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Not planning a career switch, but applying to INSEAD

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New post 20 Jan 2019, 04:47
Hello all
I'm applying to MBA INSEAD, however from the employement reports i saw, a big chunk of grads are career switcher
I do not plan a career switch, i would like to take an unpaid leave then come back to my company for higher management role
i wonder how the admission managers at INSEAD will read this? is it a + or a - ?
i want to apply to INSEAD, but do you guys thnk that INSEAD is right for me?
also is there any alumni who followed the path i described above?
thanks !
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New post 20 Jan 2019, 07:27
You should try for Executive MBA at INSEAD.

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You can choose not to avail career management services. Many cohorts do that. In the employment reports you can check if there were candidates who did not participate in employment services.
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New post 20 Jan 2019, 09:00
This happens all the time in consulting, where someone is an associate consultant and then comes back to the company as a consultant. I don't see this as a negative and in fact kind of a plus because they will not have to worry about you in terms of having you find a job. So you represent a lower-risk.

What you will have to do is articulate why you needed MBA in order to ascend to a higher chair at your company, and it would be preferable for you to articulate why a full-time program would better meet your needs that an executive program.

If you have less than 8 years of experience then the full-time program is a no-brainer as compared to an executive program.

One idea would be that you are interested in the transformational aspect of spending a whole year with your cohort, most believe that this is better achieved in a full-time program then part-time or executive.

If you are in your mid-thirties I would encourage you to consider Sloan fellows and or Stanford MSX. Those programs are designed for that audience, where you are taking a year sabbatical off work.

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