Founded in 1957, INSEAD is one of the top ranking business schools in the world, with two fully-integrated campuses in Europe (France) and the other in Asia (Singapore). In 2001 it formed a strategic alliance with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA). It has established the Centre of Executive Education and Research in Abu Dhabi.

It offers several programs: a full-time MBA, EMBA, a PhD in Management program, and several executive education programs. The accelerated 10-month MBA programme has an international perspective, giving students the chance to study on three continents (through exchange opportunity with Wharton and the 'one school, two campus' structure). The intensive core curriculum gives you foundation knowledge of business including accounting, marketing, finance, economics, leadership, strategy, business ethic and broad management skills.

The Open enrollment programs include those in the following areas: General Management, Top Management, Leadership, Strategy, People and Performance Management, Marketing, Finance and Banking, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship and Family Business.


- 5th in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2009.

- 1st among one year international MBA programs and has the highest return on investment of all schools (Forbes magazine 2009).

- 10th overall among the top 45 schools in the 2009 annual FT Executive Education ranking. It is also ranked 5th out of 65 schools for Custom Programmes, and 19th out of 55 schools for Open Enrolment Programmes.

- 23rd globally in the 2009 full-time MBA ranking by The Economist's.

- 3rd in the FT Top European MBA Ranking 2008.

- 6th in the Business Week Non-US MBA Ranking 2007.

- 1st among the Top MBA programs in Europe (Manager-Magazin (Germany) 2003).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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