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B-School applicants, get ready for your interviews! Whether you’ve already received an interview invitation or are hoping to get an invite over the next few weeks, you want to make sure you’re prepared to do your best when the big day arrives. This course will prepare you for common MBA-interview questions.
In this tutorial, we help you effectively prepare for your business school interview. The guide contains a compilation of the most important lessons we’ve learned over the years . We discuss all aspects of the interview - personal questions, career objectives, common questions and more. After reviewing the lessons, you will know what to expect and will be in the best position to shine when you appear for the interview with a representative from your target business school.
You will be able to prepare in a productive way, choosing the best subjects and stories for your interviews and avoiding the pitfalls that trip up many interviewees. We have assembled a list of the fundamental qualities and attributes that business schools values, so that you can be sure to emphasize and accent these characteristics, as they apply to you, in your interview. Study this list closely, pay close attention to the qualities that describe you, and use your stories to supply the admissions officers with convincing reasons to believe that you possess these characteristics.
We also present you with common interview questions with sample scripted answers and an accompanying analysis. By applying this information to your interview preparation, you will greatly improve your execution on the stories you decide to share with the interviewer, enabling you to most effectively represent the best of who you are.
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The introductory video will give a brief overview of the chapter, and introduce you to the major challenges faced by the students, during an interview. The tutorial will focus on a specific set of audience and help you understand, the need for this course?
An overview of the entire course will be provided, to help you understand, the objectives of the course. The course will help you answer different questions, convince the interviewer, educate you on time management, and teach you the basic etiquettes that are important during an interview.
This lecture, will discuss the process of the interview that is followed by most business schools in the United States. It will also help to find answers to specific questions, like- Why do business schools conduct an admission interview? Who is your interviewer? On what subjects are the questions asked? And what is the prime objective behind the business school interview?
The video will also shed some light on the other important factors that determine your selection into top choice business school like global- awareness, Intellectual curiosity, community leadership, analytical skills, maturity, self-awareness etc.
A business school interview is far from easy, and cracking the business school interview will need a lot of preparation and awareness about the things that should be done. This segment of the video will educate you about the basics of the business schools like- the place and time of the interview, requirement of the interviewer, along with the previous statistics of the interview. In the end, you will learn about the team based discussions, and the ways to approach them.
The following sections will focus on general types of interview questions, and will help you frame fitting answers to those questions.
By applying for an MBA, you are willing to take the most challenging courses offered by the business schools. The admission officers, or the interviewer will be examining your academic preparedness to judge your ability and determine whether you can sustain in the competitive environment.
In this section, we will discuss the various questions asked on your academic preparedness and intellectual curiosity, and help you find the appropriate ways to answer such questions.
The interviewer will want to know whether you have a long term career vision, with a clarity of thought. They will also be interested to know about the steps you will take to attain your career objectives.
This tutorial will deal with the questions that are asked to determine your ambition, maturity and potential.
At the end of each segment we will execute an analysis of the answer that will help you understand better.
Your interviewer will be particularly interested in your track record of success, your resourcefulness, and the lessons you’ve learned from your career experiences, and one of the best ways to convince your interviewer is by answering the questions with the help of suitable examples from your past.
This part of the video will cover the different types of probing questions that are intended to evaluate your accomplishments, and help you discover the appropriate answers to such questions.
The interviewer will be very much interested in assessing your team skills. You will be asked to share stories about how you’ve worked with various types of team members or how you’ve handled conflict in group situations. Business schools not only need great scholars, but also look for candidates with management skills.
This section of the video will discuss the probable questions based on team work skills, possible follow up questions, and the best ways to answer them.
Business schools look for candidates who demonstrate respect for others, exhibit philanthropic tendencies, and have a unique perspective. So it is wise to emphasize those traits in your answers as much as possible. They are interested to know about the perception people have about you, and often ask how friends or co-workers would describe you? They will also be interested to know- How you have managed an unpleasant or difficult situation in your life.
This video will help you gain insights on these tricky questions, and help you prepare for a fitting answer.
Being a successful and effective leader truly boils down to a very basic skill: communication. A person who makes an impact, must communicate in a way that impacts others, earning their respect and encouraging them to follow the lead.
Business Schools will be very interested to know, how effectively you can use your communication skills to persuade others. This is an extremely important aspect that will help you establish yourself as a leader.
In this section we will discuss the different types of questions that will be asked to test your communication skills, as it determines- how effectively you can lead in the future.
In this section, we will review the interview process by taking a look at the questions asked in different business school interviews. This segment will cover six sample interviews, giving you an idea about the types of questions you might expect.
The later part of the video will help you understand the criteria, based on which your performance is evaluated.
Preparation is key to a successful business school interview. The interviewer will ask you very specific questions in an attempt to determine your fit with their school.
Although you cannot know the exact list of questions your interviewer will ask, the preparation strategies we share in this section will help you during your interview.
In the concluding segment of this video, we will discuss the various strategies that will help you prepare well for the decider.
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