INSEAD vs HEC MIM

Hey guys,
I have been admitted to both programs as well being offered a 10000 euro scholarship for INSEAD. 
I am from Australia and unsure where I would like to work in the long term and would like to keep my options open but I am interested in the prospects of working in Dubai potentially. I am also very interested in developing my entrepreneurial skills and potentially creating my own business in the future. 
I understand INSEAD to have a very strong international brand name due to it's MBA program but I am worried that because their MIM program has only been out for a couple of years that the quality will be lacking or the recognition won't be there compared to the much more establised HEC MIM program.
I would appreciate any advice please

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If you want to work in Europe or France than HEC has a stronger brand. You will have to do internships and provided you speak some French, HEC will open you the doors to any internship in France and give a strong chance in London. HEC has a strong network and their careers portal is awash with internship ads that are not advertised to anyone else but HEC students.

INSEAD is less known in the French market because, as you mentioned, INSEAD is known for its MBA programme and in France a MiM is the same as an MBA.

If talking about Dubai, I assume they will probably know more about INSEAD because of the international MBA brand, especially when it comes to consulting.

HEC MiM has an entrepreneurship track, not sure about INSEAD MiM.

Both campus are in the middle of nowhere. HEC is closer to Paris but transport links are rubbish you will have to travel via Versailles Chantiers (faster option), Massy or via Vélizy. Vélizy has a big shopping centre. Do not be fooled by the size of Versailles, this is not your typical mid-sized city due to its historical significance e.g. no shopping mall is allowed to be built, also very conservative. INSEAD is the woods, quite literally as it is within a protected national park on the edge of Fontainebleau, also an historical city (Versailles palace was modelled on that of Fontainebleau's) but very small and with very poor links to Paris by train or road.

Source: from Versailles, family in Fontainebleau, sibling graduated from HEC

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