Kellogg MBA Interview Questions


Are you expecting an invitation from Kellogg? You have spent months researching and preparing to make your application strong. But an interview is the last key that will unlock your success. So we have developed interview questions for Kellogg to make your life easier. 

In this article, we will address interview questions for Kellogg and how the Kellogg interview works. 



Kellogg interviews are conducted by alums, which is slightly friendlier than the adcoms. The interviewer does not receive copies of your application. However, they receive a copy of your resume, which will often be the first subject of the interview. Next, they will try to gauge your motivations for pursuing an MBA from Kellogg. 

Interviewers often ask many standards and customized MBA interview questions according to the flow. We have given some sample questions below so that you can prepare accordingly. However, one cannot fully prepare with these questions as the interview is an on-spot game.   

Our applicants who have interviewed with Kellogg in the past say that the interviewer was very friendly and demonstrated a genuine interest in their answers. Since a pool of alum interviewers conducts Kellogg’s interview, you should connect with alums of these schools to get a glimpse of what they expect.


Career Related Questions

  • Tell me about yourself. / Walk me through your resume. (expect follow-ups)
  • Tell me about [particular accomplishment]
  • Tell me about [particular promotion or change]
  • What needs to be added to the resume you want to tell me about?
  • What led you to your first job?
  • What made you change careers? (+ Follow-up)
  • Why did you decide to switch to the field that you chose?
  • How have you grown over the years?
  • Tell me about what’s challenging in your current role. (+ Follow-up)
  • Why did you choose ________________ for your career?
  • What are your current responsibilities?
  • What do your clients say about you?
  • What do you do outside of work?

Education Related Questions

  • Why did you choose your undergraduate school?
  • Why did you choose your major?
  • Tell me something about your undergraduate experience.
  • What was your legacy at your undergrad school?
  • Why did you choose ________________ for your career?

Why Kellogg

  • Why do you want an MBA?
  • Why now?
  • Why Kellogg?
  • Are you good with numbers?
  • What are your goals?
  • How will Kellogg help you achieve those goals?
  • How do you envision yourself being involved in the Kellogg community?
  • What clubs will you participate in?
  • How will you enhance the diversity of the Kellogg class?
  • What unique contribution do you bring to Kellogg?
  • What other schools did you apply to?
  • If you got into all of them, which would you attend?

Teamwork Related Questions

  • Tell me about your teamwork experience.
  • Describe a difficult team situation you have had to deal with.
  • Tell me about a time a team member wasn’t pulling their weight. How did you handle it?
  • What would your teammates say about you?
  • Discuss a team failure you were part of.

Leadership Related Questions

  • Who do you admire as a leader?
  • Have you held leadership positions at work?
  • How would you describe your leadership style?
  • Tell me about a time you acted as a leader.
  • Have you faced any challenges as a leader? How did you deal with them?
  • What is the most important aspect of leadership?
  • What are some of the greatest challenges of working in a diverse environment?
  • Tell me about a situation in which you were part of a dysfunctional team and what steps you took to improve the situation.
  • Have you ever worked under a bad leader? How did you handle this situation?

General Behavioral Questions

  • If you could hit the reset button, what would you do differently?
  • What is a weakness in your application you would like to explain or expand on?
  • How have you grown over the years?
  • What are your main strengths and weaknesses?
  • Tell me about a time you took a risk. What did you learn?
  • What feedback have you used to improve yourself?
  • What is the importance of diversity in the workplace? 
  • Tell me about a time you experienced diversity. 
  • Tell me about a piece of feedback you received and how you acted upon it. 
  • Tell me about a time you were faced with an ethical dilemma. 
  • Tell me about a time you had to come up with a creative solution. 
  • What three words would you use to describe yourself?
  • What do people misperceive about you when first meeting you?

Closing Questions

  • Is there anything you wished I had asked you or would like me to pass along to the admissions committee?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

With this, we have covered most of Kellogg’s interview-related questions that can be posed to you. However, the questions depend on the flow, application, and situation. You can prepare for these up-front questions by taking help from experts who will analyze your application’s strengths and weaknesses and then give you the right direction. 

We offer a limited number of complimentary profile evaluations each week. We match you with the students and alums of top B-Schools according to your background and target schools. In this call, the experts will try to dig out your USP for top B-schools and provide you with honest feedback on your profile and chances to your target schools. 

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