The interviews are just conversations about your personal information, further study plan and your career ambitions in China.
Why does NBS interview?
The interview is designed to assess your academic potential. Our school officials and professors are looking for your self-motivation and enthusiasm for iMBA program. Decisions are not based on your manners, appearance or background, but on your ability to think independently and to engage with new ideas beyond the scope of your school or college syllabus.
Who gets invited to interview?
With so many more applications than places it just isn’t possible to interview everyone. Our recruitment office would shortlist the candidates they feel have the strongest potential and meet their selection criteria best. Only those shortlisted are invited to interview in NBS.
If you do not get shortlisted for interview, unfortunately that means that your application has not been successful.
If you are shortlisted for interview - congratulations! Being invited to attend our interviews is a fantastic achievement, considering the number of strongly competitive applications that we receive each year.
When will I find out if I have been invited to interview?
You will receive an email indicating whether or not you have been invited for interview in mid to end of November.
All interviews take place in early to mid-December so please make sure you are going to be available during this time. You may only be given a week’s notice that you have been shortlisted and interviews cannot be rearranged.
Who will interview me?
You will be interviewed by our school officials and distinguished professors of NBS. They teach and research at the School and decide who studies here.
What are NBS looking for?
We are looking for the students with clarity of expression and thought, precision of analysis, flexibility of argument, and sheer enthusiasm for the program.
What will I be asked?
Our school officials and professors will understand that you may be nervous and will try to put you at your ease. They want you to feel able to be yourself in the interview, and to allow you to demonstrate your skills and abilities. They will probably ask you a few simple questions to begin with: perhaps about something in your personal statement or why you have applied for a iMBA program. They will then move on to questions about your major or your experience. Interviewees may also refer to any written work that you were asked to submit. Questions may be about the subjects that you are currently studying (or have studied) at school or college. However, you will also be offered opportunities to show yourselves and to demonstrate your knowledge and interest about NBS.
We have published some sample interview questions as following to help you get an idea what to expect. 1. About personal information. a) Could you introduce yourself in 30 seconds? b) Please give us a quick introduction. c) Could you briefly describe yourself for us? d) Name three words or phrases to describe yourself to us. 2. The reason to choose NBS and iMBA program a) Why do you choose NBS? b) Why the MBA? Why now? c) Why are you applying to business school? d) Why does this school appeal to you? e) Why are you interested in an iMBA program in China? 3. Expectation of iMBA program in China a) What do you want to do (in regard to business function, industry, location)? b) What do you expect NBS iMBA assist you to inspire your career in future? c) If you’re admitted to NBS iMBA program, what are your short- and long-term goals ? 4. Research field a) Why did you choose your undergraduate major? b) What is your interested field to research for your master degree? c) What contributions would you make for researching? d) What has been your most challenging or rewarding academic experience so far? 5. Internship a) If we offer you an intern in local business sector, would you like to join? b) Which industry would you like to take your intern in? c) If you’re admitted to a local internship, what do you think your biggest challenge will be?
Do I have to ask a question at the end?
Please don’t feel as though you must ask a question. If you are given the chance to ask your own questions at the end of the interview, this does not form any part of your assessment.