Kenan Flagler MBA Interview

Kenan Flagler MBA interview process occurs between a highly competitive pool of students just as in any other top B-School . The applicants need to work hard on their Kenan Flagler application essays and GMAT scores(average GMAT score is 690) to get an interview call.

Kenan Flagler MBA admissions committee does not issue interview invitations. Applicants themselves have to approach adcom and schedule interview by the deadlines corresponds to the application round. Kenan Flagler interviews are generally conducted over a skype call if the applicant is outside U.S. or the alumnus.

Alumnus (off campus interview), Adcom (campus interview) take the interview generally. Average time per interview is 30-40 minutes.

Frequently Asked Interview Questions

  1. Long term and short term goals
  2. Accomplishments in your professional and personal life
  3. Questions on your current and previous jobs
  4. Leadership role
  5. How would you contribute to class

Interview Transcript - 1

Round 3 Applicant. Interview was 45 minutes and surprisingly had fewer behavioral questions than I expected. Most of the discussion was about post-MBA goals.

  1. Where did you grow up? Where were you before college?
  2. Why did you choose your major?
  3. What was your most significant accomplishment in your first job after college?
  4. Why did you choose to leave this job for the second job?
  5. What do you want to do post-MBA?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 30 years?
  7. What are some companies you want to recruit for?
  8. Why UNC?
  9. What do you hope to contribute to UNC?
  10. What extracurriculars did you participate in during college?
  11. Would you say your GMAT/GRE is reflective of you as a person? If not, what does it say about you and how would you describe your score?
  12. If I were to call your recommender right now, what’s two strengths and a weakness that he would tell me about you?
  13. What types of opportunities are you looking for at UNC? And job-wise?

Interview Transcript - 2

Round 2 applicant. The blind interview was conducted by AdCom over Skype, lasting approximately 40 minutes. The interview was very conversational, as the interviewer often interspersed and followed-up my responses with narratives and anecdotes. This made the overall experience very positive, as I was more at ease and could respond without over-relying on the script in my head.
This proved helpful because the questions were somewhat not typical and required one to think on their feet. The focus, I believe, was more to understand your rationale behind your decisions and overall thought process.

Questions:

  1. Where did you grow up and how did that influence you?
  2. Which high-school did you go to and what activities were you part of?
  3. Why did you choose your particular undergraduate major?
  4. How did that lead to your first job upon graduation? How did it help you in your first job and thereafter?
  5. In your current role, how many people do you manage, directly and indirectly? Follow-up: What are your lessons about qualities a leader should possess?
  6. What are your immediate post MBA goals?
  7. Why pursue an MBA at UNC? What specifically attracted you to the program?
  8. How have you researched the program? How will you contribute?
  9. Does your current supervisor support your MBA decision?
  10. Putting yourself in your supervisor’s shoes, if I were to call your supervisor up, what 2 words would be used to describe you?
  11. Similarly, what major point of feedback would your supervisor mention?
  12. Without revealing your GMAT score, do you believe it best represents your abilities?
  13. Any questions for me?
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Interview Transcript - 3

Interview was conducted in the office of an admission committee member.

45 minute interview

  • How did you pick your college major?
  • What sparked your interest in your major?
  • What clubs do you see yourself participating at UNC?
  • Why UNC?
  • What kind of interactions have you had with the UNC community?
  • Behavioral questions regarding group based work environment. How did you resolve a conflict in this situation? or How did you go about in receiving constructive criticism?
  • Why healthcare specialization at UNC?
  • 5-10 minutes allocated for questions to ask the committee member.

Very friendly and relaxing interview. Time goes by very quickly.

Interview Transcript - 4

Mine was in-person and was blind if I remember correctly. Unfortunately I cannot say 100% one way or the other how the Skype interviews are conducted. I do know that all the interviews are very casual in content (dress is still business professional) but they really want to see how you portray yourself, if you can effectively communicate your strengths, and if you are the kind of person who would fit in with the school culture. This is also a good time to address any glaring flaws in your application (like if you haven’t taking a math class since 8th grade algebra but plan on taking stats at a local college in the coming months).

I was extremely nervous going into mine since it was my first b-school interview. I fumbled a few places, but my interviewer didn’t seem to mind and helped move the interview along such that she could get the info she needed. Depending on the interviewer there might be a behavioral interview question. The interviewers are not there to sabotage you. They want to see you succeed, so be friendly, put honest effort into the interview, know your story, and do your research – make sure you can answer the most common questions, such as “why UNC K-F?”, “why an MBA?”, “why an MBA now?”, “where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 15?”, etc. I’d suggest you find 2 or 3 things that really draw you to the school and be ready to talk about those.

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Interview Transcript - 5

I had my Kenan-Flagler interview today. It lasted almost 40 mins.

The interviewer was quite friendly and no strange/unusual questions were asked.

A brief summary of the interview:

Introduction, career goals, why MBA/why Now, some work experience related questions,

strenghts, why kenan-flagler, Any questions.

Interview Transcript - 6

Had an interview at UNC on-campus. Lasted for about 40 mins.No surprise questions. Interviewer made me feel relaxed and was friendly and conversational.

The questions were more about getting to know me… why MBA, why now, why UNC, strengths, weakness, what motivates you etc.

My already great impression about the school was improved further with a campus visit and I would suggest taking on-campus interview as you get to talk to the admissions team member directly. Very different than some of the other schools where you interview with SY student. I experienced at one school a SY student busy taking notes and not paying attention to your answers.

Anyway, hoping for the best result now and awaiting interview invitations from other schools…

Interview Transcript - 7

well..i cant really remember the exact questions but for a first timer the duration could be between 35-45 mins depending on the interviewer.

very conversational interview as usual and chilled out talk.

nothing to sweat about.

know your stories..why UNC, why MBA, Goals, Leadership stuff etc.

all the basic behavioural questions..no curveballs here..

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