Answering MBA Interview Questions: 4 Mistakes To Avoid

Worried about MBA interview questions? Kate Richardson of mbaMission lets you know some mistakes to avoid

In this Applicant Question Kate Richardson (below), senior consultant at Admissions consultancy, mbaMission, explains how you can avoid common mistakes when you answer MBA interview questions.

Below Kate explains four of the most frequently made interview mistakes, and how you can avoid them.


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1.  Not showing thoughtfulness about your reasons for an MBA


No matter which school you are interviewing with, you must be prepared to explain a) what are your post-MBA career goals? b) why do you need an MBA to achieve those goals? and c) why is now the best time for you to pursue this path?  2b895d58431f6afac7e1670651cdb8482f3d3693.jpg

 To avoid this mistake, first, go back and read the essays you submitted. You likely addressed these questions already and since many interviews are solely resume-based, your interviewer will not have read those essays. 

Next, for your goals, make sure you can identify an immediate post-MBA target role, target industry, and at least two target companies. 

Be prepared to explain a backup short-term goal too, and your long-term vision or ideal job (think five to 10 years out). Next, identify two...

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