Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical interview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Below are sample Business Economics interview questions.
-How can you contribute to this company? What was your biggest influence?
-Describe a time you were able to draw conclusions to achieve a new idea from two seemingly unrelated things.
-How does business contribute to economic development?
-Why is time an important resource, though it is freely available?
-What is the difference between a manager and a leader?
-How do you reach a decision if you don’t have all the facts?
-If you were interviewing someone for a business administrator position, for what traits would you look?
-What salary are you seeking?
-Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
-Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
-If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well done, what would you do?
-If you found out your company was doing something against the law, like fraud, what would you do?
-What assignment was too difficult for you, and how did you resolve the issue?
-What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision?
-Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.
-What would you do if management made a decision you didn't agree with?
-What is there about this opportunity that most excites you?
-Tell me about a time someone misunderstood something you said or wrote.
-How did you make yourself clear?
-What was the outcome?
-Describe your leadership style.
-How would your co-workers/classmates describe you?
-Are you comfortable speaking in large-group situations?
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