Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes simplify the many differences among the various MBA programs. Each week, we bring you a chart to help you decide which of the schools’ strengths speak to you.
At mbaMission, we are constantly conducting research as part of our never-ending quest to help our clients gain admission to the business schools of their dreams. Meanwhile, we learn valuable information about the ins and outs of said schools—including, of course, their interview processes—which is a useful resource for future applicants.
Throughout the 2015–2016 admissions cycle, we asked our clients to complete a quick survey about their interview experiences at various schools. Of the more than 200 applicants who responded, we learned that although business schools constantly try to keep up with the latest technology, they still prefer to interview applicants in person. Indeed, Skype interviews were quite rare this cycle—only six respondents said they had been interviewed via Skype or phone. The most common location was on campus, where 138 respondents reportedly were interviewed, followed by off-campus locations—typically coffee shops or the interviewers’ offices.