• Location: Fontainebleau, France
  • Program Length: 10 months
  • Program Cost: 99,500 EUR
  • Average GMAT score: 710
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Average Work Experience: 5.6 years

Employment Reports (2022)

  • Received an Offer: 94%
  • Median Salary: $113,700
  • Median Signing Bonus: $25,000


  • #2 Financial Times 2023 MBA Ranking
  • #9 QS Global MBA Rankings 2023


  • Total Enrollment: 500
  • Women: 38%


INSEAD boasts three world-renowned campuses around the globe. Located in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, students from over 80 different countries come together to learn in a multicultural and fast-paced environment meant to challenge perspectives and empower their futures. INSEAD has an alumni community of over 61,500 spread out across 175 different countries. The INSEAD community creates an environment that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion while creating future leaders in the business world.


  • Round 1: September 12th, 2023
  • Round 2: November 7th, 2023
  • Round 3: January 16th, 2024
  • Round 4: March 5th, 2024



Transcripts can be submitted in either French or English. Transcripts stemming from another language must be submitted with a certified translation. Transcripts from each university attended must be submitted.


Pearson Vue must submit the GMAT test scores. The GMAT can be taken up until the application is due. Students can submit both the GMAT and/or GRE scores.

Foreign Language Requirement

English Language certificates are required for those applicants who first language is not English. Language scores are valid for a total of two years. For those whose language of instruction at their previous university was English, though they do not stem from an English-speaking country, must have the language of instruction written on their transcript.

2 Recommendations

Applicants must submit two professional recommendations. These individuals must speak to the applicant’s leadership and management skills. At least one recommender must have knowledge of the applicant in a professional setting. The other recommender must have experienced the applicants in a professional environment, either as a partner or a client. Academic references are acceptable, though not recommended.


Applicants must submit a CV with their application. They can either write their CV in free form or adhere to the guidelines of INSEAD’s official CV E-book.


There are 4 video interviews for INSEAD applicants. Applicants should share their passions and motivations for applying to the program. These interviews are then followed up by face-to-face interviews with Alumni. Video interviews should be completed no later than 48 hours once the deadline has passed.

Application Fee

The application fee is €250. 


The 10-Month Program

INSEAD has one of the most accelerated and yet most prestigious MBAs in the world. The 10-month program is broken down into 5 periods, each 8 weeks in length. These culminate with an exam, essay, or project. Students must take 14 core courses to prepare them for the rigors of the MBA program and are able to choose from over 75+ electives once they have mastered the basic. At the end of the 10-month period, students must submit a capstone project which encapsulates all they have learned during the past year.


Faculty at INSEAD at welcome to choose a flexibly style of teaching. Because of this flexiblity, students are exposed to a number of exciting and unique teaching techniques and styles. From working on case studies to computer simulations and role-plays, INSEAD focses their students are aiming for the result, rather than the method. This sets them up to succeed in any environment outside of graduation.


Bringing hundreds of students from various backgrounds and cultures together to work as a cohesive community is what defines INSEAD’s student life. From clubs and activities created by students and geared towards students to workshops and activities meant to expand the student community, INSEAD helps their student body create and foster lasting relationships and friendships.


1 & 2 Period 

During periods 1 and 2 students undertake classes which help them develop their skills in the areas of management. Students also have access to one-on-one career coraching sessions during this time and begin developing their career path so that they are prepared during graduation.

Mandatory Classes

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Markets and Valuation
  • Organizational Behaviour 1
  • Prices and Markets
  • Uncertainty, Data, and Judgement
  • Introdcution to Strategy

3 & 5 Period 

Between periods 3-5 students attend elective courses which allow them to narrow their interests. From workshops to recruitment activities, students are given opportunties which set them up for success upon graduation.

Mandatory Classes

  • Corporate Financial Policy
  • Managing Customer Value
  • Organizational Behaviour 2
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Processes and Operations
  • Management Leadership
  • Communication Foundations

Philippe Aghion

Professor Aghion is the Chaired Professor of Economics at the Fontainebleau campus. He is a fellow of the Economic Society as well as a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research interests include economic growth, innovation, entrepreneurship and firms and organizations. He is a co-pioneer of the Schumpeterian Growth paradigm which helps analyze growth policies and how states are a part of the growth process. Professor Aghion is well-published, having authored or co-authored a number of books on the topics of growth theory. He is the recipient of a number of a awards, including the Yrjo Jahnsson Award for the best European economist under 45, the John Von Neumann Award, and the BBVA ‘Frontier of KNowledge Award’.

Youssef F. Bissada

Professor Bissada is the Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise on the Fontainebleau campus. He teaches Project Management, Entrepreneurschip, and International Management. His research interests include the Utilization of Simulation as Teaching Vehicle, Entrepreneuship, and International Management. He is the owner of Bissada Management Simulations which develops computer-aided educational packages. His education includes degrees in Engineer from Karlsruhe University, an MBA from INSEAD and Harvard Business School.



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