Name: Massine Bouzerar
Pre-MBA Education: Brock University, Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Work Before MBA: Product Management in Telecommunications/eCommerce
Work After MBA / Post MBA Goals: Consulting / International Development
Hi! I have been accepted to INSEAD this past November after applying in round 1. I’ve answered a few questions below, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to know more about my journey!
Why did you pick INSEAD?
- Global student body–I want to have an international career and I am looking forward to everything I’ll learn from my peers
- France/Singapore/Abu Dhabi campuses–I want to experience living in Europe & Asia while in school and get early exposure to both markets
- Three language requirement–I think it’s pretty amazing to think that all my classmates will be at least trilingual
- Incredible reputation & highly ranked
What schools did you apply to? I only applied to INSEAD. I’ve wanted to apply for a few years and it was a no-brainer to prioritize this school for round 1. LBS and Cambridge Judge would have been my back-up schools if I didn’t get in and I would have applied in January. Ultimately, I could only apply to one school given how little time I had to write the GMAT and turn around an application. If you’ve looked into the INSEAD application process, it is INTENSE. There are a lot of essays to write and you also have to prepare for video interviews right after you submit your online application.
What would you have done differently during the application process? I would have written the GMAT a long time ago. I was cutting it close writing my GMAT 3 weeks before the round 1 deadline and it was an incredibly stressful time.
In your opinion, INSEAD provides the most opportunities for MBAs entering which industries/functions/geographies? From what I’ve heard, INSEAD is a big consulting school and you see it in their employment report. That being said, a good number of students also go into finance, tech and other industries. Geographically, most graduate work in Europe and Asia. I’ve heard it’s difficult to work in the US post-INSEAD unless you have an American passport or a Green Card.
What should more applicants know about INSEAD? International motivation seems to be the commonality among INSEAD students. They’ve lived/worked in multiple countries, speak several languages and/or hold multiple passports. If you’re thinking of applying, make sure you focus on our international experiences and what you’ve learned from them.
Feel free to ask me about…?
Why I chose INSEAD
My experience during the admissions journey
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. You can also contact me via LinkedIn if you wish: