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09 Mar 2012, 10:25
anyone already decided not to take INSEAD offer yet?

what other schools you have been admitted at and what factors are you considering?
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14 Mar 2012, 05:48
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Could anyone please do this for Japanese students too?
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14 Mar 2012, 05:51
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Could anyone please do this for Japanese students too?

Hey Kys

9 japanese students so far. 5 M, 4F.
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14 Mar 2012, 06:03
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14 Mar 2012, 06:04
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Could anyone please do this for Japanese students too?

Hey Kys

9 japanese students so far. 5 M, 4F.

Thanks, enkie.
Is that the number of students who will actually matriculate?
Or is there any chance that any of them will go to a U.S. school?
Round 2 decisions for U.S. top schools are being made soon.
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14 Mar 2012, 10:15
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enkie wrote:
kys wrote:
Could anyone please do this for Japanese students too?

Hey Kys

9 japanese students so far. 5 M, 4F.

Thanks, enkie.
Is that the number of students who will actually matriculate?
Or is there any chance that any of them will go to a U.S. school?
Round 2 decisions for U.S. top schools are being made soon.

Thats the number of Japanese candidates that have been offered a place so far, whether this is the amount of people that will accept the offer is another story. This number will be confirmed after the 23rd of March. So yeah, some of them may decline the offer and go to another school.

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15 Mar 2012, 09:50
The system doesnt indicate whether someone has paid the deposit and will actually matriculate. sorry!
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21 Mar 2012, 16:01
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sanjuro9 wrote:
i have a question to all those still considering an application in Round 3, why not in round 1 for Jan 2013? i mean its just a matter of 4 months..

Sanjuro,
It's a good question.. I'm on that boat where my preferred option would be Jan-13. I still haven't made up my mind yet whether I will apply to Sept12 R3 or Jan2013 R1.

My thinking is the following: the other programs I'm applying to start in Sept2012, so in a sense the "competition" is happening now. To turn down other offers now would mean putting all my faith into getting in INSEAD for Jan2013.

On the flip side, I am assuming that I have better chances to get in AND to get scholarship applying to R1 Jan2013 than R3 Sept2012.

Thoughts? Does anyone know if it's possible to apply to R3 Sept2012 (you might get lucky and they need to "fill their diversity quotas") but somehow tell them that you are flexible for either intake?

MM

I visited INSEAD both campuses and talked with many faculty members, alumni, and with admission people and asked them particularly about this issue, 4 months is not that difference if it increases the opportunity of acceptance, However, they clearly showed me that It makes no difference at all. may be because of my background or they are just right.
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21 Mar 2012, 18:15
@oneyearmba - thanks for your note. I am past that point of debating which round to apply. The way I see it, most of their statistics is annual (that is takes into account both promotions). So, if they are, say, at capacity for one promotion and they get this decent application, they will rather go ahead and take her and then perhaps reduce the class size the next promotion.

Since you have visited both campuses, I will definitely be interested to hear what you observed during your campus visit, interaction with students and alumni.
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21 Mar 2012, 22:39
I just submitted my INSEAD Application for round 3 for the Sept 2012 intake.
I was quite happy with my Gmat score (700), especially since I studied for it in just 4 weeks. However, this forum shows there's quite a competition out there

Anybody else applying for round 3?
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22 Mar 2012, 04:36
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@oneyearmba - thanks for your note. I am past that point of debating which round to apply. The way I see it, most of their statistics is annual (that is takes into account both promotions). So, if they are, say, at capacity for one promotion and they get this decent application, they will rather go ahead and take her and then perhaps reduce the class size the next promotion.

Since you have visited both campuses, I will definitely be interested to hear what you observed during your campus visit, interaction with students and alumni.

Thank you. my impression about INSEAD after visiting them and talked particularly with "younger" alumni, I would say: It is really good school, very very global, you can see students from across the globe. you live true diversity, I liked Singapore campus more, I think because the city itself is more livable than fonty although that the fonty campus is obvious the mother campus, large, and well designed. BUT the basic IDEA is: which good for me US two year program or one year program? I'll be sponsored by my company and hence career wise isn't that crucial for me BUT network is very important. However, gaining good education is always the main reason for pursuing MBA. based on this, I believe that US programs are generally better to give you excellent education and prepare you well. INSEAD is for someone who already have business education and experiences. The most common comment among ALL the alumni I met is that the course is too fast so that u can't really go in-depth to certain specialty or get most of the experience. another common comment si about the true strong alumni network especially in Europe, Middle East, and Asia. however, u should bear in mind that alumni loyalty is not european thing it is an american one. hence, don't expect that strong support from INSEAD alumni as u expect it from top american school. but I believe this will be enhancing over time, and the alumni are becoming more aware of this. Why I insisted to meet younger alumni because the impact (positive or negative) of the school on the graduate is still fresh and more obvious than it is on older and well established people. Generally speaking and as one of the alumni told me: top american (top 15) schools can serve you in and outside US, but INSEAD serve u outside US only. for me, I also, visited Tuck, Columbia, Fuqua, and Yale in the US. the school that I really "loved" for its atmosphere and extremely friendly students is Fuqua.
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22 Mar 2012, 05:40
@sandymp, @walktalk where are you guys from? what industry and function?

@sandymp - your profile is unique. gmat is just a tiny part of the equation. good luck.

@walktalk - when did you submit and when you received the confirmation? i am yet to get any emails.
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22 Mar 2012, 07:50
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Thank you. my impression about INSEAD ...

Fuqua is a great school. No doubt you loved it. Good luck in your application process.
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22 Mar 2012, 13:04
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ok, just sent in my application the other day.... cant wait for the result.

got an interview with judge in a few weeks. and the thing is that i want to be able to pick the one i like.

does anyone know how long it takes before they start sending out interview invites-

Cool. where else have you applied this year? looking at discussions from previous threads, seems like peeps started receiving invite a week before the decision date. That would make it mid April.

3 weeks... seems like 3 years... at least we have the forum keep us company..

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Thank you. my impression about INSEAD ...

Fuqua is a great school. No doubt you loved it. Good luck in your application process.

Guys you are in the wrong thread, in fact in the wrong rubrique:)
(Please see how many smileys I have put there before we start a disciussion )

lol..

@brahms00, if i remember it right you had only applied to INSEAD. I read recently somewhere on how a large percentage of applicants apply only to INSEAD. For a while, I thought I was the only one and truly the dumbest guy in the world. I mean who in their right mind would apply to only one business school?

Now I wonder what drives this?
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25 Mar 2012, 06:12
so far i have only applied to insead and judge.

I have a good feeling, we'll se how this goes. but the wait is killing me!
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25 Mar 2012, 06:19
lol..

@brahms00, if i remember it right you had only applied to INSEAD. I read recently somewhere on how a large percentage of applicants apply only to INSEAD. For a while, I thought I was the only one and truly the dumbest guy in the world. I mean who in their right mind would apply to only one business school?

Now I wonder what drives this?[/quote]

I applied only INSEAD as well because I think it is the best fit. And well.. too lazy and too busy to apply others.
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27 Mar 2012, 12:44
trying to find out what date the september class starts, but i cant seem to find it anywere...

have i gone cross-eyed by all the essay writing, or is it hard to find the date on their web page?
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28 Mar 2012, 23:44
Hi Sanjuro,

Yes, I've only applied to INSEAD and it would be my first preference in any case (I mean it, no matter which other school). But of course INSEAD is not the only school I would have agreed to go if I had been accepted and found financing.

The reasons to why I have only applied to INSEAD are as follows
First financing, I prefer to be in Europe (I do not like the idea that %90 of all graduates of an MBA program starts to work in a 500m^2 area ) and there are few schools who guarantee a loan to prospective students. INSEAD also does not guarantee but Prodigy Finance is a feasible option. (For instance LBS's HSBC Loan explicity states that one's borrowing ability depends on her current financial situation, wheras prodigy states that it depends on potential financial situation. My loan application has been just approved

Second, I have nothing distinctive, average gmat, low gpa, less managerial experience. When I hypothetically compare myself with other MBA candidates, if I have any advantage, it comes from international motivation. I speak four languages more or less fluently, I had lived in Belarus (till now only one admit from that country).
So, among top MBA programs my chances were much better with INSEAD.

Good luck to you. (MBA connect is curently 462, will let you know about further changes)
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29 Mar 2012, 00:33
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Hi Sanjuro,

Yes, I've only applied to INSEAD and it would be my first preference in any case (I mean it, no matter which other school). But of course INSEAD is not the only school I would have agreed to go if I had been accepted and found financing.

The reasons to why I have only applied to INSEAD are as follows
First financing, I prefer to be in Europe (I do not like the idea that %90 of all graduates of an MBA program starts to work in a 500m^2 area ) and there are few schools who guarantee a loan to prospective students. INSEAD also does not guarantee but Prodigy Finance is a feasible option. (For instance LBS's HSBC Loan explicity states that one's borrowing ability depends on her current financial situation, wheras prodigy states that it depends on potential financial situation. My loan application has been just approved

Second, I have nothing distinctive, average gmat, low gpa, less managerial experience. When I hypothetically compare myself with other MBA candidates, if I have any advantage, it comes from international motivation. I speak four languages more or less fluently, I had lived in Belarus (till now only one admit from that country).
So, among top MBA programs my chances were much better with INSEAD.

Good luck to you. (MBA connect is curently 462, will let you know about further changes)

Just to add to what brahms said, I can also tell you why I applied only to INSEAD:

In the end of the day, an MBA is nothing more and nothing less than a door opener. So what really counts is brand, quality of your network and connections with companies. (the learning aspect is also important, but I truly believe that you can get a very good education anywhere).

It also matters where you want to live after the MBA. In my case, I was not planning to be bound to a region or as specific country. My plan was to have a global career and be able to go wherever I want.

Additionaly, to maximize my investment, I was only looking to one year MBAs.

That being said, the only school, among the one year MBAs, that would allow me to achieve my goals on a global scale was INSEAD.
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29 Mar 2012, 01:14
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trying to find out what date the september class starts, but i cant seem to find it anywere...

have i gone cross-eyed by all the essay writing, or is it hard to find the date on their web page?

Hi nominomi:
I had the same question, and emailed the school. They have sent me the complete academic calendarl
P1: 27/08 - 24/10
P2: 29/10 - 18/12
P3: 7/01 - 26/02
P4: 6/03 - 26/04
P5: 6/05 - 26/06

There's alos something called the "Business Foundations Programme from 21-25 August (so the 1 week before classes start). I don't know exactly what it is, and whether it's mandatory or not.

Hope that helps
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