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How to pass INSEAD’s Language Exemption Exam (Spanish)

Hey future INSEAD students, February 2018 has just started and some application deadlines for class 2019 have already passed. If you are done submitting your application or are still thinking about applying, let me ask you a question first. Did… Continue Reading →

What the Professors Were Reading in 2017

This post is dedicated to our teachers and the knowledge they share. Four months ago when I came to INSEAD to start with the Business Foundation Programme, I did not even know what Time Value of Money is. At the… Continue Reading →

The key academic differences between the first two periods at INSEAD

My first two periods at INSEAD are over. After tons of study group work, final exams and hours of classes, it’s time to share with you the key differences between these two periods, especially on the academic front. As INSEAD’s… Continue Reading →

INSEAD and I go back a long way. Kind of?

I first heard about INSEAD when I interned at Standard Chartered Bank back in 2011. There was a lady who worked on my level from INSEAD ’08. At that time, I had never come across the school before and I… Continue Reading →

Do you know the numbers behind the INSEAD MBA?

Everyone knows INSEAD’s MBA public statistics of 3 campuses, 1000+ students, 33%+ women, 90+ nationalities…etc. But what most students don’t know are the “behind the scenes” numbers that makes the MBA programme tick… For the 2017-2018 academic year, we scheduled:… Continue Reading →

Onwards and Upwards

And like a flash, we are done with P1, i.e. our first academic period, i.e. one of the most intense two-month periods of my life. Highlights from this (very short) timespan include: a million and a half group meetings and… Continue Reading →

3 things to bring to INSEAD

The first five weeks at INSEAD have flown by so fast that I feel I need an Alcubierre drive to keep up. The Alcubierre drive was something I didn’t even know existed before I talked with my classmate from NASA. In… Continue Reading →

The First 30 Days…A Reflection!

So wow. How do I begin to describe the last (and my first) month at INSEAD?   Let me begin by telling you it’s doesn’t feel like a month – I’d say a solid three-four at least. The time dilation… Continue Reading →

PLDP Purposeful Leadership Depends on Peers

INSEAD has just introduced a Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) to their curriculum. The decision was made after collecting feedback from employers and I must admit, a convincing argument in choosing this Business School. The kick-off took place a couple… Continue Reading →

Definitely not the wrong room – Welcome class of 18J

Week 1 of our INSEAD journey is in the books, class of July 2018 is officially in session and I am already struggling to synthesize my thoughts, impressions and emotions. I could go on for many paragraphs, from the inspiring… Continue Reading →

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