INSEAD - The Business School for the World

Fontainebleau, France
INSEAD (the name was formerly an acronym for the French title "Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires") is an international graduate business school and research institution.
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Why should I study here at INSEAD - The Business School for the World?

Rankings, Achievements & Awards

Over the past 55 years INSEAD has developed to become a global leader in management education. Today INSEAD has over 48,000 alumni located in 173 countries. Our alumni have become industry leaders with 58% holding C-level executive positions or being directors on company boards. Our school is very well-represented also among the entrepreneurial community, as well as in NGOs and social enterprises globally.

Our faculty members are consistently recognised for their impact both in academia but also in management practice.

INSEAD's degree and non-degree programmes are ranked amongst the top 10 in the world by various rankings agencies. This recognition is a reflection of the strength of our teaching coupled with our global perspective and continued innovation in research.
Our Mission

As a global educational institution with a pioneering multi-campus model, our mission is to create a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, in order to transform individuals and organizations through business education.

Through teaching, we develop responsible, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organizations and their communities.

Through research, we expand the frontiers of knowledge and influence business practice.

Our Values

Diversity as a source of learning and enrichment

We are free from any dominant culture or prevalent dogma; we are open to, and respectful of, other views; we learn through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Independence as a governance principle

We believe in intellectual freedom and are autonomous in our financial, institutional and academic planning and decision-making process.

Rigor and relevance in teaching and research

We encourage diversity in research and teaching methods with no single school of thought or methodology predominating; what matters is rigor and impact on management as an academic discipline, on business practice, and in the classroom.

Closeness to the international business community

We partner with the international business community to explore and disseminate management knowledge; we believe in the role of business as a force for improving people's lives.

Entrepreneurial spirit

We are willing to experiment and innovate; we are ready to take risks and manage the results of our actions.

About INSEAD - The Business School for the World

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD's business education and research spans three continents. Our 148 renowned Faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA, specialised master's degrees (Master in Finance, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD's Executive Education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD's programmes on our three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago; the Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC and the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York; and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Asia, INSEAD partners with School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. INSEAD is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the graduation of the first MBA class on the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened its Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly "The Business School for the World."


At the heart of INSEAD's international reputation as "The Business School for the World" is the relevance and rigour of its research, teaching and learning materials. The experience and talents of our faculty combine to create world-class research results as well as teaching excellence. The result is top-notch educational programmes, and cutting-edge research that extend the frontiers of business knowledge. INSEAD's prolific research output both identifies current trends in today's demanding business world, and explores principles that guide longer-term success.

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INSEAD is unique in having a dual-campus structure, with a Europe campus in Fontainebleau, France, and an Asia campus in Singapore. The MBA programme runs in parallel on each campus. The two campuses are equally diverse, both have world-class faculty in residence, and both offer MBA participants access to global career opportunities. In addition to being able to study on the INSEAD campuses in Singapore and Fontainebleau, participants also have the option to participate in an exchange with Wharton.


Attending an In-House event is one of the best ways to get to know INSEAD. Held six times a year, they include an overview of the INSEAD MBA Programme, Admissions and Career Services, and a master class led by an INSEAD professor. Additionally, you will hear first-hand accounts of the INSEAD MBA experience from our current students, and have the opportunity to meet and network with our students and MBA staff more informally over refreshments. Click here to register.

Campus Visits & Weekly Information Sessions

If you are unable to attend an INSEAD In-House event, you may join one of our weekly on-campus information sessions. Information sessions are hosted on both campuses throughout the year, excluding public holidays, Christmas week and dates coinciding with the In-House Events. During these sessions, there will be a brief presentation on the MBA Programme by a member of the marketing or admissions team, a tour of the campus and the opportunity to attend an MBA class, if available.

Student life at INSEAD - The Business School for the World

Life at INSEAD, whether inside or outside of the classroom, is stimulating and intense. Although the pace of the programme is fast and participants have a schedule that is full with classes, group work and personal study time, life doesnt stop when study is done for the day. Both campuses have a strong work hard, play hard ethic and participants indulge in a wide variety of extracurricular and social activities.
Life on campus is rich and varied. You could join one of the several career-oriented clubs and network in a sector or industry in which you plan to pursue your career. If you have a talent for sports, perhaps you will represent INSEAD in inter-school matches. If you like event organisation, you might coordinate INSEADs famous speaker events, the Global Leader Series, or perhaps you will show off your stage talents at the Cabaret show.
MBA participants also pursue an intense programme of social and leisure activities off-campus: some Fontainebleau participants host large dinner parties in country mansions and may travel to the Alps for a weekend of skiing; the Singapore social scene includes get-togethers for an evening barbecue by the pool and group trips to one of the many nearby scuba-diving resorts.
However you decide to spend your time, most likely, you will look back on your year at INSEAD as the best year of your life.

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Master's Programmes at INSEAD - The Business School for the World

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EMBA Programme

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at INSEAD - The Business School for the World!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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