Avg. GMAT Score709GMAT Range600-780
Total Applicants2000Acceptance Rate
Class Size1008Avg. Work Experience72
Applicant DeadlinesR1:20-Sep-2017
Decision DatesR1:24-Nov-2017
Length of Program10 MonthsPlacement Information

INSEAD Business School is one the top global business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and Middle East. It is ranked 1th in Global Top MBA Rankings 2017 in Financial Times.

In Europe and worldwide INSEAD is the most well known business school and provides the most prestigious MBA program. In the space of five decades, INSEAD has developed from an entrepreneurial venture to an internationally regarded institution.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere.

INSEAD has a rolling admission cycle and has four rounds of MBA application deadlines. Every year number of candidates apply to INSEAD and out of them only 1024 get the admission into INSEAD one year MBA program. As you can easily guess, getting into INSEAD is certainly going to be a challenging process. We provide you with INSEAD interview tips that will help you get better equipped to face the challenge. Our experienced INSEAD admission experts will provide you with practical INSEAD interview tips that will take you one-step closer to your success with your INSEAD application. For preparing below set of essay questions, you may also refer some INSEAD Sample Essay.

Key points for INSEAD:

  • INSEAD was founded in 1957, INSEAD has 3 campuses (France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi). It was founded by Harvard professor Georges Doriot
  • INSEAD has over 50,000 alumni across more than 170 countries. INSEAD produced many CEOs of Fortune500 companies.
  • INSEAD has developed an amazing entrepreneurial atmosphere for its MBA participants, like boot camps, field trips, clubs, venture competitions, entrepreneurs-in-residence and much more.
  • INSEAD MBA Program has 75 electives, two intakes across two campuses with the option of exchange with other top global business schools.
  • INSEAD has 148 faculty members, and most of the professors are placed among the world’s top 10 global business influences. And INSEAD has 15 Research Centers
  • INSEAD is consistently among the top 5 MBA programs in the world by Financial Times.
  • 90% candidate’s received at least one job offer 3 months after their graduation.


Changes in INSEAD MBA Essay 2017 (for class of September 2018)

INSEAD has also reduced the number of required essays and essay word limit this year.


INSEAD Essays (for class of September 2018)

Job Description Essays: 

Essay 1: Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of budget, clients/products and results achieved. (short answer)

Essay 2: What would be your next step in terms of position if you were to remain in the same company? (short answer)

Essay 3: Please give a full description of your career since graduating from university. Describe your career path with the rationale behind your choices. (short answer)

Essay 4: Discuss your short and long term career aspirations with or without an MBA from INSEAD. (short answer)

Optional Essay: If you are currently not working or if you plan to leave your current employer more than 2 months before the programme starts, please explain your activities and occupations between leaving your job and the start of the programme.

Motivation Essays

Essay 1 Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary. (500 words max.)

Essay 2 Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why. In addition, describe a situation where you failed. How did these experiences impact your relationships with others? Comment on what you learned. (400 words max.)

Essay 3 Tell us about an experience where you were significantly impacted by cultural diversity, in a positive or negative way. (300 words max.)

Essay 4 Describe all types of extra-professional activities in which you have been or are still involved for a significant amount of time (clubs, sports, music, arts, politics, etc). How are you enriched by these activities? (300 words max.)

Essay 5 (optional) Is there anything else that was not covered in your application that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee? (300 words max.)

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