MBA Interview Prep for HBS, GSB, INSEAD and More

January 16, 2019 | by Fortuna

MBA Interview Prep for HBS, GSB, INSEAD and More

If you have been called for an MBA interview, there is nothing more important at this stage than preparation. Practice, research and absorb all the information you can about your target school’s interview process, format and potential questions. Depending on the program, you can expect to have very different kinds of interviews. We have rounded up some reading material on school-specific, and general, MBA admissions interview essentials. You’ll want to review the articles below before heading into any MBA interview.

Eight Tips for Preparing for a Successful INSEAD Interview.
We put these questions to Fortuna’s Melissa Jones, former Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing at the INSEAD MBA program. In her recent article for Poets&Quants, Melissa offers her insider advice and straight-forward tips on what to expect and how to handle it all.

Ace the HBS Interview: An Insider’s Advice.
Several differentiators make the HBS interview unique. The bad news is that you can have an absolutely flawless interview and still not get an offer. The good news is that HBS won’t bring in anyone who doesn’t have a solid chance. Karla Cohen shares key insights from her role as HBS Assoc. Director and six top tips for making the best possible impression in your 30 minutes to shine.

MBA Interview Prep For Stanford GSB + Example Behavioral Questions.
Don’t be fooled by Stanford GSB’s conversational interview style – its line of behavioral-style questioning requires careful prep. Its not just about answering the standard questions, but coming up with specific and substantive situational examples. Tatiana Nemo, former GSB alumni interviewer, offers her insights along with questions reported by GSB candidates.

6 Tips For Acing The MBA Interview.
Even if you’re confident about your interview skills, its a short window to impress, so let’s focus on the essentials. Schools will be looking for your leadership and comms skills, ability to articulate career ambitions, and whether you’re a good fit for the school. Fortuna’s Head of Interview Practice, Malvina Miller Complainville, outlines the MBA interview landscape across programs & offers her advice.

 

It’s also important to note that Fortuna does offer services to help you with interview preparation, should you want to go the extra mile and ensure your readiness. We have a la carte services for Interview Prep, Group Interview Prep and Harvard Business School Interview Prep.

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