#2 in the world
Global MBA Programme
(Financial Times ranking 2023)
Full-time accelerated programme
Two yearly intakes
Starting January and August
Integrating sustainability into business decisions
INSEAD prides itself on continuous innovation. With a strengthened programme focus on sustainability, INSEAD leads the way in sustainable and socially responsible business education.
With three fully-integrated campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience. The accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.
Our alumni often say that their year at INSEAD was life-changing.
Excellent success rates
With a 99,5% completion rate and 8% of students benefiting from a remedial plan, INSEAD is proud that a big majority of students fulfil all academic requirements in order to be awarded the MBA degree. This success is due to a rigorous selection process, innovative teaching methodologies & efficient administrative support services.
The renewed curriculum aims to equip students with the knowledge and tools so that they can make the right choices and have their own positive impact during their careers. When they make and create solution for a business, they will take into account the social and environmental impact. When they lead a business and appreciate the financial performance, they also keep in mind progress.
Dean of Degree Programmes
The INSEAD MBA Experience
The MBA Experience is a three-part video series that explores the INSEAD MBA programme from the perspective of our students.
Typical MBA Class Profile
INSEAD MBA Class
Our global team at the Career Development Centre is dedicated to supporting you on your career journey from before you set foot on campus to after you graduate from the MBA programme.
Find out how our Career Development Centre works with you during the programme.
Are You GMAT & GRE Ready?
Thinking of applying to the programme? A strong GMAT or GRE score helps us assess your ability to succeed in the programme.
Like many other adaptive tests, both tests require rigorous preparation in the weeks leading up to the exam date. With the right approach and proper planning, however, acing them is well within reach.
Practice the tests on our online simulators to assess your level.
Discover the MBA Programme
Download our brochure for more information on our MBA.
The curriculum, course structure, class size and composition, and campus exchange opportunities are identical for the August and January intakes. The primary difference is that if you choose to begin in August, you will complete the MBA in ten consecutive months. If you choose to begin in January you will have a two-month summer break during which you can pursue an internship or other endeavours.
There is no typical day as the schedule will change every day throughout the year. During the first two periods when students take their core courses, they often have 2 to 3 classes a day of 90 minutes each, Monday to Friday, starting at the earliest at 8.30am and finishing at the latest by 7.00pm. Students also have assignments and group projects, career counselling sessions and extra-curriculum activities. For the last three periods, each student has their own academic schedule depending on the electives he or she has chosen, with the same amount of assignments and group work, and typically increasing time spent on career related activities.
No, we do not accept transfer credits from other schools.
INSEAD offers more than 75 electives across both campuses, giving you the chance to construct a tailor-made MBA programme that fits your personal and career goals. We do not have specialisations or majors. You are free to pursue a generalist path towards management or specialise in a particular area such as finance or entrepreneurship. However, regardless of the path you decide to take during your elective period, everybody graduates with the same general MBA degree diploma