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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 01:33
Thanks a lot, Camille
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 08:42
Hi Camille,
can you please have a look at my questions please? Or is it wrong place to ask them?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2012, 04:16
Hi

Would INSEAD consider someone who already holds an MBA degree from a top 10 B-school in India? Pre MBA work-ex of 2 yrs and post MBA work-ex of 4 years?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2012, 06:32
Does INSEAD accept applicants from college - either directly after college or through a deferred admission?
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2012, 17:56
I hope you return Camille because boy do I have questions for you!

1.) Tell me about this Abu Dhabi campus. Can I please spend some time at it?

2.) How rare is it for special language classes to form at the France campus? I am particularly interested in Mandarin and Arabic.

3.) Do I understand correctly that I don't have to take a foreign language test until I am ready to enroll in INSEAD?

4.) How awesome would it be to go to INSEAD? I bet it would be the greatest!
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2012, 05:10
upto my knowledge all the country have their rules and even they keep on changing every year, so if you are interested in abu dubai then you have to get an updates for that particular country.
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 09:00
Hi Camille,

Thanks for your time in clarifying the queries from the team here. I have a very specific question around the range of experience in a typical class @ INSEAD. I have close to 14 yrs of work experience and would like to understand if this kind of experience is way above your cut-off range, if there is one !!! Appreciate your clarification on this.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 22:47
I am planning to apply for INSEAD 2013 intake. I am a computer science graduate (Bachelor of engineering) from an unversity in India where all the courses were taught in only English language. I am wondering how can I prove that in my application?

The language policy is no where mentioned explicitly in my marksheets or degree certificate.
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 15:37
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I am planning to apply for INSEAD 2013 intake. I am a computer science graduate (Bachelor of engineering) from an unversity in India where all the courses were taught in only English language. I am wondering how can I prove that in my application?

The language policy is no where mentioned explicitly in my marksheets or degree certificate.



I know its a bit of the blind leading the blind over here, but until Camille gets back I guess we only have each other. I would not think that you would need to prove that your University level classes were in English.

1.) I would not really doubt that they were, since it is India.

2.) I don't think INSEAD will care that much about the language they were held in since you will have to pass language tests anyway.

Of course, an answer from Camille would be a lot better.
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 07:20
Can you please comment on opportunities for spouses? Can they for instance attend classes, use campus facilities, attend official events, and so on. Many thanks!
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 14:28
Hi INSEAD Team,

I will be applying for 2013 Sept batch and hope to send my best application.

I would like to know if someone with strong undergrad and a tough post grad clubbed with unique experiences of investment banking and micro-finance/social impact funding but an average GMAT score of say 650 will be looked down upon?

Does coming from an over represented pool of Indians but no engineering and IT background help? I have a BA in Economics from one of India's oldest economics colleges and a masters from a top British university along with the work experience mentioned above. I have significant experience in front end M&A and private equity advisory and managerial experience as a principal manager of strategy and new initiatives with a big Indian micro-finance firm.

I think INSEAD is a good fit with its recent focus on social entrepreneurship (my long term future goal). Hoping to get your views on my profile and the hurdles i might face.'

Thank you for taking the time out to reply. Appreciate it.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 05:57
Hi INSEAD team,
As I see the questions have not been answered for a long time. the team must be busy in admissions season. however I would like to post some questions. If you have some time please clarify.

I have two queries regarding the application
1. "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)"
In this question if you are currently working and plan to continue till just before you join INSEAD how do you bring that out. shouldn't this be an optional essay??

2. My recommenders do not have official email id. Lots of government departments use their own intranet rather than using internet official ids. So will INSEAD accept public domain email ID in my case??
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2012, 11:27
Hello, thanks for taking the time to review our questions. I was wondering about INSEAD's view of re-applicants and some of the things you evaluate on a second time application.
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 05:22
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Does INSEAD accept applicants from college - either directly after college or through a deferred admission?


Hi Jokera,

No, INSEAD does not accept applicants straight out from college. Event though we don't have an absolute requirement for years of work experience, at least two/three years minimum is strongly advised. Participants in our current class have an average of nearly six years work experience, with the range being between two and twelve.

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 05:26
Hi Guys,

Apologies for the long silence... I'm back and will apply myself to answer all of your questions since mid-June. If i have missed yours, please don't hesitate to poke me :-)
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 05:37
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Hi, Insead team
I have several questions regading filling the application form. can you please help with them?

1) Academic Degree - FINAL GRADE* (p.5). In my Institute we had 5 points scale (5 - Excellent, 4- good etc.) plus we had pass/not passed Subjects. How can I calculate my final grade?
2) PREVIOUS FULL-TIME POSITIONS: STARTING GROSS ANNUAL SALARY (p.7). To which position this field relates to?
3) Please list part-time work, internships and summer jobs starting with your most recent position (p. 7) - Is it required for a person with 9 years of full-time jobs?

Thanks!


Hi Agentzap,
You most certainly have found answers to your questions by now, but this might be helpful to the community so here it is:

1) Academic Degree - FINAL GRADE* (p.5). In my Institute we had 5 points scale (5 - Excellent, 4- good etc.) plus we had pass/not passed Subjects. How can I calculate my final grade?
--> calculate the average yourself (like 3.5) and put that in the form. You are required to upload a scan copy of your transcript anyway so the admission department can check. Don't worry, the GPA grade system is the most common but not the only one and we're use to see other grading system. Our admission officers are perfectly familiar with those other system too.

2) PREVIOUS FULL-TIME POSITIONS: STARTING GROSS ANNUAL SALARY (p.7). To which position this field relates to?
--> this field is mostly for people coming from consulting. If this doesn't really apply to your experience, fill in what you can, but again don't worry too much.

3) Please list part-time work, internships and summer jobs starting with your most recent position (p. 7) - Is it required for a person with 9 years of full-time jobs?
--> Indeed not really in your case

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 05:38
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Would INSEAD consider someone who already holds an MBA degree from a top 10 B-school in India? Pre MBA work-ex of 2 yrs and post MBA work-ex of 4 years?

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 06:55
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I hope you return Camille because boy do I have questions for you!

1.) Tell me about this Abu Dhabi campus. Can I please spend some time at it?

2.) How rare is it for special language classes to form at the France campus? I am particularly interested in Mandarin and Arabic.

3.) Do I understand correctly that I don't have to take a foreign language test until I am ready to enroll in INSEAD?

4.) How awesome would it be to go to INSEAD? I bet it would be the greatest!


Hi mybusiness,
Thank you for your post, it's nice to feel wanted like this :-). June has been an absolutely crazy month!

1.) Tell me about this Abu Dhabi campus. Can I please spend some time at it?
--> We will offer the opportunity to our students to spend some time on the Abu Dhabi campus very shortly (less than a year). I don't know the specifics yet.
2.) How rare is it for special language classes to form at the France campus? I am particularly interested in Mandarin and Arabic.
--> Mandarin and Arabic are not rare languages at INSEAD :P. We have a partnership with a local language school who offers on campus individual classes in 8 different languages including Mandarin and Arabic
3.) Do I understand correctly that I don't have to take a foreign language test until I am ready to enroll in INSEAD?
--> If English is your mother tongue, then you have until the interview decision to provide a certificate of your practical knowledge of your second language. You are required to provide a certificate of basic knowledge of your 3rd language before the end of your MBA.
4.) How awesome would it be to go to INSEAD? I bet it would be the greatest![/quote]
--> Indeed!! 8-)
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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2012, 22:20
Hi INSEAD Team,

I have an essay-related question:
One of my essays goes over the word limit by 8%, but I really like the way it is. Would this be a big problem?

Thanks for your time!

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Re: Ask INSEAD Admissions [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2012, 02:24
lydia792 wrote:
Hi INSEAD Team,

I have an essay-related question:
One of my essays goes over the word limit by 8%, but I really like the way it is. Would this be a big problem?

Thanks for your time!

Lydia.

Hi Lydia792,
It is acceptable to go over the word limit by more or less 10%. Let me reassure you, your text won't be cut off.
Cheers,
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