MBA Interview Questions for Recruiters

Keep in mind, these are general “softball” type questions and should be asked only when appropriate and applicable.

Often, the best question are those that demonstrate that you have done your homework on the company and/or the recruiter.


What is the one thing you would advise an MBA student to learn before graduation?

What brought you to company X and are these the same reasons that you have stayed for Y years?

How does your company plan for changes in technology that will affect the way business is handled between divisions?

What is one characteristic that demonstrates leadership skills in your organization?

What do you feel is the biggest competitive threat to your company in next 2-5 years?

How would you describe the culture of your company?

Could you describe a typical day-in-the-life of a finance/marketing person?

Since you are not a native of X CITY, what do you like about living there?

What are some of the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis?

Can you share with us, what the strategic position X COMPANY will take to remain competitive in the next five years?

As the internet economy continues to develop, how is your company preparing itself to take advantage of this new marketing/selling/information tool?

Your industry continues to undergo consolidation. Do you foresee a slowdown in this trend or will it continue at its current pace?

What types of continuing education programs do you offer your employees?

What support mechanisms are currently in-place that foster your company’s innovative culture?

Your company has recently undergone a change in leadership. How do you feel this will benefit the company?