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Exploring New Horizons: 2010s



Exploring New Horizons: 2010s

Exploring New Horizons: 2010s

Physical, geographical and conceptual growth of INSEAD – and propagation of core values – continued at full speed in the second decade of the young century.

More than five decades since Georges Doriot and his circle of pioneers revolutionised management education in Europe, INSEAD wanted to do the same the world over and in the digital realm.

The academic offering continued to grow in rigour and relevance. A Master in Finance specialised degree opened to all in 2013 and the Executive Master in Change debuted soon after. These degree programmes empower experienced professionals looking to enhance their leadership skills and advance their careers.

Partnerships with top schools in the US and China further strengthened academics and expanded global reach. The Alliance Sorbonne Université connected the school with other leading institutions in France.

After years of recognition as a top-10 or top-five business school, INSEAD garnered the top spot on the important Financial Times global MBA ranking in both 2016 and 2017. And in 2017, a new MBA curriculum debuted following two years of development, a reflection of the school’s relentless pursuit of excellence. 

This decade also marks a conceptual watershed for a school that defined disruptive innovation in management education. In the early years of the digital age, INSEAD laid the groundwork to become the world’s foremost provider of online and digital learning. 



Launch of MBA Exchange with Kellogg School of Management

Abu Dhabi Centre becomes the Middle East Campus, with new facilities and academic offerings


INSEAD Advisory Council established to develop the school’s strategic thinking and perpetuate its founding principles and values


INSEAD ranked #1 International Business School by Business Insider



Launch of Dual Degree with Johns Hopkins University SAIS

Dipak C. Jain appointed Dean of INSEAD, leading the school into a new fast-moving global economic climate


Launch of Executive Master in Change



INSEAD ranked #1 one-year MBA by Poets & Quants

Olivier Giscard d’Estaing speaks at the launch of the Alliance Sorbonne Université, a partnership with six leading schools in France that promotes equal access to knowledge and shared programmes


Global Executive MBA now offered on all three INSEAD campuses




Executive Master in Finance opens to all

Launch of MBA Exchange with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Ilian Mihov appointed Dean of INSEAD, promising to nurture the vibrant intellectual environment, ensure innovation in teaching and enhance the school’s reputation




Launch of Dual Degree with Teachers College, Columbia University

Peter Zemsky appointed first Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation to oversee the school’s digital technology strategy and advance key initiatives


Launch of world’s first two customised online programmes for executives




Financial Times ranks Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA #1

Andreas Jacobs MBA’90D appointed Chairman of the Board, bringing entrepreneurial and global experience needed to ensure continued success


Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (centre) joins INSEAD leadership to open the Leadership Development Centre on the Asia Campus




First full residential MBA Period on the Middle East Campus

MBA Graduation Ceremony returns to the Château de Fontainebleau


First open online executive education programme launches, educating leaders on strategic responses to new digital possibilities


Financial Times ranks INSEAD #1 in three categories - MBA, EMBA and single-school EMBA



Launch of new MBA curriculum with focus on business and society and digital learning

Financial Times again ranks INSEAD #1 MBA programme in the world




Launch of the Campaign for INSEAD: A Force For Good

Laurence Capron first woman appointed Dean of Faculty, bringing extensive thought leadership and academic excellence to the role


The logo introduces the roundel, representing the world and the school’s global reach, standing and ambitions


The Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society (now the Hoffmann Institute) inaugurated to champion prosperity and positive social impact

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LaunchPad at STATION F connects INSEAD to world’s largest business incubator for start-ups




The Business School for the World celebrates 60 years of excellence!

60 Years of Excellence It’s in our DNA


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