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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

  1. Tell me something about yourself?
  2. Walk me through your resume?
  3. Why MBA? Why Cass Business School?
  4. Why MBA now or Why MBA at this stage of your career?
  5. What is your short & long term goals?
  6. What is your Plan B if consulting/Investment banking does not happen?
  7. What are your key strengths? Can you give some examples please?
  8. What is your biggest weakness ? Can you give some examples please?
  9. How can you add value to the Class?
  10. Why should we take you?
  11. One reason that we should not select you?
  12. Interests and Hobbies – Be prepared!.. questions as basic as “Why do you do poetry (or any other activity” may be asked.
  13. 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?
  14. 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?
  15. 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?

Clients Testimonials

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

I recently had my interview for the Cass MBA Program through Skype on October 10th, 2019.
She reportedly only does Skype interviews, so candidates from outside may also meet her. If you have an on-campus interview, it will generally be with another admissions representative.
Following were the questions asked:
1. Why do you want to do an MBA? Why Cass
2. What excites you most about joining the Cass community?
3. What are your short-term objectives?
4. What are your long-term objectives?
5. How will your MBA and short-term objectives assist you achieve your long-term objectives?
6. Tell me about a moment when you and your boss disagreed. 
7. What misunderstanding might your coworkers have of you?
8. What more institutions have you applied to? 
9. What would you pick first?
It was a more informal chat. Be yourself. Perform thorough research about the school. Be sure of your words. Copies of other people’s words and crude language won’t help. Despite the standard questions, I considered this interview to be far more difficult. Hope this was useful. I wish all of the applicants luck.


Cass MBA Interview Questions – 8

I was Interview online on October 5, 2022. 
Final Result: Selected after an Interview
“”Super conversational. It was a good way to break the ice when the interviewer began by inquiring as to whether or not I desired to remove my tie in order to feel more at ease.
Because the interviewer had spent a significant amount of time reviewing the application prior to the interview, the questions were extremely specific.
1. In the next thirty seconds, tell me about yourself.
2. A more in-depth discussion of my current position, my academic background, and the reasons I did not pursue a career in software (my undergraduate degree is in engineering, but my professional experience is on operations and products).
3. Experiences abroad and the jarring of different cultures Initially, I was confronted with (why I don’t have any overseas experience, etc.)
4. Are there any other colleges that I should be considering, and if so, why?
Note: He also drew comparisons with other institutions, so please be incredibly well versed with your application and ensure that your tale is airtight. Note: He also drew parallels with other schools.
5. Expand on the purposes that were outlined in the essays.
6. What is the Cass? (he was seeking for something personalized rather than anything that was pre-written in an essay template).
7. If you get an MBA, how do you intend to pay for it?
8. Do you have to attend any other schools besides the one you’re currently attending?
“” I would like to wish you the best.””


Cass MBA Interview Questions – 9

I must admit that I’m shocked there isn’t a debrief for Cass, so I figured I’d add mine. My interview for the Cass MBA Program was conducted on January 09, 2020. Out of the three schools I applied to, this was my first MBA interview, and it was terrible. 
I stumbled frequently because I was so anxious. There was a time in the interview when I even started to lose focus because I had just finished a very long, extremely stressful day at work at 8:30 p.m. 
Do not be anxious at all because the interview will be conversational, as others have already indicated. Following were the questions asked:
1. Why MBA?
2. Why now?
3. Why Cass?
4. Why London?
5. How are you in a team?
6. How are you as a leader?
7. Target industry and organizations
8. Post MBA goals
9. One thing you want Adcom to know about your advise everyone to browse through the FT MBA forums from prior years; 
you will undoubtedly find additional questions that could be asked (that’s what I did). Additionally, I advise going to their webinars and informative sessions or watching the prior ones on their YouTube page. Check over the webpage for the program, and be very clear about what you want from an MBA and how Cass fits into the picture. If you’re reading this and have an interview coming up soon, good luck!

Cass MBA Interview Questions – 10

I had a skype interview for the Cass MBA Program on 11th of October 2020. 
Be absolutely not worried about the interview. Everyone was incredibly friendly. 
Simply be clear and practice asking the following questions out loud:
1. Walk me through your resume, please.
2. Can you describe your previous employment?
3. Why an MBA from Cass?
4. Why an MBA now?
5. What do you personally want to get out of an MBA?
6. Why Cass?
Finally, we had opportunity to talk about any questions I had for her

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