INSEAD has posted the MBA application deadlines for the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes. They are as follows:
September 2017 Intake (Class of July 2018)
Deadline: September 21, 2016
Interview Decision Notification: October 21, 2016
Final Decision Notification: November 25, 2016
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Interview Decision Notification: January 13, 2017
Final Decision Notification: February 17, 2017
Deadline: January 25, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: February 24, 2017
Final Decision Notification: March 31, 2017
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: April 7, 2017
Final Decision Notification: May 12, 2017
January 2018 Intake (Class of December 2018)
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: April 21, 2017
Final Decision Notification: May 24, 2017
Deadline: May 3, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: June 2, 2017
Final Decision Notification: July 7, 2017
Deadline: June 14, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: July 13, 2017
Final Decision Notification: September 8, 2017
Deadline: July 26, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: August 26, 2017
Final Decision Notification: September 25, 2017
Applications must be completed and submitted by midnight French Time on the day of the deadline. For more information, please visit INSEAD’s admissions website.
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INSEAD has a 172-strong faculty that teaches courses across nine academic areas. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, these professors help organize and direct INSEAD’s research efforts and Centres of Excellence, which range in focus from the Emerging Markets Institute to the INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative.
INSEAD takes advantage of a number of different teaching methods in its classrooms, allowing its faculty to design courses that utilize the case study method, computer simulation exercises, role play, lectures and class discussions. Upon their arrival on campus, students are assigned to a diverse study group of five to six students that work together on a number of class projects throughout their first few periods at INSEAD.
INSEAD accepts two classes per year, one beginning in September and graduating the following June, the other starting in January and concluding the following December. Regardless of the start date, classes go through the same curriculum and follow an academic calendar divided into five eight-week periods. Each period ends with exams and a short break before the next period ensues, and January entrants also have an eight-week summer break during which they are encouraged to complete internships. During the first half of their studies, students must enroll in INSEAD’s 14 core courses, which cover foundational business topics including accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, operations management and strategy, among others. Students take six core courses in their first period and six in their second period, in addition to a business ethics course that lasts across the first two periods. In the third period, students complete their remaining two core courses and are given their first opportunity to better sculpt their education by taking four elective courses. The fourth period consists entirely of four elective courses and the fifth period concludes with three electives. INSEAD offers over 75 electives across its nine academic areas.
Students are asked to choose their preferred starting campus when they apply to the MBA program and are generally given that preferred location for their first two periods, though that is not guaranteed. Six weeks after beginning their studies, students are given the opportunity to express their preference for the location of their third, fourth and fifth periods, which also includes the option of participating in Wharton and Kellogg campus exchanges. Though INSEAD does ensure that all students will have the opportunity to study at its Singapore and European campuses, it does not guarantee that students’ preferences for the timing of those stays will be met.
Other MBA Degree Options
In addition to its 10-month full-time MBA Program, INSEAD also offers a Global Executive MBA program for experienced managers. The length of this part-time program is determined by the campus at which students start—Fontainebleau, Singapore or Abu Dhabi—and ranges from 53 to 60 days over 14 to 17 months.
Elective Areas at INSEAD
- Accounting and Control
- Decision Sciences
- Economics and Political Science
- Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
- Organisational Behavior
- Technology and Operations Management
- “At Large”
Degree Offerings at INSEAD
Fontainebleau, Singapore or Abu Dhabi
MBA/MA with John Hopkins
MBA/MA with Columbia University
MBA/MA with Yale School of Management
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