Is an MBA only for people with business backgrounds? What if your previous work experience doesn’t seem to fit into any of the more traditional pre-MBA profiles such as consulting, finance and corporate? Assistant Director of MBA Marketing and Recruitment Michael Wort shares insights as well as admissions advice for applicants with “non-traditional” backgrounds.
Anne Bresman, Global Director for Executive Degree Programmes at INSEAD, breaks down the finer points of the INSEAD Executive Master in Finance (EMFin)'s admissions process and outlines what they look for in a typical participant.
When applying to INSEAD, the piece of advice I received most was "be yourself". It took me months to fully understand the meaning of it, but I am now convinced that it is the best possible guidance for INSEAD applicants. What does it mean to "be yourself"? How could I possibly be somebody else? I was looking incredulously at the alumni telling me this piece of advice and I had no idea what to do with it. Hearing it over and over again, in one form or another, I knew that there must have been something to it, but I could not figure out what.
Hi everyone! My name is Julian and in the next 10 months I will try to give you the best possible and unfiltered view on "my real life" at INSEAD. To start and to be frankly honest, I am a bit scared. A bit scared about my next step in life and my career. A bit scared about opening up to the world in this blog. A bit scared to "compare" myself with the amazing group of people that make up INSEAD.
Hi World!!! This is my first opportunity as a blogger and I must say I am rather curious about the route this is going to take. I basically started this as I feel INSEAD is such a great experience that I want to try to express it in a different way than I am used to, also embracing my new life of challenges and new experiences.