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Everything You Want To Know About INSEAD Admission 2017-18

INSEAD, a graduate business school with campuses in Europe, Asia (Singapore), and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), is one of the leading business schools which is known to offer full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, Executive MBA (EMBA) programme, a Master in Finance programme and a variety of executive education programmes.

Since more and more aspiring MBA students are willing to get admission into INSEAD, it’s very important to have the updates of all necessary information related to the admission process. If you are seeking to take admission in INSEAD, here is a complete guide for you related to ‘INSEAD Admission 2017-2018’ which includes all the details like Eligibility, Fees, Admission, Deadlines etc.

INSEAD MBA Admission Eligibility Criteria

INSEAD, being a no.1 business school across the globe comprises a multi-cultural environment encompassing of students from 80 nationalities. They ideally look for the people with different intellectual curiosity and personal qualities/traits so that they can contribute to various INSEAD activities. They prefer candidates who have a desire to stretch themselves in a rigorous academic programme.

They welcome applications from all around the world regardless of their religion, race, gender, colour or financial status. There is no specific work experience INSEAD look for, still, candidates must have two years of experience as the participants of their current class have an average of 5.5 years of work experience with the range between two and ten. A candidate should have 1-3 years of minimum experience along with 5-7 years of average work experience.

Eligibility – Academic Background

Exam Name Acceptable Score/Score Ranges Max Scale Remarks
 Bachelor’s Degree

 

 

Need to have 60% or more

 

NA

 

Candidate with three years and four years Bachelors degree from India accepted.
A Valid GMAT Score

 

 

 

610-780 800 Candidate should have a minimum GMAT score requirement of 610 Score which is valid from the date of test taken
A Valid GRE Score

 

NA 340 There is no minimum GRE score requirement but a score above 315 is recommended. Score valid for five years from the date of test  taken
 A Valid TOEFL Score  105(iBT) 120  www.ets.org
A Valid IELTS Score  7.5   www.ielts.org

 

Additional Info If you have completed your undergraduate degree from an institution, language will be waived off where English is the language of instruction.  

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

Fee Components Amount in Euro Amount INR
Tuition Fee

65800

Rs. 64 lakhs
Miscellaneous SGD 5000 Rs. 3 lakhs
Total SGD 65990-67209.8 Rs. 67 lakhs
Additional Info Tuition fees are subject to be paid at INSEAD Fontainebleau campus and are subject to change. There are some miscellaneous   costs which includes your books and supplies, public housing as well as the health expenses as a moderate Lifestyle in Singapore
INR value may vary depending on current SGD-INR rate.

INSEAD Application Deadline- January 2018 Intake

For Round 1

Deadline: March 15, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: April 21, 2017
Final Decision Notification: May 24, 2017

 

For Round 2

Deadline: May 3, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: June 2, 2017
Final Decision Notification: July 7, 2017

 

For Round 3

Deadline: June 14, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: July 13, 2017
Final Decision Notification: September 8, 2017

 

For Round 4

Deadline: July 26, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: August 26, 2017
Final Decision Notification: September 25, 2017

 

All the applicants are recommended that their applications must be submitted 11:59 PM French Time on the day of the deadline. Visit INSEAD’s admissions website for more information.

https://www.insead.edu/master-programmes/gemba


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Growing Demand For One-Year Management Course At ISB

According to the latest statistics one-year management course at ISB fetched almost 1100 + offers and placements in year 2016. Which itself is an achievement and shows how career with better opportunities can be crafted and nurtured at ISB.

The interest for admission in various PGP for management courses at Indian School of Business (ISB) has increased over the years due to high end methodology based course curriculum, industry exposure, qualified faculty to guide and strong placement track record. Compared to previous year the number of applications increased by 28% which is phenomenal.

ISB Mohali and Hyderabad are currently hot favourite destination for PGP in management studies for most MBA aspirants. Though Mohali campus started the academic functions in 2012, it receives amazing response and admission request. Currently the campus at Mohali has almost 300 enrollments whereas Hyderabad campus has approximately 850 enrollments.

ISB’s Early Entry Option (EEO) for PGP is another exciting aspect which inspires talented graduates with less than 24 months of experience, where a candidate secures a deferred admission to one-year Post Graduate Programme.

ISB PGP class for 2017 will have record number of students within its two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, making it one of the largest batch of any management studies offering one-year management courses in India.

With comprehensive course curriculum for variety of PGP in management available at ISB, it attracts students in India. It starts with an orientation course, helping the students to settle down with formalities, rules, regulations, culture, and campus environment. As the next step, you get eight terms and each of them are scheduled for six week duration. Core subjects gets covered in first four terms whereas the elective subjects are covered in later stages.

The best part is the uncertainty on various questions like, how one-year ISB PGP programme can cover the adequate information, if this is hampering the learning mechanism has been answered well with the results and overwhelming response from across the country. Most of the working professionals look for one-year management courses which can enhance their knowledge, make them aware of the current market trends and help them with better career opportunities. At ISB, the courses are apt for such working professionals to give their profession a newer height.


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Some Previous MIT Application Essays That Really Worked

Summary: If you applying to MIT Sloan MBA Program and need help with your application essays here are few sample essays from last years that might help you. Read the entire blog to know more about MIT Sloan application essays and tips to write them.

Given are the series of MIT Sloan application essays that have been submitted by students who later got admissions in Business school. Please read the following prompts from 2010-11 admissions season.

1. Essay Question

 We understand you’re busy in your life, occupied with a lot of activities where some of those are very important for you. Please tell us something you take pleasure with? (Answer within 100 words)

Answer

To an unknown or outside observer, my Sunday schedule will seem to be very boring and uninteresting. I usually watch football match by sitting on my worn corner of the couch for long-stretched hours.

While other people seem taking interest in the action on screen, my mind travel around the unseen showground. How the year has been so far? Number of Tom Brady has thrown for today?

There is that unseen computing remains active inside me and I weigh up the possibilities and hope for those far-fetched arithmetical game. No matter what the score is, I will again be back to the same crumbed corner next Sunday— again ascetic, passionate by the statistics.

2. Essay Question

Describe the quality of your personality you feel proud about and how that special attribute has impacted your life so far? This attribute or quality could be anything like your effective leadership quality, sense of humour, creativity, integrity etc? (Answer in 250 words)

Answer

Let’s see at a typical desk, what do you see? Some people see just a tape and paper lying on the table but I see an easy to use steel and cement. ‘I mainly look through the eyes of creator itself who’s created this resourceful stuff. Its quality is so wonderful that it makes me feel proud. My creativity brewed when once I set in my father’s office.

Seriously, I was feeling very bore at that time then I got a stack of some extra paper and made a slingshot out of it. And afterwards, I kept making smaller artifacts created from simple and waste stuffs such as armour from a repurposed newspaper, Ferris wheels and the crossbows.

Despite of having the plentiful complexity in the project, the basic concept always remains the same. With the help of drift objects, I make cool stuffs- at least those appeal. I know that not all people will feel the same about my creation as I do. I keep the late night hours and work on my unusual (for others) projects like making the crossbow to decorate the dining room that my mom simply doesn’t like.

Moreover, I love to play games with my family and friends a lot and spend quality time with them but meanwhile, I learn a lot by observing their unseen talent.

Good Luck!


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INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake Essay Topics, Tips and Deadlines

Now when the online application for INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake is live,  as well as the MBA essays for 2015-2016 have also been released, a most of the aspiring applicants are aggressively seeking for professional advice to make their way to INSEAD.

If you too want answers to your queries such as- what are the essay topics, how to write them, what are the application deadlines etc., here we are to endow you with the detailed information to your related queries.

Here are the deadlines for the September 2016 intake:

  • Round 3 – 13 January 2016
    Round 4 – 24 February 2016

Deadlines for January 2017 Intake

  • Round 1 –02 March 2016
  • Round 2 – 20 April 2016
  • Round 3 – 15 June 2016
  • Round 4 – 27 July 2016

When it comes to take admission in B-School like INSEAD, essay questions act as one of the crucial element in the overall admission process. They provide applicants with a great opportunity to introduce themselves and their achievements to the admissions team and how they fit to the overall programme.

In order to help applicant write strong essays, the admission team at INSEAD has a few pointers for each question.

Check out the essay questions:

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. (600 words max.)

Analysis: You need to do a lot of introspection to answer this question. While it’s very significant to address all components of strength and weaknesses and several other major factors that are liable for your individual development. It would be better to focus more on the positive points and less on weaknesses. Since you have to explain it in 600 words only, you can allot 250 words to strengths, 100-150 words to weakness/weaknesses, and 200-250 words to the main factors that have formed your personality.

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.)

Analysis: In this question you can discusses both your failure and accomplishment in a single essay. You have to reflect the deeper analysis to explicate how your relationships with others have impacted your experience. You have only 400 words to explain your best interest. The accomplishments and failures must tie together into this essay. Mention all the components such as- your learning, challenges, accomplishments, outcome/results etc.

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

Analysis: Since INSEAD is a highly international and multicultural program, the question is specially designed to determine the cultural sensitivity and ability of a candidate to conduct a business on a global scale. Explain your experiences that have totally changed your life or have resulted in a huge personal growth. You can also mention the struggle that you have gone through throughout the procedure.

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.)

Analysis: In order to make your way to INSEAD, it’s very important to focus on the extra-curricular activities to identify the applicant’s ability to contribute.  Through this question, admissions committee members at INSEAD wants to know your additional skills and how you will be able to contribute as an applicant in the class room, and to the life of the community outside the classroom as a student and later as a member of the alumni network. Students who have additional hobbies or interests or something they are passionate about, or have any achievement in the music, arts or sports will take the lead in the student clubs and will be dynamically implicated in the alumni network.

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.)

Analysis: This is an optional essay which you have to wrap up within 300 words and endows you an opportunity to articulate the additional things that you could not mention in other essays.

Best of Luck!


Sundar Rawat

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Now when the online application for INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake is live,  as well as the MBA essays for 2015-2016 have also been released, a most of the aspiring applicants are aggressively seeking for professional advice to make their way to INSEAD.

If you too want answers to your queries such as- what are the essay topics, how to write them, what are the application deadlines etc., here we are to endow you with the detailed information to your related queries.

Here are the deadlines for the September 2016 intake:

  • Round 3 – 13 January 2016
    Round 4 – 24 February 2016

Deadlines for January 2017 Intake

  • Round 1 –02 March 2016
  • Round 2 – 20 April 2016
  • Round 3 – 15 June 2016
  • Round 4 – 27 July 2016

When it comes to take admission in B-School like INSEAD, essay questions act as one of the crucial element in the overall admission process. They provide applicants with a great opportunity to introduce themselves and their achievements to the admissions team and how they fit to the overall programme.

In order to help applicant write strong essays, the admission team at INSEAD has a few pointers for each question.

Check out the essay questions:

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. (600 words max.)

Analysis: You need to do a lot of introspection to answer this question. While it’s very significant to address all components of strength and weaknesses and several other major factors that are liable for your individual development. It would be better to focus more on the positive points and less on weaknesses. Since you have to explain it in 600 words only, you can allot 250 words to strengths, 100-150 words to weakness/weaknesses, and 200-250 words to the main factors that have formed your personality.

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.)

Analysis: In this question you can discusses both your failure and accomplishment in a single essay. You have to reflect the deeper analysis to explicate how your relationships with others have impacted your experience. You have only 400 words to explain your best interest. The accomplishments and failures must tie together into this essay. Mention all the components such as- your learning, challenges, accomplishments, outcome/results etc.

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

Analysis: Since INSEAD is a highly international and multicultural program, the question is specially designed to determine the cultural sensitivity and ability of a candidate to conduct a business on a global scale. Explain your experiences that have totally changed your life or have resulted in a huge personal growth. You can also mention the struggle that you have gone through throughout the procedure.

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.)

Analysis: In order to make your way to INSEAD, it’s very important to focus on the extra-curricular activities to identify the applicant’s ability to contribute.  Through this question, admissions committee members at INSEAD wants to know your additional skills and how you will be able to contribute as an applicant in the class room, and to the life of the community outside the classroom as a student and later as a member of the alumni network. Students who have additional hobbies or interests or something they are passionate about, or have any achievement in the music, arts or sports will take the lead in the student clubs and will be dynamically implicated in the alumni network.

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.)

Analysis: This is an optional essay which you have to wrap up within 300 words and endows you an opportunity to articulate the additional things that you could not mention in other essays.

Best of Luck!


Sundar Rawat

Message Author


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Now when the online application for INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake is live,  as well as the MBA essays for 2015-2016 have also been released, a most of the aspiring applicants are aggressively seeking for professional advice to make their way to INSEAD.

If you too want answers to your queries such as- what are the essay topics, how to write them, what are the application deadlines etc., here we are to endow you with the detailed information to your related queries.

Here are the deadlines for the September 2016 intake:

  • Round 3 – 13 January 2016
    Round 4 – 24 February 2016

Deadlines for January 2017 Intake

  • Round 1 –02 March 2016
  • Round 2 – 20 April 2016
  • Round 3 – 15 June 2016
  • Round 4 – 27 July 2016

When it comes to take admission in B-School like INSEAD, essay questions act as one of the crucial element in the overall admission process. They provide applicants with a great opportunity to introduce themselves and their achievements to the admissions team and how they fit to the overall programme.

In order to help applicant write strong essays, the admission team at INSEAD has a few pointers for each question.

Check out the essay questions:

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. (600 words max.)

Analysis: You need to do a lot of introspection to answer this question. While it’s very significant to address all components of strength and weaknesses and several other major factors that are liable for your individual development. It would be better to focus more on the positive points and less on weaknesses. Since you have to explain it in 600 words only, you can allot 250 words to strengths, 100-150 words to weakness/weaknesses, and 200-250 words to the main factors that have formed your personality.

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.)

Analysis: In this question you can discusses both your failure and accomplishment in a single essay. You have to reflect the deeper analysis to explicate how your relationships with others have impacted your experience. You have only 400 words to explain your best interest. The accomplishments and failures must tie together into this essay. Mention all the components such as- your learning, challenges, accomplishments, outcome/results etc.

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

Analysis: Since INSEAD is a highly international and multicultural program, the question is specially designed to determine the cultural sensitivity and ability of a candidate to conduct a business on a global scale. Explain your experiences that have totally changed your life or have resulted in a huge personal growth. You can also mention the struggle that you have gone through throughout the procedure.

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.)

Analysis: In order to make your way to INSEAD, it’s very important to focus on the extra-curricular activities to identify the applicant’s ability to contribute.  Through this question, admissions committee members at INSEAD wants to know your additional skills and how you will be able to contribute as an applicant in the class room, and to the life of the community outside the classroom as a student and later as a member of the alumni network. Students who have additional hobbies or interests or something they are passionate about, or have any achievement in the music, arts or sports will take the lead in the student clubs and will be dynamically implicated in the alumni network.

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.)

Analysis: This is an optional essay which you have to wrap up within 300 words and endows you an opportunity to articulate the additional things that you could not mention in other essays.

Best of Luck!


Sundar Rawat

Message Author


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Now when the online application for INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake is live,  as well as the MBA essays for 2015-2016 have also been released, a most of the aspiring applicants are aggressively seeking for professional advice to make their way to INSEAD.

If you too want answers to your queries such as- what are the essay topics, how to write them, what are the application deadlines etc., here we are to endow you with the detailed information to your related queries.

Here are the deadlines for the September 2016 intake:

  • Round 3 – 13 January 2016
    Round 4 – 24 February 2016

Deadlines for January 2017 Intake

  • Round 1 –02 March 2016
  • Round 2 – 20 April 2016
  • Round 3 – 15 June 2016
  • Round 4 – 27 July 2016

When it comes to take admission in B-School like INSEAD, essay questions act as one of the crucial element in the overall admission process. They provide applicants with a great opportunity to introduce themselves and their achievements to the admissions team and how they fit to the overall programme.

In order to help applicant write strong essays, the admission team at INSEAD has a few pointers for each question.

Check out the essay questions:

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. (600 words max.)

Analysis: You need to do a lot of introspection to answer this question. While it’s very significant to address all components of strength and weaknesses and several other major factors that are liable for your individual development. It would be better to focus more on the positive points and less on weaknesses. Since you have to explain it in 600 words only, you can allot 250 words to strengths, 100-150 words to weakness/weaknesses, and 200-250 words to the main factors that have formed your personality.

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.)

Analysis: In this question you can discusses both your failure and accomplishment in a single essay. You have to reflect the deeper analysis to explicate how your relationships with others have impacted your experience. You have only 400 words to explain your best interest. The accomplishments and failures must tie together into this essay. Mention all the components such as- your learning, challenges, accomplishments, outcome/results etc.

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

Analysis: Since INSEAD is a highly international and multicultural program, the question is specially designed to determine the cultural sensitivity and ability of a candidate to conduct a business on a global scale. Explain your experiences that have totally changed your life or have resulted in a huge personal growth. You can also mention the struggle that you have gone through throughout the procedure.

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.)

Analysis: In order to make your way to INSEAD, it’s very important to focus on the extra-curricular activities to identify the applicant’s ability to contribute.  Through this question, admissions committee members at INSEAD wants to know your additional skills and how you will be able to contribute as an applicant in the class room, and to the life of the community outside the classroom as a student and later as a member of the alumni network. Students who have additional hobbies or interests or something they are passionate about, or have any achievement in the music, arts or sports will take the lead in the student clubs and will be dynamically implicated in the alumni network.

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.)

Analysis: This is an optional essay which you have to wrap up within 300 words and endows you an opportunity to articulate the additional things that you could not mention in other essays.

Best of Luck!


Sundar Rawat

Message Author


Message Author

Now when the online application for INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake is live,  as well as the MBA essays for 2015-2016 have also been released, a most of the aspiring applicants are aggressively seeking for professional advice to make their way to INSEAD.

If you too want answers to your queries such as- what are the essay topics, how to write them, what are the application deadlines etc., here we are to endow you with the detailed information to your related queries.

Here are the deadlines for the September 2016 intake:

  • Round 3 – 13 January 2016
    Round 4 – 24 February 2016

Deadlines for January 2017 Intake

  • Round 1 –02 March 2016
  • Round 2 – 20 April 2016
  • Round 3 – 15 June 2016
  • Round 4 – 27 July 2016

When it comes to take admission in B-School like INSEAD, essay questions act as one of the crucial element in the overall admission process. They provide applicants with a great opportunity to introduce themselves and their achievements to the admissions team and how they fit to the overall programme.

In order to help applicant write strong essays, the admission team at INSEAD has a few pointers for each question.

Check out the essay questions:

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. (600 words max.)

Analysis: You need to do a lot of introspection to answer this question. While it’s very significant to address all components of strength and weaknesses and several other major factors that are liable for your individual development. It would be better to focus more on the positive points and less on weaknesses. Since you have to explain it in 600 words only, you can allot 250 words to strengths, 100-150 words to weakness/weaknesses, and 200-250 words to the main factors that have formed your personality.

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.)

Analysis: In this question you can discusses both your failure and accomplishment in a single essay. You have to reflect the deeper analysis to explicate how your relationships with others have impacted your experience. You have only 400 words to explain your best interest. The accomplishments and failures must tie together into this essay. Mention all the components such as- your learning, challenges, accomplishments, outcome/results etc.

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

Analysis: Since INSEAD is a highly international and multicultural program, the question is specially designed to determine the cultural sensitivity and ability of a candidate to conduct a business on a global scale. Explain your experiences that have totally changed your life or have resulted in a huge personal growth. You can also mention the struggle that you have gone through throughout the procedure.

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.)

Analysis: In order to make your way to INSEAD, it’s very important to focus on the extra-curricular activities to identify the applicant’s ability to contribute.  Through this question, admissions committee members at INSEAD wants to know your additional skills and how you will be able to contribute as an applicant in the class room, and to the life of the community outside the classroom as a student and later as a member of the alumni network. Students who have additional hobbies or interests or something they are passionate about, or have any achievement in the music, arts or sports will take the lead in the student clubs and will be dynamically implicated in the alumni network.

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.)

Analysis: This is an optional essay which you have to wrap up within 300 words and endows you an opportunity to articulate the additional things that you could not mention in other essays.

Best of Luck!


Sundar Rawat

Message Author


Message Author

Now when the online application for INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake is live,  as well as the MBA essays for 2015-2016 have also been released, a most of the aspiring applicants are aggressively seeking for professional advice to make their way to INSEAD.

If you too want answers to your queries such as- what are the essay topics, how to write them, what are the application deadlines etc., here we are to endow you with the detailed information to your related queries.

Here are the deadlines for the September 2016 intake:

  • Round 3 – 13 January 2016
    Round 4 – 24 February 2016

Deadlines for January 2017 Intake

  • Round 1 –02 March 2016
  • Round 2 – 20 April 2016
  • Round 3 – 15 June 2016
  • Round 4 – 27 July 2016

When it comes to take admission in B-School like INSEAD, essay questions act as one of the crucial element in the overall admission process. They provide applicants with a great opportunity to introduce themselves and their achievements to the admissions team and how they fit to the overall programme.

In order to help applicant write strong essays, the admission team at INSEAD has a few pointers for each question.

Check out the essay questions:

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. (600 words max.)

Analysis: You need to do a lot of introspection to answer this question. While it’s very significant to address all components of strength and weaknesses and several other major factors that are liable for your individual development. It would be better to focus more on the positive points and less on weaknesses. Since you have to explain it in 600 words only, you can allot 250 words to strengths, 100-150 words to weakness/weaknesses, and 200-250 words to the main factors that have formed your personality.

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.)

Analysis: In this question you can discusses both your failure and accomplishment in a single essay. You have to reflect the deeper analysis to explicate how your relationships with others have impacted your experience. You have only 400 words to explain your best interest. The accomplishments and failures must tie together into this essay. Mention all the components such as- your learning, challenges, accomplishments, outcome/results etc.

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

Analysis: Since INSEAD is a highly international and multicultural program, the question is specially designed to determine the cultural sensitivity and ability of a candidate to conduct a business on a global scale. Explain your experiences that have totally changed your life or have resulted in a huge personal growth. You can also mention the struggle that you have gone through throughout the procedure.

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.)

Analysis: In order to make your way to INSEAD, it’s very important to focus on the extra-curricular activities to identify the applicant’s ability to contribute.  Through this question, admissions committee members at INSEAD wants to know your additional skills and how you will be able to contribute as an applicant in the class room, and to the life of the community outside the classroom as a student and later as a member of the alumni network. Students who have additional hobbies or interests or something they are passionate about, or have any achievement in the music, arts or sports will take the lead in the student clubs and will be dynamically implicated in the alumni network.

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.)

Analysis: This is an optional essay which you have to wrap up within 300 words and endows you an opportunity to articulate the additional things that you could not mention in other essays.

Best of Luck!


Sundar Rawat

Message Author


Message Author

Now when the online application for INSEAD’s September 2016 Intake is live,  as well as the MBA essays for 2015-2016 have also been released, a most of the aspiring applicants are aggressively seeking for professional advice to make their way to INSEAD.

If you too want answers to your queries such as- what are the essay topics, how to write them, what are the application deadlines etc., here we are to endow you with the detailed information to your related queries.

Here are the deadlines for the September 2016 intake:

  • Round 3 – 13 January 2016
    Round 4 – 24 February 2016

Deadlines for January 2017 Intake

  • Round 1 –02 March 2016
  • Round 2 – 20 April 2016
  • Round 3 – 15 June 2016
  • Round 4 – 27 July 2016

When it comes to take admission in B-School like INSEAD, essay questions act as one of the crucial element in the overall admission process. They provide applicants with a great opportunity to introduce themselves and their achievements to the admissions team and how they fit to the overall programme.

In order to help applicant write strong essays, the admission team at INSEAD has a few pointers for each question.

Check out the essay questions:

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. (600 words max.)

Analysis: You need to do a lot of introspection to answer this question. While it’s very significant to address all components of strength and weaknesses and several other major factors that are liable for your individual development. It would be better to focus more on the positive points and less on weaknesses. Since you have to explain it in 600 words only, you can allot 250 words to strengths, 100-150 words to weakness/weaknesses, and 200-250 words to the main factors that have formed your personality.

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.)

Analysis: In this question you can discusses both your failure and accomplishment in a single essay. You have to reflect the deeper analysis to explicate how your relationships with others have impacted your experience. You have only 400 words to explain your best interest. The accomplishments and failures must tie together into this essay. Mention all the components such as- your learning, challenges, accomplishments, outcome/results etc.

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

Analysis: Since INSEAD is a highly international and multicultural program, the question is specially designed to determine the cultural sensitivity and ability of a candidate to conduct a business on a global scale. Explain your experiences that have totally changed your life or have resulted in a huge personal growth. You can also mention the struggle that you have gone through throughout the procedure.

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.)

Analysis: In order to make your way to INSEAD, it’s very important to focus on the extra-curricular activities to identify the applicant’s ability to contribute.  Through this question, admissions committee members at INSEAD wants to know your additional skills and how you will be able to contribute as an applicant in the class room, and to the life of the community outside the classroom as a student and later as a member of the alumni network. Students who have additional hobbies or interests or something they are passionate about, or have any achievement in the music, arts or sports will take the lead in the student clubs and will be dynamically implicated in the alumni network.

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.)

Analysis: This is an optional essay which you have to wrap up within 300 words and endows you an opportunity to articulate the additional things that you could not mention in other essays.

Best of Luck!


Sundar Rawat

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