INSEAD just earned the top rank by Financial Times, marking the first time the leading publication has ever ranked a one-year MBA program in its top spot. INSEAD’s class of 2012 had an average salary of about $167,000 three years after graduation which was roughly double their pre-MBA salaries and in line with the alumni salary increases from HBS, Stanford, LBS and Wharton. However, INSEAD really shone for ROI due to its one-year duration.
We don’t want to “diss” on INSEAD as it’s a fine school — and a school we have helped many AC clients gain admission to — but we want you to understand the significant downside to a one-year MBA program. Quite simply, the lack of a summer internship can make a career change much more difficult. If you are considering INSEAD and your heart is set on a career change, please please please conduct your due diligence in advance.