Welcome to series three of In The Know. Over the course of this academic year, we will continue to discuss the latest career advice like the future of the workplace and inside the mind of a recruiter while also covering many leadership insights featuring episodes on business in the Middle East and managing generation Z. To kick off series three, we are joined by our Associate Dean of Degree Programmes, Katy Montgomery, as we look to build on the start of a new academic year and share what the future looks like for business education.
The decision to pursue an MBA is difficult at the best of times. As an MBA'21D at INSEAD, I am surrounded by a diverse range of extraordinary people who took a leap of faith amidst a global pandemic, in times of unprecedented uncertainty. Whether they are a young entrepreneur, rising star or experienced and skilled professional, most of my cohort will assure you they made the best decision and advise you to apply, so the real question you should be asking is “when?”.
"Most people are strangers to themselves", said Manfred Kets de Vries, Programme Founder of the INSEAD Executive Master in Change and Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change in a 2020 webinar. "Many of them resort to the manic defence – filling their calendar with a flurry of activities meant to prevent them from having any time to re
I am now 10 months into the GEMBA journey, with only two more modules left to finish it off; and I can’t help but feel that it has gone so fast. Don’t get me wrong, these 10 months have really been a transformational experience; this programme makes you challenge yourself in every possible aspect, which not only made me grow as a better professional, but also as a better person.
To help students better prepare for an intensive MBA journey ahead, the INSEAD programme team will be connecting with you to kickstart your MBA experience even before you step foot on campus.
I lived in the US my whole life before landing in Paris three weeks ago to start my MBA programme at INSEAD’s campus in Fontainebleau, France. Some of my friends and coworkers back home in Los Angeles, California had a hard time understanding why I wasn’t interested in going to Stanford, UCLA, or any number of top business schools in sunny California or a short flight away.
With dedicated resources at your disposal from the day you start your Executive MBA journey, INSEAD’s career development curriculum has been specifically designed to support candidates to reach their desired career outcomes. Whether seeking growth within a current organisation, looking to explore a new career path, or embarking on a new venture – the career development team is there to support you every step of the way.
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.
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken!” So said the writer Oscar Wilde in the 19th century, though his witty one-liner remains true of personal branding today.
When Petronela Pell heard that PWN Global, a professional women’s networking organisation, offered a merit-based scholarship to INSEAD's modular Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme, she knew she had to seize this golden opportunity.