Rounding out our look at applications at the top business schools this year, today we break down INSEAD’s application deadlines and essays for the 2013-2014 admissions season. INSEAD has made only very subtle tweaks to its essays this year, and the school has decided buck the trend and not to go the route of significantly cutting down its number of required essays. When a business school only makes subtle changes to its essays, that usually means that the admissions office likes what it’s been getting from applicants.
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Yesterday the Financial Times reported that Dipak Jain will step down as dean of INSEAD effective March 1, ending a two-year tenure as the school’s leader. INSEAD announced that Jain will stay with the school as a marketing professor. This news comes after Jain took an extended medical leave in 2012 to undergo extensive testing after complaining of exhaustion.
We talk to dozens of applicants about INSEAD every year. Our European clients almost always are interested in the program, and among U.S.-based applicants, INSEAD is almost always their first or second choice if they’re interested in earning an MBA abroad. This makes sense given the terrific international exposure that INSEAD students get at the school’s two campuses. What frequently surprises us, though, is how little applicants really know about the school, beyond that fact that it’s a highly-ranked program with a high profile around the world.
Are you thinking about applying to INSEAD? How do you know if it really is a good fit for you? And how do you know if the INSEAD admissions committee will think you’re a good fit for the program? Today we present six reasons why INSEAD may be the perfect school for you to target for your MBA experience. While not all six of these need to describe you, the more these descriptions sound like you, the more likely you are to thrive at INSEAD:
Every year countless applicants ask us about INSEAD. Given the school’s high profile around the globe, it’s not surprising that so many applicants think about spending time in Fontainebleau and Singapore. What does surprise us, though, is how common some misconceptions are among even those applicants who have extensively studied the school. We always urge these applicants to go back and do their homework a bit more before they start working on their INSEAD applications.
Jain, who served as dean of the Kellogg School of Management for eight years before stepping down in 2009, says he wasn’t looking to assume a leadership position at another school, but INSEAD insisted on interviewing him for the job. Attracted to Jain for his experience in running Kellogg’s one-year MBA program (which is the only type of MBA that INSEAD offers) and his experience in international management training, the school formally introduced Jain to the the INSEAD community earlier this month.
While we most often write about U.S.-based business schools in this space, INSEAD is one of the more popular programs among our clients. That’s why it’s one of the MBA programs we cover in our Annual Reports, our free guides to 15 of the world’s top MBA programs.
On Friday the Financial Times reported that INSEAD is expected to announce that Dipak Jain, former Dean of Northwestern University’s School of Management, will replace Frank Brown as Dean of INSEAD. While it’s not yet official since INSEAD’s board and faculty need to approve the appointment, Jain is widely expected to get the nod later this month.
The final deadline for INSEAD’s September, 2010, intake is still is still a month away, and there’s still plenty of time for you to craft a successful INSEAD application. Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we take a closer look at life on each of INSEAD’s two main campuses. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free — all you have to do is register to access all of them — but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your INSEAD research.)
Last week INSEAD announced it has named named Professor Jake Cohen as the new Dean of the school’s MBA program, effective September 1. Cohen has been with INSEAD for more than five years as a professor, and has also served as Director of the school’s joint research program with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
INSEAD has released its application for the 2008-2009 season. The following are INSEAD’s deadlines and essays for the coming Sep. 2009 intake, with our italics in comments:
INSEAD Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 1, 2008
Round 2: November 26, 2008
Round 3: February 11, 2009
Round 4: April 1, 2009
Second Life has really taken off as of late, and this new world, complete with its own economy, is of interest to some in the business world. Many businesses make use of Second Life to promote products, and it provides an interesting subject of study for those in business education. But when it comes to Second Life, no business school is making better use of it than INSEAD.