Insead College Singapore

Insead College Singapore

1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
138676 Singapore
Tel : +65 6799 5388
Fax : +65 6799 5399.

Mission

As an educational institution, our mission is to promote a non – dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, changing lives, and helping transform organizations through management education.

Through teaching, we develop responsible, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organizations and their communities.

Through research, we expand the frontiers of academic thought and influence business practice.

Values

Diversity as a source of learning and enrichment

We are free from any dominant culture or prevalent dogma; we are open to, and respectful of, other views; we learn through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Independence as a governance principle

We believe in intellectual freedom and are autonomous in our financial, institutional and academic planning and decision-making process.

Rigour and relevance in teaching and research

We encourage diversity in research and teaching methods with no single school of thought or methodology predominating; what matters is rigour and impact on management as an academic discipline, on business practice and in the classroom.

Closeness to the international business community

We partner with the international business community to explore and disseminate management knowledge; we believe in the role of business as a force for improving people’s lives.

Entrepreneurial spirit

We are willing to experiment and innovate; we are ready to take risks and manage the results of our actions.

Insead College Programs

  • Executive Education
  • MBA
  • Global Executive MBA
  • Master in Finance
  • Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change
  • PhD

Admissions Criteria

We are looking for intellectual curiosity, coupled with a desire to stretch yourself in a rigorous academic program, as well as personal qualities to contribute to the many activities of the School. The potential to succeed as a leader in a competitive, global business environment is also central to our admissions criteria. We welcome applications from around the world regardless of race, religion, gender, colour or financial status. Our aim is to build an exciting, dynamic and diverse student body.

There are no hard and fast rules as to when is the right time to apply. Some applicants apply after four or five years of work experience, whilst others after just two or three years. In general, applicants will have demonstrated solid achievements and dynamic career progression. Ultimately, you will know when you are ready to take this next step in your professional and personal development.

INSEAD admits two classes per year, each comprising 500 students and representing over 80 nationalities. Around 300 participants start on the Europe campus in France and around 200 start on the Asia campus in Singapore.

If you experience any technical difficulties with your application form, you can contact the technical support team.

Application Process

1. Submit online application and supporting documents

Complete the INSEAD MBA online application and attach the required supporting documentation to your application. To help you in the process, please download the step – by – step guide.

2. Notification from Admission

An email notification will be sent to you within two weeks of submitting your application.

3. Interview decision

You will be informed whether you have been selected to interview on or before the interview decision deadline.

4. interview Stage

Interviews are conducted in person by INSEAD alumni, normally in your country of residence. In the majority of cases, two separate interviews are conducted.

5. Admission committee evaluation

Once the Admissions Office receives feedback from the alumni interviewers, your application will be re – evaluated and then presented to the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee, comprised of faculty and alumni, decides whether to accept or reject each candidate.

6. Final Decision

You will be advised by letter and email of the final decision on your application. The entire admissions process ( from time of application ) will take up to 12 weeks.

Application Checklist

To apply to the INSEAD MBA Program, you must submit an application form online and the required supporting documentation listed below. After you submit the online application, you will receive a confirmation email with an application ID. Once you have received it, you will be able to complete the next steps and attach your supporting documentation via the MBA Application Centre.

The application is a PDF document which you can download and edit offline. If you do not have Adobe Reader Version 9, you will be able to download it when you access the application platform. When your application is complete, it can be submitted by clicking on the “SUBMIT” button when online.

Admissions Policies

Test score validity

  • GMAT and GRE scores are valid for 5 years prior to application deadline.
  • English language certifications are valid for 2 years prior to application deadline.

Application Submission

To be included in a specific round, applications must be completed and submitted by midnight ( 23:59 ) Central European Time on the day of the deadline. A complete application includes the online application to which supporting documents have been attached. Please refer to the Application Checklist for more details.

In order to avoid any last minute difficulties, we highly encourage applicants to submit their complete application one to two weeks before the application deadline.

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 two weeks of submitting your application which will inform you as to whether your file is now complete.

You can either attach your supporting documents to your application or send them by post in advance of the set deadline. This is because your application will only be evaluated once it is complete. If your application is completed after the deadline, it will be reviewed for the next round or for the following intake ( for last round applicants ).

Fees & Expenses

Tuition fee increases are announced in January of each year, for the Classes that will graduate the following year.

Tuition fee for the January 2013 intake is €58,000.

This fee covers tuition and supporting services, including all printed course materials, on – campus IT services and access to the INSEAD library. It excludes living expenses and the MBA Program Fee.

Fee Payment Schedule

1st Installment : If offered a place on the INSEAD MBA program, you will be given a deadline by which you should secure your seat. This would require the down payment of a non-refundable first installment of the program fees totaling €6,000. This installment is due approximately four weeks after having received the admissions offer.

2nd Installment : Approximately one month before the program starts, you will be required to pay a non – refundable second tuition installment equivalent to about 60% of total tuition inclusive of the program fee, €34,950 in total.

3rd Installment : Due approximately three and a half months after the program starts, the final installment amounts to €18,000.