Courses last four to five years, much of which is spent writing a thesis.
Candidates at both schools have an average of 5 years' work experience.
In terms of average GMAT scores both hover around the 700 mark, with INSEAD slightly higher at 703 compared to 698.
The fact that I had more time and a safety net within which to try it out was for me the most important thing.”Full-time MBA programs at INSEAD and London Business School are famed not only for their prestige and quality, but also for being highly demanding and rigorous.
The London Business School MBA offers greater flexibility of length, with exit points between15and 21 months.
“My main reasons for applying to INSEAD were the international make-up of the student body and the shorter duration of the program”, she states.
Whereas London Business School offers a flexible programme to suit a variety of needs with exit points between 15 and 21 months, the INSEAD MBA program takes place over 10 action-packed months.
During the second half students choose from a wide range of ‘electives’, allowing them to tailor the course to fit their interests and aspirations.
Candidates choose a total of 11 electives from a selection of more than 75 courses.
Source: QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012/13As part of the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, the world’s top business schools are ranked within 10 MBA specializations, based on their reputation among global employers for producing MBA graduates in those areas.
Both perform consistently across the board, with INSEAD making the top ten globally in 9 out of 10 subjects areas, compared to 8 out of 10 for London Business School.