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INSEAD MBA Criterion #4: Leadership Potential

By - Feb 2, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

This is the last post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s admission criteria. INSEAD is not unique among MBA programs in desiring leadership potential in applicants. All do. It is unique in how it characterizes leadership and leadership potential. The adcom has a two-pronged...

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Tell Me About Your Weaknesses [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Feb 1, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

This blog post is part of a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we’ll address "What is your weakness?": Reason for asking the question: To ensure the applicant is humble...

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INSEAD MBA Criterion #3: Academic Capacity

By - Jan 30, 13:43 PM   Comments [0]

This is the third post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s 4 admission criteria. The operative word in this criterion is capacity. This word conveys the adcom’s perspective on the academic component of the application: it’s dynamic, focusing on how you can grow...

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Are You Selling Yourself Short?

By - Jan 29, 15:26 PM   Comments [0]

“I founded a small candy company.” I could see in the faces of my fellow admissions committee members that they were not that impressed with the candidate; none of them had ever heard of “Del Sol Candy,”* and Roberto’s modest description did not make it...

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Making Friends With the GRE: How To Overcome Test Anxiety and Perform at Your Best

By - Jan 29, 13:35 PM   Comments [0]

“I can’t stop trembling….can’t eat….cry for little or no reason….I am so nervous.” All of this from Janelle, a prospective graduate student on her response to scheduling a GRE test date. I was not surprised that Janelle was nervous as almost all prospective graduate students...

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INSEAD MBA Criterion #2: International Motivation

By - Jan 26, 13:45 PM   Comments [0]

This is the second post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s 4 admission criteria. Sure, international experience is a big plus for an INSEAD applicant. But the website says that they seek candidates with international motivation which, in their eyes, means having “perceptive...

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“I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in your Essays

By - Jan 25, 13:09 PM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: (a) You need to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while (b) also showing the adcom that you have desirable character traits that...

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A Lot About Yale SOM’s EMBA Program – And a Little About One Year MBAs [Episode 190]

By - Jan 25, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

Before we turn to our regularly scheduled content, I want to respond to a question asked of me on Twitter by @agarwalgaurav04: He asked me if we can do a show on U.S. one-year MBA programs. We might in the future, and while today’s show...

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Yale SOM EMBA Application Tips & Deadlines

By - Jan 24, 14:05 PM   Comments [0]

Yale SOM’s Executive MBA is relatively new, but it fully reflects the character of the SOM and more broadly of Yale University: intensive community, holistic perspective, intellectual vigor, and real-world engagement and impact. Carefully review the website, read the blog, and, if possible, interact with...

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Looking for Ways to Boost Your Chances of Acceptance to INSEAD?

By - Jan 24, 13:47 PM   Comments [0]

Then you’re in luck, because on February 15th we’ll be hosting a BRAND NEW webinar on the secrets to an INSEAD admit…and you’re invited! During the Get Accepted to INSEAD webinar, you will learn: • The advantages of attending the international INSEAD MBA program • How to show...

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