INSEAD campuses in Singapore and Fontainebleau bustled with euphoria and excitement as we welcomed our new MBA'21Js!  Hailing from 64 different countries, our students kickstarted the next chapter of their life at INSEAD, with women making up 32% of the class.

It has been a few intense months prior, as our Admissions Team worked closely with admits to seek their sentiments on starting the programme amidst the COVID-19 situation. Webinars and surveys were conducted to understand concerns and preferences.

Meanwhile, our Student Life and Operations teams swung into action to welcome students on campus by ensuring that all safety measures and protocols across both campuses are in place.

With countries opening up travel restrictions, over 200 students met each other in person across both campuses, and the rest joined in the launch of the programme virtually. As our students completed their first week on campus with our Launch Week, let's hear their thoughts on journeying through from an applicant to admit, as well as their INSEAD experience thus far. 

welcome MBA'21J

“INSEAD has been really accommodating throughout the whole admissions process. I was confident that I was joining one of the best schools in the world, and it already has proven me right." 

Ralph El Sayah
Lebanese

MBA 21J

MBA 21J

"I am impressed with the level of communication and proactivity in terms of responding to the COVID-19 challenges INSEAD has shown to our MBA’21J class. We are very grateful for that!”

Ivanina Stoyanova
Bulgarian

“I want to express my appreciation to INSEAD’s effort in supporting us during this COVID-19 crisis. Thank you very much!”

Yunxiao Wu
Chinese

MBA 21J

MBA 21J

“Thank you INSEAD for the flexibility shown to make the programme possible during such difficult times: the reality behind your hard work is not lost on me.”

Axel Rydbeck
Finnish

"INSEAD engaged us from the very beginning in the conversation about how the COVID-19 situation impacts the INSEAD community. I highly appreciated these initiatives and I am proud of being member of a community that genuinely values inclusion.”

Dimitris Karaoglou
Greek

MBA 21J

MBA21J

"Despite doing our Launch Week in dual-mode, INSEAD was able to create a holistic experience, such that students joining in online did not see any boundaries and differences being in a Zoom environment. We were fully involved and engaged in the atmosphere." 

Student feedback from the Launch Week Survey

"It was a week in which I understood that an MBA in INSEAD is not only about networking, academics, and diversity. The INSEAD MBA is first of all about coaching. Coaching us to be good leaders, good decision-makers, and excellent inclusive leaders."

Student feedback from the Launch Week Survey

MBA21J

MBA 21J

"The message of business as a source for good is so pivotal and it was great that the alumnus focused on that. It makes us reflect and reposition ourselves before lessons start, reinforcing the notion of "MBA is not only for your career but for your whole life". Even on Zoom, we have the chance to enjoy it to the fullest.

Student feedback from the Launch Week Survey

"I appreciated the various lectures that helped set the expectations for the upcoming year and also gave various food for thought on things we should take note before just diving into academics."

Student feedback from the Launch Week Survey

MBA 21J

Many alumni have described their INSEAD experience as the "best time of their lives".

In special times such as now, we are confident that what lies ahead for our students, is a transformative journey that will empower them to make a difference in both their lives and the community they live in.

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