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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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The Ultimate LBS MBA Kira Video Essay Question Bank 2022

Introduction

Everything submitted to the London Business School’s admissions department. 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 essay 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.

We recently made a video that goes over some of the things I’m going to discuss in this article.  Take a look at the video but read on for more!

LBS’s style

You need to answer two questions.  The first one is a variation on the “why an MBA and why this school”.  If you are at this stage in your application, you’ll probably already have the answer to that question on the tip of your tongue.  Just make sure to make sure you have something unique that LBS has to offer ready to go on your answer.  LBS admissions isn’t stupid – they know that you’re probably applying to several other programs, but if you can mention something uniquely LBS (a class, professor, club, track, etc), the person reviewing your video essay will definitively pay attention.

OK so here we go! Brace yourself it’s 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.

 

 


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LBS MBA Kira Video Essay Question Bank

 

1. What will you gain from the London Business School MBA Program that you won’t gain from another MBA program.  You are almost certainly guaranteed to get this question!  If you are only going to prep for one question, make sure its this one!
2. Tell us about a time a team member did not “pull his weight” in the team.
3. How did you handle this situation?
4. Tell us about a time you were introduced to a new culture. What did you gain from this experience?
5. Why do you think you are fit for working in an international environment?

6. What is the importance of diversity at the workplace?
7. What is the most important aspect of teamwork?
8. What is the most challenging aspect of working in an internationally diverse environment?
9. Tell us about a situation in which you were part of a dysfunctional team, and what steps did you take to improve the situation.
10. Please give an example of an encounter you’ve had with another culture, and what did you learn from it.
11. Tell us why working in an international environment is important to you?
12. What, in your opinion, is most challenging about studying in a diverse study group?

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Conclusion

Well there you have it, our ultimate list of questions for the LBS Kira video essay. 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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How to answer the Yale SOM MBA video questions

Introduction

Kellogg’s video essay has been around for a few years now and is an integral part of admission’s assessment of each candidate.  Read on to understand what Kellogg’s style is so you can get into that dream MBA.  

After you finish reading this, practice your answers to the video essay and interview on a platform like Voomer.

Style guide

Yale’s School of Management (SOM) has a pretty unique culture.  Some say it’s because Yale is nestled away in New Haven, Connecticut, others say it’s because of the unique way the Yale SOM structures its classes and proactively pushes its culture.  Regardless of where its culture comes from, it is important to understand it so you can ace the interview.

  1. Yale is very well known for its interest in broader societal issues, which in a business (or organizationally-focused) setting like Yale SOM translates into NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and nonprofits in general.  If you plan to explore those issues when at Yale SOM, make sure that comes through in your answers.
  2. Yale SOM makes extensive use of their raw case study method.  That is when information is presented in an unstructured way.  Make sure to mention any situations in which you had to deal with unstructured information and what you did to figure things out.
  3. Closely related to the above point, Yale SOM places a high value on interdisciplinary thinking.  Try and bring up this when answering questions – try and bring up examples from your past where you had to think beyond whatever you had formal training in.
  4. The student community is particularly vibrant and is always looking to quickly onboard new admits to Yale SOM’s student clubs and organizations.


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Questions

Yale SOM asks you to answer three video questions.  The first two are pretty standard while the second one is a classic Yale SOM style question.

The first two questions are behavioral or motivational questions.  I’ve written extensively about them in this blog post.

The third question is related to Yale SOM’s raw and cooked case study method.  Usually, on the video questions, you’ll get a very small “raw” case study question.  This means you’ll be shown some unstructured information and now have to draw conclusions from that.  I’ve written about Yale SOM’s video questions in-depth in this other blog post.

Conclusion

Stay humble, show admissions you did your research and try and highlight the occasions where teamwork was key to your success.  That is what the Yale SOM MBA admissions team is looking for in the video essay and video interview responses.

The other extremely important thing is to practice.  Answering these questions as best you can takes some mental organization and preparation.

Use a platform like Voomer to prep for the essay and interview.  They use the same question bank as Yale SOM admissions does and have AI-powered analysis tools that evaluate your responses so you can improve quickly.

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The Ultimate Oxford Said 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 complete a “video response” (as Oxford Said 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 here.

We’ve also produced a video that goes over some tips to help you prepare for your upcoming interview.

Oxford Said’s style

Oxford Said wants to strip away all of your careful preparation and get to the applicant beneath that shiny patina.  They are pretty thorough doing that and go beyond what most other MBA programs do.

You’ll have to answer two sets of two questions.  The first one revolves around motivations.  This can be a very tightly worded question asking the usual “why do you want to get an MBA” or “why Oxford Said” to very broad questions that try and understand what drives your career choice – allowing you to draw upon your entire life for an example that supports the answer.  All applicants will have to answer the same two questions in this category.  

The second question touches on your competencies – which are sometimes known as behavioral questions.  Here admissions wants to understand how you’ve reacted to certain types of situations in the past.  They are looking for clues on how you behave – are you reactive, proactive, people-focused, objective-focused, etc.  We recently posted a great blog post that discusses these types of questions and how to prepare for them.  You will have to answer two questions from this category – but they are randomly drawn from Oxford Said’s question bank, the likelihood of another applicant getting the same two questions is very low.

Keep in mind that Oxford also has a timed essay!  However the question on the essay is usually very light-hearted and they are not looking so much at the content but whether or not you really are the person that submitted the edited essays as part of your initial submission – mostly to deter fraud.

OK so here we go! Brace yourself it’s a long list of questions. 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.

 


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Oxford Said MBA Kira Interview Question Bank

Motivation questions:

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

 

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 a business 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.

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Conclusion

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

If you are curious about how Voomer’s AI-powered video assessment tools can help you to prepare thoroughly for your upcoming video essays click below to get started!