HBS Interview Policy

Your interview is by invitation only and your invitation cannot be shared with others. Any attempt to distribute an interview invitation to a third party will result in the immediate cancellation of both your interview and your application to the MBA program. Your interview invitation is for one thirty (30) minute interview slot only. Any attempt to register for multiple interview slots will result in the immediate cancellation of both your interview and your application to the MBA program.

Interview Sign-Up Instructions

To access our online interview scheduling system, log in to your application and view your Status Update. Please register for an interview slot by selecting a location and an available date and time from the calendar displayed on your screen. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are marked as unavailable once they are filled. Upon registration, you will receive an email that confirms the time, date, and location of your interview.

Once your interview has been scheduled, we strongly discourage changes. However, should you need to make a change, please email Christina Malanga at slatesupport@hbs.edu. We will do our best to accommodate your change, but we do not guarantee the availability of interview slots.

Interview Locations and Date

Note that certain locations have limited availability.

HBS On-Campus:

(Interviews are offered at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm)

Boston April 29 and May 2

U.S. Off-Campus:

(Interview times vary by location)

Menlo Park April 25, 27, and 29
New York City April 30 and May 1

International Off-Campus:

(Interview times vary by location)

London April 30 and May 1

Your Post-Interview Reflection

As part of the application process, you will be required to complete a Post-Interview Reflection. Here are a few details:

  • The Post-Interview Reflection is not intended to be another formal essay. Think of it instead as an email you might write to a colleague or supervisor after a meeting.
  • We will be much more generous in our reaction to typos and grammatical errors than we will be with pre-packaged responses. Reflections that give any indication that they were produced before you had the interview will raise a flag for us.
  • We do not expect you to solicit or receive any outside assistance with this exercise.
  • Your Post-Interview Reflection is due within 24 hours of the conclusion of your interview. Let the interview soak in a little bit...we hate to see people missing activities because they've blocked out the time right after their interview to write their reflections.
  • There is no word limit for the Post-Interview Reflection. There is a file size limit for the document you will upload, but it is quite generous.

You will be able to access the Post-Interview Reflection on April 25 by logging in to your Applicant Status page and clicking on the Post-Interview Reflection item in your checklist.

Should you have any questions about this process or encounter a technical difficulty, please email Dana Scalisi at dscalisi@hbs.edu.