Sorbonne Universités Partnership


INSEAD-Sorbonne Universités Partnership

INSEAD is proud to be a founding member of Sorbonne Universités, a research and higher education entity (ComUE) that has the goal of combining its resources in order to create a top level university faculty where education and research in law, literature, science, business and medicine all work in harmony.

Its objective is to be a comprehensive university with worldwide recognition by developing educational and scientific cooperation, sharing financial resources and infrastructures, designing new services and promoting Sorbonne Universités at the national and international levels. The ComUE Sorbonne Universités has been selected by the French government as an initiative of excellence, giving Sorbonne Universités significant funding for joint research and educational programmes of member schools.


Business Foundations Certificate Programme


The Business Foundations Certificate Programme from INSEAD is intended for graduates, or recent graduates at a Master or PhD level, wanting to get a specific training in business management from INSEAD, in order to complement their LLM level or Master/ PhD training.

INSEAD is one of the world's leading graduate business schools in the world and has been ranked “#1 MBA” by the Financial Times (FT) for two years in a row. As a member of Sorbonne Universités, INSEAD's business education offers MBA, PhD, Masters and Executive programmes and is present in Europe (Fontainebleau, Paris), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi.

Registration is now open for the BFC 2018 !

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Master Class

You are warmly invited to attend the upcoming MasterClasses to learn more about the INSEAD Sorbonne Universités “Business Foundatioçns Certificate” Programme.

James Costantini, INSEAD Professor of Strategy and Programme Director, will give you insights into his area. He will present the programme globally and help answer any question you have.

Thursday 1st March, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Centre Multidisciplinaire des Sciences Comportementales Sorbonne Université - INSEAD

To register for this Masterclass, please click here

Where: 4 rue Victor Cousin 75005 Paris



Thursday 22 March, 6.00pm to 7.00pm – UPMC

To register for this Masterclass, please click here

Where: 15 rue de l’école de médecine, 75006 Paris (Amphi Gustave Roussy, 2nd floor)



Thursday 29 March, 6.00pm to 7.00pm – Université PARIS SORBONNE

To register for this Masterclass, please click here

Where: 46 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris (Amphi Quinet)


For further information, please contact:​

Requirements for Admission

This training will be offered in English, from beginning of September to end of December, generally two days a week on Friday and Saturday in Paris (location to be confirmed).  

Admission requirements and criteria:

  • Graduates with a Master 2 or a PhD – Students with a Master 2 must be in their final year PhD
  • Proof of academic excellence
  • Professional project
  • Fluency in English

Interested applicants, students or alumni of a Master or a PhD are encouraged to apply. For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:




Applications will be opened 18/10/2017 

Application deadline:

1st round: 9.04.18 – Evaluation: 16.04.18
2nd round: 11.06.18 – Evaluation: 18.06.18

The tuition fees for this particular training amount to 15,000 Euros. Sorbonne Universités brings support to the selected applicants through scholarships.

In order to qualify for a scholarship, recipients must graduate or have graduated with a master 2 or doctorate in 2018, or within the previous three years, from an institution that is member of Sorbonne Universités. Scholarship requests should be included in the application form.


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