Leading international business school and top graduate school of public policy collaborate to prepare students for global careers in public affairs and business administration
Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau, France and Singapore, 25 April 2011 - INSEAD, the leading international business school and the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, today announced that the two schools will collaborate to provide their students with a continuation pathway from the INSEAD MBA to the LKY School MPA and vice versa.
This will enable students from INSEAD to branch out into public administration, and students from the LKY School into business administration. INSEAD students from both campuses - Fontainebleau, France and Singapore - will be eligible to participate in this collaboration.
“It’s becoming increasingly critical for global business leaders to incorporate public policy issues into their management approach,’ said Dipak C. Jain, Dean of INSEAD. “Our partnership with LKY School will enable students to have an advantage when seeking prominent positions in economic and development institutions, government agencies, NGOs, and private sector roles.”
“The recent financial crisis has taught the world that we need greater cooperation and collaboration between the public and private sectors”, said Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, LKY School. “Markets alone can no longer provide a stable global order. The invisible hand of the markets must work hand in hand with the visible hand of good governance. It is therefore imperative for future generations of leaders to receive training in public policy and business. We are pleased to partner INSEAD in developing students for global careers in public affairs and business administration.”
Jake Cohen, Dean of INSEAD’s MBA programme, added: “There is a clear need for students to have a sophisticated understanding of both international affairs and management issues in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. The INSEAD-LKY School partnership will provide a unique international framework for students who envision global careers in a fast-changing environment.”
“The INSEAD-LKY School partnership provides a unique opportunity for participating students to begin their enrolment at either school and obtain two degrees, an MPA and MBA in two years,” said Stavros Yiannouka, Executive Vice-Dean, LKY School. “Comparatively, there are several such programmes in the US that typically require three years of study. The INSEAD MBA continuation path is another opportunity for LKY School MPA students to pursue further studies, in addition to existing double degree options with NUS Business School and NUS School of Law.”
The collaboration would also provide students the advantage of an expedited application and admission process and where possible, partial credit for a limited number of overlapping courses. Both INSEAD and LKY School will also offer their career and student services to students participating in the collaboration. These services will be available from the time the student matriculates at either institution until completion of both Degree programmes.
About the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, set up in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School, is a leading public policy school focused and centered in Asia. With over 400 scholars enrolled in four Masters and PhD programmes from over 50 countries, we offer unparalleled diversity in the classroom. Our students and alumni are senior government officials, ambassadors, senators, editors, social entrepreneurs, and aspiring leaders working on the ground to make a positive difference in their communities.
LKY School is a part of the National University of Singapore, ranked as amongst the top 3 universities in Asia. Our core mission is to educate and train policymakers and leaders from the public and private sectors who will help transform Asia through good governance.
The School offers unique insights into the Asian public policy experience at a time when the world has recognised that the 21st century will be the Asian century. Our students are getting trained to generate the ideas that will provide answers to some of Asia's most challenging public problems ranging from poverty and corruption to climate change, energy and nuclear proliferation.
LKY School students learn to think deeply and broadly about public service and the impact policies have on people, markets and institutions. They experience the nexus of academic rigour and real-world relevance. And they leave prepared to create positive social change.
More information about the LKY School can be found at www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg
About INSEAD, The Business School for the World
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.
With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, and a research centre in Israel, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 145 renowned Faculty members from 36 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants in our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes.
In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on our three campuses, the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance delivers MBA and co-branded executive education programmes on Wharton's U.S. campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco. In China, we award a joint Executive MBA with Tsinghua University, and in Brazil, our executive education association with Fundação Dom Cabral has existed for 21 years.
Last year, INSEAD celebrated 50 years as a pioneer of international business education based in Europe. This year we celebrate another milestone in our history - the 10th Anniversary of our Asia campus in Singapore.
Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to believe in conducting cutting edge research and innovating across all our programmes in order to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly "The Business School for the World."
More information about INSEAD can be found at www.insead.edu
Contacts for press:
Sophie Badré, INSEAD Europe Campus
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Jayne Brocklehurst, INSEAD Europe Campus
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Janet Loh, INSEAD Asia Campus
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Joe Chedid, INSEAD Abu Dhabi Campus
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Amy Fathers, Cubitt Jacobs & Prosek Communications
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LKY School Press Contacts:
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