1. Do your homework. Check out the school and the programme curriculum on the website and be prepared to explain why you chose INSEAD, why this programme interests you, and how it can help you to achieve your career goals. Make a checklist of key features and dates so you don’t get it mixed up with another institution and end up talking to Stanford about INSEAD’s campus in Singapore! Choose the information you will post on your own social media profile wisely. You have checked out their website, chances are they will check out your profile too.
We have just finished the recruitment cycle for another incoming class of INSEAD Executive MBA participants. The GEMBA Asia and Middle East sections have already kicked off the programme with the first module, and we will welcome the new GEMBA Europe section at the end of October in Fontainebleau.
After many years in student recruiting, I see the same errors, year after year. Here is a shortlist to help you avoid making these same mistakes in your application.
These are exciting times - the INSEAD Europe campus is getting ready to welcome its first Master in Management (MIM) class. As the school celebrates its 60th anniversary it is only getting younger, more energetic and more innovative!
INSEAD’s Master in Management (MIM) is designed to empower the next generation of well-rounded, agile-thinking and innovative individuals who are ready to make a positive impact in today's society. The Admissions Team is looking for people with intellectual curiosity, personal qualities to contribute to the many activities at INSEAD and a desire to stretch themselves in a rigorous academic programme.
Each year INSEAD selects a limited number of seasoned professionals who are looking for new ways to make an impact on their organisation by starting their journey of change with the Executive Master of Change (EMC) programme. Selection is based on a combination of your potential to be a change agent, interest in psychological approaches to management and self-development and your ability to contribute to the INSEAD experience.
INSEAD’s Executive MBA programme is intensive, rigorous and challenging. To ensure that we bring the best talent to the class, applicants must either take the INSEAD Assessment, the GMAC Executive Assessment (EA) or the GMAT – all of which provide a uniform and standardised way of evaluating candidates’ aptitude to cope with the intensity and breadth of the programme.
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.