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Insead vs LBS [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2009, 15:51
I need to apply R3 to one of these schools,cant reall decide which one is better for non-profit and as a backup plan ..MC?
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Re: Insead vs LBS [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2009, 16:11
Hi Fresinha,

I presume by MC you mean Management Consulting - well, INSEAD is traditionally considered a bit better than LBS in this field. Don't really know how those schools are for non-profit. Typical (albeit simplified) Top-Europe b-school perception is "LBS for finance, INSEAD for consulting and IMD for industry".

I know there are endless arguments which school is better, LBS or INSEAD. In my opinion, their quality and reputation are comparable, so the choice really depends on your personal preferences - do you need a 2-year or 1-year MBA? where would you be a better fit? where would you like to work? where would you like to live and study - UK or France/Singapore?

If you really not sure, you could apply to both :wink: Also, INSEAD has two intakes, so you might consider the possibility to apply for Jan 2010.

Anyways, good luck to you!
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Re: Insead vs LBS [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2009, 18:04
I personally would choose INSEAD (if only the language thing didn't prevent me). I view it as having the best reputation among the ex-US schools and ranks right among the best of the US. Plus it is probably #1 in the world for MC recruiting. I would imagine that the MC-slant of INSEAD is more advantageous for non-profit than the finance-slant of LBS, but I'm really not sure. That said, if you are a career-changer, the opportunity for the internship between years 1 and 2 at LBS might be helpful, but I'm sure you can still get a great job out of INSEAD regardless.
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Re: Insead vs LBS [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2009, 03:08
I'm also looking at management consulting post-MBA, but I'll be going with LBS, partly for personal preferences.

Here's a post I made in one of the INSEAD threads regarding both:

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Re: Insead vs LBS [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2009, 20:38
I am not sure if we should look MBA as field specific degree at all.... I have discussed this with my freinds(post MBA) and according to them MBA is all about branding of the school and alumini network .. Both LBS and INSEAD have big batch size and excellant reputaion...

You may consider other things wrt INSEAD vs LBS like:
High opp. cost for LBS (2 yrs) vs Insead ( 10 months)
INSEAD wil open Singapore (Asia) market for job opp.. where as LBS will open UK mkt for you ....

Most of the people will feel lucky to admitted to be both and had to decide which one to chose....
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