What I'm really concerned about is my ability to meet the first couple of instalments of a student loan. A cheaper MBA will not open the same doors I want, but it will open *some* doors and I could make it through with less debt and therefore will be able to spend more time unemployed and searching for a job all around Europe after graduation.
You are spot on about the location. INSEAD student blogs mention something about going to Paris for interviews and meetings, but I suppose that is for French speaking people only. IMD on the other hand is conveniently close to Geneva and Zurich is not too far away; there are a lot of businesses in these two cities. Not that the students can take much advantage of that, between group projects, presentations and "power naps" on the floor. Anyway, there's another factor in IMD's favour - students can meet with executives who are on campus for corporate trainings.
Going back to INSEAD, I would very much like to hear opinions on Singapore and its networking opportunities. From what I've heard, the Asian job market is practically closed for outsiders.