mbanalyst wrote:
So the no. of students as of now are 517 but this is way above the class size (approx. 495). What do you think is the reason behind it?
1. Does INSEAD send more invites assuming some will default in payment?
2. As you mentioned above, is this because of overlap of nationalities (some students are double/triple counted)?
3. Increase in intake?
It's not way above, actually. The numbers from the past classes that show up in MBAConnect are:
11J: 511
10D: 504
So it's well within a rounding error right now. What I do find interesting is that the number of people starting in Singapore is 224, which seems a bit high, while Fonty starts are 295, which is around target (past targets have been 200 and 300). So it appears there are trending towards increasing intake for Singapore campus, with (my analysis being) the hopes of increasing influence in Asia. What's good for the adcom but bad for the waitlisters is that the Singapore visa process is relatively easy so they can fill in gaps relatively quickly that cancellations leave behind.