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Indiana, Kelley MBA Interviews

Interview Tips & Questions from Past candidates

Indiana Kelley MBA Interviews

Indiana  Kelley is extremely accommodating to applicant’s schedule. The Indiana Kelley MBA interview takes place in one of the MBA offices unless it’s a telephonic one. Alumni, admissions or administrative staff take the interview.

Students generally receive a campus tour, if the Indiana Kelley MBA interview is on campus. Be prepared. Be clear about your prior work experience. Be honest with your answers. Don’t lie because you might not be able to defend it later. Finally, relax. It’s just an interview not the end of the world. The interview typically lasts for 30-45 minutes.

Kelley’s inclusive culture and social community is where students feel most impressed. The Kelley students are different. All are in professional attire and are truly eager to show off the school.

Who will interview you, and how long will the interview last?

Like most business schools, the Indiana Kelly interview is taken by a Career Management Team. The interview is usually done by one member from the team. 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.

Indiana Kelley MBA Frequently Asked Interview Questions

Professional experience-related questions

  1. Tell me something about yourself, or Walk me through your resume.
  2. What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  3. Why MBA? or Why now? or Why an MBA at this stage of your career?
  4. Why Indiana  Kelley?
  5. What is your Plan B? in case your primary goal does not happen?

Personal qualities-related questions

  1. What are your key strengths? Can you give some examples, please?
  2. What are your key weaknesses? Can you give some examples, please?
  3. How can you add value to the Class? or Why should we take you?
  4. Any reasons why we should not select you?
  5. Interests and Hobbies related questions – why do you do it, what have you achieved/learned?

Frequently Asked Situational & Behavioral Questions

  1. What is your leadership style? Can you give an example of a project you led?
  2. What would you describe are your greatest achievement to date?
  3. Give me an example of a time you failed.
  4. Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict. How did you handle that?
  5. Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s expectations. What happened, and how did you attempt to rectify the situation?

The last one – Do you have any questions for us?

  1. Can you please tell me how international exchange students and schools are assigned?
  2. How club leadership is selected?
  3. Any other questions you may have in regards to the program.

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 1

I’ll share my interview experience too. Very conversational with a 2nd-year student. The interview lasted about 20 minutes and we spent about 10 minutes on my questions/chatting.
I hope it helps future applicants!

1. Walk me through your resume
2. Why MBA
3. Why Kelley
4. Goals
5. What’s your leadership style?
6. How do you contribute to the team?
7. What do you do in your free time?
8. Failure
9. Any questions to the student?

I’m sure there were 2-3 more questions but I do not remember what they were. There was no curveball or off-guard questions.
Good luck!

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 2

I’ll share my interview experience too. Very conversational with a 2nd-year student. The interview lasted about 20 minutes and we spent about 10 minutes on my questions/chatting.
I hope it helps future applicants!

1. Walk me through your resume
2. Why MBA
3. Why Kelley
4. Goals
5. What’s your leadership style?
6. How do you contribute to the team?
7. What do you do in your free time?
8. Failure
9. Any questions to the student?

I’m sure there were 2-3 more questions but I do not remember what they were. There was no curveball or off-guard questions.
Good luck!

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 3

1.Walk me through your résumé.

2. Why an MBA? Or Career Goals

3. Why Kelley? Or how will a Kelley MBA help me achieve my career goal?

4. Why now?
5. Strengths and improvement areas.

6. How will you contribute to your Kelley team?

7. What will you learn from them?

8. What do you do in your personal time?

9. Anything else you want me to know?

10. Any apprehensions about doing an MBA?

11. Any questions for me?

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Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 4

Some notes on my interview. This was a blind interview, the adcom only had my resume.
It was very conversational. The adcom spend a considerable time talking up Kelley.

Questions I was asked

1. Why do you want an MBA? Why now?
2. Why have you chosen this career path?
3. Why Kelley?
4. What is something positive your colleagues or manager would say about you?
5. What is something they would say you need to work on?
6. What is something you would change about your professional journey?
7. Do you have any concerns about getting an MBA?
8. Anything else you would like me to know?
9. Questions for the adcom

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 5

Okay, done with Kelley interview. It lasted for 38 minutes with lots of questions.

1. Why MBA , why now?
2. Why Kelley?
3. Strengthens
4. Weaknesses
5. How will you contribute to Kelly team
6. What will you learn from them?
7. What motivates you for healthcare?
8. What motivates you to be a good mentor and leader?
9. How will you compare the healthcare insurance in India with US?
10. Do you want to tell anything else?
11. Do you want to ask me something?
12. What is the biggest challenge you faced?
13. what do you enjoy the most?
14. I talked about healthcare club and he asked how will you contribute to it.
15. We face alot of challenges in healthcare in US. Infact, I don’t know alot about my plans. What do you think can be improved?
16. Goals after MBA?

I was just keep on talking because it was really alot.

It ended with you will know the results by mid of December.

P.S: The order of the questions was obviously different.

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 6

Just had my interview with Jim a couple of hours ago. Great list on this page. Almost all of the questions he asked are listed on this page. Just 2 new ones –
1) Tell me something about your experience in leading teams (I think he asked me because I’ve a lot of team leading pointers on my CV. He even started with “Since, you have managed a lot of teams…”)
2) What motivates you?

As others have mentioned, Jim is really easy to talk to and keeps the conversation flowing. He gives you quite a few chances to mould the interview your way.
One last thing. Although pretty accommodating, Jim is punctual (and rightly so :) ). I kept on talking a bit during the end, and he had to interrupt and remind me of the time. So keep an eye out during the last 10 mins and close nicely (unlike me :P ).

All the very best everyone!

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 7

Interview experience:
– Why MBA , Why Kelley
– Any Apprehensions before you go for an MBA
– Have you ever visited US before ? How was the experience like ? – Followed up with a conversation
– Anything else you want to tell me about which we didn’t talk ?
– What strengths do you have which you will contribute to the peers at Kelley
– What would you learn from them ?
– What do you like to do outside work? – Lead to a conversation
– Any questions for me ?

Very pleasant and a nice experience with Jim !

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 8

Hey Guys!

I had my interview today at Gurgaon (Delhi) with Jim. It was a fairly conversational interview. Jim is an extremely chilled out person.

The interview lasted for about 25 minutes. The questions were the same as mentioned on previous year’s threads.
1. Why MBA? Why now?
2. Why I have chosen my mentioned career goal?
3. Why Kelley?
4. Strengths and improvement areas.
5. How will you contribute to your Kelley team?
6. What will you learn from them?
7. What do you do in your personal time?
8. Anything else you want me to know?
9. Any apprehensions about doing an MBA?
10. Any questions for me?

All the best folks!

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 9

The interview took place in a small meeting room in the admissions office and was conducted by a second year student. There were no surprising questions and the interviewer was very enthusiastic about the program.

  1. Walk me through your résumé.
  2. Why an MBA? Why Kelley? Why now?
  3. Tell me about a time you received criticism. How did you react?
  4. What kind of leader am I?
  5. Where do I usually find myself on a team?
  6. Was there anything else I wanted to add to my file?

Indiana Kelley MBA Interview Questions – 10

I just had an interview with a second-year student from Kelley. The interview had a conversational tone, but the interviewer came prepared with questions and was determined to ask all of them. He also shared his own experiences after I answered each question. Here are the interview details:(Duration: 30 minutes)

The interview started with a follow-up question, “Tell me about yourself,” which led to discussing why I want to pursue an MBA. I was asked why I specifically chose Kelley for my MBA. The interviewer asked me to introduce myself. I was asked to share a time when I voluntarily took on a leadership role, even though it wasn’t required. The topic of constructive criticism was brought up, and I was asked to discuss my experiences with it. The interviewer wanted to know the three essential qualities a team player should possess. I had the opportunity to ask the interviewer any questions I had. The interviewer asked if there were anything else I would like the Admissions Committee to know about me. I was asked to describe a time when I led a team. The interviewer inquired about how I handle conflict and disagreement within a team. Lastly, I was asked to reflect on something I am proud of in my career. This information is helpful. Good luck with your interview preparations!

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