The admissions process of some business schools requires that the MBA applicant attends a mandatory interview. These mandatory interviews are usually conducted as in person ones.
If you are an international applicant and the business school has not been able to either send its representative or identify any alumni in your country to conduct the interview in person, the interview is conducted over the phone or through web conference.
Again, an in-person interview is generally recommended as you can build rapport and use it to get feedback to determine your fit for the particular program.
The personal interview process aim to test the ‘views’ expressed by a candidate during submission of the application or through a free-wheeling discussion around one’s bio-data given in the application form.
Personal Interview stresses in the areas of Goal Clarity, Knowledge, Communication Skills and Personality traits.