This week BusinessWeek reported that the Yale MBA program will use video in this year’s application process. Having experimented with video for two years in a row, Yale is making it part of the application for all applicants starting with the 2013-14 application cycle. The move would make Yale one of very few MBA programs that incorporate video into the application process.

According to admissions Director Bruce DelMonico one-on-one interviews, while important, do not do the best job of gauging an applicant’s ability to think on his feet. Responses are polished, and one interviewer’s impressions may not be shared by everyone on the admissions team. Video responses can be compared with those of other applicants and reviewed by multiple team members. Since the questions are not known in advance, responses can’t be scripted, he adds.

While the exact details aren’t yet known, it seems that applicants will likely be directed to a website via which they will receive three questions. After each opens, they will be given 10 to 20 seconds to think about their response, and a further minute or so to answer the question. The questions, chosen randomly from a list, will probably include a behavioral question asking about a past experience; a thought question asking the applicant to respond to a statement; and a data interpretation question.

So what type of questions were asked in the video interview last year – here are a few examples:

What contribution did you provide for your company?

If you have a struggle with classmates, how will you solve it?

What is your biggest concern of the Admissions Committee in evaluating your application

What would your colleagues and friends say are your strengths and weaknesses?

Please describe a creative solution that you have come up with for a problem.

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