Global Private Equity Initiative

Participants in PE classes in 2018


INSEAD offers access to one of the most comprehensive curricula in private equity through our wide range of courses in our MBA and Executive MBA programmes. We also offer tailored Executive Education programmes for companies or open enrolment programmes which form an important part of our engagement with the industry. Relevance is ensured through our GPEI Advisory Board which consists of industry practitioners and alumni who guide our research agenda. Research and industry interactions filter into our teaching, ensuring that our students are well prepared to act in or interact with PE companies. 

"My PE elective offers relevance through interaction with regular guest speakers and hands-on company projects. Relevance in education lies where theory and practice collide."

Professor Claudia Zeisberger

Student Projects


INSEAD GPEI works closely with the private equity industry and gives companies the opportunity to engage student teams for research projects. Why not engage a dedicated and motivated group of students to assist you for a few weeks? Research projects are a PE course requirement for our MBA candidates so the students have a strong incentive to execute them well. In addition, the work allows them to gain first-hand experience about issues that are relevant to the management of private equity and to network with industry professionals. A selection of the “Best in Class” projects will be published after once any previously agreed company embargo is over. Contact us if you would like to be on our list of invited companies.

See Student Projects

It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with INSEAD on a variety of projects over the last couple of years. Their students are very knowledgeable, dedicated, and have demonstrated a tremendous amount of enthusiasm resulting in a mutually beneficial relationship. Riverside looks forward to continuing to work with INSEAD to provide these hands-on experiences for many years to come.
Avi I. Turetsky
Director of Quantitative Research, Landmark Partners
(formerly Director, Fundraising and Investor Relations of The Riverside Company)

Contact us

Faculty (MBA and Executive Education)

Vikas A. Aggarwal
Academic Director
[email protected]

Research and Outreach

Alexandra von Stauffenberg
Associate Director
[email protected]

Media and Communication

Mengu Kulahci
Centre Coordinator
[email protected]



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