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Hi Everyone,

Below is the roll call for INSEAD September 2011 Intake. Please indicate the round in which you are applying, your nationality, and the campus to which you are applying:

September 2011 Intake Roll Call

Total Applicants: 114
Dings: 17
W/L: 12

R1 - September 29, 2010

Total Applicants: 72
Interview Invites: 50
Dings: 10
W/L: 12
Matriculating:

Attachment:

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R2 - December 1, 2010

Total Applicants: 42
Interview Invites: 22
Dings: 7
W/L:
Matriculating:

Attachment:

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R3 - March 9, 2011

Total Applicants: 0
Dings:
W/L:

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10 Mar 2011, 05:51
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SMH wrote:
just wanted to post and encourage those applicants Round 3, who interview with INSEAD. I interviewed in Round 2 and got a ding.

I made it to Ross and ISB after interviews. will probably be taking up Michigan Ross.

I think it is very important for you to be balanced while applying to INSEAD.

INSEAD compares itself with top 15 US schools (I would not compare it with a top 10 US School in any way).
Also it is the only school in the world that publishes videos of comparisons with Harvard.
Other schools dont distinguish or need to prove anything.

Also I wasted a lot of money flying down to another city for interviews......please dont be overenthusiastic.....INSEAD has many alumnis in India (unlike other business schools), as most of their alumni return back to their home country!..........so ask for an interview in your home location to minimize other expenses.

That said, for those indians who want to return to India, just try ISB...its probably going to be better rated than INSEAD very soon.

Also INSEADs application fee is a lot and the least they can do is organize interview locations in the place of your residence.

Good luck, but after my interviews......I ask everyone to keep many options open....and whatever will happen will happen for the best..............INSEAD or no Insead ( and im glad I didnt make it now!)...no loans (a few scholarships) make INSEAD prohibitly expensive and a very bad European job make the ROI doubtful.

Also for all its stress on international experienc...this is nonsense.....many applicants have simply worked in another country for a while (read US or the west), this does not make you any more international i think......also they make you waste your time filling out a scholarship form (round 2) before the result....absolute waste of time......you could spend that time applying to YALE which is a better college.

Sure, INSEAD doesn't fit everyone's goals. But shouldn't the question of fit be answered before you spend weeks on essays, recommendations, procuring old transcripts, spending 200 Euros on an application, spending days preparing for interviews and flying all over the place.

I didn't make it to INSEAD but I put a lot of effort in my application. I still have huge respect for the school and I envy (in a good way) all the lucky people who made it. Fortunately, I made it to Cambridge and HEC. So I have a bit of choice but INSEAD is a league above and a great choice, and good luck to all those applying! If I had to do it all over again, I'd still go for it.

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05 Nov 2010, 14:50
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topMBAwannabe wrote:
Does anyone have a sense of what the admission rate is for those who make it to the interview? Judging by postings here seems like they must have been already selective with interview intiations...

If you use the Jan 2010 Intake thread as your point of reference, I'd say very good. By no means are the numbers below fully representative of the class, but they are interesting nonetheless:

Of the 33% (=14) interviewed but not Directly Admitted:
Waitlist: 11
Assume "no admit" (search user post history, etc): 3

Of the 11 on the Waitlist:

= 81% Total Interviewed-to-Admit Conversion, though the waitlist is underrepresented (also in real life most likely, such that it is too unreliable)

Now, there was a large group of posters who chimed in for the first time to report positive news, and there was understandably not an opposite group of posters reporting dings out of the blue for the first time, so this may have swayed the numbers. My "confidence" in percentage terms is between 50-67% (direct admit only) and 70-80% including waitlist. INSEAD has been known to mention "above 50%" as their own interview-to-admit conversion rate.

I'm sure INSEAD's own, closely guarded figures will show something slightly different (what happens when you have 500 people reporting back, not just 42), but I'm also sure that they are not too far off given the school's reluctance to publish figures at all (IMO b/c they would not indicate the kind of exclusivity shown by e.g. HBS).

Take the numbers for what they're worth and with a very large grain of salt. Obviously don't go in to your interviews thinking you have it made...but know that you have made it past the big cull.
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03 Nov 2010, 23:19
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Just had both of my interviews today. First was with a PE director with 10 yrs MC experience with Bain (class of ~'02) in his office, second was with a Principal in MC specializing in the airline industry (class of ~'97) in a coffee shop.

I neither asked for feedback, nor was any proffered -- though I'm pretty sure I know where I stood where both interviewers. Time will tell how things work out, but I have my fingers firmly crossed!

Best of luck to all!
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29 Sep 2010, 12:33
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Hi All, I have updated the roll call. Are there others applying to INSEAD for September 2011 Intake?

Please include the round in which you intend to apply and your nationality.

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15 Dec 2010, 08:29
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Just got the +33 call! Starting in Fonty. I'm based in Canada too!
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21 Dec 2010, 06:17
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Update for those interested:

Count of people registered on the INSEAD network for the class of '12J:

Total: 146 (108 Male)
Indian: 21
American: 25
French: 17
Singaporean: 5
Chinese: 7

These numbers represent the # of people who have been extended an offer by INSEAD and have registered on their MBA network, not people who have necessarily accepted the offer and paid the deposit. Hence, this number could/will keep changing.

Hope this helps.
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Schools: HBS(R1) ding, Wharton(R1) invite, INSEAD(R1)invite, LBS(R1)invite
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24 Dec 2010, 13:25
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Admit count has reduced to 157 on MBA connect.. Good news for everyone on Waitlisted!

Kudos if u like my post!
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23 Feb 2011, 05:19
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Ok, I'm gonna buy something I absolutely don't need on ebay to release the stress !
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Hi everyone, I thought of sharing this before I leave the forum. I sampled 20 old interviews (http://www.clearadmit.com/wiki/index.ph ... dInterview - posts 14 to 27) and made a list with questions and their frequency. I present them here in an order that made sense to me!

1. Walk me through your resume. Describe major events. - 70%
2. Describe your company and/or position. - 15%
3. Why do you want to have an MBA? - 70%
4. Why did you choose INSEAD? - 75%
5. Why have an MBA now? - 45%
6. What other schools have you applied for and why not going there instead? - 30%
7. Describe your short and/or long term career objectives. - 60%
8. Can you not achieve your objectives without an MBA? - 15%
9. Discuss two projects/achievements/challenges at work. - 15%
10. What are your major extra-curricular activities?- 15%
11. State your strengths and/or weaknesses. - 15%
12. What other languages do you speak and what is your level of proficiency? - 15%
14. Discuss your teamwork experience and/or multicultural teamwork experience. - 10%
15. Describe a time you failed. - 10%
16. Which campus do you want to study at? - 10%
17. What can you offer INSEAD? - 5%
18. How would your colleagues describe you? - 5%
19. What are the cultural differences between Europe and China? - 5%
20. When you’re in a gathering, what attracts your attention first? - 5%
21. What makes you extremely angry/ passionate? - 5%
22. What is your style of negotiation? - 5%
23. How do you deal with a person who’s determined not to listen to you even though he/she knows you are right? - 5%
24. How do you deal with a boss who is not as smart as you? - 5%

Moreover, the interview style is typically conversational and its purpose is primarily to assess cultural fit.

Good luck to everyone!
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18 Aug 2010, 04:25
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The fields that get locked are - name, email, year of intake

the INSEAD application locks some of the cells after you generate the recommendation links. Anyone has first hand idea, which cells are locked?
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29 Sep 2010, 12:20
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mba4me2010 wrote:
Pixie wrote:
sanlitun wrote:
I dashed off the two recommendation links to my recommenders. Will I get an email message when they complete ? or do I have to check with them regularly ? Does anybody have information on this ?

Nope, you don't get any info from INSEAD. you will have to keep following up on your recommenders. However, your recommenders will get a 'recommendation complete and submitted' confirmation email. Might be a good idea to ask them to fwd the mail to you to keep in your records. Just in case...

The other thing I noticed was that I couldn't actually check the status of my recommenders until I submitted the application. Then checking is easy.

You can check the status of your recommenders by clicking on the link you generated to them, before you even submitted your app.
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01 Oct 2010, 14:04
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shekharvineet wrote:
I am thinking of applying in R3, mainly because I am yet to take the GMAT. How are the chances of admission in R3? Is it limited due to limited number of places or the weightage is the same in every round? Ideally I would have liked to apply in R1 but my GMAT is scheduled in December. I am just comtemplating if it is worthwhile applying in R3.

INSEAD is the one school who does not say on their website that you are at a disadvantage in R3. I'm not sure if that is true, but most other schools specifically say you hurt your chances by waiting for round 3....could still be a good option if you can't get it done in time for R2. The other thing is that if you turn in all the other pieces of your application and get the GMAT in as soon as possible, you could still be evaluated in R2 if you're lucky...which some people are.
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I just received an email that I was pre-selected for an interview. I'm guessing the "pre" part means that they haven't made all the decisions yet. No date yet, they have to select which local alumni will be interviewing me first.

I'm planning to go to the open house on the October 29th. Is anyone else from this forum going?

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15 Oct 2010, 11:41
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mba4me2010 wrote:
Why do you think there are more pre-selection interviews coming out next week? I couldn't find anything on the web site? Thank you.

I went through last year's thread on BW and found the interview emails started to flow in on Oct 23, 2009. So I guess we are now getting pretty close to hear some more news.
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19 Oct 2010, 08:56
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Hi, mab4me2010. I am an admit to the Dec 11 class and I saw your message and wanted to respond to it. Being "pre-selected" for interview simply means you are invited to interview. There is really nothing fancy or special about it. Anyone invited for interview will see "pre-selected" in their interview invite e-mail. It means that you've made the first cut.

The wait is awful so hang in there. :0)
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19 Oct 2010, 16:24
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oldskooldp wrote:
Received the interview invite. Good luck, everyone!

Congrats !!! All the best for your interview.

If you are ok with it can you please share your profile.
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Just got an int invite from Stefanie Hanny. I'm in Kiev.
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Just got interview invite as well! Good luck y'all!

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24 Oct 2010, 15:06
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habeebee wrote:
Guys, does anyone have tips for the interviews? Or know of a good site/blog to read up on this?

Thanks

Hi there,

Hope it's not too late for you, but here's my interview tips and experience:

I got advice from an INSEAD alum and interviewer, and what he told me was exactly what the interviewers were looking for. bonne chance to you!
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Here are a collection of what I thought were my more helpful posts:

PM me and let me know if these helped!

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