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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 and research 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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Executive Education 2019
The Financial Times ranks INSEAD #6 among the top 50 schools for Executive Education in the world. This is according to the combined ranking of our open and customised offerings.
Executive MBA 2018
Both the INSEAD Global EMBA and the Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA are ranked within the top 15 EMBA programmes in the world by the Financial Times (2018).
#3 Executive MBA in the world (Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA)
MBA Programme 2019
The Financial Times has ranked INSEAD as the #3 MBA programme in the world two years in a row.
#2 International 1-Year MBA Programme 2019
INSEAD ranks #2 in Forbes, 'The Best International One-Year MBA Programs’ in 2019. INSEAD alumni realised a 5-year gain of US$150K, nearly double that of top two-year programmes.
#3 Global MBA Programme 2020
INSEAD ranks #1 in Europe and Asia, and #3 globally in the latest QS Global MBA Rankings 2020.
#1 International MBA Programme 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, INSEAD tops the Poets&Quants ranking of the best full-time MBA programmes outside the U.S.
Best Business School in Europe 2018-19
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 programmes - Undergrad & MBA
Top MBA programmes - Unicorns
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 in 2017, 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.
The Case Center Awards 2019 recognises top academics around the world for producing exemplary cases that combine academic rigour with business relevance.
N. Craig Smith
N. Craig Smith, the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, has won the ‘Ethics and Social Responsibility’ category in The Case Centre’s Awards and Competitions. Professor Smith is the third-time award winner in this category. His winning case “Uber and the Ethics of Sharing: Exploring the Societal Promises and Responsibilities of the Sharing Economy” explores the changes fashioned by the 'sharing economy'. It examines the innovations and controversies surrounding Uber and provides a unique overview of the challenges posed by new business models, which use the internet to link individual providers of goods and services to customers.
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