The Dean of INSEAD, Ilian Mihov wrote:
I am very pleased to share the news that the Financial Times (FT) has ranked INSEAD’s MBA programme #1 in the world again this year. To achieve this outstanding result, INSEAD scored very high across several of the FT ranking categories, including alumni career progress, international diversity and idea generation.
This recognition is a testimony to the efforts and accomplishments of our entire INSEAD community: our successful alumni, our world-class faculty and exceptional staff who deliver a transformational MBA experience for all students. We are grateful to our dedicated alumni, donors and friends around the world, whose contributions and expertise take our school to even greater heights.
In 2016, INSEAD became the first school with a one-year MBA programme to place #1 in the history of the FT rankings. INSEAD is one of only five schools to top the Financial Times MBA rankings. We are proud to share this distinction with Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and London Business School.
Press Release here
On 15 January 2017, Sami and Sally, our INSEAD mascots, were launched simultaneously from the Singapore and Fontainebleau campuses to promote the Salamander Challenge and INSEAD Giving Day. These initiatives are globally driven by alumni, and in particular by you, our volunteers. Since the launch, Sami and Sally have been bringing the alumni community closer together through their adventures (you’ve seen some of these on our social media channels), as well as raising awareness about giving back to the school. The Salamander family has also grown to meet the demands of our global community. They now include Sadie who was cloned in the Biotech hub of San Francisco by our innovative alumni who were super eager to get involved in the Americas as well as Lenny, Sami’s little brother covering the Middle East.
Many thanks to all those who have already welcome #SamiandSally, #Sadietheclone and #Lennythebro into their countries! If you’d like to get involved, it’s not too late! Read more about the Challenge and INSEAD Giving Day here.
You can help us to spread the news and rally alumni around these initiatives:
• Join the Facebook group to post photos or comment on Sami and Sally’s travels
• Check out the blog to see where #SamiandSally are and view their photos, follow them on Twitter
• To welcome #SamiandSally, #Sadietheclone and #Lennythebro to your country, contact Marina
Harvard Business Review
US – 15 December
In Defense of Cosmopolitanism
Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, discusses the controversy about the value and failures of cosmopolitanism. He argues that business and society have much to lose, if we let an open-minded spirit turn into a luxury and a management tool and that it’s time to make cosmopolitanism good again.
UK – 14 December
Untangling the emotional knots in family businesses
Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change, says measuring performance alone does not explain so many business failures. Unresolved family disputes and individuals’ unconscious motivations often lead to communication breakdowns and escalating conflicts.
The Business Times
Singapore – 10 December
No second chance at a first impression
Martin Gargiulo, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, says that first impressions can be very lasting, even if we think of ourselves as being objective. In fact, it is much easier and faster for us to make up our mind than to change it.
Singapore – 8 December
Draghi’s press conference was full of contradictions
INSEAD Professor of Economics Antonio Fatas says its no wonder investors are confused given the mixed messages at the ECB press conference.
Singapore – 6 December
Are markets influenced by political bias in the media?
Massimo Massa, Professor of Finance at INSEAD, discusses his research on how markets counteract a perceived media political bias.