INSEAD MBA Essays and Deadlines 2015

INSEAD MBA Essays and Deadlines 2015

INSEAD is a graduate business school with campuses in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. INSEAD is unique in presenting its MBA participants with the opportunity to follow the MBA’s core courses at either of or both its Europe and Asia campuses. It offers two MBA promotions per year: one starting in September which takes ten months to complete, and a 12-month promotion starting in January for students who want the opportunity to complete a summer internship.


Essay 1 Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary. (600 words max.)

Essay 2 Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why. In addition, describe a situation where you failed. How did these experiences impact your relationships with others? Comment on what you learned. (400 words max.)

Essay 3 Tell us about an experience where you were significantly impacted by cultural diversity, in a positive or negative way. (300 words max.)

Essay 4 Describe all types of extra-professional activities in which you have been or are still involved for a significant amount of time (clubs, sports, music, arts, politics, etc). How are you enriched by these activities? (300 words max.)

Essay 5 (optional) Is there anything else that was not covered in your application that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee? (300 words max.)

INSEAD has a rolling admission cycle and has four rounds of MBA application deadlines.

INSEAD Deadlines 2015-2016

Round 1 Application Deadline: September 16, 2015
Round 1 Application Deadline: October 23, 2015

Round 2 Application Deadline: October 14, 2015
Round 2 Application Deadline: November 13, 2015

Round 3 Application Deadline: January 13, 2016

Round 3 Application Deadline: February 12, 2016

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