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London Business School MBA Admission Interview Tips

London MBA Admission Interview TipsTip 1: Use "London Business School" instead of LBS when you are communicating with the officials

Interview Schedule

25 minutes - Interviewer asks questions
10 minutes - Presentation by the interviewer on a topic
5 minutes - Interviewee has to prepare a 3 minutes presentation on the topic
5-10 minutes - Presentation
10-20 minutes - Q &A by Interviewee

Key Questions

1) What would your peers say about you?
2) Are you a creative person?
3) Do you see yourself as an internalized or externalized person?
4) What are the main characteristics of a leader?
5) What was the most difficult obstacle you overcame?
6) Tell me about your leadership experiences.
7) Have you ever lead a team?
8) How do you manage your team?
9) Did you ever face a problem with a client? How did you handle it?
10) What is the method you use to persuade people?
11) How are your communication skills? (For international candidates)
12) Give me an example of something that really disappointed you (failure)
13) How would you rate your teamwork skills?
14) What are your hobbies?
15) What achievements are you most proud of?
16) Why LBS?
17) Are you applying to other schools?
18) Walk me through your CV?
19) What do you want to do after the MBA?
20) Since you also applied to other schools, how will you decide which school to go to?

Process behind preparing Questions

LBS sends out a set of questions,
divided into categories,to the interviewers.

Motivation - 10 Questions
Leadership - 10 Questions
Team Work - 10 Questions
Maturity - 10 Questions
Communication - 10 Questions

The interviewer then picks the question from each category and based on your unique experience (mentioned in the resume), the interviewer adds appropriate questions for you.

Tip 2: For the presentation, the AdCom wants to test your communication and persuasion skills. They also want to see how your process information and infer arguments. So select random topics and practice giving presentation on all aspects of the topic.

Tip 3: After you prepare the answers for the school specific questions, go through your resume. Prepare 10-15 questions related to your resume that can test the following traits:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Maturity
  • Communication

Tip 4: Prepare

Tip 5: Don’t repeat what you have already written in the essays. Prepare for at least 4-5 stories that you can present in the interview.

Tip 6: Be yourself {after all the preparation how can you be yourself right? :) } Don't give the impression that you had prepared for this interview.

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