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The Ultimate Question Bank for INSEAD Kira Interview Prep 2022

Everything submitted. Application done. “Oh wait what?! There is some sort of  video requirement?”. Yes, thats right you’ve just remembered you have to complete a video assesment 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 assement tools here.

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.


INSEAD Kira Interview Question Bank

• Tell me about a time when you had to speak with someone that had an accent or couldn’t speak the same language as you. How did you adapt?

• What makes you a good candidate for INSEAD?

• Describe a time when you got a negative feedback from a supervisor/professor. How did it make you feel?

• What is a risk you have taken that backfired?

• What challenging goals have you set for yourself during your first year at INSEAD?

• What does diversity mean to you?

• Describe a time when understanding someone’s perspective helped you to understand them better.

• How would INSEAD MBA help you in your career objectives?

• What are you expecting to learn during your INSEAD MBA?

• How would you fight stereotypes in a work environment?

• What was the most interesting project you have worked on? Why was it interesting to you?


• How would you establish the foundations of your company?

• What is your management style?

• How did you build your international experience?

• Describe one situation where you faced an ethical dilemma? How did you resolve it? What factors did you consider while resolving it?

• One project which interested you the most and why?

• If you could teach a class on any topic, what would it be and why?

• Tell me what you like most about INSEAD.

• Give me an example of how you convinced your other team members.

• Give me an example of how you were attracted by culture from other countries.

• What are 3 key successful factors to be an entrepreneur?

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• If you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?

• What word describes you best and why?

• Tell us about the first job you ever had.

• What’s the best book you have ever read and why?

• When you have a problem, who do you approach for advice and why?

• What accomplishment are you really proud of?

• What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

• If you could witness any event – past, present, or future, what would it be?

• Tell us about an organization or activity in which you have dedicated significant time. Why was it meaningful to you?

• Tell us about the most interesting place you’ve traveled to. What did you enjoy most about it?

• What invention during your lifetime has had the biggest impact on you and why?

• If money was not a concern, what would you do?

• What is the most meaningful thing anyone has done for you in your life?

• If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

• What food do you like? Would you be able to eat that food everyday?

• How have you changed in the last 5 years?

• Who do you respect most and why?

• What is your favorite motto or quote and why?

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• What risk have you taken and what did you learn?

• What impact do you have on your co-workers?

• Describe someone you know who lives a meaningful life and why.

• Have you ever faced discrimination? How did you react?

• How do you keep track of your vision and the vision of your company?

• How do you keep abreast on the latest about INSEAD?

• You are leading a group project with a team who have never met each other and are from diverse cultural/professional/educational backgrounds. What is your strategy for how to foster a collaborative environment?

• How do you stay focused on your company’s vision?

• What skills do you think are necessary for an entrepreneur?

• What are some stereotypes about your culture and how do you feel about them?

• What do you do when someone comes to you with a problem?

• What’s your understanding of the INSEAD’s MBA programme you are applying to?

• Describe a time when understanding someone’s culture helped you understand their perspective better.

• Your new boss from a different culture is being offensive in the local culture. What will you do?

• Have you been criticized for a job you thought you did well? How did it make you feel?

• How would you approach your classmate who is having a hard time adjusting to a new culture?

• What are the challenging goals you have set for yourself during your year at INSEAD?

• How is the diversity situation in your current company?

• How meaningful should your career be to be considered successful?

• What will INSEAD give you that no other MBA program will?

• Describe a situation where your family/company has adopted something from a different culture and how has it impacted you (positive/negative).
• Why should INSEAD offer you admission?

• How would your colleagues describe your leadership style? Give an example.

• What are the most important values and ethics that you demonstrate as a leader? Give me an example of this in practice?

• In one minute tell me how INSEAD fits into your career plan?

• What do you feel is the biggest challenge when dealing with people from another culture?

• Tell me about a time when you received criticism on a piece of work you feel you have done very well. How did the criticism make you feel?

• Tell me about a time when you had to deliver bad news. What was your strategy?

• Tell me about a time you had an argument due to different culture. How did it make you feel?

• Describe a time when you creatively solved a situation.

• Why is cultural awareness so important in the workplace and the community?

• How do you challenge yourself at work?

• What will you do as a team leader, when a member continuously undercontributes to the team?

• What is “meaningful life” to you?

• Tell me about when you understand others’ perspectives by understanding their culture.

• What are the most important factors for successful entrepreneurship?

• What value in society is most important to you? How do you imcorporate it into your daily life?

• What are 3 characteristics of INSEAD that attracted you?

• Tell me about an experience living, travelling, studying or working abroad. What was this experience like for you?

• Tell me your views on shareholder wealth as a measure of a company’s success.

• What makes you better than other candidates?

• What are the keys to establishing and running a successful business?

• Describe a time you had culture shock.

Well there you have it, our ultimate list of questions for the INSEAD Kira 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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By David Anderton-Yang

David Anderton-Yang is the CEO and co-founder of Voomer where AI as a force for good, helping people be more confident on video.

He is a former researcher at the MIT Media Lab, Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree.

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