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# IE Interview Tips

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Intern
Joined: 21 May 2013
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Location: United States
Schools: IE
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21 May 2013, 09:43
Hello all,

I have been selected for an interview at IE so was wondering if I could get any tips on the type of questions that I could be asked?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Cheers.
Pranav
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21 May 2013, 12:24
Hi Pranav,
Congratulations! We have collected a detailed list of interview questions which had been asked in MBA admissions interviews at top Business Schools. You can access them here: http://www.interviewbay.com/questions-home.php
You can also access some of the interview experience blogs at http://www.interviewbay.com/interview_resources.php

Best of Luck!
http://www.InterviewBay.com
Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 192
Location: Germany
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
Schools: IE '15 (M)
GMAT 1: Q V
GPA: 3
WE: Consulting (Telecommunications)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 7

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24 May 2013, 14:07
I had my interview last week and it was very pleasant. I am from Germany and had no choice to do an interview on campus; therefore got an skype interview.

Questions
- What do you do at your current job?
- Why MBA?
- Some specific questions on my CV in terms of living abroad
- Question ie should have asked and I put in the application
- What country i would choise to travel and why?
- Situation: 6 person on a team, deadline for an assingment tomorrow morning, 3 agree with a approach to finish the assignment, 3 disagree, you are not able to catch the 3 people who disagree. What do you do?
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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02 Jul 2013, 04:43
Hi!

I'm from Germany as well. My IE interview was pretty similar. Ironically I had to go through two of them. Apart from usual question I got some of these:

- What is better to be effective or efficient?
- What is 99/2? (amaizing)
- What would I improve on the IE Business School?

Greets
Intern
Joined: 08 Jul 2013
Posts: 3
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Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

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08 Jul 2013, 14:26
Hi Hegemon,

Do you mind sharing your experience with the second interview? Did you get accepted to IE?

Thanks!

Hegemon wrote:
Hi!

I'm from Germany as well. My IE interview was pretty similar. Ironically I had to go through two of them. Apart from usual question I got some of these:

- What is better to be effective or efficient?
- What is 99/2? (amaizing)
- What would I improve on the IE Business School?

Greets
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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09 Jul 2013, 00:45
Hi Yowie91,

yes, I got accepted and am currently enrolled. The second interview was some kind of clarification of several points from my CV. For example IE wanted to know why I did recently change my employer. Further questions were about my people leading experience as well as how would I act in particular hypothetical situations.

All in all, the second interview was clearly shorter (it took only 30 minutes - in comparison with more than 1 hour in the 1th) and less formal.

I hope it helps. Don't hesitate to contact me in case of further questions.

Best,
Hegemon

yowie91 wrote:
Hi Hegemon,

Do you mind sharing your experience with the second interview? Did you get accepted to IE?

Thanks!

Hegemon wrote:
Hi!

I'm from Germany as well. My IE interview was pretty similar. Ironically I had to go through two of them. Apart from usual question I got some of these:

- What is better to be effective or efficient?
- What is 99/2? (amaizing)
- What would I improve on the IE Business School?

Greets
Intern
Joined: 08 Jul 2013
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

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09 Jul 2013, 01:00
Hi Hegemon,

Thanks for your fast reply. Did you have experience in finance prior your enrollment in IE? They asked me several financial questions, which I don't think I answered very well due to my lack of experience in Finance. Hopefully, I'll do better in the second round. How's life as an IE MIF student? And how's the job offer after you graduate?

Hegemon wrote:
Hi Yowie91,

yes, I got accepted and am currently enrolled. The second interview was some kind of clarification of several points from my CV. For example IE wanted to know why I did recently change my employer. Further questions were about my people leading experience as well as how would I act in particular hypothetical situations.

All in all, the second interview was clearly shorter (it took only 30 minutes - in comparison with more than 1 hour in the 1th) and less formal.

I hope it helps. Don't hesitate to contact me in case of further questions.

Best,
Hegemon

yowie91 wrote:
Hi Hegemon,

Do you mind sharing your experience with the second interview? Did you get accepted to IE?

Thanks!

Hegemon wrote:
Hi!

I'm from Germany as well. My IE interview was pretty similar. Ironically I had to go through two of them. Apart from usual question I got some of these:

- What is better to be effective or efficient?
- What is 99/2? (amaizing)
- What would I improve on the IE Business School?

Greets
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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09 Jul 2013, 01:07
Hi!

Finance? Isn't it a MBA-Forum? I applied for the International MBA program, not for the Masters in Finance.

Best,
Hegemon
Intern
Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 16
Schools: IE '15 (A)
GMAT Date: 09-04-2013
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 21

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10 Jul 2013, 03:06
Hi friends
I got a call from IE. I am applying for Master in Management and have taken Iegat instead of Gmat.I want to hear some suggestions regarding interview and also is there any difference in selection process with regard to iegat or gmat i mean do they prefer gmat over iegat or is it the same.
Thanks
Waiting for responses

Regards
Faheem

Last edited by faheem92 on 10 Jul 2013, 06:01, edited 1 time in total.
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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10 Jul 2013, 04:11
Hi Faheem,

there is no preference of neither test. If you do well in IEGAT there's no need for GMAT. Otherwise you have to take the GMAT scoring about 680.
In terms of the interview I would advise you to be very well informed about IE School and your own CV / plans.

Best,
Hegemon

faheem92 wrote:
Hi friends
I got a call from IE. I am applying for Master in Management and have taken Iegat instead of Gmat.I want to hear some suggestions regarding interview and also is there any difference in selestion process with regard to iegat or gmat i mean do they prefer gmat over iegat or is it the same.
Thanks
Waiting for responses

Regards
Faheem
Intern
Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 16
Schools: IE '15 (A)
GMAT Date: 09-04-2013
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 21

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10 Jul 2013, 05:53
Thanks Hegemon
Are you a student of IE when did you took interview.

Regards
Faheem
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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10 Jul 2013, 06:23
I will begin my IMBA mid October. The interviews were end of January and end of February.

Best
Hegemon

faheem92 wrote:
Thanks Hegemon
Are you a student of IE when did you took interview.

Regards
Faheem
Intern
Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 16
Schools: IE '15 (A)
GMAT Date: 09-04-2013
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10 Jul 2013, 06:33
OK Thanks.
BY the way do you remember the questions asked.If possible please post them.

Regards
Faheem
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
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10 Jul 2013, 07:07
Faheem,

read my posts above. The majority of questions was about IE MBA (Why IE, why now, targets) and my CV.

I strongly encourage to read Montauk's "how to get into the top mba programs". All the questions are detailed there.

Best
Hegemon
Intern
Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 16
Schools: IE '15 (A)
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10 Jul 2013, 08:47
Thanks a ton dear hegemon.
I will surely read that stuff.
Regards
Faheem
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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10 Jul 2013, 12:18
You're welcome. Don't hesitate to ask in case you have further questions.
Intern
Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 16
Schools: IE '15 (A)
GMAT Date: 09-04-2013
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10 Jul 2013, 22:25
Dear Hegemon
Did you got any scholarship and what is the total estimate for ie i mean how much is expected to be spent for the course including everything.
Regards
Faheem
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

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11 Jul 2013, 00:33
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Hey Faheem,

I applied but did't get any scholarship. The total estimate for tuition and living expenses is about 80k €.

Greets

faheem92 wrote:
Dear Hegemon
Did you got any scholarship and what is the total estimate for ie i mean how much is expected to be spent for the course including everything.
Regards
Faheem
Intern
Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 16
Schools: IE '15 (A)
GMAT Date: 09-04-2013
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11 Jul 2013, 01:21
Dear Hegemon

I think what you are saying is too much are you talking about master in management or mba. Tuition fees for master in management is 30200 euro and living expenses would amount to 15000 euros at ,max for 1 year.You are saying too much dear just have a look and correct me if i am wrong.

Kind regards
Faheem
Intern
Status: IE Business School November 2013 Intake
Joined: 01 Jun 2012
Posts: 13
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: IE '15 (M)
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 2

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11 Jul 2013, 01:36
I'm talking about MBA program. The program itself costs about 60K. Additionally you need ca. 1.5K each month on living expenses. Madrid is a pricy city.
Re: IE Interview Tips   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2013, 01:36

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