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What is INSEAD like? Well, it’s like the Land Rover Evoque

I’m pretty sure you would agree that there’s seemingly not much in common between INSEAD and a baby Range Rover. For instance, INSEAD doesn’t come with an interior designed by Victoria Beckham, nor does it have a 4-wheel drive system…. Continue Reading →

First and second important steps to becoming an INSEADer

Hello to all the readers, I’m Pongpunt Tantijunykul from Bangkok, Thailand. Before I came to INSEAD, I worked in marketing for automotive lubricants for the Chinese market at PTT (formerly known as the Petroleum Authority of Thailand). As this is… Continue Reading →

The Journey Finally Begins!

I have waited for this moment since I was 17 years old…and it is finally here! Ever since I was a teenager I heard about INSEAD from different family members. I was encouraged by them to keep it in mind in… Continue Reading →

A Peek into the post-INSEAD Future

And we have lift-off! Canary Wharf’s sky-scrapers shrink to miniature and the City’s maze disappears behind the clouds. Just 6,500 miles and 16 hours to go. It was 5 months ago, as I was making my way through the human… Continue Reading →

Road to INSEAD

It was a year ago when I first bought my GMAT book and it is hard to believe now that school is starting in less than a week.  Time sure flies! I know that there are many incredible MBA programs… Continue Reading →

Is a one-year MBA programme really for you?

One of the things that really appealed to me about INSEAD was that it was a one-year MBA programme. I’ve worked a good while, I’ve travelled, I’ve partied, and I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what I want… Continue Reading →

How I decided to apply to INSEAD

MBA Splash Project. Photo by Andreas Lehmann. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am an American citizen who grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia from age 4 to 9. Before and after that, I was born and… Continue Reading →

Around the world in 10 months at INSEAD

To all the people hesitating between an MBA and a one-year trip around the world, I now have the official solution—go to INSEAD!  Before last year, I thought that I either had to focus on my career and education, or… Continue Reading →

Joining INSEAD

When it all started My story started in November 2011 when I was scanning the Financial Times rankings of b-schools and came across INSEAD. While looking at the INSEAD application, I realized that with no international exposure, I stood no… Continue Reading →

Selecting an MBA Program Using Big Data and Data Visualization

Many MBA programs strive for international diversity and publish statistics portraying the demographics of their classes. Aside from numbers alone, it is often useful to visualize the data to gain additional insights. INSEAD, with campuses in Fontainebleau (France), Singapore, and Abu… Continue Reading →

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