INSEAD’s MBA student life is diverse and transformational. A cultural melting pot of experiences that triggers students to re-shape their perceived reality beyond the classroom; from sports activities to unforgettable travel experiences, or from cheerful parties to intimate heartfelt dinners.
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.
While I was nearing the end of the penultimate semester of my bachelor’s degree in early 2020, I was starting to plan my next steps. Write my bachelor thesis, finish my degree by late summer and then start an internship as a first step towards securing an entry-level position. After that I was planning to work for a few years and then maybe start an MBA. At least, that was the idea.
When I got accepted into INSEAD the first reaction I got when I told people, was “Who will take care of your child?” instead of “Congratulations! You can do it”. Then when I found out I was pregnant, and I chose not to defer, I was told all sorts of things, like “Think about your child, this is an impossible task, you cannot raise a toddler and be pregnant and do such an intense MBA, stop thinking you can do it all”.
Our class has been defined as the “can-do” class.
INSEAD's Master in Management (MIM) programme is designed to empower the next generation of innovative individuals who are ready to positively impact society. If you are a young professional with zero to two years of work experience looking to learn beyond theory, acquire practical skills and maximise your career potential, INSEAD's MIM is one to explore.
What is the difference between diagnosing a dog’s health issue and offering a strategic solution in an MBA class? How can a former veterinarian doctor leverage her previous medical skills and knowledge as strong foundations to thrive in business? Those questions may seem odd.
Leadership is both science and art. It is so intangible and abstract just like the air, yet such an incredibly critical force that holds ambitious endeavours together like gravity. Learnings about leadership are so embedded in the INSEAD experience that when I reflect back on my one-year MBA journey, I feel pleasantly surprised by the new leadership wisdom and capability I have developed.
National weeks have always been an INSEAD tradition, and we were honoured to have been selected to host the cultural week this year. During the week of May 17th, we hosted Chinese Culture Week and presented the diverse elements that China has to offer, including food, dance, calligraphy, costume, travel, business culture, and society.