Tackling the MBA Hot Seat

10 Jan

Wrote an article for the Mint Newspaper for today’s Career Section.

Top business schools across the world follow an admissions process that goes beyond entrance exams and work experience quantum. Today the admission teams look for candidates who have thought through their applications and incorporate their life’s aspirations in these rather than providing rehearsed, socially desirable responses.

I have been mentoring MBA aspirants for over four years and still see a surprising percentage of them under-prepared for the interview process. Even basic questions are not well thought out. While it’s easier to get away with this lack of focus during the application stage, perhaps even at the essay-writing stage, the gaps in preparation become apparent and difficult to brush aside during the interview. Which is why there are four key questions aspirants should ask themselves before facing an interview panel.

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5 Responses to Tackling the MBA Hot Seat


Umang Kumar

January 10th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Read the article and heard the link on live mint!!…liked it! :-)



January 10th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Thanks dude! :)


Sourav Bhattacharjee

November 16th, 2011 at 2:30 am

Hi Ankur,

I am going through your blogs for a past couple of days and i must admit that all the posts have answered to most of my questions.

I am planning to take up an MBA from ISB as it suits my future aspirations and goals in life. However, i have some more specific questions to ask which I will in recent future.

Anyways, thanks a lot for all your posts. They are truly helpful.



May 15th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Hi Ankur



May 15th, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Thanks for this helping post. I like the way of explanation and simplicity in it.

I have around five years of IT experience. Soon I shall be leading group of skilled professionals in the organisation. Before this I would like to have sharp skills, good networking and more exposur

I went through basic differences between an IIM MBA and ISB MBA. So as per my understanding ISB MBA will suit more to my profile.

Could you please help me in preparation of admission process.

Waiting for your reply.

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