Tell me about the international experience you’ve had.

What would you do in New York City for a day?

What is something other people do that frustrates you?

University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

What is the difference between a manager and a leader?

Tell me about a situation when you felt or saw someone being marginalized. What did you do?

What do the UNC core values mean to you? (Integrity, Inclusion, Innovation and Impact)

Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Tell me about a challenging work experience or conflict and what you learned from it?

What is your favorite part of your current job? Least favorite part?

Tell me about a time you had to depend on someone.

In your last performance review, what were three positive pieces of feedback your manager gave you?

Can you think of any challenges you might face during the MBA?

What distinguishes you from others in your cohort?


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