Is an MBA only for high academic achievers with successful business backgrounds? What if your previous life or work experience doesn’t seem to fit into any of the more traditional pre-MBA profiles you've come across? This collection of blogs showcases the inspiring stories of five INSEAD MBA students who came from non-traditional backgrounds and succeeded not only in getting admitted, but also in demonstrating that an MBA can be a transformative and enriching endeavour for anyone willing to embrace the challenge.
At the INSEAD Career Centre, our team of career coaches partners with executive students along their individual career journey. Ultimately, our goal is to help you engineer not just greater success at work but also personal and professional fulfillment. Watch this video to find out more.
INSEAD helped me strengthen my leadership skills and taught me how to innovate in more ambiguous settings - attributes that are highly relevant in my venture building role.
I was able to leverage the Career Development Centre's network to have important conversations with alumni to further help me with my career planning.
Among all the other reasons why I chose INSEAD, the biggest reason are the great and truly diverse people that I have had the opportunity to meet.
I knew that to prepare for the entrepreneurship path, I needed deeper exposure to other business domains than marketing and data. INSEAD, with its reputation for nurturing entrepreneurship and diversity, was my top choice.
One of the most talked-about themes when you begin the intense 10-month MBA programme at INSEAD is the strong decision-making capacities it demands of its candidates. There simply isn’t enough time to do everything you’re drawn toward, and effective choices regarding time allocation become increasingly crucial. This challenge and the lessons you learn from it are invaluable; I plan to expand on them in a future blog post.
An Executive MBA opens doors to new and exciting career opportunities. At INSEAD, the Career Development Centre (CDC) offers a wealth of resources and practical help to support you in the process of self-discovery and exploration. But what does this mean in action? We sat down with Larry Medina, INSEAD Associate Director of Career Coaching and Education, to find out more.
The ex-chairman of McKinsey's Asia offices on life, love, business - and why he wants to be ''a whole person''
I’m constantly putting myself in our top management shoes and reflecting back on some of the most basic strategy frameworks that I took from INSEAD, which give me a rigorous starting point to research, analyse and react.