INSEAD Global EMBA Essay Questions 2015-2016

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Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires

Global Executive MBA program – Application essays
  1. 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. (approximately 500 words)
  2. Please explain your career evolution and career choices since you started your professional life. (approximately 500 words)
  3. Please give your objectives for attending the INSEAD Executive MBA Programme. What would you like to achieve over the next 5 years, and how could the INSEAD Executive MBA contribute to achieving these plans? What are your alternatives to INSEAD? (approximately 500 words)
  4. Give a candid description of yourself, stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses. (approximately 500 words)
  5. Please describe one of your most enjoyable experiences in life, preferably from your business context. Where did it originate? In retrospect, what did you learn about yourself and about others? (approximately 500 words)
  6. Please describe a situation, either work or personal, where you faced particular frustration or difficulty. What was the outcome and what did you learn from the experience? (approximately 500 words)
  7. Have you ever experienced culture shock? What insights did you gain? (approximately 500 words)
  8. Describe the ways in which a foreigner in your country might experience culture shock. (approximately 500 words)
  9. Is there anything else that you would like to share or to clarify further (for example: family situation and number of children, interests outside of work, gaps in professional experience…) (approximately 500 words)

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