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Evaluative Interview

You must fill out an admissions application prior to scheduling an interview. After the school receives your application, we will contact you, if your application warrants it, to schedule an interview.

Interviews are held from September through June, and may be conducted by Skype video or in person. You may wish to schedule an individual campus visit at the same time as your interview.

What can you expect during the interview- Broad MBA admissions representatives conduct the interview and will ask you a common set of questions used for all interviewees. Your interpersonal skills and communication skills are at least as important as the specific content of the interview. The tone of the interview is relaxed and conversational, and typically lasts about between 30 and 40 minutes. Within this session, you will have ample time to ask any questions you may have about Broad or the MBA program. While low key in tone, we expect that you will treat our evaluative interview process as you would a professional interview.

Interview through Skype- The preferred method of interviewing, if you cannot come to campus, is to conduct your interview through Skype video. The benefit is that you still get a face to face interview with an admissions representative via your computer. We will get a better impression as to who you are and what you can bring to the program.

Interview during a Campus Visit- Interviews can also be conducted by visiting the Broad MBA Program for an individual visit. During this visit you will sit in on an MBA class, tour the business school complex, meet with an admissions staff member, and have lunch with current students in the graduate center. Please contact us at least one week in advance of your visit so arrangements can be made on your behalf. Contact Beth Thomas to schedule your visit. Campus visitors should also plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start time to allow for parking and check-in with the receptionist.
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Dress Code- Professional attire is expected when visiting us on campus or online during the Skype video interview.

Missed interviews- MBA candidates who notify the Broad MBA Program of a scheduling conflict at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled interview will be allowed to reschedule, according to the interview slots that are available —with no penalty.

MBA candidates who miss their scheduled interview without notifying the Broad MBA Program beforehand will be denied if contact is not made with the Program staff according to the details below. (We will not contact you.) If contact is made by the end of the next business day and if the candidate presents an acceptable excuse as determined by the Program, another interview will be accommodated; however, the candidate will be relegated to the end of the current interview-scheduling queue. If the candidate’s excuse for missing the interview is deemed unacceptable, the Broad MBA Program reserves the right to deny the applicant immediately and summarily.


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