Cass MBA Interview
If you are successful in securing an interview with Cass means that they’re interested in you. Just like any other interview it is in your interest to plan accordingly. Interviews are conducted in person, or via skype if you reside outside of the UK, and are an opportunity for you to really sell yourself. Interviews will be conducted by the course director or senior member of faculty.
Questions asked may vary from individual to individual and interviews usually lasts 45 minutes. The Cass Interview panel will evaluate each candidate’s performance in terms of quality of work experience, diversity, leadership qualities, social sensitivity, and multifacetedness.
As a general approach to selecting a candidate for the program, a multi-factor model is used. These factors include academic track record, GMAT/GRE scores, quality of work experience, performance in the interview, and writing ability test. A composite total score will be calculated for each applicant using the multi-factor model. A merit list is prepared based on the composite total score. The offer of admission will be made to a certain percentage of applicants on the merit list. The number of offers made will depend on the availability of seats. The number of offers will be further subject to the candidate meeting a minimum cutoff in terms of the composite score and/or for any other factor score that the admissions committee may decide on
Who will interview you, and how long will the interview last?
Like most B-schools, the Cass interview is taken by a Panel. The Panel usually consists of 2-3 professors. The interview typically lasts for 25-30 minutes or may extend to 35-40 minutes in some instances.
Will the interviewer have read my application?
It is always safer to assume that the Panel members have access to your complete application. In most instances, they would have read it completely. Unless the school specifically says that it will be an blind interview. Mostly North American Business schools in US and Canada have an Blind interviews, European and SE Asian schools conduct interviews via Alums or panels which have full access to your entire application.
How can you prepare for your interview?
Like most MBA Interviews, your interview will mainly revolve around a pretty similar set of MBA interview questions. You can never predict what questions will be asked, but with enough research, you can predict what are the most commonly asked questions in these interviews. We have created a short FAQ list below to get you a jump start, and we also have a free guide linked below to help you prepare for these commonly asked interview questions.
Cass Business School MBA Frequently Asked Interview Questions
- Tell me something about yourself?
- Walk me through your resume?
- Why MBA? Why Cass Business School?
- Why MBA now or Why MBA at this stage of your career?
- What is your short & long term goals?
- What is your Plan B if consulting/Investment banking does not happen?
- What are your key strengths? Can you give some examples please?
- What is your biggest weakness ? Can you give some examples please?
- How can you add value to the Class?
- Why should we take you?
- One reason that we should not select you?
- Interests and Hobbies – Be prepared!.. questions as basic as “Why do you do poetry (or any other activity” may be asked.
- Some Situational & Behavioral Question
- What would you describe are your greatest achievement to date?
- Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that?
- Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s expectation. What happened, and how did you attempt to rectify the situation?
- Case questions are fairly common in MBA interview especially for consulting aspirants. Below are a few sample for to practice for:
- How many Golf balls can fit in a Boeing 747?
- What’s the global market size for smartphones?
- Do you have any Question for us?
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Cass MBA Interview Questions – 1
1. What have you learned from your professional experience so far that you can take into the next stage of your career?
2. What areas do you think you need to develop to meet your career goals?
3. Why is now the right time to do an MBA
Cass MBA Interview Questions – 2
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What interests you about this position?
3. What interests you about this company?
4. What skills and attributes can you bring to this position?
5. Do you have any relevant work experience?
6. What are the main benefits you have gained from your previous work experience?
Cass MBA Interview Questions – 3
1. When have you demonstrated good organisation skills?
2. Why did you choose the course you are doing at University?
3. Which aspects of the course did you find most enjoyable, least enjoyable, have found most difficult and why?
4. What are your strengths?
5. What are your weaknesses?
Cass MBA Interview Questions – 4
Apart from the basic questions, these questions were asked from me:
1. What is your greatest achievement?
2. How do you organise and prioritise your work?
3. Give me an example of how you have coped under pressure.
4. When you have had a deadline to meet, what have you done to ensure that you have met the deadline?
Cass MBA Interview Questions – 5
1. If you have two deadlines to meet, how would you go about prioritising your tasks?
2. If you work in a team, how do you see your role in the team?
3. What do you think makes a good team?
4. What would you do if a team me mber was not pulling their weight?
5. Can you give an example of a time when you have used your initiative? What was the outcome?
Cass MBA Interview Questions – 6
I was Interviewed online on March 9, 2023.
The Ultimate Decision: Interviewed
Interview with a member of the Advisory Committee. Quite a lovely person, and the interview itself was more of a discussion than anything else.
1. Give me some background information on yourself, including any personal or professional aspects that help to identify who you are.
2. As a follow-up question, how was the experience of working at a start-up different from that of working for a firm that has been around for a while?
3. Goals for the Short and Long Term, and Why an MBA?
4. Why Cass?
5. Any questions for me?
6. Anything you’d like to add?
I did the majority of the talking, so it was around 30 minutes of me talking and 10 minutes of her responding to my questions.
Cass MBA Interview Questions – 7
Cass MBA Interview Questions – 8