The whole (INSEAD) experience essentially puts diversity at the core of our learning process.
At INSEAD, we look for people with intellectual curiosity and a desire to stretch themselves in a rigorous programme such as our one-year MBA. We welcome applications from around the world regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, or financial status. Our aim is to build an exciting, dynamic and diverse student body. In this video, Virginie Fougea, head of INSEAD's MBA Recruitment and Admissions, talks about what the school looks for in an MBA candidate.
Neha Mehta Country Manager Schlumberger INSEAD Executive MBA "You really need to be shaken up to do something incredible." Neha believes that change and challenges are vital to a fulfilling personal and professional life. She was excelling in her career in the oil and gas industry, leading a team of 200 employees in the Middle East, yet she experienced self-doubt when considering an Executive MBA. Hear her advice on how to overcome these moments of uncertainty.
Jessica Fracassi Berrezaie Director of Merchandising and Customer Experience Hermès INSEAD Executive MBA "Being reasonable is good. But sometimes, being unreasonable is how you make things happen!" Jessica firmly believes that you can grow whatever stage of life you're in. She had two young children and a demanding role in the luxury goods sector when she embarked on her Executive MBA journey, but built a solid support network to carry her through. Her message? Go for it!
What does it take to apply to the #1 MBA programme in the world (ranked by the Financial Times 2016 & 2017)? Managing Director of the MBA Programme at INSEAD Minh Huy Lai sheds light on our MBA admissions criteria, GMAT requirement, recommendation letters, interviews and more.
The GMAT is a tough nut to crack. Like many other adaptive tests, the GMAT requires rigorous preparation in the weeks leading up to the exam date. With the right approach and proper planning, however, acing the GMAT is well within reach. INSEAD MBA students Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Wenyu Yang and Silvia Nelba share some insights on their GMAT preparation strategy and their secrets on how they achieved competitive scores.
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.
I’m sitting on a plane heading for my first week at INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus, trying to decide whether to watch Skyscraper featuring Dwayne The Rock Johnson or to overdose on Ambien until I hallucinate about sky cats who want to wear my skin as a jacket (again). In the meantime, I thought it would be appropriate to knock out the first blog post and explain how I got here, wedged between an overweight man who is using way too much elbow to eat that banh mi sandwich and a small child that is judging my outfit.
Indian engineers doing an MBA is such a common phenomenon that nowadays people are surprised if an engineer says that he/she wants to continue working in the technical field throughout his/her life. Continuing this tradition, I had decided to go for an MBA three and a half years back. At that time, I was working as a design engineer in Qualcomm (having graduated from IIT Roorkee as electronics engineer in 2011). I was not too clear as to why I wanted an MBA degree apart from the fact that I did not like my work and this was not certainly something I could continue doing throughout my life.