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INSEAD Essays for September 2015 Intake

For the September 2015 intake, INSEAD asks applicants to answer the following job description and motivation essays. Job Description Essays Essay 1 Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, …

For the September 2015 intake, INSEAD asks applicants to answer the following job description and motivation essays.

Job Description Essays

Essay 1
Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and where relevant employees under your supervision, size of budget clients/products and results achieved. What would be your next step in terms of position if you were to remain in the same company? (350 words max.)

Essay 2
Please give a full description of your career since graduating from university. It should be written as if you were talking to someone at a social gathering detailing your career path with the rationale behind your choices. Discuss your short and long term career aspirations. (350 words max.)

Essay 3 (Optional)
If you are currently not working or if you plan to leave your current employer more than 2 months before the programme starts please explain your activities and occupations between leaving your job and the start of the programme.

Motivation Essays

Essay 1
Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary. (600 words max.)

Essay 2
Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why. In addition, describe a situation where you failed. How did these experiences impact your relationships with others? Comment on what you learned. (400 words max.)

Essay 3
Tell us about an experience where you were significantly impacted by cultural diversity, in a positive or negative way. (300 words max.)

Essay 4
Describe all types of extra-professional activities in which you have been or are still involved for a significant amount of time (clubs, sports, music, arts, politics, etc). How are you enriched by these activities? (300 words max.)

Essay 5 (Optional)
Is there anything else that was not covered in your application that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee? (300 words max.)

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INSEAD Deadlines for January, September Intakes

INSEAD has posted the application deadlines for its September 2015 and January 2016 intakes. September 2015 Intake Round 1 Deadline: September 24, 2014 Notification: November 28, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: November 12, 2014 Notification: January …

INSEAD has posted the application deadlines for its September 2015 and January 2016 intakes.

September 2015 Intake

Round 1
Deadline: September 24, 2014
Notification: November 28, 2014

Round 2
Deadline: November 12, 2014
Notification: January 23, 2015

Round 3
Deadline: January 14, 2015
Notification: March 20, 2015

Round 4
Deadline: March 4, 2015
Notification: May 13, 2015

January 2016 Intake

Round 1
Deadline: March 4, 2015
Notification: May 13, 2015

Round 2
Deadline: April 22, 2015
Notification: July 3, 2015

Round 3
Deadline: June 17, 2015
Notification: August 28, 2015

Round 4
Deadline: August 5, 2015
Notification: October 9, 2015

Competition for each round is equal regardless of the intake or round you apply for, INSEAD notes. This season, the program has added a fourth round of admissions to better manage the influx of incoming applications and to provide additional flexibility to applicants.

To be included in a specific round, applications must be complete and submitted by 23:59pm Central European Time on the day of the deadline.

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MBA Olympics Return

More than one thousand MBA students from Europe’s leading business schools will compete in the ultimate business school Olympics at HEC Paris later this week. London Business School, IE Business School and INSEAD are among …

More than one thousand MBA students from Europe’s leading business schools will compete in the ultimate business school Olympics at HEC Paris later this week. London Business School, IE Business School and INSEAD are among 13 top schools taking  students to the annual MBA Tournament (MBAT).

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Hosted and organized by students at HEC Paris, the MBAT is largest gathering of MBA candidates at any single event in Europe. Here, participants can network with other students and alumni from across the globe, develop their team working abilities and, of course, take home a little sporting glory.

This year, teams will compete in 23 sports, from football, cricket and rugby to chess, poker and – new to 2014 – ultimate frisbee. There are also themed evening events, such as a Glam Rock party, to give competitors the opportunity to unwind and make new friends.

“The MBAT is one of the best things we do at HEC Paris,” says MBAT Co-President Katrina Senn, will join her fellow classmates in the HEC Paris ultimate frisbee team. “The competition brings classmates together as a team and lets us show other schools what we’re capable of. In fact, this year, we’re seeing increased participation from all of the schools coming to compete as it continues to gain in popularity.”

This year’s participating schools are:

  • University of Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Cranfield University School of Management
  • IE Business School
  • INSEAD
  • London Business School
  • Manchester Business School
  • University of Oxford Saïd Business School
  • RSM Erasmus University
  • TiasNimbas Business School
  • ESADE Business School
  • IESE Business School
  • Lancaster University Management School
  • HEC Paris

For the organizers, creating the event has been a valuable experience. “It’s been a crazy ride. I came to HEC with little leadership experience – I started as an English teacher in Japan – and now I’m learning how to manage a team with very different backgrounds and opinions,” says Senn. “I’m discovering myself as a leader through the MBAT. Together, we’re learning how to work as a team with a common goal – making the quality of the MBAT reflect the quality of HEC and all of the participating schools.”

 The three-day sporting competition is in its 24th year and will take place from May 8th to May 10th.

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Kellogg School Takes 1st Place in Sustainable Investing Challenge

A team of students from the Kellogg School of Management has taken first place in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge with their proposed investment vehicle that would remediate contaminated land in the U.S. …

A team of students from the Kellogg School of Management has taken first place in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge with their proposed investment vehicle that would remediate contaminated land in the U.S. through reforestation.

This preeminent global competition is geared for students to develop investment vehicles aiming at delivering positive social and environmental impact and competitive financial returns.

Last week at Morgan Stanley’s New York City headquarters, Kellogg’s Nicole Chavas, Nathen Holub, Laura Kimes and April Mendez presented their winning idea for the Fresh Coast Forest Fund, which would lease 25,000 acres of contaminated municipal land to plant poplar tree farms on contaminated urban and industrial sites. Poplars naturally clean and restore soil by absorbing toxins, and could be harvested for use as biomass or wood product.

As a collaboration among the Kellogg School of Management, INSEAD, and the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, the competition seeks to identify the next generation of sustainable investing practitioners, connect emerging leaders with industry professionals, and foster even greater emphasis on sustainability at graduate schools around the world.

At last week’s event, ten finalist teams proposed investment vehicles addressing issues including agriculture, solar energy and sanitation. In February, more than 220 students from 39 schools in 10 different countries submitted prospectuses for the competition.

A team from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business won second place for their proposal, myCatch, a lending vehicle that would provide loans to organizations on behalf of small-scale sustainable fisheries.

“It is exciting to see today’s students—tomorrow’s financial professionals—pushing the frontiers of financial innovation to achieve positive social or environmental impact,” says Jamie Jones, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management. “The young leaders who participated in the competition will be a driving force for the conversation about sustainable investing at their academic institutions.”

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INSEAD Deadlines for January 2015 Intake

The INSEAD MBA program has posted the deadlines  for the January 2015 intake. Round 1 Deadline: March 21, 2014 Interview Notification: April 25, 2014 Final Decision Notification: June 6, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: May 28, …

The INSEAD MBA program has posted the deadlines  for the January 2015 intake.

INSEAD deadlines

Round 1

Deadline: March 21, 2014
Interview Notification: April 25, 2014
Final Decision Notification: June 6, 2014

Round 2

Deadline: May 28, 2014
Interview Notification: June 27, 2014
Final Decision Notification: August 8, 2014

Round 3

Deadline: July 25, 2014
Interview Notification: September 5, 2014
Final Decision Notification: October 10, 2014

INSEAD strongly encourages applicants to apply a couple of days prior to the application deadline if possible to avoid the peak period. Competition for each round is relatively equal regardless of the intake or round you apply for.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59PM Central European Time on the day of the deadline. Visit INSEAD’s admissions website for more information.

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INSEAD Releases Deadlines for September 2014 Intake

INSEAD has posted the deadlines for the September 2014 intake. The three deadlines are: Round 1 Deadline: October 2, 2013 Interview Decision Notification: November 8, 2013 Final Decision Notification: December 20, 2013 Round 2 Deadline: November …

INSEAD deadlines

INSEAD has posted the deadlines for the September 2014 intake. The three deadlines are:

Round 1
Deadline: October 2, 2013
Interview Decision Notification: November 8, 2013
Final Decision Notification: December 20, 2013

Round 2
Deadline: November 27, 2013
Interview Decision Notification: January 10, 2014
Final Decision Notification: February 21, 2014

Round 3
Deadline: March 5, 2014
Interview Decision Notification: April 11, 2014
Final Decision Notification: May 23, 2014

Applicants should note that competition for each round is relatively equal regardless of the intake or round you apply for. INSEAD reviews the pool of applications submitted within each round independently, keeping the “offer ratio” (percentage of candidates accepted vs. applications received) fairly constant across all rounds.

All applications must be submitted by midnight Central European Time on the day of the deadline.

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