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Value add to an MBA class: What to answer

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Value add to an MBA class: What to answer [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 22:32
When interviewer asks me what value add am i to the MBA class, i get confused what to say.
Normally what kind of things can i say as a reply to the interviewer?
Can anyone please help me?
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Re: Value add to an MBA class: What to answer [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2013, 03:40
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Well, there is no real right or wrong answer, but basically you should be contributing through your unique strengths and knowledge, be it info about your industry, network connections, technical expertise, your assistance as a team member, or your leadership and initiative for various clubs and projects.

The most important thing is that you present contributions that are specific and unique and CONCRETE.

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Re: Value add to an MBA class: What to answer [#permalink] New post 01 May 2013, 02:27
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We have interviewed several B-School alumni regarding their interview question. This question have been emphasized by most of the alumni. Clearly, this one is a difficult but one of the most important questions. It gives you an opportunity to tell the interviewer how you are different from other students. You as a candidate bring a mix of skills, interests and achievements that no else can. You have to highlight those qualities and substantiate with real examples from your life.

You can read interview experience and tips from alumni of Harvard, London Business School, Columbia Business School and Stanford from our website,

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Re: Value add to an MBA class: What to answer [#permalink] New post 01 May 2013, 05:24
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This is an important consideration for an admissions decision. When I interviewed applicants in my former role as Director of Admissions, I always asked this question.

The learning in an MBA program comes not only from the faculty lectures, but also from the dynamic discussion and debate that occurs in the classroom. You learn from the past experiences of others, and they learn from your past experiences. Therefore, it is important to have a variety and depth of backgrounds in an MBA classroom.

To your question specifically, what is it about your background and experience that others can learn from? What expertise can you offer to discussions in an MBA classroom? Develop your response in 2-4 broad themes, and then have examples (stories) ready to provide evidence to your themes.

Good luck!

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