Insead Interview sessions have two rounds. Alumni from your country conduct these interviews. In many cases, the interviewer would be from a similar background as that of yours. Only in exceptional cases, where there are no interviewers available in your country, will Insead conduct a phone interview
Interview Schedule: 1- 1.5 hrs
Style of Interview: Mostly conversational. Round two would be more like a Q&A section.
Selection Criteria: Leadership, Maturity, Motivation, Fluency in English, Ability to contribute to the class (in experience and initiative)
Tip 1: Prepare
Interview should appear spontaneous but be thoroughly prepared for the interview. Conduct mock interviews or Download MBA Admission Interview Guide and learn how the conversations take place in a typical MBA admission Interview.
Tip 2: Read your resume/application at least 5 times
You should have an answer on each and every objections raised by the interviewer with respect to your resume or application.
Tip 3: Be on time
As in any other interviews, be on time
Tip 4: Dress code
Be professional in your dress code. Although the meetings are typically held in a café' and the interviewer might dress in T-shirt and Jeans, your dress code should be Business or Business casual
Men: No Jeans and T-shirt, No Jewelry except watch
Women: No revealing outfits. No Jeans and T-shirt. Minimal Jewelry
Tip 5: Focus on your USP: No exaggeration
Do not exaggerate. Objectively state your achievements. Traits that can highlight your fit with Insead:
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