Be Part of the Journey
The INSEAD Master in Management is designed for young graduates from a wide range of academic and cultural backgrounds, with a clear interest in management. All admitted candidates should demonstrate evidence of consistent academic aptitude, coupled with the potential for professional management in an international context.
The MIM Admissions Team is looking for people with intellectual curiosity, personal qualities to contribute to the many activities at INSEAD and a desire to stretch themselves in a rigorous academic programme. We welcome applications from around the world regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, colour or financial status. Our aim is to build an exciting, dynamic and diverse student body.
Application Tips for the INSEAD MIM.
As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. We welcome young post-graduate from around the world regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, or financial status. We aim to build an exciting, dynamic and diverse student body. In this video, Thibault Seguret, Programme Director, and Virginie Fougeat, Global Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, talk about what the school looks for in a MIM candidate.
COVID-19 Update: You can now initially apply for INSEAD Master Programmes without a GMAT, GRE, EA or TOEFL test score, however, you will still need to submit the scores as soon as they become available as they remain mandatory elements for the final admissions decision.
Dates & Deadlines
While we operate a staged admissions process with five deadlines per year, within each round, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that while competition within each of the rounds is equal, the earlier you gain admission, the more time you have to secure financing and arrange logistics. The online application form for the next intake opens when the last round of the previous intake has passed.
|Deadline for complete application||Final decision notification|
|ROUND 1||30 September 2020||25 November 2020|
|ROUND 2||9 December 2020||10 February 2021|
|ROUND 3||17 February 2021||14 April 2021|
|ROUND 4||7 April 2021||2 June 2021|
|ROUND 5||2 June 2021||14 July 2021|
The application fee is EUR 180.
To be included in a specific round, applications must be completed and submitted by 23:59pm French Time on the day of the deadline. A complete application includes the online application and supporting documents.
If you miss all rounds of a particular intake, your application form and its entire contents will expire. At this point, you will be required to complete a new application from scratch, for the next intake.
If you choose to delay submission of your application until the following round of the same intake, your application form details will be saved automatically. Note that access to your form will be temporarily disabled at 23:59pm (French Time) on the day of the deadline, as the system will shutdown for about four days. Access to your form will resume once the temporary shut down period ends, so you can continue editing it.
In order to avoid any last minute difficulties, we strongly advise applicants to submit their completed application one to two weeks before the application deadline. Do note that your recommenders can send in their letters of recommendation by the stated deadline or before you submit your application.
Due to European Data Protection laws and our own confidentiality policy, we are unable to give any information about applications over the phone. Furthermore, if you contact INSEAD, it will not be possible to confirm receipt of your application given the volume of applications received. An email notification will be sent to you within one week of submitting your application which will inform you as to whether your file is now complete.
In general we do not grant deferrals. You should apply for the intake in which you intend to enroll.
Due to the large number of applications we receive for each intake and the confidentiality of the deliberations of the Admissions Committee, we are unable to provide individual detailed feedback on rejected applications.
INSEAD has a 3-Language Requirement Policy
We invite you to check the INSEAD Language Policy document for details on how to validate your languages and with whom. This Language Policy document applies to applicants and students of the MIM21 Class. For all other MIM Classes, please use this document as a reference only and be sure to contact the MIM Admissions Office for confirmation for your class.
English plus a second language:
A candidate must be fluent in English
A candidate must have at least a B1 “Practical” level of knowledge in a second language
- If English is your native language, you must validate at least a "Practical" level of knowledge of your second language (equivalent to B1 on the CEFR scale) as soon as possible.
- If English is not your native language, the combination of your native language (for which we don't test) and your proof of English proficiency is sufficient means to satisfy these 2 languages.
We accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic. For INSEAD purposes, scores are valid for two years. With the TOEFL, please arrange to have ETS send your test scores directly to INSEAD, code 0970. For PTE Academic, the relevant code for INSEAD is: 22W-ZN. A copy of your score report is sufficient for us to begin evaluating your file. Your original test score report will only be required later on during the evaluation process.
You can also demonstrate fluency in English with a university degree (a minimum of one full-time academic year with a diploma received from that host university) where all courses were taught exclusively in English. An exchange programme does not qualify. English major at university does not qualify. If your university degree was exclusively taught in English but in a non-English speaking country, please make sure that your transcripts clearly mention the language of instruction is English to complete your application
Third Language (Mandatory for Graduation)
All students need to validate at least a "Basic" level of knowledge of a third language (equivalent to A2 on the CEFR scale) in order to graduate from INSEAD. If you already possess basic knowledge of a third language, we recommend you certify this language as soon as possible or during Launch Period on campus. If you need to learn a third language while at INSEAD, you can do so during the programme and pass the language test before graduation. Language instruction is available on both campuses with our INSEAD language provider.
Your transcripts should indicate both diploma and grades achieved from each college or university that you have attended. We accept transcripts in English or French. All others must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Each transcript must bear the official seal and signature of the institution.
You can apply during your last year of any course/degree. You will need to provide transcripts for the courses you have already completed at the time of your application to INSEAD.
The transcripts need to reach the Admissions Office by the deadline. For us to start processing your application, the transcripts may be either uploaded with the application form (scanned copies) or sent to INSEAD via post by the applicant or by the academic institution directly.
The size of each of your attachments should not exceed 1 MB. If you have more documents to send, please divide your pages and upload two lighter documents instead of a single large file.
Should you be admitted to the MIM Programme, you will be asked to send your original transcripts and degree (if already available) to the Admissions Office by post. Photocopies are only accepted if officially certified by a public or professional body (solicitor, embassy, town hall, etc.).
Unsuccessful applicants may reapply for a later intake. Please exercise your own judgement in deciding if you have any significant changes in your profile since your last application which will make a difference to the Admissions Committee. All re-applicants are requested to submit a new online application, unless otherwise indicated.
- GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years prior to application deadline.
- English language certifications are valid for two years prior to application deadline.
- Please arrange to have Pearson Vue submit your GMAT test scores directly to INSEAD, code DL3-S8-07. You can take the GMAT up until the day of the application deadline. In this case a copy of your unofficial score report (to be uploaded under “supporting documents” before you submit your application form) is sufficient for us to begin evaluating your file. GMAT scores are valid for five years prior to the application deadline to which you are applying.
- The ETS code for the GRE is 0970.
Discover the MIM Programme
Download our brochure for more information on our MIM.
Applicants need to submit their application online. Only complete applications will be considered by the Admissions Committee. You will need to submit the following:
- Online application form containing your personal data, a CV, academic background, two recommendation letters (from a business or academic environment/perspective), scanned copies of your academic transcripts with officially certified translation (if applicable), a motivation essay, and your test results for GMAT or GRE, and English (if applicable).
- Once you have submitted the application form, you will be redirected to the “Kira Talent” platform for a video interview, where you will answer additional questions.
- You will also need to pay the application fee: EUR 180.
All elements of your application will be thoroughly reviewed by the admissions team. If successful through the first pre-selection, candidates will be invited to attend an interview with an INSEAD alumni or admissions representative in a city near you, or via Skype. Once the interview is completed and the interview report has been returned, the application will be reviewed further and finally submitted to the Admissions Committee.
You do not need to have full-time professional experience prior to applying to the programme. However, some experience in a business context will be valued such as an internship or work in a charity/community environment.
We require an undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or equivalent) from a recognised college or university or that you have completed 180 ECTS. The Admissions Committee values the guarantee that a reputable institution may provide.
Yes, all candidates must take the GMAT or GRE to be eligible to apply.