Articles by INSEAD

  • How I decided to apply to INSEAD

    How I decided to apply to INSEAD

    by on September 29th, 2015

    MBA Splash Project. Photo by Andreas Lehmann. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am an American citizen who grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia from age 4 to 9. Before and after that, I was born and raised in Los … Read More

  • 6 tips for a successful “FOMO” at INSEAD detox

    6 tips for a successful “FOMO” at INSEAD detox

    by on September 21st, 2015

    We’ve learned many colloquialisms since we stepped foot on the INSEAD campus: breakout rooms, Dash, splash, Renaissance, lunch roulette, Fonty. But one word seems to stand out though: FOMO a.k.a. fear of missing … Read More

  • 1st Lesson in Business School – Prioritization and Time Optimization

    1st Lesson in Business School – Prioritization and Time Optimization

    by on September 20th, 2015

    The first few weeks at INSEAD have moved incredibly fast; it’s surreal to think we’re already almost halfway through our first period of classes and coming up on midterms next week. Everyone I talked to … Read More

  • Around the world in 10 months at INSEAD

    Around the world in 10 months at INSEAD

    by on September 9th, 2015

    To all the people hesitating between an MBA and a one-year trip around the world, I now have the official solution—go to INSEAD!  Before last year, I thought that I either had to focus on my career and education, or … Read More

  • Cultural Explorations in Uganda

    Cultural Explorations in Uganda

    by on September 8th, 2015

    Having studied and worked all my life in and around Montreal, INSEAD is my gateway to international opportunities. So much learned in the first half of the MBA. As practice makes perfect, why not a summer internship to … Read More

  • The Balancing Act

    The Balancing Act

    by on September 7th, 2015

    My name is Dami Jones. and I’m a member of the MBA 2016J class. I grew up in the UK and USA and spent the last six years working in consulting in Nigeria. It was this global perspective, a natural consequence of my … Read More

  • Joining INSEAD

    Joining INSEAD

    by on September 6th, 2015

    When it all started My story started in November 2011 when I was scanning the Financial Times rankings of b-schools and came across INSEAD. While looking at the INSEAD application, I realized that with no international … Read More

  • Do Entrepreneurs Need an MBA?

    Do Entrepreneurs Need an MBA?

    by on September 3rd, 2015

    “Do entrepreneurs need education?” If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, considering an MBA, you have heard this question a million times. I know I have. The debate dives into the age-old question: Are … Read More

  • Down The Rabbit Hole

    Down The Rabbit Hole

    by on September 2nd, 2015

    Tick tock, tick tock. You are late! It was tough getting in, but no time for bruises. You must hurry! There are folks inside. Some of them seem to know each other. A few have brought along a special someone with them. … Read More

  • Because Money Matters!

    Because Money Matters!

    by on August 31st, 2015

    On the afternoon of 23rd November 2014, when the phone rang with a +33 code, I rushed to pick it up, knowing fully well that my life could be so different on the other side of this call. As I heard the golden word … Read More

  • The First Mile

    The First Mile

    by on August 30th, 2015

    HELLO FOLKS! My name is Anshul Bansal. I am Indian by nationality, and I was raised in the Middle East for a bit. Your typical run-of-the-mill engineer, I spent the last four years working for the consumer goods behemoth … Read More

  • Selecting an MBA Program Using Big Data and Data Visualization

    Selecting an MBA Program Using Big Data and Data Visualization

    by on August 26th, 2015

    Many MBA programs strive for international diversity and publish statistics portraying the demographics of their classes. Aside from numbers alone, it is often useful to visualize the data to gain additional insights. … Read More

  • The Personal Touch

    The Personal Touch

    by on August 24th, 2015

    There are lots of things that go into the decision of where you want to go for your MBA. You are likely to look into job prospects, geography, faculty, diversity of candidates, tuition cost, opportunity cost, loans and … Read More

  • Why INSEAD: An American Going Global

    Why INSEAD: An American Going Global

    by on August 23rd, 2015

    Hello! My name is Rachel Bush. I am an American having worked in healthcare business development and strategy in the US, South America, and Middle East and am joining the ‘16J class at INSEAD this fall.  Having … Read More