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Episode 48: Admissions Director Q&A with INSEAD’s Virginie Fougea

Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond recently sat down for an interview with Virginie Fougea, the global director of admissions and financial aid at INSEAD, to catch up on their MBA admissions and more.

Virginie Fougea, Global Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, INSEAD

Though its name is an acronym for the French “Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires” or European Institute of Business Administration, INSEAD has long since outgrown its European confines and today calls itself “the business school for the world”—with good reason. It is one of the most diverse business schools in the world, with 93 nationalities represented in the class and no single dominant culture. The school’s diversity and the rapid return on investment its accelerated program affords graduates have both helped contribute to its strong performance in rankings. The Financial Times ranked INSEAD the number one global MBA program in 2016 and 2017.

Virginie Fougea has been at INSEAD for more than two decades in a range of roles in both admissions and marketing. She was promoted to her current role as director of MBA recruitment and admissions in October 2016. Before INSEAD she worked for the French Embassy in Brazil, and before that she studied human relations in the United States.

In this podcast episode, she discusses a wide range of topics about the premier business school.  She walks us through the life of an MBA application, admissions interviews, campus happenings and more.  You’ll also love the responses to our Real Humans questions for more insight into who exactly is reading your application.

Tune in!

Episode 48: Admissions Director Q&A with INSEAD’s Virginie Fougea

 
 
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Posted in: Admissions Director Q&A, Feature Main, MBA Podcast, School Q&A

Schools: INSEAD

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Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal is the Editor-in-Chief of Clear Admit, responsible for overseeing content creation for the site. Lauren has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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