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Want to Ace Your Masters Interview for IE Business School?

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In case of IE Business school, the interview will be a skype one and could be taken by an alumni or someone from the admission committee. The interview is pretty friendly and usually covers your work, personal life, motivations for applying to the course and current affairs.

Take A Look At IE Business School Interview Questions Compiled from our Successful Clients

Set 1

Q1: Walk me through your resume.

Q2: What is your Plan B if you are not selected for IE Business School?

Q3: If I called up your supervisor, what would he say are your strengths and weaknesses?

Q4: What do you think is the weakest part of your application? I guess this is not similar to a generic weakness question but weakness from the application perspective.

Q5: How did you choose your recommenders?

Q6: Tell me something about yourself which is not covered in your resume.

Q7: What barriers will you face in switching careers? How do you plan to address them?

Q8: Tell me more about your career goal, what made you decide to pursue it?

Q9: IE Business School values leadership. Tell me about your leadership style. Mention an example where you displayed leadership?

Q10:Walk me through your resume, why this program X? why IE? why now? what are your mid and long-term goals?

Set 2

Q1: What will be your biggest contribution to the IE Business School community?

Q2: What is your Plan B if you are not selected for IE Business School?

Q3: If you leave everything now and start a business what would it be, what will be the investment and business plan?

Q4: Any questions for me?

Q5: What excites you the most about IE?

Q6: What other schools have you applied for? If you get into all of them, how will you choose where to go?

Q7: Have you visited campus? Spoken with alumni?

Q8: How do you plan to pay for this program at IE?

Q9: Tell me about a time when you didn’t get along with your team. What did you do?

Q10: Tell me about one instance when you disagreed with your boss and how you handled the situation

Set 3

Q1: What is your communication style?

Q2: Tell me about a time you had to convince your team members to follow a plan or idea you created?

Q3: Tell me an example of when things didn’t work out as you planned. How did you adjust?

Q4: Tell me about a time when you were pushed to your limits at work.

Q5: How would your friends describe you?

Q6: Please tell me about a time you failed. What did you learn?

Q7: Tell me who you are in one sentence.

Q8: What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your career?

Q9: What has been your biggest achievement in your career thus far?

Q10: What question should we have put in the application and why?

Set 4

Q1: Describe a time when you managed or lead other people?

Q2: What is your biggest weakness?

Q3: Why did you make XYZ transition?

Q4: What is your leadership style?

Q5: Have you applied to any other schools? What do they have in common with IE?

Q6: Is there anything else you want me to know?

Q7: Tell me about a successful team project. What role did you play on this team?

Q8: What was your favorite class outside of your major?

Q9: What is your most relevant experience for this position? Why?

Q10: What did you like most or least about your last experience?

Crack The IE Business School Interview By Mastering Each Category Questions

Do you know there are Certain Categories of Questions You have to Master before Confidently Sitting for the IE Business School Interview? Have a look at the questions below to know what kind of questions you might encounter.

Competency Based Questions

  • What type of leader are you?
  • When have you been a leader?
  • Have you ever failed as a leader?
  • What do you think are the core qualities of a team player?
  • According to you, what is the best way of delegating work within a team?
  • Tell me about a time you worked on a team project.
  • Tell me about a time when you faced difficulty. How did you deal with it?
  • When you have multiple tasks due at the same time, what strategies do you use to ensure that all tasks are completed on time?
  • Give an example of a “let down” and what did you do to make up for it?
  • Tell me about a time when you faced difficulty. How did you deal with it?
  • When you have multiple tasks due at the same time, what strategies do you use to ensure that all tasks are completed on time?

Exploratory Questions


  • If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you meet?
  • People are motivated by altruism than self-interest. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  • Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Goal Based Questions

  • What are short term and long term goals?
  • Why do you want to pursue ‘<‘degree name’>’?
  • How will the program help you achieve your career goals?
  • Where do you see yourself 5 years down the lane?
  • Why do you want to study in <country_name>?

Domain Specific Questions

  • Tell me about a company that shows entrepreneurial spirit.
  • What significant challenges are businesses facing at the moment?
  • What are the key elements of a good marketing plan?
  • What are the biggest challenges in the industry you want to get into?

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