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Is it necessary to be trilingual for the Insead Mba ??

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hey everyone,

I have gone through a lot of videos regarding the insead mba program. No one seems to talk much about INSEAD'S preference for candidates who can speak at least 1 foreign language.

I am not able to figure out the importance of this parameter.

not knowing a foreign language decreases my chance of getting into insead??? How does it affect really ?

i am a working professional and my job doesn't really require me to be able to speak foreign languages. Learning a new language requires quite a bit of effort. i cannot just learn a language in couple of months. Also the fact that i am working professional doesn't really help as most of my time, when not in office/outside my office schedule, goes into GMAT preparation.

How should I really go about this ?
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So let me explain a bit of INSEAD's language policy: They require one entry language and one exit language.
If English is your native tongue, then yes, you need to have fluency in another language in order to be admitted. If it's not, than English can be you entry language.
Upon graduation, you will also need basic level on a third language (exit language). INSEAD provides language courses throughout the program.

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I certainly know people that went to INSEAD without being fluent in another language. Upon receiving their acceptance they were given a conditional offer to obtain an entrance language certificate so they had to brush up French which they last studied in school. The exit language can be acquired during your studies.

That being said I would emphasise that international motivation is a must and you need to demonstrate that. Speaking more languages exhibits a curiosity in exploring other cultures. The person in question used the optional essay to convey how much they want an international experience and how they are aware of their shortcomings in their application, but international experience is the very reason they were applying. I believe they also highlighted their extensive travel in building up the argument.

I hope this helps.
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Hi aditliverpoolfc,
Here is the link to INSEAD's language policy (from 2017)
https://www.insead.edu/sites/default/fi ... 201710.pdf

as cb230191 said, you do not need to be fluent, but have at least B1 (practical) knowledge of a second language.

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juralvesf wrote:
Hi!
So let me explain a bit of INSEAD's language policy: They require one entry language and one exit language.
If English is your native tongue, then yes, you need to have fluency in another language in order to be admitted. If it's not, than English can be you entry language.
Upon graduation, you will also need basic level on a third language (exit language). INSEAD provides language courses throughout the program.

Hope this helps!



English isn't my native language. However English has always been my education language. So, in this situation, can english be considered an entry language???
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Yes!!
You can declare your native language as your first (no proof required), English language as entry (uni degree taught in English is enough proof).

In order to graduate, you will need your exit language though ;)
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aditliverpoolfc you have the time between acceptance and intake, you know Rosetta Stone or whatever, plus, they offer intensive language prep prior to classes starting. Personally, I would go for it only if I could do the training before classes because the program is already so intense.

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thank you everyone !! ... really appreciate the response !! :)
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