Clear Admit Featured in MBA Podcaster Video “Getting into INSEAD”
Are you looking at a career in international business or hoping to work outside your home country? INSEAD, with campuses in France and Singapore and exchange programs with Wharton and Kellogg in the United States, is one of the top international business schools in the world and features a concentrated 10-month MBA program. Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond shares valuable tips on INSEAD’s application process as part of a recent video by MBA Podcaster.
INSEAD’s short program is designed for people who have very clear career plans, Richmond says. “The benefits are the fact that there is a great return on investment,” he says. “You can enter the program and get back into the workforce without taking two years off.” INSEAD students also talk a lot about the intensity of the condensed program, which many say makes for stronger bonds with classmates, Richmond continues.
In terms of what INSEAD is looking for in prospective applicants, international experience is key, Richmond says. “I haven’t seen many people get into INSEAD who have not worked outside their home country,” he says.
INSEAD also wants to see that a candidate remains consistent across his or her application, understands what the school has to offer and will fit well within it. “They want you to demonstrate an understanding of how the curriculum works and how you see yourself going through it,” Richmond says.
Finally, INSEAD is really looking for quantitative ability in its applicants, Richmond says. “In such a short program, it’s hard to catch up. So you need to show up ready,” he says, adding that INSEAD prefers that candidates score above the 75th percentile on the GMAT.
MBA Podcaster’s 10-minute video on INSEAD also features commentary from INSEAD’s assistant marketing director, Cassandra Pittman, as well as first-hand accounts from current INSEAD students and alumni.
To view the complete MBA Podcaster video on getting into INSEAD, click here.