Cranfield University Interview Questions
- Introduce yourself
- Tel us 3 key learnings from your work experience.
- Why MBA
- Why do you want to do MBA at this stage in your life/ career
- One reason that we should not select you?
- What are your short- and long-term career goals? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Tell us about a challenging situation that you faced? How did you resolve it?
- What are your greatest strengths? Give examples
- What are your weaknesses? Give examples
- What would you describe are your greatest achievement to date?
- Interests and Hobbies – Be prepared!.. questions as basic as “Why do youdo poetry (or any other activity” may be asked.
- Do you have any questions for us?
Example interview questions for postgrad study
Getting an interview for a postgraduate course means that you have successfully demonstrated your ability in your application. The interview is designed to further examine your skills and commitment and to see how you would fit in to the institution or a specific research group.
Interview questions will vary depending on the kind of postgraduate programme you’re going for and you may have already addressed many of them in your personal statement or application. Some typical questions are:
Why do you want to study this subject/course/research programme?
Show your enthusiasm and passion for the subject. Make reference to relevant modules and projects, or a dissertation from your undergraduate study, which have persuaded you to develop your interest further. If you have a career aim, show how the course will help you to achieve this. Explain the unique contribution your research will make to the university, as well as how it will fit with existing research (if appropriate). If you have had to submit a research proposal, be prepared to discuss this in detail.
Why this university/college?
Demonstrate that you are familiar with the research strengths of the department and how it is regarded in the academic community. You should also highlight any specific aspects of the course that you find particularly attractive, such as how it is structured, its range of study options, methods of assessment or the quality of its facilities. If you already study at the university, present this as a positive feature.
What skills can you offer?
Before your interview you should be fully aware of your academic and transferable skills. You should also identify the specific competencies each course provider is seeking. You could find out this information on their website, by talking to them or looking through postgraduate forums online.