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NTU Nanyang

NTU (Nanyang Technological University)

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Debrief posted on  Feb 23 2019 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Dec 22 2018 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Hello all, This is Gayathri. I attended NTU MBA interview on Dec 22nd on campus. My interview lasted for just 20 min with questions on background, motivation, why NTU, short term and long term goals, latest developments in your field in Asia, why not part time MBA (as am a local here). Keeping my fingers crossed."

gayathri1988 from Singapore
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Debrief posted on  Dec 31 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
On Campus Interviewed on: Dec 04 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"Hi, I received my admission offer about 2 weeks ago, and after little over a week from my interview. While I applied from Canada, since I travel to Asia quite a bit, I decided to take the interview in person in Singapore. The interview process was very relaxed, I developed a really good relationship with the admissions recruiter so the whole experience was very welcoming. I was interviewed by 1 adcom individual and 1 career services. The questions were pretty routine, why are you interested in an MBA, why now and why Nanyang. As per previous debriefs, they pose the tough question of career prospects and the work you have to put in to get work in Singapore. As long as you are confident and have done your homework, this should be a very straight forward process. I know it sounds very cliche, but one of the most important things during these interviews is to be relaxed and self confident. Having been in a front office brokerage role for 8 years has made me very relaxed when talking to new people, but everyone has to do their homework and be articulate in their future plans. Hope this helps everyone going into interviews in the near future! Thanks, Shubrat"

Shubrat from Canada GMAT 690; WE: 90 months; Investment Banking
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Debrief posted on  Dec 23 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Dec 01 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"Hi, Just received my NTU admit 2 weeks back and honestly I am too happy for words. :) The first part of the interview went along expected lines - the usual why MBA, why MBA now questions. I was interviewed in Mumbai, India. There were 2 gentlemen from NTU physically and the associate Dean on Skype. They do go through the applications in detail, so please make sure you can defend your essays well. Mine was in no way a blind interview. The second part of the interview was based on specifics. Why Singapore- again, they expect you to shown an interest in Asian markets , try to align your short term and long term goals in context of Asia. Why NTU and have you applied to NUS, NTU is particularly interested in this question and how you chose to frame your answers depends entirely on you. They do ask questions about your industry. For example, they asked me about key developments in my industry in the last 6 months . Be prepared for questions such as - key industry developments in SE Asia/ Asia related to your industry. A particularly uneasy question to handle - what happens if you do not get a job 1 in Singapore 2. don't get a job at all . Now here are some facts: The Nanyang employment report states that 98 % of the students get placed within 3 months. NTU intake is about 100 , so what happens if (god forbid) you are one of the 2 graduates who do not get a job (this was the precise question asked to me :) ). Here, they are probably expecting to answer that you have the necessary industry networks from your previous experience to land you a job, coupled with the NTU brand name , this should be achievable in the short. Regarding 1 - 40% of the grads get placed in Singapore, but we have to remember roughly 10%-15% of the batch is native to Singapore and they are very likely to work in Singapore. Therefore, 85- 90 students are vying for 25-30 spots. Competition is intense and they are particularly interested to see that you often have to prove a point about your employability ( This was particularly hard for me as my work ex is on the lower side) :) Also be prepared to answer questions related to socio- economic issues in Asia. I was asked to compare India and China in terms on the economy and ease of doing business. This was extremely difficult for me since I have no background in economics. Somehow stuttered through. Over all it was an amazing experience- the admit of course being the icing on the cake! Hope this helps! all the best! Thanks,"

Shiladitya from India GMAT 730; WE: 30 months; Computer Software
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Debrief posted on  Dec 23 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Nov 22 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"The interview was more of a casual chat. I feel what they are looking for is if you have thought through doing an MBA and that too why the Nanyang MBA. The questions were typical interview questions and included some about my current role 1) Why do an mba? 2) Why not a part time MBA? 3) Why not NUS? 4) And why MBA in particular and not any other masters or specialization course. Just an advise, have at least 2(min)-3 questions ready for them because they kept asking me if I had any questions for them. Hope this helps. All the best to the other applicants"

vineetsharma from Singapore GMAT 700;
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Debrief posted on  Dec 23 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Feb 13 2018 Final Decision: Interviewed

"My interview was all about my work experience in my current organization, my future goals. They also asked me why I applied at Nanyang and how will it help me get to where I want to. But most of it was on my current work experience. For details on my profile, you can see Maitrayee Pathak on LinkedIn. Hope this helped you. All the best guys for your interviews and hope to see you in Singapore"

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Debrief posted on  Dec 23 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 17 2018 Final Decision: Matriculating

"My interview was centered around my work experience and company I work for. Be ready with questions on goal, singapore, plan b and some of the generic ones such as tell me about yourself, why mba etc."

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Debrief posted on  Dec 23 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 09 2018 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"MBA interview preparation is similar to doing a work out - Core and supplementary. Core Questions in any interview (80% of the questions) 1. Your career progress (tell me about yourself) 2. Why MBA? 3. Why now? 4. Why NTU? 5. Why not NUS? 6. Why Singapore? 7. Goals - Short and long 8. Hobbies? 9. What can you bring to the class? 10. Strengths and weaknesses ... Supplemental questions can be any behavioral related questions 1. How do you work in teams? 2. Have you ever faced a situation in which team was going nowhere and what you did to streamline? 3. Conflict resolution scenarios 4. Leadership scenarios you have faced ..... These are few example questions. I think this set applies to any business school and more often than not majority of the questions revolve around this. Good Luck and please do share your experience so that thread members can prepare in accordance with it."

BalajiKarthick1990 from India GMAT 690;
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Debrief posted on  Dec 23 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
Skype Interviewed on: Jan 04 2018 Final Decision: Matriculating

"All the best to everybody with an interview invite! My 2 cents for the interview preparation - a) Be thorough with why MBA and why an MBA at this time specifically. Especially if you're a younger candidate with ~3 years of WE, make sure your response is articulated properly, tying back to your goals. b) Goals - short and long c) Relevant industry knowledge (I'm in e-commerce and I was asked quite a few questions on how the e-comm industry is doing in the Asian markets, my company's plans/performance in the asian markets, competitors, etc. d) Why should you be selected and how would you add value to the batch (your value proposition) e) Employment plans and back-up plan Interviews generally last for 30 min (+/-5 min). Make sure you're able to effectively communicate your clarity of thought. Finally, smile and try to have a great time :)"

mbaexpress from India GMAT 690;
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Debrief posted on  Dec 23 2018 [#permalink] NTU Nanyang, Full Time MBA
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 25 2017 Final Decision: Admitted

"Hello All, I was invited for the coffee chat on 26th November in Mumbai but was unable to attend because I was not in India. They arranged for an interview over Skype on 28th November with professor Nilanjan Sen and Sasha Chernyshenko. The interview was more of a conversation related to my work experience and my reason for taking up the different roles in my CV. We also touched the topic of why MBA ? Why Nanyang? and Why Asia? At the end of the interview they said that I can expect an update on their decision by 15th December. Also regarding the status being application under process, do not worry because even after the interview my status is still application under process. My advice will be to attend information sessions and make the school aware of your interest."

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