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INSEAD Student Life: During And Post-MBA

INSEAD MBA offers a life which one has always dreamt of and wants to live, whether it is in terms of academics, extracurriculars, socially, globally, or whatsoever.

In this article, we are sharing the experiences a student may expect in terms of INSEAD MBA curriculum, INSEAD culture and clubs, intensity and speed of the INSEAD MBA program, career facilities at INSEAD, and INSEAD post-mba jobs and salaries. This will give you a good insight into the INSEAD student life and will help you provide clarity if this world school is a good fit for you.

INSEAD STUDENT LIFE: OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE NEW CULTURES

GLOBAL DIVERSITY AT INSEAD:

People from around the world study in INSEAD. INSEAD MBA has 90% of its students international, from over 94 countries spanning a wide range of sectors. There are more than 90 nationalities at INSEAD MBA working together, and this unparalleled diversity always helps an individual to learn about different cultures at INSEAD, to explore different people and their ideology, and to finally grow as an individual!

INSEAD MBA CLUBS:

Like any other top-notch school, INSEAD allows it’s students to form different kinds of clubs which includes the Asia-Europe Club, INSEAD Consulting Club, Energy Club, Design & Innovation Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Fintech Club, Healthcare INDEVOR Industry Club, Technology Media & Telecom Club, etc. One of the major social clubs of INSEAD is OUTSEAD representing the Insead LGBTQ+ community. OUTSEAD’s purpose is to foster an inclusive atmosphere for everyone on campus and provide a social network for community members and allies alike. There are many other INSEAD clubs in a varied number of spaces. 

INSEAD MBA CURRICULUM :

INSEAD business school is one of the most elite business schools in the world offering excellent MBA academic life to their students under the mentorship of some of the best professors in the world! Insead broke its own record in 2018- 92% of INSEAD MBA students got offers within three months of graduation, joining a total of 322 organizations. 

INSEAD’s MBA curriculum has 5 terms, each being 8 weeks of duration. The initial period of the MBA curriculum covers the 14 core subjects. During the later period, students can choose 12 electives from a pool of over 75 choices, depending on their interests and career goals.

INSEAD’s intensive MBA core curriculum gives an individual a foundation in the fundamental practices of business including finance, accounting, marketing, economics, leadership, strategy, business ethics, etc, and also helps the student to learn management skills needed to succeed in any career.

INSEAD MBA: MULTI-CAMPUS APPROACH

INSEAD has campuses at prime locations across the world. Europe(France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and now in North America (San Francisco). Its original campus is in Fontainebleau, which offers a quintessential french village experience whereas Singapore is a multicultural place, cosmopolitan city so one can get the flavour of both city and town!

INSEAD is among the first business schools to set up a multi-campus approach for its MBA curriculum. During the MBA elective period, INSEAD allows its students to switch among the campuses, say, from Singapore to Fontainebleau, or vice-versa. 

Moreover, INSEAD MBA students have the opportunity to participate in campus exchange programs during the curriculum. They can take electives at Wharton, Kellogg, or CEIBS.

INSEAD CDC: 4CS MODEL:

INSEAD CDC follows a unique approach, working with students known as The Personalised Career Model: 4Cs.

4Cs is a framework that informs all INSEAD CDC interactions: Celebration, Chaos, Curiosity, Clarity with students to ensure that engagement is on an individual level with the students and to encourage information gathering, testing to find the right industry, function, and company culture fit!

INTENSITY OF INSEAD CURRICULUM: THE  ‘S FACTOR’

INSEAD MBA students’ whole 10-month experience can be said to be a trade-off between three S’ SLEEP, STUDY, and SOCIALIZE throughout their MBA curriculum.  One needs to always sacrifice one for the other two! Because of the pace and intensity of the INSEAD curriculum, you always need to decide two among the three to lead a peaceful time at the school and it’s important to keep trading off, you can not forget one for the other two!

INSEAD POST- MBA EMPLOYMENT: CAREERS, JOBS, SALARIES

INSEAD, as one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, brings together people, cultures, and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. INSEAD research, teaching, and partnerships reflect this global perspective and cultural diversity.

INSEAD, as the business school for the world, maintained its diverse and global footprint, its MBA graduates accepted employment offers in 65 countries of the world in 2019, with around 38% in northern and western Europe, 4% in central/eastern Europe, 8% Southern Europe,26% Asia Pacific, 7 % in North America, 6% Latin America and so on!

Know more about INSEAD post-MBA job prospects.

INSEAD RECRUITMENT: ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER BUSINESS SCHOOLS

INSEAD, because of its campuses in different continents, can be an advantage in getting in with companies that might not be typical on-campus recruiters post-MBA.  For example, if you’re looking for a single job position in Kenya, you can study at the INSEAD Abu Dhabi Campus through January intake and through internships and networking with different alums, can get an opportunity to be interviewed for your targeted company and position. INSEAD is interested in facilitating those kinds of small-scale recruitment efforts, rather than simply attracting the major firms and companies to facilitate better employment opportunities for its students post-MBA.

INSEAD CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The INSEAD Career Development Centre supports students’ many initiatives to learn and gain exposure to its alumni and recruiting partners who see “business as a force for good”. A group of students is also sent on the Summer Start-up Tour to visit tech-for-good businesses from various sectors including education, energy, fintech, food, and healthcare.

INSEAD MBA GRADUATES: PROFILE OF 2019 MBA STUDENTS

The INSEAD MBA median annual base salary and median sign-on bonus saw increases from the previous years at around US$ 109,800 and US$ 27,000 respectively.

Companies within the Corporate Sectors, Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector, are offering leadership development programs to INSEAD MBAs, and new job positions & roles are emerging such as Chief of Staff; International Growth Manager/ Consultant; Lead, Project & Change Management.

INSEAD MBA: FINAL TAKEAWAY

INSEAD continues to conduct cutting-edge research and innovate across all programs providing business leaders with the knowledge and awareness to operate anywhere. Its core values truly drive academic excellence and serve the global community as The Business School for the World.

Overall, INSEAD is known as the “Business School of the world” and it truly means it! No one culture or country is overwhelming there and it provides space and opportunities for everybody, no matter where you’ve come from! 

If you’re interested in getting into such a prestigious school and want to know your chances to INSEAD MBA, we are here to hold your hand and help you in every bit. Feel free to connect with us and know directly from an INSEADer who is here with a vision to help candidates have clarity in their life around their vision, purpose, and goals.

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