The MBA Application Process, Part 9: The MBA Interview and Your “Must Do” Prep

Business school admissions interviews are a critical final hurdle on your path to being accepted to an MBA program. Fortunately for applicants, certain types of questions—and even certain questions—are commonly asked in these interviews, and this means that you can more easily prepare for and practice your responses to them. The MBA interview is primarily a test of one’s strategic communication skills; knowing how to communicate something is as important as what you communicate—even, or especially, in response to the most basic of questions.

In Part 9 of our nine-part series on the MBA application process, we will tell you the different types of questions you will likely encounter in a business school interview. We will also offer strategies for responding to them effectively and provide sample responses to the four “must-know” questions.