Preparing for Your PGPB Interview
Believe it or not, we were once students ourselves. In other words, we are very aware of how demanding the application and admissions process can be. This is one of the reasons we aim to make applying to the PGPB as simple and user-friendly as possible. We also know that the interview can be an especially intimidating part of the process. But — with the right preparation — it doesn’t have to be.
Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect during your interview at MISB.
About the PGPB Interview
Congratulations! If you’re reading this because you’ve been given an interview, you’ve made it past the first cut: Based on the strength of your application, you’ve made the shortlist for acceptance into the PGPB. The interview gives us the chance to get to know you a bit better while extending the same opportunity to you.
Depending on where you are located, we offer interviews on our Mumbai campus as well as in different cities throughout India. We also conduct interviews via phone/Skype for candidates who are unable to attend an in-person interview.
All interviews are conducted one-on-one by an MISB faculty member or member of the MISB management team. If you haven’t already provided a CV, original transcripts, essay questions, and proof of ID with your application, please bring these materials to the interview.
What to Expect During the PGPB Interview
Interviews help us identify candidates with the potential to succeed in our rigourous program while also making a unique contribution to the PGPB community. These are four primary areas of consideration, which include the following:
- Academic Background
Your academic background offers us valuable insight into how likely you are to succeed in our program and as a future business leader. Please note that there are no minimum score requirements for admission to the PGPB. Instead, we holistically consider your educational foundation, grades, and test scores for a “big picture” snapshot. For example, if you have excellent grades and a strong transcript but less-than-ideal standardized test scores, you are still a strong candidate.
- Candidate Personality
While glimmers of personality may show through on your application, the interview gives us the opportunity to get an authentic sense of who you are as a person. Why does your personality matter? Because it not only impacts your “fit” within the PGPB, but also your career potential. We encourage you to be yourself!
- Relational Abilities
Soft skills are increasingly vital in today’s collaborative world. Your relationship skills indicate how you’ll interact with others — both during your time in the PGPB and the contemporary workplace. We’re looking for the next generation of business leaders, and effective relational abilities are an important component.
- Verbal and Communication Skills
Success in the business world is much more than a numbers game. The ability to express yourself in words plays a significant role in shaping your business and personal interactions. Strong verbal skills also demonstrate other key characteristics, such as confidence and critical thinking.
In closing, we’re delighted to offer these final words of advice: Rather than thinking of the interview as a chore or obligation, think of it as an opportunity to show us what you’ve got. And remember — we’re rooting for you!