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The Ultimate Yale MBA Kira Video Question Bank 2022

Introduction

Everything submitted. Application done. “Oh wait what?! There is some sort of video requirement?”. Yes, that’s right you’ve just remembered you have to answer video questions as part of your application to proceed – and you definitely don’t want this to derail your application.

We’ve researched an extensive, but not exhaustive, set of possible questions to help with your preparation – and guess what! All these prompts are all built into Voomer’s AI-powered video assessment tools here.

Yales’s style

Yale SOM, like most other prestigious MBA programs, wants to really understand why you want to attend, what drives and motivates you – and especially what you plan to do with your time at Yale SOM.

This year is definitively an unusual one with all that is happening in the world, but we believe that Yale should stick to their usual questions outlined below.  

Keep in mind that the third question usually has a longer prep time, due to the fact that you will have to answer something related to a “raw” case study (if you have no idea what’s that, look up Yale’s “raw” and “cooked” case study method).  Also, since it is case study based, we have no way of knowing what will be asked.

OK so here we go! Brace yourself its a long list. As you know, there is much more to a strong performance than just being confident in potential questions – structure, performance, eye contact, vocal tone matter too – that’s why we created Voomer to empower you to communicate who you are more effectively.

 

Yale Kira Video Question Bank

1. Where do you want to travel in the world and why?
2. Explain your hobbies
3. What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
4. What are your personal steps to conflict resolution?
5. Do you think technology divides or unites us?
6. How do you define success?
7. What is your most significant accomplishment?
8. Describe a leadership style you admire.
9. What qualities would your friends use to describe you?
10. How would your friend and coworkers describe you?
11. Please respond to the following statement: “Without Arts, an education can not be accomplished” Do you agree or disagree? why?
12. Do you think the people who raise capital in an organization are the most important part? Why/why not?
13. What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
14. “As businesses become more global, the differences between cultures decrease.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?
15. Tell us about a challenging work experience and how you handled it.


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16. Tell us about how you engaged with a community or an organization.
17. Tell us about your leadership style.
18. How did you contribute to your company/organization?
19. Talk about a team disagreement and how you handled it.
20. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
21. Tell us about a difficult decision and how you handled it?
22. Tell us about a creative solution you designed.
23. Tell us about a shortcut you and a team could have taken, but decided not to.
24. How will you resolve a conflict with your future classmates at the program?
25. Why is now the time for you to pursue an MBA?
26. Tell us about a time when you fell behind on a task/deadline. Why did 27. you fall behind, and what steps did you take to catch up?
28. “The People who we remember most are the people who break the rules.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
29. Tell us about a time when you had to exert extra effort to complete a task. What was that task and what steps did you take to be successful?

Conclusion

Well there you have it, our ultimate list of questions for the Yale Kira video questions. If you feel we’ve left any out and would like us to update the list please email us: [email protected].

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University of Cincinnati Kira Interview Questions

Introduction

So you are looking up information on the University of Cincinnati Kira interview – great!  That means that you have already gone through most of the application slog and are in the final stretch.

We’ll take a look at how to ace the Kira video interview at the various schools and programs at UC that require this type of interview, from the MBA at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business to the UC College of Nursing.

Let’s take a step back for a second.  The University of Cincinnati has been using recorded video interviews run by a company called Kira Talent for several years. Several programs at UC use these interviews in admissions.

That interview will most likely be the first time someone from admissions listens – and watches – you speak.  Therefore, it pays to be well prepared for this critical stage of the application process.  

After finishing reading this article, make sure you check out Voomer, where you can practice for your interview and get AI-powered feedback on your answers.

University of Cincinnati’s style

UC prides itself in being a very inclusive school.  The Welcome Week is a particular highlight that students mention when talking about the university and speaks to the inclusive atmosphere most students will find.

Keep in mind that while admissions always tries to bring in a cohort that thinks in very diverse ways, they are looking for that “secret sauce” where they can tell an applicant will be a great addition to the cohort.

So a great way to improve your chances is to play up occasions when you’ve welcomed newcomers in your life – either at work or in your personal life.


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University of Cincinnati Kira Video Interview Questions

Motivation questions:

1. Why an MBA (or nursing degree, masters, etc)?
2. Why did you apply to the University of Cincinnati?
3. How long have you been considering this program and why now is the right time?
4. What specific skills are you looking to gain at UC?
5. What is unique to UC that you are attracted to?
6. What are you going to do with the knowledge you gain at UC?

Competency questions:

1. What is the most significant personal weakness that you have identified, what did you do about it and what was the result?
2. Imagine you are proposing an innovation idea for a class project and the audience is not interested. What would you do?
3. Discuss what you would do if you and your teammates cannot come to an agreement on a project decision.

4. Discuss a time that you and your teammates were on a tight timeline.
5. Tell us about a time you asked for help and how did it go?
6. Tell us about a time you were overloaded with work, how did you handle it?
7. Tell us a time where you had an idea and had to convince your project team.

How to do well on the Kira interview, or any interview!

There are quite a few ways you can ace the Kira interview, and most of the advice also applies to live interviews (either face to face or though Skype or Zoom).

Take a look at these other resources we’ve put together for more information:

  1. How to introduce yourself
  2. How to answer “why do you want to do program X”
  3. How to use the right technique when answering interview questions
  4. If your interview is via Kira, Skype or Zoom, how to get set up for a video interview
  5. For the big day, 5 tracks to get your mind ready for the interview!

The other great way to get prepared is to pratice, practice and practice some more.  Voomer is a great resource for that since you the above questions and more are loaded into our system and you can practice in an environment that is nearly identical to the one you’ll face on the actual interview!


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Conclusion

There you go!  The University of Cincinnati is a great school and competition is tough – make sure you prep for the challenging interview!

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The Ultimate Oxford MFE Interview Question Bank

Introduction

Oxford’s MSc in Financial Economics (MFE) at Oxford’s Saïd Business School is a highly competitive, intense, full-time, nine-month long program that has become extremely sought after by people wanting to join the world of finance, private equity, venture capital and similar industries.

The program is very quant-focused and rigorous, don’t expect to talk your way through this program.  Unsurprisingly, the admissions process as a whole reflects this and the interview takes the pressure to another level.

For practice, take a look at a platform like Voomer, where you can practice your interview and get instant AI-powered feedback on your responses.

What MFE admissions is looking for

While MFE graduates certainly go on to be leaders in the organizations they work at, the focus of the MFE program is quite different from most other business-focused masters programs.  

MFE admissions are looking for people that will take the application and study of cutting-edge finance and economics to the next level.

 

Therefore, at the interview admissions expects you to be highly versed in the foundational quantitative tools you will need to progress in the program and contribute to class.  Expect a highly technical interview, usually with a short case study where you will need to work on some calculations.  

That being said, the interview is not all doom and gloom – if you have a solid quantitative background and studied some economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics) and finance, the questions should not be particularly demanding.

On top of that, the MFE interview does have a classic motivational section (think “why do you want to do this program”) that will make the less quant-inclined applicants slightly more relaxed.  However, don’t underestimate the motivational section.  If the person interviewing you doesn’t think you have a good motive to join the MFE program, they won’t be that impressed with your calculus 3 grades.

You’ll also have to answer some questions on a virtual interview platform called Kira.  Questions on that platform are mostly behavioral with a few motivational questions thrown in.

For the few motivational and behavioral questions you’ll face, use the STAR method to frame your answers. That helps you keep track of what you said and also makes the interviewer’s life easier!


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Oxford Said MFE Interview Question Bank

Motivation questions:

1. Why do you want an MFE?
2. Why are you interested in the Oxford Said Business School?
3. How long have you been considering doing a MFE and why now is the right time?
4. What specific skills are you looking to gain at Oxford?
5. What is unique to Oxford MFE that you are attracted to?

Technical questions:

1. Assume 𝑈 (𝑥, 𝑦) = 4(𝑥)^0.5 + 10. What is the Marginal Rate of Substitution of y for x when x=2 and y=4?
2. Sally likes pork Ribs (R) and Chicken wings (C). Her utility function is 𝑈(𝑅, 𝐶) = 10𝑅^2𝐶. Her weekly income is $90 which she spends exclusively on R and C. The price for a slab of ribs is $10 and $5 for a piece chicken.  What is Sally’s consumer problem?
3. Given the above information, what is Sally’s optimal bundle?

4. Given the above, what is Sally’s demand function for ribs?
5. An investment is expected to yield $300 in 3 years, $500 in 5 years, and $300 in 7 years. What is the present value of this investment if our opportunity rate is 5%?
6. An initial investment of $400,000 will produce an end of year cash flow of $450,000. What is the NPV of the project at a discount rate of 10%?
7. In a certain country, GDP grows at the exact same rate every year. In 1990, GDP was at 100, and in 2000 it was at 200.  Will this country first reach four times the GDP of 2000, or twice the GDP of 2010?
8. Briefly explain the causes of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it, a list of questions for the Oxford Said MFE interview that will put you on the path to getting accepted there. If you feel we’ve left any out and would like us to update the list please email us: [email protected]

Besides knowing what the questions will look like, another way to increase your chances of getting in is by practicing.  Voomer is an AI-powered interview prep platform designed for interviews like the one you’ll face at Oxford’s MFE, both the live interview and the Kira interview.

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The Ultimate Imperial College MSc Kira Video Question Bank 2022

Introduction

Everything submitted. Application done. “Oh wait what?! There is some sort of video requirement?”. Yes, that’s right you’ve just remembered you have to complete a video interview (as Imperial College calls it) as part of your application to proceed – and you definitely don’t want this to derail your application.

We’ve researched an extensive, but not exhaustive, set of possible questions to help with your preparation – and guess what! All these prompts are built into Voomer’s AI-powered video assessment tools.

Imperial College London’s video interview structure

Imperial College Business School started using these video interviews as part of their admissions process some years ago, and the 2022 academic year is no different.

The way the video interview works is as follows:  A few weeks after you submit you application and you are successful in getting approved by the first stage of the admissions process, you will receive a video interview invitation by email.  

After receiving the invitation, you will have two weeks to complete the video interview – make sure you use that time to prepare with a platform like Voomer, don’t rush off and record your answers immediately.

The questions you’ll be asked fall into two categories.  The first category will be pretty straightforward questions about you, your interests, and your passions.  Admissions want applicants to have a chance to make their case in a more interesting medium such as video since the essays and test scores can be very dry.

The second category will be questions specific to the masters you are applying to.  For example, if you are applying for a marketing-related program, expect questions such as “what is your favorite brand and why”.  If you are applying for a finance-related program, questions such as “what is the latest innovation in the finance industry?”.

Which programs at Imperial use the video interview?

11 programs at the Imperial College Business School use the video interview for admissions.  Below is a list of them:

-MSc Business Analytics
-MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time)
-MSc Economics & Strategy for Business
-MSc Finance
-MSc Financial Technology
-MSc Investment & Wealth Management
-MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management
-MSc International Management
-MSc Management
-MSc Strategic Marketing
-MSc Strategic Marketing (online, part-time)


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Conclusion

Well, there you have it, our ultimate list of questions in your inbox for the Imperial College London MSc Kira video interview. If you feel we’ve left any out and would like us to update the list please email us: [email protected]

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