The interview procedures are different for different institutions, there are a few stages you have to go through while preparing MBA Interview Questions. These stages include the following:
* Written test
* Group discussion.
* Personal interview.
Your previous education:
Which school did you attend and why that one'?
Would you choose the same studies again ifyou could do it over again?
What was your major and why?
What overall grades did you get? Did you get honors?
Which courses were you best at? Why?
What did you like most about this part of your education?
What did you least like about this part of your education?
What extra-curricular activities did you participate in? Why and what was your contribution?
How did you pay for your education'?
Your professional experience:
Can you briefly describe your career progress to date?
What are your long term career aspirations and why?
Please discuss the factors, both professional and personal, influencing the career decisions you have made so far.
Can you briefly describe the key responsibilities of your current job?
What are the key challenges of your job?
While recognizing that no day is typical, please describe a representative working day.
Why did you choose this profession? Why this company?
What do you like best/about your current job?
Describe your most successful accomplishment at work.
Describe a failure on the job.
What could you do to be an even more effective member of your organization?
Describe a situation in which you have been in the position of leading a group.
What have you done to develop those under your responsibility?
What specifically have you done to help your company change'?
How does your performance compare with that of your peers at a similar level?
Describe your relationship with your boss. What is good and bad about it?
Where is your industry heading in the next five years? (all the more important if your interviewer works in the same domain).
Your extra-professional activities:
How do you spend your time outside of work? What activities do you enjoy most and why?
Describe a situation where you have been in a position of leading a group in those activities,
Describe your key accomplishments in these activities.
Describe any failure in these activities.
What is the last book you read? What did you think of it?
What is your favorite sport? What aspect of it appeals to you'?
Your reasons for doing an MBA and more specifically the reason you are doing this interview:
Why do you want to do an MBA? Why now?
Where do you expect to be in 5 years?
What do you expect to get from an MBA?
Why do you want to come to our school in particular?
Which other schools are you applying to?
How did you choose these schools? Why so many/few?
Which school is your first choice?
What if you are not accepted in the schools you are applying for? ifyou didn't get into any programs?
What specific questions do you have about our school?
What would you contribute to our school that is distinctive?
Your character and your values
Tell me about yourself.
How would your friends describe you?
What are your main strengths and weaknesses?
What have you done that you are proud of?.
Who are your heroes? Why?
Describe any significant experience abroad. What did you learn from this?
Describe an ethical dilemma that you faced. How did you resolve it?
* Why business school?
* Why did you decide to apply to this business school?
* What can you contribute to our program?
* How do you plan to use your degree?
* What are your expectations of this program?
* What makes you stand out among other candidates?
* Where do you see yourself five years down the line?
1. Tell me about yourself - This does not mean tell me everything. It means tell me in a few sentences why you’re the most suitable candidate. Talk about your relevant education, experience, key results and achievements.
2. What do you see yourself doing in five years time? - The reason an interviewer asks this question is to see whether you have given any thought to having a career as opposed to just finding a job. They want to know how ambitious you are and if you can think more long-term. A good reply is orientated toward growth and achievements.
3. What is your greatest strength? This is your chance to shine. You’re being asked to explain why you are great so don’t hold back and stay do stay positive. You could be someone who thrives under pressure, a great leadership or an amazing problem solver.
4. What is your greatest weakness? - You should select a weakness that you have been actively working to overcome. For example, I have had trouble in the past with time management. However, I’m now taking steps to correct this. I have been on a time management course, have been making to do lists and learned effective delegation techniques. It’s best to void a generic answer like “I’m a perfectionist” and chose a weakness that’s not too serious.
5. What was your biggest disappointment? - If you feel you haven’t failed at anything, then you can say so. If you can think of an example, ensure it’s not a disastrous one and try to turn it into a positive. For example, if you were working on a project that was behind deadline, explain to the interviewer how you adjusted the workload and the deadlines to get back on track.
6. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
- The secret to this question is being specific. Think of the qualities the Business School is looking for and develop an example that demonstrates how you can meet their needs.
7. What would your friends say about you? - This question gives you the opportunity to use flattering words to describe yourself. Describe yourself as hard working, sociable, positive, creative. Remember you will have to back up your words with examples of why they have said this.
8. Tell me about a time when you communicated effectively? - The interviewer is looking for an example of a situation in which you used your communication skills effectively. They are not necessarily asking for a work based situation and the key is the word ‘effectively’.
9. Give me an example of teamwork - Focus on your openness to diversity of backgrounds. Talk about your role in the team, the types of people you like to work with and how you handled team conflict.
10. Do you have anything additional to add? - If this is the last question asked, use it to reiterate the positive things you’ve already said and to clarify any previous answers or if you feel you’ve missed mentioning any important skills or experience.