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How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US?

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How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2010, 08:36
Are many potential MBA employers in the US familiar with INSEAD?
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Re: How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2010, 16:27
School is well known. Alumni base is smaller compared to U.S. schools.
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Re: How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2010, 09:47
levfin2003 wrote:
School is well known. Alumni base is smaller compared to U.S. schools.


But go in with your eyes open about the fact that is much more difficult to break into the US market compared to a similar school in the USA.

in 2008 - only 4-5% of the class ended up in NA.
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Re: How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2010, 13:58
tan888 wrote:
Are many potential MBA employers in the US familiar with INSEAD?


It's really not well known. The school itself doesn't carry a lot of weight in the US. We're pretty US-centric society (pun on United states and us). I think people in the know of MBA programs rank it highly, but with all the top schools being in the US, non-MBA recruiters won't know who you are.

I'm on the west coast, which school brand means the least. Maybe a little stronger on the east coast.
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Re: How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 16:38
good to know...i want to apply here
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Re: How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 16:51
AspiringSloanie wrote:
good to know...i want to apply here


do it ... I think INSEAD should give me some dough ... I have been responsible for at least a handful of addtl apps :lol:

In all seriousness, I am yet to meet anyone at INSEAD who had a less than stellar experience. It is one of a kinda, get way outside your comfort zone moment in your life.
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Re: How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2010, 22:09
generally speaking INSEAD is less well than its equivalent calibre US schools and perhaps even less well known than US schools of arguably slightly lower calibre. I think INSEAD is aware of this and this will change as they have opened a marketing office in the US recently (I believe in New York).

Having said that, if you're concern is whether you can land a job in the US, it is definitely possible. If you read some student blogs from INSEAD you'll notice many of them get jobs in the US, an ex-colleague of mine who graduated in 09D and is headed to the states now for work. What is more of a concern is really your visa. US schools primarily consist of US citizens and hence have no visa troubles. If you are a INSEAD student chances are your an Indian, Brazilian, Portugese, Australian etc etc. so a) it might be more difficult for you to get a visa and hence b) you might be slightly less attractive to companies if they have to sponsor you, vs. hiring someone of equivalent calibre directly out of say Wharton for arguments sake.

But back to brand equity, I think with schools such as INSEAD, the people that matter will know it (ie. good organisations and desirable places to work). It shouldn't really matter if your mechanic or florist knows Harvard but not INSEAD, unless of course you intend to work for him/her :) Obviously this is my personal opinion, and people put different weighting on brand/reputation.
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Re: How well known is INSEAD to employers in the US? [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 17:37
I am a French citizen with a Master of Science from Northwestern and I have been working for 6 1/2 years in the US.
I definitely agree with you about the US work visa process being a huge pain...
Besides that, you will need to argue the cost of it (H1B costs about $5000 for 6 years - 3 years renewable once).
You also have to convince a recruiter that you are here to stay...

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generally speaking INSEAD is less well than its equivalent calibre US schools and perhaps even less well known than US schools of arguably slightly lower calibre. I think INSEAD is aware of this and this will change as they have opened a marketing office in the US recently (I believe in New York).

Having said that, if you're concern is whether you can land a job in the US, it is definitely possible. If you read some student blogs from INSEAD you'll notice many of them get jobs in the US, an ex-colleague of mine who graduated in 09D and is headed to the states now for work. What is more of a concern is really your visa. US schools primarily consist of US citizens and hence have no visa troubles. If you are a INSEAD student chances are your an Indian, Brazilian, Portugese, Australian etc etc. so a) it might be more difficult for you to get a visa and hence b) you might be slightly less attractive to companies if they have to sponsor you, vs. hiring someone of equivalent calibre directly out of say Wharton for arguments sake.

But back to brand equity, I think with schools such as INSEAD, the people that matter will know it (ie. good organisations and desirable places to work). It shouldn't really matter if your mechanic or florist knows Harvard but not INSEAD, unless of course you intend to work for him/her :) Obviously this is my personal opinion, and people put different weighting on brand/reputation.

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