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Below are MBA admissions interview questions and experiences submitted by Yale SOM applicants. If you interviewed at Yale, we encourage you to submit a report detailing your experience!

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Mar 20, 2015

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Yale MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 2/ Adcom / Off Campus

The following is a Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Report from a candidate who recently interviewed at Yale: The interview went really smoothly. It was a blind interview so that the adcom representative had only access to my resume. Basically She wanted to know about my life and how I made the decisions that led me to my previous schools, career and more importantly to the career change and the pursue of an MBA. For more Yale SOM MBA admissions interview reports, check out our Yale Interview R... Read more »

Feb 16, 2015

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Video Questions

A recent applicant provided us with their Yale SOM MBA admissions interview questions: There’s a video of Bruce Delmonico explaining the video process, and then unlimited opportunities to practice listening to video questions and recording your answers. Once you’re ready, you move onto the next portion and a 3 separate videos of members of the adcom reading different questions come on, with a prep and answer period after each question. At the end, you don’t get to view your vid... Read more »

Nov 18, 2014

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Off Campus

A recent applicant provided us with their Yale SOM MBA admissions interview questions: I feel a little strange as interviewer didn’t ask me any behavioral questions, just simply ask me my background and future development plan. Most of the time he’s listening to my stories Key questions asked:  – How do you know about Yale? What kind of connection do you have with Yale? – What’s your future plan? – How do you think you can make change in the energy industry in... Read more »

Nov 18, 2014

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Second Year / On Campus

Here is a summary of the round 1 Yale SOM MBA admissions interview questions from an applicant who recently interviewed at Yale: The interview went well. They are really focused on the 30 min constraint. Anyhow, mine was with a second year who had a background in finance (leveraged buyout) and who is heading to Goldman after Yale. Blind interview, he only had my resume. All around I think it went well, I didn’t stumble over any questions and my only concern (albeit now growing larger the m... Read more »

Nov 13, 2014

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 1 / Second Year Student / On Campus

The following is a Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Report from a candidate who recently interviewed at Yale: My interview at Yale was with a second year student and it was interview blind. The student was very friendly. The interview took 30 min. -Walk me through your resume. -Tell me about your current role – what does your company do, how are teams structured, and what is your role there. -What is a current trend in your industry? -Why MBA and Why Yale? -What company would you want to ... Read more »

Sep 16, 2014

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Video Interview

I think I did fairly well in the Yale Interview. The questions were: 1. What do you think is the most important characteristic for a leader 2. What attributes do you look for when selecting a team 3. Do you think goods such as alcohol or tobacco should be taxed more? Why or why not?

Nov 26, 2013

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Adcom / On-campus

My interviewer told me that the following questions were from a script he was supposed to follow: 1) How did you find and join your current employer? 2) Give an example of a time when you chose to be a team member and not a team leader.  What lessons did you learn from that decision? 3) Explain how you deal with different types of people at work. 4) What is a quality that you admire in someone else that you wish you possessed yourself? 5) What do you plan to do after you earn your MBA and what s... Read more »

Oct 8, 2013

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Video Interview

For my Yale SOM video interview, I was asked the following questions – What accomplishment are you most proud of? Difficult professional decision and how you overcame it? As business becomes more global, culture becomes less important… Agree or disagree

Oct 8, 2013

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Video Interview

My Yale video interview consisted of the following questions: Einstein quote on knowledge vs imagination. Do you agree? Challenging work experience How would friends or coworkers describe you?

May 14, 2013

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 3 / Video interview

Last week, I did the video interview. Here are the questions as I remember them: What would your colleagues and friends say are your strengths and weaknesses? Please describe a creative solution that you have come up with for a problem. With businesses becoming more global, does the importance of local culture decrease or increase?

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