Do You Think Like An Ivy League MBA Graduate ?

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GAT Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz closely mimics real life conditions that highly effective Managers faces on a daily basis. Questions are designed based on key business concepts such as operations,finance and marketing etc:However,you do not need an actual MBA degree to reply to any of the following questions. We have designed these question to measure your business acumen and above all your inherent management ability. Your MBA mind score will be 1-5,where 1 is the highest and 5 the lowest. HInt:You will do best if you use your instinct,logic and experience to respond. . Have fun!


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  • 1. 
    You are the CEO of your company,you hear that your top employee is joining another competing firm. Your first reactions will be: 
    • A. 

      I will assume that he is leaving for higher salary,and therefore I will offer him higher salary than the competing firm,and make sure that he stays.

    • B. 

      I will try to understand why is he quitting,and will start negotiation process to retain him.

    • C. 

      I will make sure that we have a back up,and find somebody who can replace him quickly and effectively.

    • D. 

      I will use all available option including coercion and will enforce him to stay until I find his replacement.

    • E. 

      I will beg him to stay and will make an emotional speech,and remind him of earlier days asking him to stay.

  • 2. 
    You are the manger and find out that your top resource is preparing for GMAT to get a MBA degree. You are disturbed because you think that this will impact his office work. Your first reaction to this news will be: 
    • A. 

      I will make sure that I allocate him more work ,so that he just can not study during his office time.

    • B. 

      I will call him in my office and will explain him some of the local MBA programs that the organization reimburses for top performing resources.

    • C. 

      I will remove him from all critical projects,and ensure that he is not part of any long term projects.

    • D. 

      I will approach him,and talk with him to understand what books and courses he is using for his MBA preparations.

    • E. 

      I will report his extra-curricular exam preparation activities to my boss informally,this will ensure I am safe in case he quits or there is some impact on his projects.

  • 3. 
    This one is more tricky and personal!It's your Son's 6th birthday party,you have missed his college football match because of the work earlier this week.As soon as you are about to leave,your CEO asks you to stay late for the meeting of your lifetime. There is no option of rescheduling the meeting at least for next 6 months.You are supposed to present this critical project plan to your japanese counter part,if this meeting is successful it will mean a lot to you. What are you going to do now:
    • A. 

      I will quickly call home,explain the situation to my wife,talk to my son-explain the situation,hoping that they will understand and quickly start working on the presentation.

    • B. 

      I will ask my competitive team mate to present it on my behalf,knowing that he will reap all the benefits and take the entire credit.

    • C. 

      I will talk with my dynamic CEO,explain him the situation and will ask him to reschedule the meeting with Japanese.

    • D. 

      I will talk directly with my Japanese counterpart,explain them the situation and request them to delay or reschedule the meeting.

    • E. 

      I will try to quickly wrap-up the meeting, finish the job,and rush home even though I know that birthday party is over by now.