Rankings, Achievements & Awards
As Dean of INSEAD, I am often asked what makes INSEAD unique - and more recently, what has contributed to our school’s rise in the rankings.
Our goal is to develop value-driven business leaders with a global mind-set. INSEAD’s multi-campus format, unmatched diversity and proven academic excellence contribute to this formula for success. Our highly personalised and comprehensive career services also yield outstanding results. Finally, our global alumni network offers reach and depth beyond any other top business school.
In today’s fast-moving, global business environment, the INSEAD Advantage becomes increasingly clear.
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#1 International MBA Programme 2017
INSEAD’s exceptional MBA has been ranked #1 International MBA Programme by Bloomberg Businessweek. INSEAD is ranked #1 in the Employer and Alumni Survey categories, reflecting the outstanding reputation that INSEAD has with recruiters around the globe as well as the popularity it has among its graduates.
#2 One-year MBA & Second Highest ROI
According to Forbes, alumni of INSEAD's class of 2012 realised a 5-year gain of US$150K, nearly double that of top two-year programmes.
The Most CEOs at Europe’s Biggest, Most Important Companies
Top of the Business Insider’s list with 12 of the CEOs from Europe’s biggest listed companies having trained at INSEAD—almost twice as many as the next-closest competitor.
Best Business School in Europe 2017-18
PitchBook, the leading provider of private equity and venture capital data, once again ranks INSEAD as the #1 Business School in Europe (#4 globally) based on the number of VC-backed entrepreneurs coming out of our MBA programme. INSEAD also ranks #4 in the Unicorn category (top MBA programmes for producing founders of companies valued at $1 billion or more).
Top 25 MBA Globally
Top 10 MBA by Unicorns
Second Highest Return on Investment of any MBA Programme in the world
According to Forbes, alumni of INSEAD's class of 2012 realised a
5-year gain of US$150K, nearly double that of top two-year programmes..
Second-most MBA Graduates Currently CEO's of FT500 Companies
Given our global reach, it’s not surprising that if we look at the FT500 CEO list in terms of non-American companies alone, our alumni come up on top with Harvard Business School, each with 8 CEOs. Currently, 58% of our alumni are in board member and C-level positions.
Thinkers50, widely regarded as the “Oscars of Management Thinking”, is held biennially to recognise eminent management thinkers for their illustrious achievements in global thought leadership.
W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
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 on the Thinkers50 list. Professor Mauborgne is also the highest placed woman in the ranking
Erin Meyer, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, ranked 39th in the Thinkers50 list this year, having been the recipient of the RADAR Award in the previous edition of the list in 2015.
Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, was ranked 47th in the 2017 Thinkers50 list, and –alongside Professor Erin Meyer– is one of INSEAD’s two newcomers to the list this year, of which there were eleven overall.
Three INSEAD professors win top honours in the Case Center Awards 2017 for producing exemplary cases that combine academic rigour with business relevance.
INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences Horacio Falcão’s case ‘Oxipouco: An Endangered Species Resource Negotiation (A) & (B)’, emerged as the winning case in the Human Resource Management/ Organisational Behaviour category. The two-party negotiation case is framed as an ideal introductory negotiation role-play to raise issues of assumptions, win-win/win-lose, competition/collaboration, interests/positions, single-/multi-issue, positions/options.
David Dubois, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Marketing, won the Marketing category award for his case ‘Ombre, Tie-dye, Splat Hair: Trends or Fads? ‘Pull’ and ‘Push’ Social Media Strategies at L’Oréal Paris’, co-authored with Katrina Bens. The case highlights the innovative social media strategy implemented by L'Oréal Paris to "listen" to consumers to gather unique insights, developing a product to meet consumer needs, and marketing it through social media channels.
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