A lot of times I get asked if doing an MBA is worth it or what the ROI of an INSEAD MBA is. I always say "it depends" on what you're looking for in the short term vs long term. When I went to INSEAD in 2015, I invested EUR 63k on this experience. This was a HUGE financial investment for me as a 25-year old in India with no savings and no family funds to bank on.
I managed the whole INSEAD application process while preparing my wedding and juggling a few major projects at work. Everything went smoothly and I was accepted. I was indeed overwhelmed by the excitement and was really looking forward to the experience, until… … my father-in-law found out about it. Well, I didn’t tell him earlier not because I wanted to hide it from him, but because I really wanted to make sure that everything (especially finance) was properly sorted out before breaking the news.