INSEAD

by John A. Byrne on

INSEAD is ranked second by Poets&Quants among non-U.S. business schools.

2. INSEAD

Boulevard de Constance
Fontainebleau, France 77305
Admissions: +33 (0)1 60 72 40 00
Email: mba.info@insead.edu
Website: http://mba.insead.edu
Apply Online: http://mba.insead.edu/admissions/

With two fully-integrated campuses in Europe and Asia and over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, INSEAD’s accelerated MBA program offers a deep and profound multicultural experience. The MBA program runs in parallel on the school’s campuses in France and Singapore. Students also have the opportunity to visit the campus in Abu Dhabi to take part in an elective course, as well as take advantage of the alliance with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The MBA curriculum is designed to quickly and thoroughly prepare students for a career in international business. The first few study periods are based on a structured series of 14 core courses. These courses cover all of the key management disciplines, as well as focusing on the environment in which business takes place. The second half of the program can be customized. Choosing 11 electives from a portfolio of more than 70, students create a unique mix of topics to support individual educational and professional goals. London MBAs can pursue a generalist path towards management or concentrate on a specific area, such as finance or entrepreneurship.

Throughout the core curriculum, students work in study groups of five to six. Once students begin their elective courses, groups are no longer predetermined.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants: 2
BusinessWeek: 1
Forbes: 1
Financial Times: 5
The Economist: 23

Student Perspectives:

From INSEAD to Avon Cosmetics

Tuition & Fees: $68,107
Median GMAT: 710
GMAT Range: 650-750
Average GPA: NA
Acceptance Rate: NA

Full-Time Enrollment: 998
International: 92%
Female: 33%
Minority: NA
Mean Age: 29

Median Base Salary: $111,900
Median Signing Bonus: $14,600
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 64%
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 22%

  • Vimal

    I have been checking more about INSEAD off-lately and i am loving it. After meeting Mike (the student in the article above), i am impressed with how INSEAD helps backing up their students.

    I am applying for Jan 2012 and would appreciate any inputs on my way..

    Good luck for all those applying !!!

  • Naser

    John,

    why don’t you put the latest employment figures of INSEAD ? (127) to Mckinsey alone..thats really impressive..

  • aleb

    McKinsey and insead are peas in a pod and the company actually strongly recommends that their associates attend the program given its growing reputation and 12 month in-n-out process. don’t over estimate the employment number I would be willing to argue that 80+ of the 121 are returning McKinsey. I know 6 attending the program now that are former and future McKinsey.

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