College Focus: Insead Singapore

With economic prospects bleak in North America and Europe, an increasing number of aspiring business leaders are choosing to get their M.B.A.s in faster-moving Asian markets.




Insead’s Singapore campus, established in the wealthy city-state in 2000, is benefiting from this bump in demand, with more than 400 M.B.A. students from more than 50 countries currently enrolled in the 10-month program—one class will graduate in December 2012 and another in July 2013. In its inaugural year, the M.B.A. enrolled 53 students from 26 countries.


Insead also operates executive M.B.A., specialized master’s, PhD and non-degree executive education programs in Singapore.

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Evolution of CAT

The Common Admission Test (CAT) could arguably be recognised as the most discriminatory management entrance exam in the world, an identity which resonates well since this exam is a prerequisite for admission into the most prestigious of Indian management schools led by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).


First developed by the IIMs over 36 years ago as a paper-based test, the CAT has undergone numerous changes over the years, from the introduction of multiple-choice questions to optical machine reading of answer sheets. With the number of CAT aspirants having grown beyond 2 lakh, continuing in the paper-based format on a single day each year would have become unsustainable from an administrative perspective.

Read On: http://www.coolavenues.com/mba-aspirant/cat-zone/evolution-cat

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Indians top global demand for MBAs

After long time, the full-time MBA programme and its other variants are back in demand globally. A large slice of this growth comes from India and China, where colleges have recorded an increase in applications.




In India, 83% of GMAT score-accepting MBA programmes surveyed reported an increase in applications as did 80% colleges in China. Specialised MBA courses that attract undergraduate students and those with less than a year's work experience are also in demand.   Read on: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Indians-refuelling-global-demand-for-MBAs/articleshow/16441241.cms

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Admissions staffers -> Admit consultants

Recently, plenty of B-school admissions staffers have turned into admit consultants, similar to the hordes of legislative aides who later become lobbyists on Capitol Hill.


Read on : http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/09/14/mba-admissions-revolving-door/?section=magazines_fortune

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XAT, IRMA 2013 change entrance test pattern

While XAT now has an additional section on 'general awareness', IRMA has refreshed the pattern with more weightage given to English and analytical reasoning.
With so many exams, it becomes tough for a student to concentrate on tests. The best thing would be to concentrate on CAT this november. This covers almost all part of the test.  They can learn specific contents for the test latter

For more information: http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/6228/MBA-entrance-pattern

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