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How to answer the Backup Plan Question in MBA Admission Interview

MBA Admission Interview Backup Plan“What is your backup plan if you don’t get into our MBA Program,” can unsettle most MBA aspirants, as they take this as a hint on their performance. In fact, the Interviewer is measuring several characteristics with this question:

1) Handling Uncertain Scenarios

The first question that comes to an MBA candidate’s mind is “Did I perform poorly to get this question?” The AdCom wants to know how you handle uncertainty. They know that it takes effort, time, balanced GMAT score and well-written essays to reach the interview stage.

When an uncertain scenario is put forward, you have to approach the answer with the same emotional intensity as the question itself. It often leads the interviewee to stumble with vague answers or lead them to answers that show a lack of planning or an effective backup plan.

2) Motivation for the MBA

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Backup Plan MBA Admission Interview

MBA Admission Interview Guide

The Guide offers detailed examples and strategies to answer about yourself, career summary, innovation, frequent job switch, managing change, handling conflict, the greatest accomplishment, low grades, difficult boss, backup plan, industry, role and gives you tips on managing first impression, improve likeability and lists the questions that you should ask the MBA Admission interviewer.

The Guide includes commonly asked MBA Admission Interview Questions for:

1) Booth School of Business
2) Columbia Business School
3) Ivey Business School
4) Johnson Graduate School of Management
5) Insead
6) Kellogg School of Management
7) Stanford Graduate School of Business
8) London Business School
9) Harvard Business School
10) MIT Sloan School of Management
11) Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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