MIM Programme

 

FAQs

Programme Overview

The programme starts every year in August, with the first intake in August 2020. Prior to the programme start, there will be a series of activities where you will experience INSEAD's signature business simulation, have the opportunity to take on language classes and kick-start your career development journey with an introduction to different industries and the recruiting process. In addition, there will be teambuilding and cultural awareness activities to get to know your classmates better.

The INSEAD Master in Management is a 10-month full-time programme.

Upon being admitted to the programme, you will be given access to the first step to your INSEAD experience. P0 comprises INSEAD's signature business simulation, language courses, and kickstart your career development journey.

This online component is self-paced. It could take up to two months to complete this period at a gentle pace.

The programme requires students to study at INSEAD’s Europe and Asia Campuses located in Fontainebleau (France) and Singapore. In addition, you will have the option to join study trips to other locations such as China, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and the USA.

Admissions

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, a recommendation letter and a second optional recommendation (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. On a case-by-case basis, some candidates could be invited to attend an additional interview with an INSEAD alum 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. The Admissions Committee values the guarantee that a reputable institution may provide.

We accept transcripts in English and French. Transcripts in all other languages must be submitted with an officially certified translation.

The MIM progarmme is conducted in English, and you need to be fluent in English to be eligible to apply. If English is your native language, you have to demonstrate at least a practical knowledge of a second language (referred to as 'entry' language) before the start of the programme by passing one of our accepted language tests for your chosen second language. If you are a non-native English speaker, your native language will fulfil this requirement (no test required).

Knowledge of a third language is appreciated, and will need to be validated before the end of the programme. Online language courses will be made available upon admission and during the programme.

If English is your native language, or you have received a university degree exclusively taught in English, you do not need to take an English test. In all other cases, you should bring evidence of your knowledge through an English test result. We accept TOEFL (recommended score equal or above 103), IELTS (recommended score equal or above 7.5), Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic (recommended score equal or above 70), and the Certificate of Proficiency in English test (recommended score equal or above B).

Yes, all candidates must take the GMAT or GRE to be eligible to apply.

The selection process takes up to five weeks from the date of your file completion.

Application

You should only apply when you are ready with all elements required for the application. Please refer to the website for the application deadlines.

Approximately, the same number of seats are allocated to each round. Therefore, there is no difference in terms of competitiveness between the five rounds and we would encourage you to apply only once your application is ready as the selection process is very competitive. It is not advisable to rush for an earlier deadline if you feel you can still improve your application.

The application fee is 180 Euro.

INSEAD does not grant fee waivers for the MIM programme application. We appreciate that funding your MIM can be challenging and invite you to explore all options available, whether it be in the form of scholarships, loans, sponsorship or personal funding.

If you encounter technical difficulties while completing your application form, please contact the IT Support Team at 5555-ITservicedesk@insead.edu.

We only accept applications submitted online. This allows us to process your application more quickly. It also allows you to stay informed of the status of your application throughout the process by checking the status online.

Yes, you may reapply for a later intake. We encourage you to exercise your own judgement in deciding if there have been any significant changes in your profile since your first application that might make a difference with the Admissions Committee. All re-applicants are requested to submit a new online application, unless otherwise indicated.

GMAT/GRE

Our GMAT reporting code (through Pearson Vue) is INSEAD: DL3-S8-07, INSEAD MIM.

INSEAD does not have a minimum required GMAT score. A competitive GMAT score is likely to be above 600. The Verbal, Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning sections of the test are most important. The Admissions Committee would like to see a percentile around 65% in both the Verbal and Quantitative sections and above five for the Integrated Reasoning part.

For the GRE, the Admissions Committee expects percentiles around 80% in both the Verbal and Quantitative.

Please keep in mind, however, that the GMAT/GRE is just one of several admission criteria. A high score does not guarantee admission, and a below average score does not eliminate a candidate

No. We will review your application only when all elements of the application package have been received, including your GMAT/GRE score. You can take the GMAT/GRE up until the day of the application deadline but you would need to provide us with a copy of your 'Unofficial Score Report' (to be uploaded as part of the supporting documents).

Your score is valid for five years prior to application deadline.

If you have reported more than one score to INSEAD, the Admissions Committee will still consider the full history of your GMAT/GRE attempts, but will place the greatest weight on the highest score you achieved. Also, if you have obtained a satisfactory percentile in one section of the test but a lower percentile in the other, and vice versa in a second test, the Admissions Committee may consider that you have reached a sufficient level overall, provided the second test does not show too significant a drop in the lower element.

INSEAD does not provide waivers for the GMAT/GRE fee.

Language Policy

English is the language of instruction at INSEAD, and you need to be fluent in English to be eligible to apply to the MIM programme. 

At INSEAD, we believe strongly in the importance of an international outlook. The ability to communicate in more than one language will give you a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enable you to work effectively across multiple cultures.

No. English is the language of instruction.

If English is your native language, or you have received a university degree exclusively taught in English, you do not need to take an English test. In all other cases, you should bring evidence of your knowledge through an English test result. We accept TOEFL (recommended score equal or above 103), IELTS (recommended score equal or above 7.5), Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic (recommended score equal or above 70), and the Certificate of Proficiency in English test (recommended score equal or above B).

Yes. Living in an English-speaking environment is not accepted as proof of fluency in English. If you have received a full university degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) where all courses were taught exclusively in English, we will accept your degree as proof of your fluency in English. In all other cases, you may take one of the above mentioned English language tests.

If English is your native language, you have to demonstrate at least a practical knowledge of a second language (referred to as 'entry' language) before the start of the programme by passing one of our accepted language tests for your chosen second language. If you are a non-native English speaker, your native language will fulfil this requirement (no test required).

You will need to provide certification of your second language no later than 1 July.

In addition to the two entry languages, all students will need to demonstrate at least basic knowledge of a third language (referred to as 'exit language') in order to graduate. If you already possess basic knowledge of a third language, we recommend you to certify your exit language either before the start of the programme or during Launch Week.

Yes. Both entry and exit languages must be officially recognised by the government of a country. Entry and exit languages must also be sufficiently different from each other.

Upon admission, INSEAD will provide all students with access to a variety of online language courses, free of charge. If you do not yet have knowledge of a third language, we encourage you to take this opportunity to obtain basic knowledge in a third language of your choice, which you will need in order to graduate. 

Financing & Scholarships

The tuition fees for the INSEAD MIM programme are €47,500. Tuition fees cover health insurance, all printed course materials, student council fees, access to the INSEAD library and gym, as well as on-campus IT services, printing needs and business cards.

The tuition fees are payable in three instalments:

8 000 euros one month after admission

27 000 euros by 6 July 2020

12 500 euros by 25 January 2021

All admitted MIM students are eligible to apply for the International Loan Programme by Prodigy Finance and a financing scheme by Brain Capital, both of which are developed by INSEAD alumni.

We offer merit and need-based scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded upon admission based on the quality of Admissions application. For the need-based scholarships, you can submit an application at the same time as you apply for admission. 

The deadline will be Admissions round deadline.

Scholarship application deadline corresponds to the Admissions rounds deadlines.

You can only apply to one scholarship.

No, you may only be awarded one INSEAD scholarship

You will receive the decision on financial aid two weeks after admission.

You can explore the following website to have an idea on the cost of some basic expenses: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/preparing-budget-student-France.

Accommodation, transport, cross-campus travel and meal expenses will vary from EUR 19,000 to 21,000 EUR for the duration of the programme, depending on your individual needs.

Career Development

The MIM programme will prepare students for a wide range of career choices across different industry sectors, including consulting, financial services, technology and diversified industries (e.g. industrials and materials, FMCG, consumer and luxury goods, healthcare etc.). Within each sector, students will be able to access a range of functional areas, from project management to finance, sales and marketing, supply chain and operations and many more.

Students will benefit from a set of activities and resources delivered by the Career Development Centre before and throughout the programme. The Career Development journey consists of three main phases: Assess, Aim and Accelerate. We will partner with you to help you explore your career ambitions and mapping it against the ever-changing employment market. Our step- by- step process will allow you to identify your skills, attributes and drivers, and to access job opportunities by leveraging educational and engagement activities. Individual career coaching sessions and the interaction with an employer engagement specialist will allow you to smoothly prepare for and activate your job search strategy.

The Career Development Centre works with hundreds of companies across sectors and adapts the engagement activities with students depending on the company’s specific needs.

You will be able to consult with your career coach at any time on your career journey. An employer engagement specialist will also be available for individual sessions to discuss the specifics of a sector, function and/or country.

The Career Development Centre is actively engaged with the alumni community. By inviting them to share insights about their industries and advice on career paths, through videos or on-campus activities, you will have unique opportunities to broaden your horizons. Career treks or study trips will also give access to alumni.

Salary and other benefits will vary depending on the individual company, function, sector and work country. The Career Development Centre will also accompany you through the process of salary negotiations. As a guideline, the average starting salary for a MIM graduate is around EUR 68,000.

The job location will depend on the recruitment strategy of the companies and your individual value proposition. The Career Development Centre will be available to consult with you on your career ambitions.

Student Life

INSEAD students live off-campus in Fontainebleau and Singapore.

In Fontainebleau, they typically find accommodation in Fontainebleau-Avon within walking or cycling distance from campus. If you bring a car, you may choose to live in one of the surrounding villages, but we strongly recommend you live in Fontainebleau, as close as possible to campus to make the most of your experience and campus life. Very few students live in Paris due to the distance and daily commute (40 minutes by train from Paris).

In Singapore, students usually stay near campus, either within walking distance or a short bus or metro ride away.

Depending on where you reside, you may choose to walk, cycle or take a city bus. Fontainebleau-Avon has a network of buses and free shuttles are running in the morning and evenings from campus to the train station in Avon. If you are bringing your car, INSEAD has great parking facilities.

In Singapore, you will have bus stops and the One-North MRT station right at the doorstep of INSEAD.

INSEAD works closely with local estate agencies in both Fontainebleau and Singapore. Their contact details will be communicated in the welcome package you will receive upon admission to the programme.

INSEAD will guide you in the whole process on how and when to apply for your student pass and visa (if applicable).

For your stay in Fontainebleau:

If you are a European Union (EU) citizen, you will not need to apply for a visa.

If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to apply for a long-term student visa. Under French regulation, non-European students will not be allowed to begin their course in INSEAD without a long-term student visa.

 

For your stay in Singapore:

When the programme is scheduled for Singapore campus, we will support you with the file submission to apply for your student pass. VISA approvals will be issued at the discretion of the consulate.

The quality and diversity of the INSEAD community creates a stimulating and fun atmosphere: from entrepreneurship to energy, INDEVOR to INdurance, community members engage in a variety of clubs (more than 30) and events throughout the year. While you pursue your interests, you will be forming valuable networks and friendships during your year at INSEAD.

If you’d like to start a new club, there are guidelines available with all the information needed to get started.

On-campus gyms are available on the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses, accessible against a fee with 24/7 badge access. Various classes are offered on all weekdays and swimming pools are within walking distance from the campuses.

The Fontainebleau Forest also offers many trails for running, hiking or cycling and is a sought after location for climbers.

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