The INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) launched in September 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic. Meet Florence Bares, who talks about why she decided to be part of the first generation of MIM students, what the admissions process has been like, the structure of the programme and main takeaways so far, as well as her impressions of her classmates and what it has been like to embark on the programme under these unique circumstances.
By the third year of my undergraduate degree in Engineering, I knew I wanted to do business. I didn’t know what exactly business meant, but I did know that I found my internships in commercial and business development teams absolutely fascinating. So how would I make a switch from Mechanical Engineering to Business?
During my undergraduate studies, I had the chance to spend one semester in Singapore in 2018. Every day, I would pass by INSEAD’s campus, and would tell myself: “Someday, I will be part of the INSEAD community”. At the time, the MIM programme had not been announced yet. Fast forward to June 2019, I read online that INSEAD was launching its pioneering MIM programme.
On 1 September 2020 we welcomed the pioneering INSEAD Master in Management class on the beautiful Fontainebleau campus.