Business School Selection, Time Management & Why Us
Click on the video Expand icon on the lower right corner to view full screen. Visit Manhattan Review YouTube for more Admissions, Test Prep & Training tips.
Here is a list of typical questions you should be prepared to answer at an interview. More Interview questions can be found in our MBA Admissions in a Nutshell. Your answers should be thoughtful, reflective and consistent. They should demonstrate the personal traits in you that are highly valued by admissions officers.
General Background Questions:
Tell me about yourself.
What are your short-term and long-term goals?
What sets you apart from the rest applicants?
Why B-School? Why now? What do you think you will gain from it?
Why are you interested in applying to our school?
What are those major criteria when you selected the schools?
Why did you choose your undergraduate major?
How will an MBA from our school help you specifically?
Where else are you applying?
Why those schools?
Why did you decide to apply to x number of schools?
What school is your first choice and why?
If you are not accepted anywhere you applied this year, what will you do?
Do you have any specific questions or concerns about our school?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
How will you improve your weaknesses?
Who do you admire and why?
What books are you reading?
What is your favorite book or film and why?
What do you do with your free time?
What do you enjoy doing most? Why?
What leadership roles have you taken on outside the business world?
What have you accomplished in these roles?
What obstacles have you encountered?
It is also likely your interviewer will ask you some out-of-the-ordinary questions. There is no way to be prepared for every question. For this reason, you should be yourself and simply ready to think. Ask the people with whom you practice interviewing to ask you some strange stuff. This will help prepare your mind to answer tougher questions. Here are some examples:
How would those who work under you describe you?
Tell me how you would like to help the world. What charities do you see yourself donating to as a successful businessperson?
If you need insightful advice and additional practice with interviews, our MBA Admissions consulting staff members are glad to help you and share their years of experience both as an interviewer and an interviewee. Just email us at email@example.com!
As for Tom, I was very satisfied. He showed a great understanding of what I wanted to convey vs. MBA's expectation, proved to be efficient and very prompt at coming back to me, correcting my essays, commenting my answers. I highly recommend his services. -Natalie (This student used our MBA admissions services and took our GMAT crash course.)
Manhattan Review test preparation courses and services help students achieve better scores with our proven methods. We offer GMAT, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT preparation classes and tutoring. Our store sells GMAT guides, GMAT official guides, TOEFL Guides, Online practice tests, and more. We also offer MBA admissions consulting, Law school admissions consulting and graduate school admissions consulting. To help you get into Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Yale and other top business schools, law schools and graduate schools, let our expert consultants review your essays, resume, personal statement and application.