Harvard Business School Admissions Director Shares Round 2 MBA Interview Details

According to Harvard Business School (HBS) Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold, the timing of exactly when you receive an invitation to interview for the school’s second round is not an indication of the strength of your application. Email invitations will go out on three consecutive Tuesdays, January 31st, February 7th and February 14th, Leopold shared in a recent post to her Director’s Blog. All candidates not invited to interview will also be notified of their “release” on February 14th. (Happy Valentine’s Day…)

Interviews for HBS’s Round 2 will be conducted between February 15th and March 9th. In addition to on the HBS campus, interviews will be conducted in London, Paris, Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai, San Francisco, Palo Alto and New York. Skype interviews may also be an option for candidates located outside the United States who are unable to travel, Leopold added. The email containing the interview invitation will provide full details about the process.

In an attempt at greater transparency, Leopold also shared the pattern of interview invitation volume in Round 1, noting that Round 2 won’t be identical, but that she thinks it will be “directionally similar.” In the first round, 750 invitations were sent out as part of the first wave of invitations, 80 as part of the second and 25 as part of the third and final wave.

To all those waiting anxiously for news from HBS, best of luck! To those who receive a coveted invitation, don’t miss Clear Admit’s HBS Interview Guide, which provides school-specific strategies for preparing, details on how the adcom weighs the interview relative to other components of the application, first-hand interview accounts and more. And once interviews begin, remember that you can share your experience and learn from those of others on the Clear Admit Wiki.

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