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.
In parts one and two of our series, we discussed the purpose of the GMAT and GRE for business school admissions, as well as the differences in the test structures and the skills you will need to tackle each of them.
In part one of our guide to the GMAT and GRE, we discussed the purpose of these standardised tests for business school admission, as well as the differences in test structure and individual components. In this article, we will go deeper into the main sections of each test and give you some examples of what to expect and what skills you will need to master the GMAT or GRE.
Like any other top business school, INSEAD requires its applicants to the MBA and Master in Management (MIM) degree programmes to attempt either the GMAT or the GRE. One of the most common questions we hear is: “Which test is better?”
Standardised aptitude tests like the GMAT and GRE are required for most business school degrees. But with the plethora of information out there, getting started can feel a bit overwhelming. INSEAD's Degree Programmes recruitment team took the plunge and attempted both tests themselves, going through the entire actual in-person test-taking experience for both the GMAT and the GRE to experience first-hand what applicants will be going through.
Just one more week to launch week! Looking back, it’s been a surreal journey. The first time I browsed through INSEAD’s website was in early 2019. After countless calls with alumni, essay preparations, and mock interviews, I finally got my notice of admission for the MBA Class of 22J. Now it is finally time to embark on this amazing journey, one that I certainly can’t be more excited for. Before that, I thought it would be useful to share some preparation tips that I have collected from seniors and alumni alike.
As a Portuguese engineer surrounded by a social environment where engineers take the majority, the MBA word is not commonly heard. Therefore, when I was challenged by a senior member and INSEAD alum of my previous company to think about my future and pursuing an MBA, it felt kind of unfamiliar.
Many of you already know that soon after sending in your application for the MIM programme at INSEAD, you will receive a link to submit answers to four questions via a video interview. I wanted to share a couple of pieces of advice that you may find useful as you prepare for these interviews.
The INSEAD Executive MBA is an intensive programme with a rigorous curriculum. As part of the admissions process, you must take either the INSEAD Assessment, the GMAC Executive Assessment (EA) or the GMAT. All of these tests evaluate your academic aptitude, including quantitative and verbal skills. The application process will vary slightly depending on which test you choose:
My INSEAD journey started 12 months ago when I attended an information session conducted at the Singapore campus. My motivation at the time was to evaluate whether a Master's degree would help be a catalyst for my career. The obvious choice was the renowned Global Executive MBA programme, commonly known to INSEADers as the GEMBA, and the session really cemented for me the answer to the question – Why INSEAD?