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Each year INSEAD selects a limited number of talented young professionals who have demonstrated high potential to succeed in an international business career. Selection is based on a combination of an individual's academic performance, managerial potential, personal characteristics and international motivation, as well as willingness to learn and contribute to the exchange of ideas at INSEAD. The purpose of the admissions procedure is to identify evidence of these qualities and to select classes with an overall balance of academic competence, diversity of background, work experience, personal characteristics and a strong commitment to international business. This document contains all the material and information you need to make an application to the INSEAD MBA Programme. All applications should be submitted online (see instructions below). Other material, for Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses, should be mailed to: INSEAD MBA Admissions Office Boulevard de Constance F-77305 Fontainebleau Cedex It is INSEAD policy not to answer requests about the status of applications. We will acknowledge receipt of your application and contact you in writing as soon as decisions are made.
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS
September & January intakes
Application Version: Last Updated:
Collection, Processing and Use Your personal information is intended to be used by INSEAD’s representatives and divisions for administration purposes. You have the right, on compelling legitimate grounds, to object to the collection and processing of your personal information. INSEAD is the owner of the database and controls the data processing collected by virtue of this application. The French supervisory authority ("Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés") has been notified of this process. Confidentiality This application, together with all materials submitted in its support, becomes the confidential property of INSEAD and is not returnable. The Admissions Office will not reproduce copies of any part of the INSEAD application material for individuals not involved in the admission procedure, companies, or institutions requesting this information, except upon written consent from the candidate. Candidates and INSEAD participants do not have access to personal recommendations and interview reports. Rights of Access, Modification and Deletion You are granted statutory rights of access, modification, update and deletion of your personal information ("Loi n°78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 "relative à l'Informatique, aux Fichiers et aux Libertés" as amended). You may exercise these rights by writing or sending an email to INSEAD at the address indicated below. Transfer of Data Abroad You consent to the transfer of your personal information to INSEAD’s representatives and divisions located outside the European Union, with the knowledge that INSEAD guarantees security and confidentiality. If you object to the transfer of your personal information to INSEAD’s representatives and divisions located outside the European Union, please contact INSEAD at the following address. INSEAD, Database Services, Boulevard de Constance, 77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France. Email: [email protected]
Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received, including original test scores. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all elements are submitted on time. It is INSEAD policy not to answer requests about the status of applications. We will acknowledge receipt of your application and contact you in writing as soon as decisions are made. From time to time, photographs may be taken on campus of participants in class or in working groups. These photographs will only be used in INSEAD material promoting the programmes. If you have any objections, please contact the following address: INSEAD, Database Services, Boulevard de Constance, 77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France. Email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity It is INSEAD policy not to discriminate for or against race, colour, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin in any of its programmes and the activities it operates at the Institute.
INSEAD reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this application form including rules, policy, tuition fees, curriculum and courses.
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Once your application is completed, print two copies of your profile (pages 1 to 6). These will be required should you be called for interviews. Please complete all sections of the application form in the spaces provided by typing directly into the PDF file. You may work on it offline. Save your application as often as you wish.
HAVE YOU FILED AN APPLICATION TO ANY PREVIOUS INSEAD MBA PROGRAMME?
NO YES SEPTEMBER JANUARY YEAR
FIRST NAMES Twinbro.com PREFERRED FIRST NAME Twinbro.com
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DAY MONTH YEAR
POSTAL CODE Twinbro.com STATE
TOWN Twinbro.com COUNTRY
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MOBILE PHONE BUSINESS FAX
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PERSONAL E-MAIL (MUST BE VALID UNTIL PROGRAMME START) Twinbro comTwinbro.com BUSINESS E-MAIL (ONLY IF YOU ACCEPT TO BE CONTACTED AT THIS ADDRESS) Twinbro.comTwinbro.com
DATE OF BIRTH
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OTHER CITIZENSHIP NATIVE LANGUAGE
N.B. Only complete the day telephone and fax number if it is convenient for you to be contacted at work. * You will be prompted to upload a digital photo of yourself (.jpg/JPEG format) when your application is complete. If your application is accepted, please note that this photo will be used for internal publications.
FINANCING YOUR MBA
Individual tuition fee, which is subject to revision before the September entry of each year, is currently €45,000 (correct as of September 2006). Sponsoring companies, unlike individuals who get a discounted rate, are charged the full tuition fee, which is currently €60,000. Participants are expected to take full responsibility for financing their year at INSEAD and to manage their own financial affairs. You should establish your financial plan according to the following expected payment dates:
deposit to be paid by the date specified on your letter of admission (10%) one month before programme commences (60%) four months into the programme (30%) FINANCIAL AID
€ 4,500 € 27,000 € 13,500 € 45,000
€ 6,000 € 54,000 ________ € 60,000
Scholarship application forms and details can be found on our website: www.insead.edu/MBA under Financial. Participants normally use one or a combination of the following: personal resources, corporate sponsorship, grants, loans and scholarships. Will your company pay your INSEAD tuition fees? Will your company pay you a salary while at INSEAD? Are you obliged to return to this company?
YES YES YES NO NO NO MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE
CANDIDATE FOR THE MBA PROGRAMME STARTING
January and September intakes are available in Fontainebleau and Singapore. INSEAD will endeavour to accommodate your choice of campus but cannot guarantee your first choice in every instance. Please tick ONE of the boxes below to indicate your campus preference. A B Fontainebleau campus Singapore campus
Test type: _____________________ Score (if applicable) ______ DATE TEST TAKEN/TO BE TAKEN __ __||__ __||__ __
DAY MONTH YEAR
If not applicable, please indicate the reason:
16 Years of education in English , 7 Years of work experience with English as major language, Living and working in USA from past 3 years
GMAT RESULTS (it is important to take this test as soon as possible)
2 How many times have you taken the GMAT test in the last 5 years? ____ Please make sure to have ALL your official scores sent to us.
DATE TEST TAKEN/TO BE TAKEN (LATEST FIRST)
29 28 09 10 06 05
Starting with the most recent, please list all colleges and universities attended.
F INSTITUTION AND COUNTRY DEGREE RECEIVED STARTING DATE
MONTH & YEAR
Amravati University , India
Bachelor of Engineering
|_____|_____| | | | | | |
|_____|_____| | | | | | |
Electronics and Telecommunication
*If you are currently completing a degree, please send interim results, and final results as soon as available
Major field of studies (please tick one box only)
SCIENCE ECONOMICS & BUSINESS LAW OTHER
Engineering Computer Science Biological Science Medicine & Veterinary Other
Accounting Economics Business & Commerce Management Other Business
Law Political Science Public Administration Other legal
Classics Modern Languages Architecture History Other Humanities
In which language(s) was your university degree taught? English What language(s) do you use at work? English Please list academic distinctions, honours and awards.
When and how did you first hear about INSEAD? Year 2005
INSEAD Alumnus/a Professor Friend at University Colleague at work (other than INSEAD Alumnus)
NAME ______________________________________ NAME ______________________________________ ______________________________________
Conference Press Poster On the Web Other (please specify)
Relative (please specify)
COMPLETED TO BE DONE EXEMPTED NOT APPLICABLE FROM |____|____|
Please list all full-time positions starting with your most recent/current position
CROSS ANNUAL COMPANY NAME IN FULL (*) STARTING DATE LEAVING DATE(*)
(MONTH & YEAR)
CITY/COUNTRY OF WORK
IN LOCAL CURRENCY OR €
(please specify) | |
| 03 | 01 | | |
| | |
NewYork/USA 65000 USD
* Please give full name of Controlling Group or Corporation; * If position ongoing, please state anticipated end date if you join the INSEAD MBA Programme.
Total duration in months of full-time positions held (by the beginning of the MBA programme) 90 Briefly summarise your most recent job responsibilities
N° employees locally:
N° employees worldwide:
Pharmaceuticals Plastics & Rubber Primary Metal Industries Printing – Publishing Public Administration Real Estate Research Institute Retail Trade Social – Health Services Sports/Leisure Stone, Clay & Glass Telecommunications Textile Tobacco Transportation – Travel Venture Capital/Private Equity Wholesale Trade Wood
JOB FUNCTION (please check one box only) Business Development Consulting Consulting (Audit/Accounting) Finance General Management Human Resources Management Legal Marketing/Sales Medical Product Dev/Technology Mgt Production/Operations Mgt Project Management R&D Strategy/Corporate Planning System Analysis Other (please specify)
COMPANY SECTOR (please check one box only) Advertising Aeronautics Agriculture Automobiles Business Association Chemicals Commercial Banking Communications Computers/Computer Services Conglomerates Construction Consulting Cosmetics – Toiletries Education Electric Machines Electronic Equipment Energy
Engineering Services Environment/Utilities Executive Search Fabricated Metal Products Food & Drink Holdings Insurance Internet Services/Multimedia Investment Banking Media/Entertainment Mining Msc Manufactured Products Non-electric Machines Non-profit/NGOs Optical & Scientific Equipment Other Financial Services Other Products & Services Paper – Allied Products Petroleum
Please list part-time work and summer jobs starting with your most recent position.
COMPANY NAME IN FULL (*) STARTING DATE LEAVING DATE(*) JOB TITLE LOCATION SALARY
(MONTH & YEAR)
|_____|_____| |_____|_____| |_____|_____| | | |
|_____|_____| |_____|_____| |_____|_____| | | |
Please list your most significant experiences growing up, living, studying, working or travelling outside your own country
From |_|_|_|_| to |_|_|_|_| MM/YY MM/YY
USA/California and New York
LANGUAGES: To be admitted to the MBA Programme a candidate must be Fluent in English with at least a practical knowledge of a second language in order to satisfy the entry language requirement (see definitions below). Proof of language ability is required, with the exception of your native language and for the beginner level. If you are unable to supply certification for the entry language requirement at the time of your application, then you should supply this proof no later than June 1st for the September intake and November 1st for the January intake. To be eligible for graduation, a participant must demonstrate a Basic Knowledge of a third commercially useful language in order to satisfy the exit language requirement. Please declare and self-assess the languages you speak in the table below by using INSEAD’s scale as follows: Native – Native language Fluent - Ability to communicate very fluently and precisely in complex situations Business - Ability to interact with a degree of fluency and communicate on a wide range of subjects including in a professional context Practical - Ability to understand and communicate on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Basic - Ability to communicate in a simple and direct exchange of information on routine matters Beginner – Limited knowledge of a language Prior to completing the table below please refer to INSEAD’s Language Policy: http://www.insead.edu/mba/admissions/languages.pdf
LANGUAGE ENGLISH SELF-ASSESED LEVEL MEANS OF ASSESSMENT SCORE WHERE RELEVANT OR CLARIFICATION FOR MEANS OF ASSESSMENT ONE OF YOUR REQUIRED 3 LANGUAGES (Y/N)? Y
University Degree taught in English
ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
Please list, in order of importance to you, any extra-curricular activities in which you are/have been involved (i.e. sports, politics, performing arts, associations, club memberships, hobbies, community activities, etc.)
From | | | | | to | | | | | MM/YY MM/YY
Polio Vaccine Distribution Camp Company Club for
02 00 03 06 05 04
List any distinctions, honours and awards achieved in your extra curricular activities.
Please explain any period(s) of time since you left high school for which you have not accounted.
If you have any disability or illness that we should be aware of, please explain.
May we contact your current employer?
FULL NAME TITLE
If yes, whom may we contact?
JOB DESCRIPTION 7
FIRST NAME Twinbro.com SEPTEMBER JANUARY YEAR
CANDIDATE FOR THE MBA PROGRAMME STARTING
MOST RECENT FULL-TIME POSITION
COMPANY OR ORGANISATION
POSTAL CODE FAX Number Country Code Area Code Area Code
SECTOR OF ACTIVITY
Information Technology /Stretegy Cosuting
NUMBER OF REPORTS (IF APPLICABLE)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN YOUR LOCATION SUBSIDIARY OF CURRENT JOB TITLE DEPARTMENT
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WORLDWIDE
Asst. Manager / Project Manager
Banking and Finance Services
Month Year DATE OF JOINING PRESENT COMPANY
DATE OF APPOINTMENT TO PRESENT POSITION
FIRST POSITION DEPARTMENT
Infrastrucutre Management services 220000 INR
STARTING GROSS ANNUAL SALARY (IN LOCAL CURRENCY OR EUROS – PLEASE SPECIFY) PRESENT GROSS ANNUAL SALARY (IN LOCAL CURRENCY OR EUROS - PLEASE SPECIFY)
On the following page, please answer the two job related essays.
JOB ESSAYS 8
Please give a detailed description of your job, including nature of work, major responsibilities; and, where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of budget, number of clients/products and results achieved. (250 words)
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2. Please give us a full description of your career since graduating from university. If you were to remain with your present employer, what would be your next step in terms of position? (250 words)
ESSAYS 9 CONFIDENTIAL
Each essay topic listed below and in the subsequent pages must be answered.
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. (400 words approx.)
ESSAYS 10 CONFIDENTIAL 2. Describe what you believe to be your two most substantial accomplishments to date, explaining why you view them as such. (400 words approx.)
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My most notable accomplishment has been in leading a team in my first overseas project for the launch of Orange's cell phone services in Thailand and winning the 'best prepared team' award for our team. Being in alien land, and not akin to language, culture and systems of the south-east Asian nation, I met the daunting task of making the team ready for the launch of cell phone services within three months. I had to set up the procedures and processes to manage an IT data center hosting 30 telecom applications for Orange's operations in Thailand. The deadline was stiff, and I had to co-ordinate with different departments, meet product specifications, arrange for dry runs, ensure quality assurance was in place. The most difficult part was working with 30 application teams and learning about all these applications, which were new to me. I had to understand these systems, then deploy them in data center environment and prepare an operation bible. I also had to interact with Orange's global teams located worldwide to employ best practices in our data center. As part of project, I also needed to train 11 newly recruited operators to manage the data center operations. This proved to be quite demanding as most of the operators were fresh candidates with 0 to 1 years of experience, had difficulty in understanding English and had limited technical knowledge. I consider this as my most significant accomplishment because it has molded me into a leader, endowing me with numerous managerial traits. Working on such a prestigious project has instilled immense confidence in me to strategically think and be an excellent planner and executer of things. In 2001 my mother with 2 more volunteer had registered around 100 families for distributing the Polio vaccine in a local slum area. But on the distribution day, due to some problems at 2 nearby camps 300 families gathered at this camp and it was not possible for 3 people to distribute vaccine to so many people. I was playing in a local cricket match, knowing this I spoke to both the teams and asked them to hold the match and help my mother. Everybody agreed and we worked for 6 hours to complete the distribution. All of us felt really good about this decided to organize this camp every year. I consider this one of my best accomplishment not only because I because with this experience I could get a humane heart and see what ails those whose mind can't see the progress of the world.
ESSAYS 11 CONFIDENTIAL 3. Describe a situation taken from school, business, civil or military life, where you did not meet your personal objectives, and discuss briefly the effect. (250 words approx.)
ESSAYS 12 CONFIDENTIAL 4. Discuss your career goals. What skills do you expect to gain from studying at INSEAD and how will they contribute to your professional career. (500 words approx.)
ESSAYS 13 CONFIDENTIAL 5. Please choose one of the following two essay topics: a) Have you ever experienced culture shock? What did it mean to you? (250 words approx.), or b) What would you say to a foreigner moving to your home country? (250 words approx.)
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Sometime back, watching nature programs, I had experienced a culture shock, as I realized that there is no fundamental difference in the laws of the animal world and human kingdom. Wildlife programs such as Untamed Africa, or documentaries on Savanna and Serengeti on Discovery channel and National Geographic offer immense learning on the laws of nature; how weakness of the enemy is explored to bring its downfall, and how animals of the same clan (lions) act as a team in hunting, even though they have their own leadership quarrels. I watched an episode of lions hunting and killing an elephant, and immediately one thing that struck me was their team spirit in their profession of hunting. Every lion of the group of 5 had a specific role from segregating the elephant from its herd to who will get on the neck of the elephant and how the elephant was brought down to the ground and forced to accept death as its fate. I find these very laws of nature acting in businesses as well. Often it is one weakness or one mistake that can potentially bring down an organization, while it may take huge efforts to build an organization. A s an engineer, and a believer of science I understood that in spite of startling technological breakthroughs, everything is ultimately based on the laws of nature, and we all originating as animal species have to go back to the roots of nature to understand the core of life and its existence
ESSAYS 14 CONFIDENTIAL 6. Is there anything that you have not mentioned in the above essays that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? (200 words approx.) This essay is optional.
ESSAYS 15 CONFIDENTIAL 7. In case of reapplication, please use this page. Your essay should state any new aspects of professional, international, academic, or personal development since your last application. We would also like you to explain your motivation for re-applying to INSEAD. This essay should not exceed 400 words.
PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS 16
Please make sure to first enter your personal details in the profile section, or at least in the box below, before providing the corresponding Internet links to your recommenders.
CANDIDATE FAMILY NAME DATE OF BIRTH
SEPTEMBER JANUARY YEAR
CANIDADATE FOR THE PROGRAMME STARTING
DAY MONTH YEAR
SHOW ONLINE RECOMMENDATION LINKS:
a web connection is required to obtain the two Internet links
Note 2: once you have obtained the links, please dispatch them to your recommenders as soon as possible and in parallel to completing your application to ensure that the recommendation forms are completed by your corresponding deadline (see check-list at the end of this application).
STATEMENT OF INTEGRITY & SUBMITTING THE FORM 17
STATEMENT OF INTEGRITY
STATEMENT OF INTEGRITY I hereby certify that I have provided accurate information in this application. I am the sole author of the essays that follow. I authorise INSEAD / the Admissions Office to verify my credentials. I understand that any misrepresentation or omission of facts in my application may justify denial of admission, cancellation of admission or withdrawal from the MBA Programme. This is my honest statement to INSEAD. Signature
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SUBMITTING THE FORM
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CHECKLIST & DEADLINES 18
CHECK LIST Please use this checklist to ensure that your application is complete: Photograph in digital format (jpg) to be uploaded upon submitting this form Profile: Please keep two copies of your profile (pages 1-6 of application) for yourself. These will be required should you be called for interviews. Essays (five required essays and one optional/In case of a reapplication, essay 7 only) Job Description (including two essay questions) 1st Recommendation* 2nd Recommendation* *You will need to instruct your recommenders to fill-in their recommendation online, to that effect, you must first generate unique recommendation links on the last page of this application. Official Transcripts of Grades and Diploma WITH CERTIFIED TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH where applicable. PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE UNLESS OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED. Original GMAT score report sent by PearsonVue Original TOEFL/TOEIC/CPE/IELTS score report (where applicable) sent by ETS. Application Fee* of 200 € and proof of payment: *VISA network or American Express card, Master card, using the online payment facility upon submitting this form Statement of Integrity (signed) on page 16. Second language certification (if English is your native language) *Please see our website http://www.insead.edu/mba/admissions/languages.pdf for details of acceptable certification of languages. If you are unable to supply certification at the time of your application, then you should supply this proof no later than June 1st for the September intake and November 1st for the January intake.
DEADLINES It is your responsibility to ensure that all application material arrives at INSEAD by the corresponding deadline dates at 23:59 GMT + 1 (Paris time). Please check the following page to find your intake deadlines: http://www.insead.edu/mba/admissions/admissions deadlines.htm
Mail your additional documents to: INSEAD, MBA Admissions Office, Boulevard de Constance, F-77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France Direct Fax: 33 (0)1 60 72 44 46, E-mail: [email protected]