|Motto||The Business School for the World|
|Type||Private business school|
|Postgraduates||over 1000, mainly MBA|
|Doctoral students||80+ PhDs|
|Location||Fontainebleau (near Paris, France), Singapore, and Abu Dhabi|
|Campus||Fontainebleau, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi|
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INSEAD is a global graduate business school with campuses in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). INSEAD, widely considered to be one of the world's best business schools, offers various academic programmes including a full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, a Master of Finance programme, a PhD in management programme, and several executive education programmes (including an executive MBA).
INSEAD also has reciprocal agreements with Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Kellogg School of Management to share career services. Alumni of the four schools have exclusive access to job opportunities databases of each other.
- 1 History
- 2 Campuses
- 3 Degree Programmes
- 4 Executive Education
- 5 Partnerships and Alliances
- 6 Post MBA Careers
- 7 Research
- 8 Teaching methods
- 9 Alumni
- 10 Faculty
- 11 See also
- 12 Academic references (Publications by INSEAD academics)
- 13 References
- 14 External links
INSEAD was founded in 1957 by Harvard professor Georges Doriot along with a group of his former MBA students. The name INSEAD was originally an acronym for the French "Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires" or European Institute of Business Administration.
The original campus (Europe Campus) is located in Fontainebleau, near Paris, France. INSEAD's second campus (Asia Campus) is in the Buona Vista district of the city-state of Singapore. The third and newest campus (Middle East Campus) is located in Abu Dhabi.
The INSEAD MBA curriculum comprises a range of required core courses and electives. The core courses cover traditional management disciplines including finance, economics, organizational behaviour, accounting, ethics, marketing, statistics, operations management, international political analysis, supply chain management, leadership and corporate strategy.
There are approximately 80 electives on offer in the Accounting and Control, Decision Sciences, Economics and Political Science, Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Finance, Marketing, Organisational, Strategy and Technology and Operations Management areas.
The INSEAD MBA starting in September only takes 10 months to complete and is two months shorter than the one-year MBA programs at Oxford's Saïd Business School and Cambridge Judge Business School. INSEAD also offers a 12 month MBA starting in January for students who want the opportunity to complete a summer internship.
INSEAD's MBA programme is consistently ranked as one of the top global programmes by several leading publications including the Financial Times (#6 MBA), Forbes (#2 MBA ROI) and Bloomberg Business Week (#2 MBA Non-US Schools)
doctoral degree (PhD) in management requires four to five years of full-time study and it is offered in both Europe and Asia campuses. In it students are able to specialise in one of eight areas: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, and Technology and Operations Management.
The first two years of the programme are devoted to coursework, while from the third and fourth (or sometimes fifth) years are dedicated to research and dissertation.
Three EMBA sections (Europe, Asia, Middle East)with approximately 200 participants for both GEMBA (Global EMBA programme) and TIEMBA (dual-degree EMBA programme offered by INSEAD and Tsinghua University in China).
Master in Finance
Approximately 30 participants (mainly on Asia campus; one module taught in Europe).
Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change
36 participants per year in two intakes (Europe and Asia campus).
INSEAD holds both company/firm specific and open enrolment executive education programmes at its campuses in Europe and Asia and at its Executive Education centre in Abu Dhabi, as well as in partnership with corporate universities. Participants usually come from senior or top management, with many years of experience within their company or industry and younger 'high-potentials' identified as being key in succession strategies within their companies. Approximately 12,000 executives from over 125 countries undertake courses or programmes at INSEAD each year.
In 2011, INSEAD launched a new Executive Certificate in Global Management which is awarded to participants who complete at least three INSEAD global management and leadership programmes.
Partnerships and Alliances
• Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil (Executive Education programmes - launched in 1990)
• School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. (Dual-Degree MA and MBA launched in 2011)
• Yale SOM (School of Management) at Yale University in New Haven, CT (a post-MBA degree Master of Advanced Management (MAM) launched in 2012)
• Tsinghua (Dual EMBA programme - launched in 2006)
• CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) (Executive Education programmes - launched in 2012; MBA exchange programme launched in 2013)
• Sorbonne University (alliance) - INSEAD is a founding partner in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012.
Post MBA Careers
The INSEAD Career Development Centre assists companies wishing to recruit INSEAD MBAs and participants. Approximately 120 companies/firms visit the Asia and Europe campuses during each recruitment season. Career Services organises company presentations and bi-annual career fairs on both campuses, sources jobs on its internal platform CareerLink and publishes a CV book for each graduating class.
Traditionally, McKinsey & Company is the main employer of INSEAD graduates, and they take the largest hire of MBA students annually from INSEAD, either through sponsorship or new hires. The main employers of 2010 class MBA participants and the number of graduates employed were McKinsey & Company (127), Boston Consulting Group (60), Bain & Company (48), Booz & Company (40), Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (15), A.T. Kearney (14), Google (13), Johnson & Johnson (10), Standard Chartered Bank (9), Accenture (8), LVMH (8), Groupon (8), Barclays Capital (8), Eli Lilly (7), L'Oreal (7), Samsung (7), Goldman Sachs (6), HSBC (6), UBS (6), Morgan Stanley (5), Credit Suisse (5), etc.
INSEAD has a reciprocal agreement with Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Kellogg School of Management to share career services. Alumni of the four schools have access to job opportunities database of each other.
INSEAD also participates in the MBA Global Career Forum, together with other leading business schools.
INSEAD has 15 Research Centres conducting research in different business and geographical areas, including:
- Centre for Decision Making and Risk Analysis (CDMRA)
- Emerging Markets Institute
- Healthcare Management Initiative
- INSEAD Africa Initiative
- INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
- INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE)
- INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative
- INSEAD eLab
- INSEAD European Competitiveness Initiative
- INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC)
- INSEAD Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI)
- INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative (IIPI)
- INSEAD Social Innovation Centre
- INSEAD Social Science Research Centre (ISSRC)
- INSEAD-Wharton Center for Global Research and Education
- Learning Innovation Centre
- Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise
The Case method is largely used in the classroom as a teaching method. Business case studies authored by INSEAD professors are the second most widely used in classrooms by business schools globally, after Harvard Business School's case studies.
The Business cases that have been designed at INSEAD have received many awards, are made available in Case clearing houses, and used by many other business schools.
Business simulation games
Business simulation games are largely used by INSEAD. Many of them have been designed by INSEAD faculties
Examples of Business simulation games that have been designed by INSEAD faculties and used in many institutions:
- The EIS simulation (Change management)
- FORAD (Finance)
- INDUSTRAT (Marketing)
- Markstrat (Marketing)
Innovation in education
A number of researches and initiatives are conducted at INSEAD to incorporate innovative learning approaches.
In particular centers conduct research in learning technologies and approaches such as:
- INSEAD CALT (the Centre of Advanced Learning Technologies). INSEAD CALT is and has been involved in many research projects, and in particular projects funded by the research programmes from the European Commission on approaches such as business simulations, or learning communities.
- INSEAD Learning Innovation Centre. INSEAD Learning Innovation Centre was funded to managing innovation in INSEAD programme design and delivery. For instance, INSEAD Learning Innovation Centre has introduced the use of Second Life virtual world as an education tool.
- INSEAD eLab. eLab is the INSEAD center that connects research sponsors and external collaborators interested in the area of Big Data and Data Analytics with INSEAD's expertise in this broad area. INSEAD eLab conducts research and supports teaching focused on data analytics business solutions, tools, frameworks, and research insights that can help academics and practitioners better capitalize on the vast opportunities the "world of data" creates. To achieve this, the center involves INSEAD faculty with specific domain expertise (e.g. in Marketing, Economics, Operations, or Finance), senior researchers from different fields, engineers and data scientists, and collaborators from other academic institutions as well as the private sector. The center also uses state-of-the-art data analytics and collaborative software development platforms, which enable both advanced data analytics approaches and seamless collaboration within INSEAD as well as with other institutions and sponsors.
The Alumni Association was founded by a group of alumni in 1961, and works in close partnership with INSEAD to provide services to the global INSEAD alumni community of 46,000+ members in 171 countries. Many are members of the INSEAD International Alumni Association, which has 46 national alumni associations.
In addition to the national associations, INSEAD alumni have formed clubs and groups dedicated to specific industries or activities. These include the Energy Club, the INSEAD Healthcare Alumni Network and the Salamander Golf Society.
- 1959–1964 Olivier Giscard d'Estaing (Director)
- 1964–1971 Roger Godino (Part-time Dean of Faculty)
- 1971–1976 Dean Berry
- 1976–1979 Uwe Kitzinger
- 1979–1980 Claude Rameau (Dy Director General)
- 1980–1982 Heinz Thanheiser
- 1982–1986 Claude Rameau and Heinz Thanheiser
- 1986–1990 Philippe Naert and Claude Rameau
- 1990–1993 Claude Rameau and Ludo Van der Heyden
- 1993–1995 Antonio Borges and Ludo Van der Heyden
- 1995–2000 Antonio Borges
- 2000–2006 Gabriel Hawawini
- 2006–2011 Frank Brown
- 2011–2013 Dipak C. Jain
- 2013 Ilian Mihov and Peter Zemsky (interim Deans)
- 2013–present Ilian Mihov
Notable current and past faculty
- Blue Ocean Strategy - a book and strategy concept developed by INSEAD faculty
- Business school
- Executive education
- Management science
- PhD in Management
Academic references (Publications by INSEAD academics)
- Bartlett, Christopher A.; Ghoshal, Sumantra (2002). Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution. Harvard Business Press. p. 391. ISBN 1-57851-707-9.
- Doz, Yves; Kosonen, Mikko (2008). Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility Will Help you Stay Ahead of the Game. Pearson Education. p. 253. ISBN 0-273-71244-6.
- Doz, Yves; Santos, Jose; Williamson, Peter (2001). From Global to Metanational: How companies win in the knowledge economy. Harvard Business School Press. p. 258. ISBN 0-87584-870-2.
- Fraser, Matthew; Dutta, Soumitra (2008). Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-74014-9.
- Ibarra, Herminia (2003). Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing your Career. Harvard Business School Press. p. 199. ISBN 1-57851-778-8.
- Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R. (2006). The Leader on the Couch: A Clinical Approach to Changing People and Organizations. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. p. 407. ISBN 0-470-03079-8.
- Kim, W. Chan; Mauborgne, Renée (2005). Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant. Harvard Business Press. p. 240. ISBN 1-59139-619-0.
- Kogut, Bruce (2008). Knowledge, Options, and Institutions. Oxford University Press. p. 372. ISBN 0-19-928252-8.
- Larreche, Jean-Claude (2008). The Momentum Effect: How to Ignite Exceptional Growth. Wharton School Publishing. p. 324. ISBN 0-13-236342-9.
- Mintzberg, Henry (1994). The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning: Reconceiving the Roles for Planning, Plans, Planners. Free Press. p. 458. ISBN 0-02-921605-2.
- Barsoux, Jean-Louis (2000). Insead: From Intuition to Institution. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 249. ISBN 0-312-23385-X
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