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INSEAD Executive Education in 2018

INSEAD’s broad range of high-impact learning experiences cater to all career levels and development needs, from general management and leadership to specialist skills.

At INSEAD, you will learn from world-class faculty who draw upon real-world experience to help you refine your judgment, enhance your decision-making skills and increase your confidence as an agile leader.

Develop your career in 2018 with our General Management and new programmes.

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INSEAD #1 Again and other NEWS

INSEAD tops the Poets&Quants’ international MBA ranking for the third consecutive year
For the third consecutive year, INSEAD has topped Poets&Quants’ (P&Q) 2017 international MBA ranking. The P&Q ranking is a composite of four major, most credible MBA rankings published by theFinancial Times, The Economist,Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes. The achievement in the composite ranking firmly cements INSEAD’s position as the world’s leading international business school.  Poets&Quants USA – January 
Original article from Poets&Quants: 
The 2017 Best International Business Schools

How Football can change what you eat 
Believe it or not, football can have an affect on how you eat. The study conducted by INSEAD Professor of Marketing Pierre Chandon, found that the day after watching your favorite team lose, you are likely to consume 16-28 percent more high-calorie, high-fat foods than average.The study found that junk food eating is actually a form of self-medicating. You feel down about the loss and the high-calorie foods provide pleasure for your brain. Fun 107
USA – 4 January

How You’ll Look For A Job In 2018
Five percent of more than 13,000 workers polled by SurveyMonkey and INSEAD say curiosity “should be in the top two most rewarded employee characteristics to help companies change and adapt for the future.”  Fast Company
USA – 1 January

Singapore Tonight News: Professor Chattopadhyay Interview in Channel News Asia
(Interview segment starts at 9:25 min)
Amitava Chattopadhyay, INSEAD Professor of Marketing, discusses how Singapore Airlines (SIA) sudden reversal of decision to charge consumers an additional credit card transaction fee will impact its brand and what the airline could have done before implementing such fee changes.   Channel NewsAsia
Singapore – 4 January

Happy New Year! INSEAD in the NEWS

Making Business Count – INSEAD Pushes for Gender Equality 
Nida Januskis, Associate Dean of Advancement at INSEAD, discusses with Annette Young at France24 TV the challenges in making the corporate world more female friendly. In 1967, INSEAD became one of the first business schools in the world to admit women to its MBA programme. To honour this 50-year milestone, the school is launching iW50, a year long celebration in which the school will honour the past, present and future of women at INSEAD. FRANCE24 TV
France – December 2017

Asia firms’ sentiment rises to highest in almost seven years: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD
Business confidence among Asian companies rose in October-December to the highest in almost seven years due to robust consumption and global trade, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.  “The index shows that the slow strengthening that we have seen in the world economy has lifted business sentiment in Asia,” said Antonio Fatas, a Singapore-based economics professor at global business school INSEAD. Media Coverage
International – 20 December

Big data, better decisions?
According to David Dubois, INSEAD Associate Professor of Marketing, big data is instrumental in transforming brands through customer-centric strategies.  Indian Management
India –  December issue

Free Webinars for NAA Members

INSEAD Alumnae Panel: Championing Gender Balance 

31 January 2018, 13:30 – 14:30 CET

Since 1967, generations of INSEAD alumnae have graduated from the school and gone on to leadership roles in organisations across the world. This INSEAD webinar brings together distinguished alumnae leaders from around the world to consider their journey to the top and how they address issues of gender balance in their own organisations.


Monique Valcour on Avoiding Burnout and Building Resilience

8 February 2018, 18:30 to 19:45 (GMT)

Relentless stress at work threatens not only our wellbeing and performance but also our health and career.  In this webinar Monique Valcour, management professor and author, presents the current research into the causes of burnout, shows how to judge if we are at risk, and proposes a range of strategies we can use to escape toxic environments and improve our situations. 


All participants receive: 

  • Access to the webinar and the chance to ask Monique Valcour questions live
  • Video recording for download after the event
  • Access to bonus materials resource pack.

New Retail, Luxury & Consumer Goods Club Event – Save the date!

Jan-Feb – Retail, Luxury & Consumer Goods Club Event – Save the date!

We are pleased to announce that we will be kicking off 2018 with a lot of exciting events from our very active Clubs in Singapore. Including a Retail, Luxury & Consumer Goods session in Jan-Feb. 

If you are interested to be part of INSEAD’s Singapore Retail, Luxury & Consumer Goods (RLCG) Club, please sign up for the Club email list by sending a note to Aymeric Lacroix & Alumni Association and let us know about your interest in the RLCG Club in Singapore.


Financial Times
UK – 14 December

The best thing I read all year — 2017
Business school professors and FT writers share the books and articles that changed their outlook at work. Professor Maria Guadalupe, INSEAD Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science, shares one of her best reads — the autobiography of Laurence Debray (available in French) called “Fille de Révolutionnaires” (Daughter of Revolutionaries). 

USA – 13 December

The Best MBA Programs In Europe? The Ranking Of MBA Rankings 2017  
INSEAD ranks #1 in the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017 for European Business Schools after an impressive year that saw the school maintain its place at the top of the Financial Times MBA ranking and being ranked #1 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s international MBA ranking. Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings is based on aggregating the results of all four global rankings of European schools. View Fortuna’s ranking here.  


Excerpt from post from Dean Ilian Mihov

Save the Date for the iW50 Summit to be held on Friday, 29 June 2018 on our campus in Fontainebleau. The Summit will reflect all that we have learned during our year-long celebrations and focus on #INSEADWomen: A force beyond limits. This event will be highly interactive, including keynote addresses by government and business leaders, CEO roundtables, faculty lectures, workshops, discussions in the world café format, as well as inspiring talks from alumni. Find out more.
iW50 and Gender Initiative actions since the launch

  • INSEAD Gender Initiative website – Your one-stop resource for gender balance at INSEAD with information on research, events, programmes, and more. 
  • Limitless – A targeted marketing campaign was launched to attract more female applicants into our programmes. The campaign features successful INSEAD alumnae who, via their stories will inspire more women to apply for our Masters’ programmes. As a reminder, we aim to have 40% women in the MBA programme within the next five years.
  • MBA admissions – we refined our process to better incorporate women’s perspectives and work against bias by having one female and one male alumnus interviewer per applicant.
  • Gender climate survey – 45% of our 2017 MBA students participated and shared their experiences and perspectives on gender balance. The results of this survey showed that 82% are interested in improving the gender climate and also identified areas upon which we are focusing.
  • Alumni impact survey – the survey recently closed with over 10% of our alumni (over 15% of MBA alumni) participating. The survey results will increase our understanding of the diversity, depth and breadth of our alumni’s experiences and contributions to business and society. The richness of responses are still being explored, but we have already noted that over 27% of our global female alumnae serve on boards.
  • Women Leaders Programme – This new Executive Education programme, aimed at women with 15 years of experience or more, is designed to equip businesswomen with the tools they need to increase their leadership impact and create lasting personal and professional change.
  • INSEAD cases – we have coded cases taught in core MBA courses and found 20% of featured protagonists are female. We are working with the International Community of Case Publishers and INSEAD faculty to increase this number.
  • Scholarships – we are working with alumni and friends to fund more scholarships for women.

Salamander iW50 special issue
Please watch out for the next issue of Salamander magazine which will honour our amazing #INSEADWomen and offer thoughtful views on how we can address gender balance in companies and communities.
iW50 Ambassadors
Finally, many of you have expressed an interest in playing an active role this special year. Thank you for stepping forward, you are our best ambassadors. Find out more about how you can get involved.


INSEAD MBA programme ranks first in Asia and Europe and second globally in the inaugural QS Global MBA Rankings 2018
INSEAD MBA programme is ranked first in Asia and Europe and second globally in the inaugural QS Global MBA Rankings 2018. INSEAD’s strong standing out of 232 schools across the globe is a result of its exceptional scores across key considered indicators and takes the distinctive INSEAD Advantage to another level.  Media Coverage
International – November

The world’s top management gurus in 2017
Biennial Thinkers50 awards rank the world’s 50 most influential business thinkers based on their insights into leadership, strategy, innovation and the impact of digital. Professors W Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne were ranked number 4. The co-authors just launched their latest book Blue Ocean Shift: Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth. Global Intelligence for the CIO UK – 28 November


How To Outsmart The Car Dealers’ Tricks
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge

INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences Horacio Falcao and MBA and INSEAD MBA 12D’ Alena Komaromi, financial services professional, explain how salespeople can exploit your psychological shortcomings or emotional reflexes to compel you to act according to their desires. There are ways to protect yourself from the unethical use of Cialdini’s influence principles. Poets & Quants USA – 28 November 


PE Investments in Emerging Markets
Private Equity in Action takes readers on a tour of the PE investment world through a series of case studies written by INSEAD faculty and taught at the world’s leading business schools. This article features an excerpt from a case study on PE investments in Asia. The book is authored by Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise and Academic Director of INSEAD’s Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI), together with Michael Prahl, Distinguished Fellow, GPEI, and Bowen White, Centre Director, GPEI. The Edge Malaysia Malaysia – November 


The 3 Es of effective board leadership
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge 
Stanislav Shekshnia, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, conducted a study on successful board chairs across countries to find out how they engage, enable and encourage boards.  Forbes India
India – 27 November


What is social selling and how can you use it to build your client relationships?
INSEAD Professor of Marketing David Dubois explains why social media is a client attraction tool and why personal brands are becoming as powerful as corporate brands. Influencers are carrying more and more weight due to the viral nature of social media.The business of wealth management has become similar to the business of luxury brands. City A.M.
UK – 27 November 


Artificial intelligence powers Lenovo’s business transformation
The world’s second-largest personal computer supplier expects AI technology to foster new services that will enhance the experience of using its products. Arthur Hu, the Chief Information Officer at Lenovo, says that the great thing about AI is that it’s a general-purpose technology, so it can be used everywhere. Mr. Hu was speaking at the INSEAD Alumni Forum held in Hong Kong.  South China Morning Post
Hong Kong – 26 November 


Schools With The Absolutely Most Satisfied MBAs
Which business school graduates believe their MBAs have actually made them happy? How the international schools line up on satisfaction? INSEAD has always been well ranked in terms of satisfaction level. Poets & Quants
USA – 22 November ‘

The Importance Of The Right MBA
Minh Huy Lai, Managing Director of MBA Programme at INSEAD, elaborates that a successful global leader is fully in command of the four elements, which will make him or her at ease to conduct business seamlessly anywhere in the world. He says that choosing the right MBA programme will make all the difference in one’s personal and professional journey.  BW BusinessWorld India – 22 November

Former T. Rowe Price Senior Executive Todd Ruppert Joins Swiss Tech Firm Melonport
Melonport AGa Swiss company for technology regulated investment funds, has appointed Todd Ruppert, INSEAD Board Member and former CEO of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, its new advisor and council foundation member for the newly created Melon Foundation. He is now a venture partner with Greenspring Associates, a U.S.-based venture firm with more than $5 billion under management. Crowfund Insider
USA – 22 November

Making crowdfunding work for marketers
Amitava Chattopadhyay, INSEAD Professor of Marketing and the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor of Corporate Innovation, shares his opinion about crowdfunding in Asia, and how, for marketers, it can be more than just a funding vehicle. CMO Innovation
Hong Kong –
21 November 

Podcast: Institutionalisation of Family Firms — Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD
Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise & Academic Director of INSEAD’s Global Private Equity Initiative, discusses in a podcast on topics such as “Proficiency Gap” around Corporate Governance & Leadership; Access to Capital; Organisational Design; and Growth Capabilities. She also shares more about her report titled “The Institutionalisation of Family Firms” and the role private equity can play in helping institutionalise a family firm and unlock value. Working Capital Review
USA – 21 November 

Setting the stage for digital transformation
INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Marketing Joerg Niessing believes that organisations can either transform or risk being replaced by disruptive competitors. The National
UAE – 21 November

Slower smartphone growth gives VCs the jitters  
Venture capital investment in China’s thriving new economy – based on the expanding use of smartphones – is becoming riskier, warns veteran investor Helen Wong, a partner at Qiming Venture Partners. She was speaking at INSEAD Alumni Forum held in Hong Kong. South China Morning Post
Hong Kong – 21 November 

Exploring diversity: dimensions of workplace diversity
Cultures are divergent across and within national borders. Local culture affects the way business is conducted. Human cultural backgrounds inevitably affect how people behave and this is transmitted to the workplace. In her book “The Culture Map”, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Erin Meyer distinguishes between low-context and high-context communication. CNBC
Singapore – 20 November

Why we should all feel sorry about corporate leaders
Yves Doz, INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management and the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation, pointed out, during the Drucker Forum on management in Vienna, that many companies fail “because they keep doing what they do well for too long”. Kodak, in analogue roll-film, and Nokia, in featureless mobile phones, are two good examples. Financial Times
UK – 20 November
Reprinted at: 
Channel NewsAsia

INSEAD in the News

How a Business School Test Helped Boost Women’s Grades 
At INSEAD, the grades of female students consistently lagged those of men, so Zoe Kinias, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, conducted an experiment: she had all students take a test to affirm their core values – and managed to improve the grades of the women by 89 percent.  “The intervention, what it does is level the playing field in terms of assertiveness and confidence in the beginning of our program,” says Timothy Van Zandt, INSEAD Dean of Faculty and Professor of Economics. “Business schools have a responsibility” to help women achieve in an environment where they “feel equally respected and empowered.” Bloomberg 
Singapore – 16 November 


Paradise Papers: So what if my university made offshore investments?
N. Craig Smith, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility, explains that ‘“The Paradise Papers provide further evidence of the ever-increasing inequality in society and how that is perpetuated.” Global inequality between individuals and countries have increased steadily year and after year to dangerous levels today.The world’s richest individuals – i.e. those who own over US$100,000 in assets – make up only 8.1 percent of the world’s population but they own 84.6 percent of global wealth (this is a conservative estimate – there may be more stored away in other tax havens). Study International  UK – 15 November


The World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers 2017
INSEAD Professors have been ranked the world’s top 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 2017. W. Chan Kim, INSEAD Professor of Strategy and International Management, and Renée Mauborgne, INSEAD Distinguished Fellow of Strategy and International Management are jointly placed fourth. Erin Meyer, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, are two of the 11 newcomers to the Thinkers50 List this year, and rank 39th and 47th respectively. Forbes USA  – 14 November