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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 →

The Personal Touch

There are lots of things that go into the decision of where you want to go for your MBA. You are likely to look into job prospects, geography, faculty, diversity of candidates, tuition cost, opportunity cost, loans and scholarships, strengths… Continue Reading →

We are never alone

A very pleasant call Months ago, riding my bicycle down through Av. Faria Lima in São Paulo, I received a call from INSEAD. That was the yes-you’ve-been-approved call I’d been anxiously waiting for. Applying for a top business school is definitely… Continue Reading →

INSEAD application reflections

Life is filled with precious moments that money can’t buy. Receiving INSEAD’s admission letter is one that I will treasure for a long time. To thank those who helped me, I want to share a few key lessons I learned… Continue Reading →

An INSEAD convert: How I ended up in 15J

I opened my groggy protesting eyes slowly. The Mac on the bedside table demanded attention—my application essays for INSEAD had all of 3 lines written so far! Ringing a bell for a morning Milo, I stretched to get my laptop…. Continue Reading →

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