What to Expect from the MBA Admission Interview

January 06, 2015 |


If you have been invited to an interview at the Daniels College of Business, you’re very close to getting accepted into our MBA program. Our interview is designed to evaluate you as a candidate. Therefore, you can expect us to ask you different questions to find out whether or not you are a good candidate for the program.

Getting to Know Your Goals

One reason for inviting you in for an interview is that we want to get to know you. We already know that you’re a qualified candidate for our program based on your application. But now we need to learn more about you. Why do you want to go to grad school and why have you chosen Daniels?

We also want to know what you are planning on doing with your degree and where you see your career taking you. We need to know what you can contribute to our program and what you expect our program to do for you.

Getting to Know You

We like to get to know our students on a more personal level. We want to know what motivates them, and even what they like to do in their free time. Of course, we are also interested to learn about your strengths and weaknesses, and we want to hear about the times you have demonstrated leadership skills in the past.

While many schools may ask similar questions, it’s not a good idea to rehearse your answers too much. Admission counselors can usually tell whether you really mean what you say. Plus, we’re pretty likely to ask you follow-up questions to get an idea of the entire experience.

You Can Interview Us

Your admissions interview is not just about whether or not we are going to accept you into our MBA program. It’s also about whether or not you want to choose the University of Denver for your schooling. Our university has a lot to offer you. When you browse our website, you’ll find out that we focus on business education. But we also offer you other advantages, including a great alumni community.

It’s a good idea to use the Internet to learn what our school has to offer you. This allows you to figure out which questions to ask during the interview. Asking detailed questions about the program shows us that you are serious. We’ll be impressed with the fact that you’ve done your research.

Be Prepared

Your admissions interview is a great opportunity for you to convince us why we should accept you into our MBA program. That’s why you should be prepared. It is really important to show up on time and bring a copy of your résumé. You can even bring a list of questions you want to ask during the interview.

Good luck!