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INSEAD Executive MBA Overview

August 7, 2023

690

Avg. GMAT

38

Avg. Age

13 Yrs.

Avg. Exp.

222

Class Size

17 

Months Duration

Table of Contents

What is a good GMAT score for INSEAD EMBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at INSEAD is 690 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 

 

Average Employment Salary after INSEAD EMBA?

The average salary at INSEAD for the last graduating class was €203,944. 96% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (9%), Finance (17%) and technology (21%) oriented functional roles. 

The Executive MBA program at INSEAD was a great opportunity for participants to re-invent their careers and switch sectors.

Key Employers

96%

Employed within 3 months of graduation

203,944

Avg. Salary

 

9%

Consulting

17% 

Finance

21%

Technology

53% 

others

 

€ 136,500 

Tuition Fee

NA

Living Cost

136,500

Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at INSEAD

The Tuition fees for INSEAD EMBA is €136,500.

Each EMBA class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and professional backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network.

Important Scholarships

Quick Overview & Rankings

17

FT Rankings

NA

US News

QS Top MBA

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INSEAD Application Essays

  • Why are you applying to the INSEAD EMBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the INSEAD EMBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

INSEAD Recommendation Ques.

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about INSEAD

Participants have access as soon as the programme starts and up until graduation. After graduation, and once you join the alumni network, support continues under the services of the Alumni Career Development team.

Since executive level candidates have very diverse career needs, we do not provide a placement approach or service. INSEAD’s Career Development for Working Professionals (CDWP) team delivers professional development advice, offers opportunities to enhance your networks and supports your career journey through career coaching. Our aim is to help you take ownership and inspire you to develop the skills necessary to achieve career success, while using our numerous resources, such as on-campus events, Talent Networking Forums and Executive Search panels to execute your job search strategy. We do not connect our executive level candidates with recruiter contacts directly but we produce a digital Executive Profile Book that we share with INSEAD recruiters.

Our dedicated EMBA Career Development team, as part of the Career Development for Working Professionals Department (CDWP), provides individual career advice sessions and access to a structured career coaching programme. We conduct career-themed workshops on campus or virtually, on a variety of topics, such as CV writing, how to prepare for executive level interviews, how to develop meaningful relationships and build a personal brand, and many more. CDWP maintains dedicated online resources to support your career journey throughout the programme and beyond, and communicates resources regularly through a career newsletter. EMBA participants have access to the INSEAD career platform (CareerGlobe) with job postings for executive level talent, most of which are exclusive to the INSEAD talent community. Finally, we promote all candidates to INSEAD recruiters through an opt-in digital Executive Profiles Book and offer panels with executive search firms to learn about senior hiring trends.

The INSEAD GEMBA programme operates a staged Admissions process. However, we are continually receiving and reviewing applications. It is strongly recommended to apply early. Application deadlines are different for each GEMBA section as classes start at different dates for each section.

Should you wish to take the INSEAD EMBA Admissions test, you must submit your application at least two weeks prior to the test date.

You cannot retake the INSEAD Assessment as it is only offered once. If you were not successful, it is up to the Admissions Committee to decide whether you can reapply and what course of actions is needed for you to improve your application.

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