Degree
Programmes

As widely reported, INSEAD’s MBA, TIEMBA and GEMBA programmes were ranked #1 by the Financial Times during the 2015/2016 academic year.

We have received many messages from proud alumni, recruiters and deans from peer schools congratulating us on this achievement. It has generated great interest from the business press and a surge in applications across our Degree Programme portfolio.

New MBA Curriculum

After an extensive two-year review, the faculty approved a new MBA curriculum which will be rolled out in September 2017 for the class of 2018J.

As part of this highly innovative curriculum, we are introducing a Personal Leadership Development Programme. While students build strong analytical skills through their MBA courses, they will also engage in learning experiences that necessitate deeper self-reflection. Our goal is that they develop lifelong skills that continually fuel their talents as they become world-class leaders, managers and entrepreneurs.

To strengthen our mission to create responsible business leaders, we have adjusted our core curriculum to include a cluster of courses titled “Business and Society”.

Students will be assigned personal career advisors to guide them throughout their MBA. Also, they will participate in a culminating capstone project that simulates a business crisis. To succeed, they will need to draw upon their strong analytical skills and insights from their Personal Leadership Development Programme.

Professor Theo Vermaelen teaches Advanced Corporate Finance to Master in Finance participants
Bracket Professor Theo Vermaelen teaches "Advanced Corporate Finance" to Master in Finance participants

THE VIEW
FROM THE TOP

A truly remarkable year at the school saw us positioned at the top of the rankings in a raft of categories.

#1
MBA Programme in the World 2016*
Financial Times
#1
Dual-Degree Executive MBA 2015 (Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA)
Financial Times
#1
Single-School EMBA Programme 2015(GEMBA)
Financial Times
#1
Highest Return on Investment of Any MBA Programme in the World 2015
Forbes Magazine
#1
International Business School 2015 & 2016
Poets & Quants

*As of this printing, the Financial Times has ranked INSEAD’s MBA programme again as #1 in 2017.

Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA

This year, the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) programme celebrated a decade of enduring partnership and success. At the anniversary celebration, the schools also jointly announced an extension of their partnership for another six years. Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD and Qian Yingyi, Dean of Tsinghua signed the new agreement on the beautiful grounds of the historic Tsinghua University. Faculty, staff, students and alumni from both institutions were in attendance.

The Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA gained even greater international recognition this academic year when the Financial Times ranked it as the #1 Dual-Degree Executive MBA in the world.

Since its inception, the TIEMBA programme has graduated more than 300 participants who go on to take up business leadership roles in the Asia-Pacific region.

Career Development Centre

INSEAD‘s Career Development Centre offers students a comprehensive, forward-looking experience for their career journey.

Consisting of 40 professionals on three continents, INSEAD’s career team augmented their services this year by offering a personal career coach to every MBA student. This successful initiative had a 97% take-up rate and received very positive feedback from students.

Our employment engagement specialists partner with prestigious organisations around the world to extend to students the best possible selection of job opportunities. Currently, the team has active recruiting relationships with 560 companies, resulting in over 6,200 job opportunities for our approximately 1,000 students.

This year, we hosted 250 recruiters on our three campuses
Bracket This year, we hosted 250 recruiters on our three campuses

2016* PARTICIPANTS:

1037

MBA

221

Global Executive MBA

47

Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA

114

Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change

38

Master in Finance

*Statistics based on the MBA classes ‘16D &’17J

Alliances and Partnerships

The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

Launched in 2001, the Alliance combines the resources and expertise of two world leaders in management education to benefit our MBA, EMBA and PhD students, and Executive Education participants.

The Alliance supports faculty exchange, research and development, and alumni activities. Through the INSEAD-Wharton Center for Global Research and Education, faculty build strong research collaborations and develop global programmes and curricula.

Partnership with Tsinghua University

Widely regarded as one of the best business schools in China, The School of Economics and Management (SEM) at the prestigious Tsinghua University partnered with INSEAD to create the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA.

Tsinghua’s unique expertise, cultural heritage and place in Chinese society complement INSEAD’s extensive knowledge in international management. The partnership includes faculty exchanges, research collaboration and Executive Education programmes.

INSEAD-Sorbonne Universités Partnership

INSEAD is proud to be a founding member of Sorbonne Universités. The Business Foundations Certificate Programme from INSEAD is for students looking for specific training in business management to complement their LLM, Master or PhD degree.

Kellogg School of Management Exchange

Through the INSEAD-Kellogg exchange, MBA students interested in building careers or networking in North America can gain experience at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Exchange with CEIBS

Through an exchange with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), INSEAD students have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of China and cultivate career opportunities in this dynamic country.

Dean of Tsinghua SEM, Qian Yingyi and Dean Ilian Mihov at the signing of the new partnership agreement
Bracket Dean of Tsinghua SEM, Qian Yingyi and Dean Ilian Mihov at the signing of the new partnership agreement

Master
Programmes

MBA

Designed for early-to mid-career professionals, and featuring an accelerated 10-month curriculum, our MBA programme develops successful leaders and entrepreneurs.

MBA ‘16D and ‘17J

1037

Participants

29

Average Age

30%

Women

705

Average GMAT score

94

Nationalities

6

Average years of work experience

Global Executive MBA

Our Global Executive MBA programme is tailored for experienced professionals who wish to develop their leadership skills while they continue to advance their current careers.

GEMBA ‘17

221

Participants

37

Average Age

20%

Women

59

Nationalities

13

Average years of work experience

Tsinghua-INSEAD
Executive MBA

This dual degree combines INSEAD’s global perspective and Tsinghua University’s in-depth expertise of business in China to produce highly successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.

TIEMBA ‘18

47

Participants

36

Average Age

28%

Women

18

Nationalities

13

Average years of work experience

Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change

The INSEAD Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change takes participants deep into the basic drivers of human behaviour and the hidden dynamics of organisations.

EMCCC ‘16

114

Participants

44

Average Age

53%

Women

38

Nationalities

18

Average years of work experience

Master in Finance

Blending cutting-edge theory and best practice, the programme is for professionals with work experience in finance related roles.

MFIN ‘17

38

Participants

31

Average Age

34%

Women

16

Nationalities

7

Average years of work experience