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#17 “Work hard, play hard, go far!” – INSEAD MBA Q&A with Mr. Andrew Bueno

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“I think Europe-based and Asian-based MBAs are very strong and equal competition with our US counterparts. What INSEAD does is bring together the European and Asian experience into one. About 70% of students spend time on both our campuses. We encourage them to exchange to get the flavor of life, business and career opportunities in 2 very different parts of the world.”

Dual campuses in France and Singapore. Financial Times top 10 ranking for over a decade. 80 nationalities per intake who end up working in 60 different countries. Average 97% increase in salary. Exchange opportunities with Wharton, Kellogg and CEIBS. All in 10 months!

Mr. Andrew Bueno, Assistant Director of Marketing, INSEAD MBA Program, joined the show to share more about the program’s international nature, admissions process, and scholarship and career opportunities. What emerges is a “must-consider” program for those looking to turbo-boost their international exposure and placement opportunities. Listen on for much, much more!

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Program Highlights (1:35)

  • Started 1957, oldest MBA program outside the USA
  • 10 month program, 2 intakes/year in Jan and Sep
  • 2 “home” campuses in France and Singapore, campus in Abu Dhabi as well
  • 500 participants/intake (usually ~300 start in France, ~200 in Singapore)
  • 80 nationalities/intake
  • Rankings: #6 Financial Times 2013
  • Accredited by EQUIS and AACSB
  • INSEAD has exchange partnerships with Wharton (35 students per class), Kellogg (10 students per class) and CEIBS (20 students per year).

Admissions (8:43)

Financing (15:58)

  • Tuition: 59,500
  • 2.9M of scholarships awarded
  • 20% of participants awarded scholarships
  • Average scholarship amounts are ~12.5K
  • Scholarships are merit, need, profile, nationality, and gender based
  • Prodigy Finance gave 172 INSEAD students loans, average amount of 37K

Career (19:49)

  • 43,000 alumni in over 160 countries
  • Last year’s graduates found jobs in 64 countries
  • Average 97% salary increase
  • Over 50% of alumni have started their own business
  • INSEAD placement statistics
  • Singapore-based students can apply for long stay visit pass (up to 1 year)
  • France-based students can apply for student visas that can extend stay in France for a few months

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