Richard Ivey MBA Interview Tips

Ivey MBA Admission Interviews are by invitation only. The Admission team prefer interviews in-person. It can be during recruiting trips internationally or in Canada, or during campus visit. For candidates who don’t have the opportunity to attend in-person interview, a Skype interview will be conducted

Interview Conducted by: Admissions and Career Service Team

Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Rounds: 1 -2

Recommended Read: Interview with Jenni & Julia - Richard Ivey MBA Admissions Team

Style of Interview: Friendly and Conversational

Skills and Traits tested in the Interview

1) Ability to articulate and structure thoughts and ideas clearly and articulately
2) Clarity and focus of personal career goals (both short-term and long-term) and how the MBA fits into these plans
3) Self-awareness and confidence
4) Ability to identify the contributions that he/she will bring to the classroom and Ivey experience
5) An understanding of the business market and current events

Ivey MBA Admission Interview Questions

1)  Walk me through your resume and explain your roles and responsibilities.
2)  Why MBA?
3)  Why MBA Now?
4)  Why Ivey MBA?
5)  What do you expect from this program?
6)  How can you contribute to our program and into our classrooms? What makes you unique among other candidates and why should we accept you?
7)  What would you do if not accepted?..
97) What is the last book you read? What did you think of it?

Complete Questions in F1GMAT's MBA Admission Interview Guide



Tip 1: Research

Read F1GMAT’s Interview with Richard Ivey MBA Admissions team, to learn about Ivey MBA program. Find out what makes Ivey MBA program Unique. Apart from personal traits and leadership potential, the interview questions will test your motivation to join Ivey MBA program

Information about Ivey MBA

1) Case competitions: IBK Capital Ivey Business Plan Competition, AT Kearney, Mercury Venture Challenge, Thunderbird Global Innovation Challenge, Ivey Connects, Ivey Builds,  The Ivey Green and more

2) Ivey Clubs: Consulting Club, Finance Club, Industry & Marketing Club, Entrepreneur Club, Alternative Energy Club, Golf Club, Hockey Club, Ivey Rugby, MBA Association, Student Ambassadors, Wine Tasting Club, Global Village, Women in Management and more

Famous Richard Ivey Alumni

1) Don Getty, Former Premier of Alberta, Canada
25) Douglas Speers, Chairman, Emco Corporation, Canada
Download Interview Guide for Complete List
Read Interview with Jenni & Julia - Richard Ivey MBA Admissions Team for more

Tip 2: Be Ready with Career Goals Question

A greater part of the interview will emphasize your Post-MBA career goals. The interviewer will try to evaluate how your experience and MBA will help you achieve your post-MBA goals. The answers should be articulated logically in a clear and confident manner.

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Tip 1: Do not dress in casuals

Although the interview is conversational and friendly, do not dress in casuals.

Men: Suit and tie
Women: Pants, Suit or a skirt suit
Note: Even if it is a Skype Interview, dress formally.

Tip 2: Be on Time

Like other interviews, arrive on time. Confirm the time of the interview by email or preferably by calling the interviewer. The last thing that you want to do is to be late. You have to create many positive impressions to compensate that first impression.

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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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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)

We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).

Pages: 327


"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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