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INSEAD Essay Topics September 2020 Intake

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The application for the INSEAD September 2020 Intake is live, which means that this year’s essay questions are now available. The usual job description short answer questions make an appearance.

INSEAD September 2020 Intake Essay Topics

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
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. (approximately 500 words)

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. (approximately 400 words)

Essay 3
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? (approximately 300 words)

Optional 
Is there anything else that was not covered in your application that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee? (approximately 300 words)

Essay Topic Analysis

Access our detailed analysis of the INSEAD MBA Admissions essays. Please note, the content is generally updated with these new essays within a couple of weeks of the essay release.

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