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Be sure to read my Key Posts on the admissions process. Topics include essay analysis, resumes, recommendations, rankings, and more.

July 31, 2007

MBA Admissions Interviews: There Are No Secrets

While other parts of the admissions process may not be fully transparent (though most of it is), the MBA interview most assuredly is.

The Clear Admit Admissions Wiki contains frequently updated interview reports by applicants to Berkeley Haas, Carnegie Mellon Tepper, Chicago GSB, Columbia Business School, Cornell Johnson, Dartmouth Tuck, Duke Fuqua, Harvard Business School, Michigan Ross, MIT Sloan, New York Stern, Northwestern Kellogg, Pennsylvania Wharton, Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson, UNC Kenan Flagler, Virginia Darden, Yale SOM, INSEAD, London Business School, and IESE, Spain. These are up-to-date and sometimes very complete reports.

Accepted.com’s MBA Interview Feedback Database includes even more schools.

Both of these sites include not only specific reports on individual schools, but an inventory of the kinds of questions that interviewers ask.

I have no professional relationship with either of these companies and can’t comment on the quality of their one-to-on MBA counseling services, but I think both companies should be praised for making information free and helping to demystify the interview process.

In addition to interview reports, both sites provide information on essays (including essay analysis) and deadlines. From my viewpoint, any MBA applicant would be well served by reviewing these sites closely. When combined with other publicly available sources of information (school websites, blogs, and Businessweek), most applicants will find that they can best direct their precious financial resources to test preparation, individual counseling, school visits, and/or application fees.

-Adam Markus
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