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1-Year MBA Intensity [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2011, 15:15
I was reading Insead's brochure and it emphasizes its work hard, play hard mentality.

So I was wondering, how intense is it really? How is it compared to 2-Year MBAs?
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Re: 1-Year MBA Intensity [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2011, 13:07
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Hi klughing,

Typically 1 year MBA programs leave candidates with the same knowledge base, so these programs will be more intense because of all of the information that is taught. However, as note, these programs are best for individuals who already have work experience and are not expecting to make strong career changes. With 1 year MBA programs, summer internships are typically not offered.

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Re: 1-Year MBA Intensity [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2011, 13:19
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Hi klughing,

Typically 1 year MBA programs leave candidates with the same knowledge base, so these programs will be more intense because of all of the information that is taught. However, as note, these programs are best for individuals who already have work experience and are not expecting to make strong career changes. With 1 year MBA programs, summer internships are typically not offered.

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How important is that internship opportunity for changing careers? I know internship is not usually offered in 1-year programs but INSEAD does have the January intake that offers the chance to intern in the summer.
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Re: 1-Year MBA Intensity [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 09:30
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Hi klughing,

Internship experience is invaluable because if you are interested in pursuing another industry, internships give you the unique opportunity to experience firsthand what the space is like. If you are at all curious, I recommend pursuing an internship.

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Re: 1-Year MBA Intensity [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 07:45
Aside from the exchange opportunities, why is this 1 year MBA stand out? I'm inquisitive because I haven't discovered about the MBA you mention (but i am not saying much, I don't know much about US MBAs).
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Re: 1-Year MBA Intensity [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 01:18
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The 1-year MBA is quite common in Europe and typically features the same number of core classes as a 2-year MBA, but students might take fewer electives, although the choice of electives might still be substantial. The workload is intense and as someone pointed out, a one-year MBA typically requires candidates to have some working experience.

Although one-year MBAs do not have the same structure that allows for a summer internship in the middle of the program, many students do take up internships. At Cambridge University, we have structured the program such that students can take an internship for the last two months of their year with us.

DM me if you would like more information about the Cambridge MBA. Kind regards

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Re: 1-Year MBA Intensity [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2011, 06:51
An internship is pretty much mandatory if you are a career changer. This actually fits in with what was said, that 1 yr programs are typically for people with some (large) work experience and who want to continue in their industry.

In fact, many 1 yr programs have now started incorporating internship in their format.

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