Articles by INSEAD

  • Diversity: what we all have in common

    Diversity: what we all have in common

    by on September 14th, 2014

    5 September 2014 I’m three weeks into the MBA program at INSEAD and I have already made meaningful connections with so many of my classmates. At first glance, the diversity of the INSEAD student population can be … Read More

  • Preparing for Separation

    Preparing for Separation

    by on September 10th, 2014

    Klanti amar khama koro prabhu Pathe jodi pichiye pori kobhu —Rabindranath Tagore If I ever fall behind on the path If I ever get tired —Forgive me Lord. I’m sitting in my small room looking over the city—this … Read More

  • Learnings from Orientation Week

    Learnings from Orientation Week

    by on September 5th, 2014

    When I visited INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus ten months ago, I told my mother I must get into this school so that I could return. Today I am welcomed on the campus along with 300 others. It truly gave me a sense of … Read More

  • Location, Location, Location: Flat-hunting in Singapore

    Location, Location, Location: Flat-hunting in Singapore

    by on September 5th, 2014

    So you’ve submitted your application, written your essays, and then a few weeks later, find out that you have been accepted into INSEAD. You’re still basking in the glory when you realize that the programme … Read More

  • Got accepted into a Top B-School? Great, now show me the money! Financing your MBA.

    Got accepted into a Top B-School? Great, now show me the money! Financing your MBA.

    by on September 3rd, 2014

    The MBA application process is an arduous yet rewarding journey. The feeling of being accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious institutions is one of joy and excitement. However, for most, this elation is … Read More

  • An INSEAD convert: How I ended up in 15J

    An INSEAD convert: How I ended up in 15J

    by on September 2nd, 2014

    I opened my groggy protesting eyes slowly. The Mac on the bedside table demanded attention—my application essays for INSEAD had all of 3 lines written so far! Ringing a bell for a morning Milo, I stretched to get my … Read More

  • Parlez-vous français?

    Parlez-vous français?

    by on August 21st, 2014

    Had I known six years ago that I would attend INSEAD and slave away to pass an A2 level language exam, I would have refrained from throwing away my college notes. Learning French is no easy business, and I uncontrollably … Read More

  • Shanghai Summer

    Shanghai Summer

    by on July 2nd, 2014

    With 60% of the MBA complete, I’m back in China interning. I’m happy with my P1 to P3 results and I feel like I made significant headway towards reaching my MBA goals. Certainly, I made some mistakes from P1 to P3, … Read More

  • We only have what we give – about the non-for-profit route to business school

    We only have what we give – about the non-for-profit route to business school

    by on June 26th, 2014

    INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the … Read More

  • Half Way Takeaways

    Half Way Takeaways

    by on June 5th, 2014

    Half Way Takeaways For the first term (P1) at INSEAD, I came in with an open mind but didn’t prepare too much. Go with the flow, I said to myself, and do whatever they want you to do. P1 was cool, but now that … Read More

  • Me, myself and I…discovering identity at INSEAD – part II

    Me, myself and I…discovering identity at INSEAD – part II

    by on June 5th, 2014

    “I am more than the sum of my achievements”  Four periods of the MBA done and less than one period is left. The past nine months have been a total whirlwind. Never have I experienced something as unique, intense, or … Read More

  • How taking the road less travelled made all the difference – the consultant with a twist at INSEAD

    INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the … Read More

  • Alice and the INSEAD experience

    Alice and the INSEAD experience

    by on May 18th, 2014

    “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m … Read More

  • P2 Takeaways

    P2 Takeaways

    by on May 5th, 2014

    I’m sprawled out on my fiancee’s lime green couch in Shanghai. Today, I’ve gorged on diet cokes, green olives, and chips and salsa, but last week, I was cramming option’s pricing models, supply chain theory, and … Read More