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[面试经验] Fall2023北美商科PhD Strategy/OT/OB多校面经分享 (2.10.23更新)

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发表于 2023-2-2 02:26:25 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
分享截止2月中为止我经历的15所学校的面经。
这个帖子就纯面经分享,欢迎朋友们问面试相关问题
祝大家都有好结果!


1. INSEAD Video Essay

  • Why Ph.D. and business professor
  • Academic Role Model
  • Your level of exposure to intellectual research similar to a PhD

2. UCB MORS (Macro) 时间: 1月初 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: two faculty members in one interview
General Question
  • Why UCB
  • Talk about one of your research projects. (+some follow-up questions)
  • What questions do you have for us
Pre-interview Paper: 面试前发了一篇paper让我读 面试中会问我相关问题
  • Summarize the paper
  • In general, how solid/convincing do you find the arguments in the paper? (+follow-up questions)
  • What do you think of the dataset in the paper? The statistical analysis? The explanation variables? The abductive approach?
  • What other variables will you use to explain the pattern?
  • What questions does the article raise for further research? (这个问题需要在面试结束后10分钟之类写一段written response)

3. Emory (OB Macro) 时间: 1月中 | 时长: 60min
Interviewers: two faculty members in one interview
General Question:
  • Talk about your research (+many follow-up questions)
  • What will your dissertation project be? (+ follow-up project)
  • What questions do you have for us?
Pre-interview Paper: 面试前发了一篇paper 让我写1-page thoughts from reading the paper提前发给他们
  • Explain your thoughts (+ many follow-up questions)

4. U of Arizona (OB Macro) 时间: 1月中 | 时长: 45min
Interviewers: two faculty members (potential advisors) in two separate interviews
Faculty I:
  • Introduce yourself
  • How did you get your RA roles?
  • What actual tasks did you do in your RA experience
  • How do your research projects influence your interests
  • What are your criteria for choosing schools
  • Any interview/offer with other schools
  • Are you open to expanding your research interests
  • Any other questions for me and the program?
Faculty II:
  • Your research interests
  • What about your research interests that fascinate you
  • Walk me through one of your research projects (+follow-up questions)
  • Have you presented at a conference?
  • How did you get the RAship with these professors?
  • Why our program?
  • What do you want to get from attending our program?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years
  • Any questions for me?

5. U-W Madison (OB Macro) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: two faculty in two separate interviews
Faculty I:
  • Why pursue Ph.D. in management
  • What do you think will be most challenging in a PhD
  • What do you think will be most rewarding in Ph.D. (courses, research, presentations)
  • What skills have you learned before, and what have you learned at work
  • Why Wisconsin?
  • List 3-4 faculty who might fit
  • What do you want to do after your PhD
  • What will you do if you don't get into a Ph.D. this year
  • Any other questions
Faculty II:
  • Why PhD
  • Why Wisconsin
  • Who have you worked with? What projects have you done?
  • What is your future career plan after Ph.D.?

6. London Business School (Strategy) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: three faculty members in three separate interviews
Pre-interview Paper: 面试前发了一篇paper让我读 面试中会问我相关问题
Faculty I: (focus on your reason and passion for every decision)
General Questions
  • Why you chose your undergraduate school
  • Why your undergraduate major? Why are you so passionate about it?
  • Why PhD
  • Do you think you should get more work experience before entering Ph.D.? Why and why not?
  • Why LBS
  • How did you get your RA experience
  • What do you think a Ph.D. student does most of their day
  • Career plan after PhD
  • Other schools you applied to and other interviews you received?
  • If you received offers from Harvard, Stanford, and LBS, how do you choose?
  • If you can ask me just one question about the program and LBS, what is it?
Paper-related Questions
  • What conclusion of the paper do you find most interesting
  • Why do you think the author spent a such long time doing ethnographic research
  • What do you think of the methodology
  • How does the theory apply to other contexts (e.g.: in big business)? What will be different?
Faculty II: (focus on your research interests)
  • Introduce yourself
  • Why PhD
  • Why LBS
  • Your research interests + many follow-up questions
  • If you have perfect datasets for your research interest, what will you do? How do you measure the variables
  • Talk about his recent project setting, and ask what I will do to help achieve the goal
  • Any questions for me
Faculty III: (focus on your understanding of the paper)
  • Why is this paper important, in terms of idea and methodology?
  • Does the paper have external validity? + follow-up questions
  • Is there any limitation and how you will improve it? + follow-up questions
  • Any questions for me

7. U of Florida (Strategy) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: three faculty members in one interview
General Questions:
  • Why Florida
  • How your experience connect with your research interests
  • Your experience using ML techniques in your research and how you will use them in the future project
  • What questions do you have for us

8. ASU (Strategy) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: two faculty members in two separate interviews
Faculty I:
  • Why PhD
  • Why ASU
  • Other schools you applied to and how ASU compares with them
  • Strength and weakness
  • How do you handle failure/setbacks in research
  • What type of schools you like to work at (asking more about culture)
  • What mentorship style do you like
  • Is your research interest very defined or you are open to other topics
  • Your career goals
  • Any questions for me
Faculty II:
  • Why ASU
  • What is the disruptive project you want to do in your field of interest
  • What methodology will you use to do the project? + Follow-up questions
  • What is the gap in the field of your interest
  • What is the difference between A and B (two theories in my field of interest)
  • Why Ph.D.? Why did you change from your undergraduate major to management?
  • Any questions for me

9. U of Minnesota (Strategy) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 60min
Interviewers: two faculty members in one interview; two rounds
Round I:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Why PhD
  • Why Carlson
  • Why Strategy
  • Your research interests and why
  • Talk about one of your research projects + many follow-up questions
  • Any questions for us
Round II:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Your research interests
  • Why strategy, not OB
  • Talk about one of your research projects + many follow-up questions
  • Talk about the research projects you worked on with faculty at Carlson
  • Any questions for us

10. U of Maryland (Strategy) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 45min
Interviewers: two faculty members in two separate interviews
Faculty I:
  • Why Maryland
  • How did get the RA experience?
  • What is your role in your research project?
  • Do you have any co-authorship with those faculty or any future collaboration?
  • What research questions intrigue you in those research projects?
  • If you get offers from your recommenders' schools and Maryland, what will be your choice and why + many follow-up questions
  • Any questions for us
Faculty II:
  • How did you get the RA experience?
  • Tell me about your research projects A, B, and C (picked one from each professor I worked with) + many follow-up questions
  • How did you learn Machine Learning? What software?
  • Why Ph.D.?
  • Any questions for me

11. Boston University (Strategy) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 20min
Interviewers: two faculty members in one interview
General Questions:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Your research interests
  • Why Strategy, not OB/OT (methodology, like working with firms to solve problems)
  • Talk about a research project
  • Why PhD
  • Any questions for me

12. U of Michigan (Strategy) 时间: 1月底 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: two faculty members in two separate interviews
Faculty I:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Why PhD
  • What are your research interests and why + many follow-up questions
  • How does your research experience relate to your interest
  • How does the interviewer's research connect with your interests
  • Talk about a book or article you read recently
  • What is your methodology preference?
  • Any questions for me?
Faculty II:
  • Introduce yourself
  • Why PhD
  • Why Strategy, not OB/Finance, etc
  • Talk about projects A and B on your CV
  • How do you manage multitasking
  • Talk about a book that has profound impact on you
  • Talk about an article that has profound impact on you
  • Any questions for me

13. U of Connecticut (Strategy) 时间: 2月初 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: two faculty members in one interview
General Questions:
  • Your research interests and why + follow-up questions
  • Why do you think faculty A (mentioned in SOP) fits your interests
  • Why Uconn
  • Your application status (other interviews) and when will you make a decision
  • Questions for us

14. UIUC (Strategy) 时间: 2月初 | 时长: 45min
Interviewers: two rounds; round1 with two faculty members; round2 with one faculty
Round I:
  • Why PhD
  • Why UIUC
  • Your research interests
  • Talk about a book/article that has huge impact on you
  • What sets UIUC apart from other programs
  • What do you expect from us
  • Other schools you are interviewing with/receiving offers from
  • Any questions for us
Round II:
  • Why PhD
  • Why UIUC
  • Your research interests
  • Talk about a book/article that has huge impact on you
  • What sets UIUC apart from other programs
  • What do you expect from us
  • Other schools you are interviewing with/receiving offers from?
  • Any questions for us

15. Michigan State (Strategy) 时间: 2月初 | 时长: 30min
Interviewers: two faculty members in two separate interviews
Faculty I:
  • Why PhD
  • Why MSU
  • Where did you hear from us
  • Any questions for me
Faculty II:
  • Why PhD
  • Why MSU
  • What do you look for in a doctoral program
  • What skills/attributes make you confident in succeeding in a doctorate program
  • What are your biggest concerns about doing PhD
  • Your career goals
  • What is your application process right now (offers, interviews, decisions)
  • Any questions for me


 楼主| 发表于 2023-2-2 03:16:51 | 显示全部楼层
分享两个我觉得面试过程中最challenging的点
1. Why school
我回答这个问题一般就是聊聊Faculty Fit, 看看这个学校有什么很强的地方,比如资源之类的, 大部分时候我说完几点Interviewer就点头过下一个问题。但有的学校会继续刨根问底, 质问我到底为什么要去他们学校,其他学校(如recommender的学校)也有很多这样的好faculty好资源, 你为什么不去他们那些地方?
所以为了预防遇到这种问题时回答不上了, 朋友们记得准备的时候多找一点非这个学校不可的理由,最好能问问一下内部人员(比如你的recommender, 他们学校的学生)了解这个学校自己最自豪的是什么

2. Your research interests
很多时候我说一个大概的research idea, interviewer就点头了(e.g.: I want to examine the impact of A on B)。
但也有很多faculty会对你进行刨根问底,如:
  • Why do you interest in the relationship between A and B
  • How do you think A impacts B? What is the mechanism underlying it? Give some examples
  • If you have the perfect dataset to test the idea, what will be the variables in the dataset and how will you use them?
  • What is the current literature and gap in this field you are interested in?
所以朋友们准备的时候记得想清楚一点呀

发表于 2023-2-2 04:36:20 | 显示全部楼层
这么多面试~谢谢分享!楼主好强!congrats on getting into the shortlist!祝好运
发表于 2023-2-2 05:21:51 | 显示全部楼层
拿到好多面试,楼主太强啦!
发表于 2023-2-2 08:19:39 | 显示全部楼层
太强啦
发表于 2023-2-2 08:35:21 发自 iPhone | 显示全部楼层
楼主好厉害! 谢谢分享!
发表于 2023-2-2 09:07:42 | 显示全部楼层
楼主太强了!!感谢这么详细的分享,祝楼主收到自己心仪的offer呀~
发表于 2023-2-2 09:49:20 | 显示全部楼层
太厉害了 感谢楼主分享!!想问一下,对于paper相关的问题有什么办法准备嘛?
发表于 2023-2-2 09:58:25 发自 iPhone | 显示全部楼层
太强了
发表于 2023-2-2 10:28:59 | 显示全部楼层
太强了,希望楼主拿到心仪的offer!
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