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.
Dean of INSEAD
#1 Highest Return On Investment Of Any MBA Programme In The World
INSEAD moves up one spot to the top of Forbes ranking. The largest school on the list, INSEAD sent more 2014 graduates to McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Bain and Amazon.com than anyone else.
#2 International MBA Programme 2016
INSEAD’s world-class MBA has been ranked #2 International MBA Programme by Bloomberg Businessweek, up one place from last year.
Best Business School for Return on Investment, 2015
Forbes examined careers of 2010 graduates from top business schools. We have a 5-year gain that is higher than any other one-year programme and nearly double those 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.
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.
BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL IN EUROPE 2015-16
PitchBook, the leading provider of private equity and venture capital data, once again ranks INSEAD as the #1 Business School in Europe, #2 in the Unicorn category (top MBA programmes for producing founders of companies valued at $1 billion or more) and as the #5 globally.
Described by the Financial Times as the “Oscars of management thinking,” Thinkers50 has become the premier ranking of global business leaders. Three INSEAD professors rank in the top 10 as “the most influential living management thinkers.”
W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
jointly place at # 3 on the list. They are co-authors of the best-selling Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. They are also co-directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute.
places #8 in the Thinkers50 list. In 2013, she ranked #9 and also won the prestigious 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award. She wrote Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Your Career.
won the Radar award 2015 which identifies fresh and influential global thought leaders. She is the author of Culture Map (Public Affairs, 2014) and articles in Harvard Business Review
Three INSEAD professors win top honours in the Case Center Awards 2016 for producing exemplary cases that combine academic rigour with business relevance.
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