UCLA Anderson MSc BA Interviews
UCLA Anderson MSc BA Interviews are done on an invitation-only basis. UCLA interviews are generally conducted by the admissions committee on-campus or via Skype. During the interview, the admissions committee member is actively trying to gauge how solid your motivations for wanting to pursue Masters of Business analytics are, how interested you seem in the UCLA program, and if you fit well with the program’s core values. Interviewers often ask many standard interview questions, as well as questions designed to gauge your self-awareness and entrepreneurial mindset. You can also expect numerous follow-up questions. The duration of the interview is 30 minutes.
UCLA Anderson MSc BA Frequently Asked Interview Questions
- Tell me about yourself
- Walk me through your career/resume
- What would you contribute to UCLA?
- Why MSc BA? Why Now? Why UCLA?
- What other schools did you apply to?
- Based on your current interests, have you looked into schools x and y?
- If you got into all your schools, why would you pick UCLA over those schools, which are higher ranked?
- Which personal accomplishment and which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
- What do you like to do for fun?
- Is there anything else you’d like the admissions committee to know that wasn’t in your application/that you wish Adcom would have asked?
- Tell me a time where you showed leadership
- Tell me a time where you worked in a team
UCLA Anderson MSc BA Interview Questions – 1
It was scheduled via an online scheduling tool, conducted over skype with a 2nd year student, and was application-blind. The interview was about 30 minutes long – a short intro, around 20-25 minutes of questions, and 5-10 minutes for me to ask him questions.
There weren’t many surprising questions:
– Why do you want to do Masters of Business Analytics
– What is your immediate post-course career goal?
– What is your long term career goal?
– If your first choice immediate post-MSc BA plan doesn’t work out, what is your back-up plan?
– What clubs or activities do you plan to participate in?
– What draws you to UCLA specifically?
He also asked about what I like to do in my personal time, which helped to break up the formality.
If you are nearby and able to do an on-campus interview, I’d recommend it – the skype format made it a little more difficult to get comfortable and conversational. One of the things I wish I’d done differently is cover a broader set of interests in my responses – because I am on a social impact track, I focused on that a lot, but I think I ended up getting a bit repetitive. There are many reasons I want to pursue an Masters in business analytics not all social impact-specific, and I wish I had built out more answers that focused on the overall experience.
There were a fair number of questions about Anderson specifically, so do as much research as possible. I have definitely done my research, but I wished I had more specifics to pull from.