Almost all MBA Admission interviews will end with the question – “Do you have any questions for me”. Therefore, it is only appropriate that you learn the best practices.
Before we go into best practices, do the following tasks, the week before your interview.
1) Research about the School
You might have done extensive research about the school by visiting the website, interacting with alumni and AdCom during campus visit, MBA Tours and other social gatherings. Nevertheless, visit the school’s MBA programs page, Admission director’s blog, news, and events pages.
Most schools regularly update about upcoming events, speaker series and other achievements. Note down all of them. To makes things easier for you, we have written a comprehensive MBA Research Guide with comparative data of top Schools. Download it here and quote the numbers we have used.
2) Research about the Interviewer(s)
Once you have been invited for an interview, you will at least know the name of the interviewer. Otherwise, list the names of the AdCom members and research about each of them. Now it is time to show your internet research skills. Try to gather as much information about the interviewer. Search for blogs (school and personal), twitter handle and other news release with the interviewer’s name.
a) What kind of personality does the interviewer have(Introvert, Extrovert, Cautious, Confident)
Make an educated guess based on the thoughts expressed by the interviewer in social media, blogs or during face-to-face interactions.
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.
1) Booth School of Business
2) Columbia Business School
3) Ivey Business School
4) Johnson Graduate School of Management
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