Ace Your MBA Admissions Interviews

With Personalized MBA Interview Preparation and Mock Sessions from the experts at Menlo Coaching


This is the most reliable path to the high future earnings and enhanced social status that come with admission to a top MBA program.

Only a few spots available – Don’t miss out!

Who Needs Personalized Interview Preparation?

In short, everyone.

If you’re like most people, the impending face-to-face interviews are the thing you’re least looking forward to out of the entire MBA application and admissions process.

And if you happen to be one of those fortunate few for whom the interviews don’t induce a cold sweat, your confidence could potentially be your downfall.

The good news is, if you’ve been invited to a school for an interview there’s a more than 50% chance you’ll be admitted to their MBA program.

The bad news is, this means the stakes are at their absolute highest!

Whether you’re naturally confident or not, if you don’t know the specific things that each school is looking for – and expecting to see – in the interview, you probably won’t give your very best answers or be able to present yourself in the best possible light.

Which could mean losing out on potential scholarships or, worse still, having your entire application rejected.

Knowing how crucial it is to get this component right, we developed a rigorous, 3-phase interview preparation process designed to match your unique strengths and story to the requirements and interview style of each of your target schools.

You’re In Good Hands with the
MBA Interview Experts at Menlo Coaching

Obinna Arizor, MBA

Obinna Arizor portrait

At Tuck, Obinna served as a Tuck Admissions Associate (TAA), and received the 2019 award for completing the highest number of virtual and in-person admissions interviews. Since then, he’s gone on to conduct nearly 900 mock MBA admissions interviews for Menlo Coaching, which gives him unparalleled expertise. Obinna has worked with clients who have gained admission to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, and other top programs.

During one of our mocks, Obinna asked me two questions that I didn’t prepare for and that I hadn’t heard anywhere else. And thank goodness he did, because they actually came up the next day! I was so thankful for that insight alone.

Admitted to HBS + GSB.
HBS Class of 2023

Eduardo Placer

Eduardo Placer

Eduardo Placer is the CEO and Founder of Fearless Communicators, a dynamic speaking and communications coaching business. His clients include the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School of Business, Yale University, The Juilliard School, Google, Bank of America, and HBO.

Working with Eduardo, I had no idea what to expect when I turned on my computer—and it turned out to be the most fun two hours! We went over a lot, including breathing techniques and spotting little speech patterns that I would want to avoid. As a result, I was able to be a lot calmer and poised in my interviews. Working with Eduardo was definitely a highlight of my business school application process!

Admitted to Wharton.
Wharton Class of 2021

David White

David is a Founding Partner of Menlo Coaching and a full-time MBA admissions consultant. He specializes in school-specific interview formats, such as the HBS “case method” interview and Wharton’s Team Based Discussion. David focuses on preparing you for these unique, high-pressure interview styles in a way that highlights your best qualities and that demonstrates your capacity to succeed in the classroom.

I had multiple sessions with David to prepare for my interviews. I got a much better understanding of the school-specific questions, and afterwards, I would get specific feedback for improvement. I felt like I was in actual interviews for these sessions, which made the real thing much less intimidating!

Admitted to Cambridge Judge, INSEAD.
Cambridge Class of 2020

3 MBA Interview Prep Options

Option 1

General Preparation — Starting at $500

Based on the thousands of interview reports our clients have sent us over the years, we faithfully recreate typical interview questions, letting you face your fears in a safe environment, where you still have a chance to course-correct.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Master the basics (“Tell me about yourself”, “Why an MBA?”, or “Why this school?”)
  • Learn how to handle and prepare for curveball questions designed to make you think on your feet
  • Get LOTS of high-quality feedback at every stage
  • Be able to practice tough questions repeatedly (until we’re both sure you’ve got it right)
  • Get a recording of each mock interview session so you can continue to improve on your own time

Option 2

Communications Training — Starting at $1,000

The MBA interviews are about more than just getting the “right” answers to questions. The interviewer wants to see that you’re humble and authentic, that your personality will fit in well with the other students.

To make sure you’re presenting at your peak – come interview time – we bring in Eduardo Placer and the crack team of former pro actors at Fearless Communicators to take you through their 2-hour, physical and emotional training program, Unlock Your Voice.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Get personalized advice about your unique communication style
  • Find out how to best play to your experience and strengths
  • Master staying positive and confident in high-pressure situations
  • Learn how to predictably be your best, most confident, and authentic self

Option 3

School-Specific Interviews — Starting at $500

If you prepare for all your interviews as though they are one and the same thing, you’re unlikely to succeed at standing out from your fellow applicants and could seriously harm your chances of being accepted.

There’s a big difference between the friendly Team-Based Discussion style of interview employed at Wharton, and the deeply detail-oriented Behavioral Interview style used at MIT Sloan. Every MBA interview is different, and in Phase 3, we’ll tailor your prep based on your target programs.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Become confident speaking in front of a mix of people, if you’re going to be doing team-based interviews
  • Learn to go deep on your background and get comfortable talking about current events in your industry or region, if HBS is on your list
  • Prepare to answer detailed questions about your past experiences, if one of your schools uses behavioral interview techniques
  • Leapfrog past other applicants who are either using less-experienced coaches, or relying on their natural extroverted ways to get through their interviews

Hear from former clients about our Interview Prep service

The biggest compliment I can provide is the similarity between the mock interviews I received and my actual interview. The interview team at Menlo Coaching are domain experts – the interview content, style, and flow of our mock sessions closely mirrored the real thing.

Jon Lorenz
Ioannis Kremitsas
Harvard Business School, Class of 2025

The MBA interview is the last step to admission—seize the opportunity!