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New post 29 Oct 2015, 05:19
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Can anyone from those admitted tell us what is the total number on MBA connect?

I don't think there has been any movement on the WL recently..


526 on MBA connect.


Hi,
can you please update the total number?

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New post 31 Oct 2015, 23:43
Hi Linda,

It is quite surprising what you said since it contradicts with what I heard. My gmatclub friend told me that maximum number students INSEAD takes is 500 per sem (300 in Fonty and 200 in Singy). It means they give extra seats to students so that they can adjust the count to 500 then people from waitlist get a chance. More over this year lot of people are accepting since not many schools offer Jan intake. Looks like chances are very low but it can change at the end of Dec.

Can you share if you have a different opinion please? Do they take more than 500?

Thanks.

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New post 01 Nov 2015, 00:06
Hi Govind440,

My friend said there were approx 540 in her promotion (Sep start).

I think it would be hard to manage to a 500 limit with an expected yield since it's different each year.

But I agree, I think our chances are low considering the Jan start! Fingers crossed though, another friend from INSEAD said he knew a couple of people who notified 2 weeks before class started!

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New post 01 Nov 2015, 00:59
Thanks Linda. That gives me hope that we still have some chance. 2 more months to go... There might be some movement in November 2nd week.

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Hi all,

I initally applied for the 16D class and was put on the waiting list.
I have recently been called by my AO, she told me that my application was not taken in count for 16D, she told me there are no places left, all installments have been received and apparently no student have yet dismissed in last minute. However, she told me the committee has reviewed my application (I did not send any update) and they have accepted me for the 17J class in Singapore. Note that I had ticked "both campuses" when asked for the starting campus.

So, even with a 650 GMAT and a waiting list, there is still hope!

Good luck to everyone,

Cheers,

P.

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New post 05 Dec 2015, 03:30
Congratulations Paul! That's awesome news. When did you receive the call?

Can I ask what your quant and verbal percentile is? I am contemplating sitting the GMAT again to improve my quant score, but I really don't want to.

Also, what is your background / professional experience?

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New post 06 Dec 2015, 10:53
Hey Lindaarcher,
imho, I wouldn't write the gmat just for the sake of improving my quant section, as long as you have a reasonable score, unless you have plans to break 750 barrier or so then might be worth it as it shows you have dedication. Standardized testing is all about time management and prep and not rocket science at least the way I see it. So if you're planning on scoring 10/20/30 points higher then probably focus your attention on something else - maybe push for a promotion, move jobs, or even start your own charity/company etc... I say all this not to discourage you but I look at it from a value added perspective, a higher score is not gonna guarantee admission even at other universities but starting a charity/company or such will be helping yourself in the short term and helping others long term.

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My quant section was good 85% (49 I think not sure) percentile while my verbal was quite weak 59% (37 I think again not sure). In total I reached the 79% percentile.

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New post 06 Dec 2015, 15:47
Hey Jason

I was of the same opinion but after speaking to a consultant (ex director of admissions at INSEAD), she said my only glaring weakness is my quant score. At 58%, it's quite low and definitely below their expected 70-75%. I looked at improving my extra curricular experience, but she said a 10% increase in GMAT will far outweigh the impact of EC, given I have significant leadership experience already.

Seeing that Paul's quant score was 85% sort of confirms the importance of the quant score.....what do you guys think?

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New post 09 Dec 2015, 10:36
Hey Linda,
Considering you have the EC experience then go for it, there's no harm. Just make sure that you have the stamina as you did mention in an earlier post that "[you] really don't want to". I have met quite few applicants who wrote it multiple times, some scored higher while others not really. The only downside might be while applying to other schools then your gmat report will list all attempts if not mistaken.
As well, you can always highlight any undergrad technical courses you've taken, if any, as assurance that you have the desired quant skills.

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New post 11 Dec 2015, 05:14
Like PaulFrederick I've been accepted to the September 2016 intake as well.

Not sure if I should take it.. As it has no internship. I've also got a admit from iese as well but at least they have internships...?(I intend to change careers)

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You have a point, interships are very interesting for both getting some experience in your desired future professional environment AND being quite well paid for it. A good way to compensate the high big investments made for the MBA.

IESE is a very good MBA of course but its a 2 year cursus which, for the majority of INSEAD students, is too long, as they want a dense and short cursus.

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New post 12 Dec 2015, 05:50
That's true but how valuable is the internship in insead anyways if we were accepted in the Jan intake. It's only 6 weeks yeah? Isn't that shorter than a normal 8-10week internship?

Also if anyone can vouch on whether insead internships have a high full time conversion?

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