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Deadlines & essays updated for 2020 intake

INSEAD Essays & Deadlines


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INSEAD Deadlines

January 2020 intake
Round 1 (20th Feb 2019), Round 2 (17th Apr 2019), Round 3 (5th Jun 2019), Round 4 (24th Jul 2019)

September 2018 intake
Round 1 (20 Sep 2017), Round 2 (29 Nov 2017), Round 3 (24 Jan 2018), Round 4 (7 Mar 2018)


INSEAD Job Essays:

Job Essay 1: Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of budget, clients/products and results achieved. (short answer)

Job Essay 2: What would be your next step in terms of position if you were to remain in the same company? (short answer)

Job Essay 3: Please give a full description of your career since graduating from university. Describe your career path with the rationale behind your choices. (short answer)

Job Essay 4: Discuss your short and long term career aspirations with or without an MBA from INSEAD. (short answer)

Optional Job Essay: If you are currently not working or if you plan to leave your current employer more than 2 months before the programme starts, please explain your activities and occupations between leaving your job and the start of the programme.

INSEAD Personal Essays:

INSEAD Personal Essay 1: Give a candid description of yourself, 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. (500 words approx.)

INSEAD Personal Essay 2: Describe the acheivement 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.)

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

INSEAD Personal 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.)