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An inspiring leader is a story teller!

Hello everyone! I am Hirohisa IIJIMA, one of the five Japanese 17Ds starting INSEAD’s MBA program from its Asia campus. I am going to be a Singy lifer (staying in Singapore for the whole of the program), unlike two thirds… Continue Reading →

Taking the road less traveled to the MBA

Whenever I introduce myself to my fellow classmates here, the most common response I hear is “you were made for INSEAD!” While I’d believed this myself when I was applying, it’s reassuring to hear it from the Admissions Committee when… Continue Reading →

Countdown to an exciting start

15 days and counting… I will officially start my MBA journey as INSEAD MBA’17D candidate very soon! Time literally flew by since I received one of the most pleasant calls from the INSEAD admissions officer notifying me that I was… Continue Reading →

“Getting By on My own Invention” by INSEAD INSIDER

Below is an interview with Sid Ram, a 17J from South Africa It’s the end of P1 and exam season is in full swing. A cloud of nervous energy and puffs of cigarette smoke engulf the tropical Singapore campus. Most… Continue Reading →

Should you invest in Leveraged Buyout? Or in a Private Island?

Return on Invested Capital, Return on Equity, Cost Opportunity. Here are some of the terms that we somewhat became familiar with, and that are used on a daily basis after 2 months in the INSEAD MBA. Actually, looking back, it’s… Continue Reading →

Singapore’s Best Cocktail Bars for Study Group Outings

Your study group is an integral of the INSEAD learning experience. The group consists of 5-6 diverse MBA students who sit next to each other in every core course class, jointly deliver assignments and compete against other teams in simulation games…. Continue Reading →

Champagne, Bootcamp & Splash

I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since I started at INSEAD! Time is flying, work is piling up, and social events are getting more and more fun/frequent (parties, BBQ’s, trips across South East Asia, cocktails, company presentations,… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Singapore!

Hello everyone. I am Marta, a Portuguese 25-year old, who studied Structural Engineering but started working as a Associate at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) right after concluding my Masters degree. I am lucky enough to be part of INSEAD’s… 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 →

The world famous DASH!

Out of all of the INSEAD slang words, “DASH” was one of the terms I learnt way before I even applied. A friend who was studying at INSEAD was telling me about all these amazing things that were happening at… Continue Reading →

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