MIT Sloan MBA Interview Preparation Tips

MIT Sloan MBA Admission Interview TipsMIT Sloan MBA Admission Interviews are different. Instead of the standard Why MBA and Why MIT Sloan MBA questions, the Adcom conducts Behavioral Event-Based Interviews (BEI). The idea behind BEI is to evaluate how you responded to challenging situations. Your response to past events is an indicator of your future behavior.

Interview Conducted by:
AdCom or Alumni

Duration: 45 minutes to 1 Hour

Style of Interview: Formal



Tip 1: Read your Essays and Resume

MIT Sloan is different. The Interviewers are well prepared and will read your essays and resume, several times. They will find out the gap in your essays and would ask probing questions.

Tip 2: Be prepared for Follow-up Questions

Remember, MIT Sloan MBA AdCom wants to understand how you behaved in the past. To find out more, the team will ask lot of follow-up questions. Each candidate has a different story and the questions will be accordingly. After you have prepared the preliminary list of follow-up questions, ask your friends, family members or expert consultants to read your essays and list the follow up questions.

Tip 3: Have lot of Stories

The Interviewer will steer the conversation according to areas that are important to her. It would be extremely difficult for you to do the contrary. Instead of steering the conversation, be prepared with lot of stories highlighting your achievements, your behaviour during crisis and your maturity in handling conflicts. Be prepared with stories that are not mentioned in the essays.

Tip 4: MIT Sloan Qualities

MIT Sloan AdCom wants to find out whether you can influence others, maintain professional relationship in a team environment, and have the drive to set goals and achieve them. Keep MIT Sloan qualities in mind when you prepare your stories.


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