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Deadlines & essays updated for 2020 intake

INSEAD Essays & Deadlines

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INSEAD Deadlines

September 2020 intake
Round 1 (18 Sep 2019), Round 2 (6 Nov 2019), Round 3 (15 Jan 2020), Round 4 (26 Feb 2020)

January 2021 Intake
Round 1 (11 Mar 2020), Round 2 (6 May 2020), Round 3 (24 Jun 2020), Round 4 (28 Jul 2020)

INSEAD Essays

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.)