While I was nearing the end of the penultimate semester of my bachelor’s degree in early 2020, I was starting to plan my next steps. Write my bachelor thesis, finish my degree by late summer and then start an internship as a first step towards securing an entry-level position. After that I was planning to work for a few years and then maybe start an MBA. At least, that was the idea.
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.
INSEAD's MBA programme is a 10-month accelerated programme that develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.
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.
Many of you already know that soon after sending in your application for the MBA 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:
INSEAD’s EMFin application process is conducted wholly online, where you begin by downloading an application form. There is also a list of documents that you will need to prepare, so be sure to find out what are the necessary items as early as you can.
I chose the INSEAD MIM because it offered me a unique fusion of management studies, technology and sustainability, exactly what I needed.
I look forward to the one million possibilities that will start to shape my future experience at INSEAD.
They say that at INSEAD, everyone is a minority, which I found distinct from other programmes.