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INSEAD Profile

Our INSEAD profile will supply you with the basic information you need when considering applying to INSEAD. Our Admission Consultants are happy to help you decide if INSEAD is the right school for you.

Application Deadlines

Application Periods: Application Deadline: Notification from board:
ROUND 1 21 March 2014 06 June 2014
ROUND 2 28 May 2014 08 August 2014
ROUND 3 25 July 2014 10 October 2014

Application Questions

Job Description Essays

1. Briefly summarize 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. (250 words maximum)

2. Please give a full description of your career since graduating from university. If you were to remain with your present employer, what would be your next step in terms of position? (250 words)

3. If you are currently not working, what are you doing and what do you plan to do until you start the MBA programme if applicable? (250 words maximum)


1. Give a candid description of yourself, 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 maximum)

2. Describe what you believe to be your two most substantial accomplishments to date (if possible specify one personal and one professional), explaining why you view them as such. (400 words maximum)

3. Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed. Discuss what you learned. (400 words maximum)

4. a) Discuss your short and long term career goals. (300 words maximum) and b) How will studying at INSEAD help you achieve your vision? (250 words maximum

5. Please choose one of the following two essay topics

a) Have you ever experienced culture shock? What insights did you gain? (250 words maximum),

b) Describe the ways in which a foreigner in your country might experience culture shock. (250 words maximum)

6. (Optional) Is there anything that you have not mentioned in the above essays that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? (350 words maximum)

7. (Reapplicant) In case of reapplication, please provide an update on any new aspects of your professional, international, academic or personal profile that would not have been included in your previous application. Please also explain your motivation for re-applying to INSEAD. (400 words maximum)

Total Enrollment: 1,008
Applications: Not Published
Percent Admitted: Not Published
Yield: Not Published
GMAT Average: 704
GMAT Score Range: 660-750
Average Age 29
Average GRE Q Not Published
Average GRE V Not Published
Average GPA Not Published

Industry: Percent:
Corporate Sectors: 47%
Consulting: 26%
Finance: 22%
Public Sector/Non-Profit: 5%

Industry: Percent: Median Base Salary:
Construction 2% €95,000
Consumer & Luxury Goods 26% €79,600
Corporate Services 4.5% €111,600
Energy/Petroleum 7% €69,900
Healthcare 8% €76,000
High-Tech/Telecommunications 23% €80,000
Manufacturing 10% €84,000
Media/Entertainment 3.5% €79,600
Primary Industries 7% €83,200
Travel/Leisure Services 2.5% €74,900
Career Hiring
Class of 2009 2010 2011
Accepted Offer by Graduation 64% 80% N/A
Accepted Offer 3 months out 86% 93% 92%
Median Base Salary N/A €85,000 €84,500
Median Signing Bonus N/A N/A €17,000

Female 33%
International 93%
Africa 4%
Asia 32%
Europe 41%
North America 15%
Latin America and the Caribbean 6%
2ceania 1%
Dual Citizenship 18%
Mean Work Experience 65 months
Mean Age 29
Total 1,200
Full-Time MBA 1,006
Executive MBA 105
PhD Program 69

School Ranking
Business Week 1 (non-US)
Program Costs
Resident $71,718.00
Nonresident $71,718.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Resident) $102,062.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Nonresident) $102,062.00
Total Living Alumni 20,012
Dual Degrees
MBA/MA (John Hopkins University – International Studies)
MBA/JD (Sorbonne Law)