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The INSEAD Experience During COVID-19

These are trying times, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to thwart normal life.  For MBA students across business schools, this means learning has moved from in-person to online, interactions become more challenging and most club activities are put on hold.  At INSEAD, the school community has risen to the related... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, May 4-8, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Final Rounds are Underway, Round 3 Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, April 27-May 1, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Final Rounds are Underway, Many Getting Extended!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 deadlines are underway. The deadlines listed are up to... Read more »

Real Humans of Amazon: Ygal Haenel, INSEAD ’19, Senior Financial Analyst

Amazon identifies 14 leadership principles underlying their operations, problem-solving approaches and team ideations. Some examples include ownership, frugality, learn and be curious, think big, and dive deep.  “Hire and develop the best” is another principle that Ygal Haenel, INSEAD MBA ’19 and senior financial analyst at Amazon, recognized during their... Read more »

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I had 2 separate interviews – one with a recent alum and the other with somebody who graduated probably 15+ years ago. I had to send in my full application (essays, test scores, etc.) to the interviewer ahead of time. Both interviews lasted about 45 mins. My first interviewer wanted... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 16-20, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 Decisions Roll Out While Round 3 Heats Up Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines... Read more »

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Alumnus / Off Campus

Had two alumni interviews in Toronto. One was at the alumni’s office, the other at a hotel lobby nearby the others office. Both interviews were laid back and conversational. Both began with tell me about your career path so far, your reasons for doing an MBA, and your intended career... Read more »

Episode 86: Wire Taps—Will My Work Experience Be Strong Enough?

Another podcast episode of Wire Taps is live, and you should press play to hear the latest advice from Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown. The duo draws on their years of admissions experience to provide strategic advice on the MBA application process.  This week, they review... Read more »

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Two Alumni / Online

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the interviews were conducted via messenger although both of the interviewers are in Hong Kong. Overall, the experience is quite friendly and smooth, and most questions are expected, including why MBA/Why now/Why INSEAD. One of the interviewers went deeper to understand the business model of... Read more »

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

Location: Interviewer’s office in Tokyo After we got into the meeting room, the interviewer told me that he already read my application form and CV, and had no questions on them. He even let me decide how to proceed with the interview (interview first and then the Q&A, or vice... Read more »

INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumni / Off-Campus

I have two interviewers that were scheduled on 2 separate days of a week. They were both very friendly. The first one is in the industry (consulting). that I would like to get into, the second one works in an industry that is completely different (retail). Some basic questions were... Read more »

Real Humans of Accenture: Mogbekeloluwa Koye-Ladele, INSEAD ’18, Strategy Consultant

Accenture is a leading professional services company, with operations in over 200 cities in 51 countries, and employing just over a half-million people.  The organization is comprised of five businesses: Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations. The INSEAD MBA alumnus profiled in this edition of... Read more »

Real Humans of Apple: Rahul Jolly, INSEAD ’18, Channel Insights Manager

Chances are, you are reading this article on an Apple device.  The firm’s technology is ubiquitous, and cultural impact undeniable.  Founded in 1976—legend has it, out of a garage—Apple Inc. passed $1.3 trillion in market capitalization in December of 2019.  They employ over 137,000 people worldwide and corporate headquarters stand... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Interview Invitations, February 10-14, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! January Rounds starting to move to the interview stage!  Round 1 is now behind us for most programs, Round 2 is now fully underway with interview... Read more »

Harvard Reclaims Top Spot in Financial Times 2020 Global MBA Rankings

The Financial Times released their 2020 Global MBA rankings this week. Harvard Business School reclaimed the #1 position—after a four-year absence from the top spot. Wharton also surpassed last year’s top seed (Stanford GSB) to land in second place. Stanford GSB, which has held the top position for several years, fell to third in the... Read more »

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