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As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.
With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (
INSEAD MBA in detail...
The 10-month MBA programme includes five periods, each lasting eight weeks. At the conclusion of every period is an assessment (exam, essay or project) and a short break. The first half of the programme is built around 14 core courses, which provide you with a solid understanding of the key management disciplines including finance, accounting, marketing, operations, strategy, leadership and business ethics.
During the second half of the programme, INSEAD offers you an unparalleled range of over 75 innovative electives, all taught from an international perspective. You can tailor the programme to meet your specific needs and career objectives by choosing 11 electives from a selection of more than 75 courses (offered MBA Programme 2012 11 across both campuses). While some students prefer to concentrate on certain disciplines, such as entrepreneurship and strategy, others choose to take courses in a wider variety of subjects to prepare for a career in general management. Click for more detail about the core curriculum and elective curriculum. Student exchanges with The Wharton School and Kellogg School of Management offer the chance to spend some time in a U.S. business school.
“The most important talent of a leader today is the capability to manage global complexity and global cultural diversity. I do not know of any other institution which teaches and prepares leaders for this new future as well as INSEAD is doing.”
Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
There is no single preferred teaching method at INSEAD. The faculty are free to choose the method they believe fits best with the content of the session. You will, therefore, experience a wide variety of teaching styles, including case-studies, computer simulations and role-plays. What matters to INSEAD is not the method chosen but the result: the effectiveness of your learning experience. Expect to see a lot of class participation and make use of the year groups diversity! For more about the group experience click here.
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- FT Ranking: 4
- BusinessWeek Ranking: 5
- Economist Ranking: 18
- Class size: 1024
- Female percentage: 32
- Scholarships available: 70
- Course length (months): 10
- Employed Graduates % (after 6 months): 95
- Average GMAT: 701
- Course Fee: EUR 62,500
- Application Deadline: September, November, January, March, April, June, August
- Accredited: AMBAEQUIS
- Cost per Application: EUR 250
- Living Expenses: EUR 23000
- Average age: 29
- Average years in work: 6
- Number of nationalities: 90
The facts: 21% of the 2014 intake receieved a scholarship! That's a massive 215 participants per year resulting in 3 million euros of scholarship funds awarded!
The criteria: Varies, but all scholarships target diversity (gender, developing economy, other national origin, unusual career background) excellence (academic or other strength) or financial need.
The goal: No qualified candidate should walk away from a place at INSEAD because they cannot afford it.
To find out more about how the 2014 co-hort financed their MBA or how to find and apply to a scholarship click here: Financing. To find out about the International Loan Programme offered to all admitted on the INSEAD MBA click here: Prodigy Finance
- Submit online application and supporting documents
- Notification from admissions
- Interview decision
- One or Two interviews
- Admission committee
- Final decision
The entire admissions process (from the acknowledgement of your complete application to the final decision made by the Admissions Committee) will take up to 12 weeks.
Click here to see a list of Admission Deadlines
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