An INSEAD Alumni


Ever since I graduated from INSEAD, aspirants ask me all kinds of questions about INSEAD.

Questions range from how to get into INSEAD, life during INSEAD, my life post INSEAD, the costs, the ROI, what courses to take, which campus to select ..well, you name it. If you are reading this I think that you might have one or more of those questions yourself.

I must confess that I started this blog with a selfish motive of making my life easier. I did not want to have to repeat the same information to people every week. So I typed it all in here. And I thought that I was done and that all I had to do was to share the link of this blog and use two words – ‘read this’.

It worked in the beginning. Soon more questions started pouring in.

Also I found the need to keep this blog updated as over time things changed. Things at INSEAD have changed, in a good way. I have changed. I was invited by INSEAD to become one of their MBA candidate interviewers which has given me more insights to share with aspirants.

In summary, this is an account of my experience before, during and after INSEAD.

  • Pre INSEAD …general MBA prep tips – GMAT, choosing the right school for you, the  application process …
  • At INSEAD …my experiences ..the good, bad and the ugly
  • Post INSEAD…an account of what it is today

The Chapters:


The very beginning: 

  • Preparing for GMAT
  • Writing Applications

The get-serious phase:

  • Admissions
  • INSEAD interview
  • Costs

During INSEAD: Life @ INSEAD

  • Programs
  • Students
  • What to do, what not to
  • Is INSEAD better
  • Faculty

Post INSEAD: The real-life phase:

  • Post INSEAD

Please note that all the views in this blog are solely mine. I get a lot of feedback from aspirants. Reading the blog helps them with some key decisions and some have also written to me saying that it helped them decide  ‘if’ they should pursue an MBA at all.

Hope this helps you as well.


  1. Thank you very much for putting this together. It has indeed helped me so much in my decisions and plans towards INSEAD. I’m sure making it to INSEAD in January 2019.

    Thanks a lot and all the best in your endeavors!

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