The final exam has just ended. People are streaming into the school bar, congratulating each other. Some even start hugging their friends and bidding teary farewells. A typical bunch of graduating MBA students, you say? Not quite. That was the scene played out last month when we finished Period 2, only four months into our ten-month MBA.
A week after graduation, I still don’t feel like leaving campus. I’m literally writing this post in a breakout room reminiscing the past few days. Friends, academics, recruitment, trips, parties and so on. Looking back, one of the best decisions I made was about where to start my MBA journey.
I am writing these lines sitting on a plane. I am flying back home for Christmas, and I look strange bringing a winter coat on top of my luggage in the humid, 30-degree Singaporean weather. When the aircraft took off, I mentally reviewed the last 12 months. What a year.
Part two is written onboard EK355 from Singapore to Dubai, on my way to France. So excited to start my journey with the school! This post will focus specifically on the INSEAD application process, and the preparation that I did.
INSEAD is the ideal place for me to pressure test my ideas with pioneers of relevant fields and future leaders.
I was impressed by the entrepreneurial focus, which also reflects itself in the career paths of the school’s alumni.
The fact that INSEAD had an accelerated 10-month programme was key to my decision.
I see myself in an environment where I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Getting back to the family business as soon as possible was a prime reason to choose a one-year MBA.
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