You’ve come this far in the MBA admissions process, but now it’s time for the MBA interview – perhaps the most important aspect of all when it comes to securing a place at your chosen business school. If you are looking for some MBA interview tips, you've come to the right place!
The interview’s importance in the MBA admissions process
The MBA interview is, after all, where admissions officers will be looking to see if you live up your credentials, as outlined on the paper parts of your application – the MBA essay and your letters of recommendation, for instance. It’s also where an MBA admissions team will be looking to see if you have the kind of outlook, personality and drive to thrive in their particular campus culture – what is often referred to as ‘best-fit’. Of course, this last aspect is very much a two-way consideration – a business school needs to show you that it can provide the right environment for you as much as the other way round. But, this just serves to reinforce the importance of the MBA interview.
With this in mind, Adam Capozzi, an associate recruitment director with Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, offers some MBA interview tips in the following video. From matters of dress and etiquette to topics of focus within the interview itself, Capozzi outlines not just what to do and what not to do to succeed at this stage of the MBA admissions process, but also explains his reasoning why in his interview tips:
14 MBA interview tips
Away from interview tips, insight into further aspects of the MBA admissions process and other topics of consideration relating to the degree can be found in TopMBA.com’s full video collection.