Opening with a campus in Fontainebleau in 1957, INSEAD began accepting its first applicant two years later, with the inaugural graduating class of those MBA’s coming on year later. The school’s Singapore campus would open in 2000, 20 years after the opening of the school’s Ruro-Asia Centre. It followed by the 2007 opening of the Abu Dhabi campus.
Two types of MBA programs exist: those looking to complete it more quickly and those who are looking to integrate an internship into their education. The 10-month program begins in September, while the 12-month program starts with the beginning of the calendar year in January and includes a two-month summer internship. Students take core courses in 12 distinct business subjects and round out their studies among 75 electives.
An advanced degree in Finance is also possible through INSEAD, along Executive programs for both an MBA and for advanced degree in the area of consulting and coaching. Those looking to serve as future instructors can pursue a doctorate.
Students at INSEAD have access to 15 different research centers that pursue new answers when it comes to business concerns. The school also has partnerships with a number of schools around the world.