The INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) is one of the most competitive programmes in the world. But don't let that intimidate you! With a little hard work and the right approach, you can definitely increase your chances of getting accepted. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

1. The perfect recipe for academic excellence! 

There's no doubt that academic excellence is important. After all, often the first thing that will catch an admissions officer’s eye is your GMAT or GRE score. But it's important to remember that academic excellence is not the only factor determining success.

In order to truly stand out, you need to be well-rounded and have a consistent history of excelling in both your coursework and extracurricular activities. Don’t be discouraged if you don't have perfect GMAT or GRE scores. It’s more important to ensure your GMAT or GRE score represents your true academic capacity, and that your university degree’s transcript of grades are complete. The perfect recipe is to focus on being the best overall candidate and strive for excellence in all areas of your life, as it's the best way to achieve your goals and make your mark on the world.

2. Demonstrate your ability to contribute 

Besides academic performance, the admissions committee also wants to see evidence of your ability to contribute to the programme and add value to your classmates. It means showing that you're more than just a good student - you're a great person, too. It means getting involved in your community and demonstrating leadership skills. 

This can be shown through extracurricular activities, internships, and leadership roles you've previously held. So take a look at your experiences and ask yourself how they've helped you grow as a person and leader and how those experiences could benefit your contribution to the programme and your fellow peers.

3. Be internationally minded 

Last but not least, the admissions committee is looking for students who are interested in different cultures and environments. This includes things like speaking languages other than your mother tongue, travelling for leisure or work, and having a keen interest in international questions to build your global perspective. So if you have any experiences that show off your international side, highlight them in your application form! 

“What we value is diversity. By being yourself you have the best shot at proving to us that you are different and that you will make a unique contribution to the programme.”

Thibault Seguret, MIM Programme Director

The INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) programme is one of the most prestigious and competitive programmes in the world. But with a little bit of hard work and the right approach, you can definitely increase your chances of getting in!

Focus on academic excellence, demonstrate your ability to contribute, and be internationally minded, and you'll be well on your way to impressing the admissions committee. Good luck!


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