Similar to our face-to-face programmes, we have an application and admission process in place for our online programmes to ensure a diverse and motivated group of participants for a rich learning experience. It is important for all participants that the programme brings together participants with an adequate level of general-management experience, professional expertise and business responsibility.
The application form asks prospective participants questions around their professional background and motivations to join the programme. Admissions are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, taking into consideration the applicant’s fit for the programme, his or her learning objectives, potential contribution to the programme and the diversity within the class.
Some open programmes also involve an interview with the programme director as part of the application process. The programme advisor and admissions committee will be able to advise if an interview is necessary when you submit your application.
We recommend that you submit your completed application as early as possible, preferably six weeks prior to programme commencement. The admissions committee will review your application and advise you on the outcome as soon as possible.
I work for a company or organisation that would like to enrol multiple employees in the same programme. Is this possible?
Absolutely, and we actually encourage participants to attend in teams in order to maximise the learning and impact. We also offer a special reduction fee for groups of executives attending from the same organisation, so please feel free to contact us for more details.
Business Strategy and Financial Performance is designed to give you the key tools and perspectives from strategy and finance to help build your strategic thinking and financial acumen. The programme will help you understand the evolving strategic agenda of a company, and then leverage that understanding to identify concrete opportunities to elaborate the strategy, drive organizational alignment, and to ultimately enhance financial performance. The programme is designed for:
- High potentials looking to accelerate their development as business leaders
- Executives in functions such as HR and IT looking to improve their ability to act as business partners within their organisations
- Those responsible for B2B client relationships looking to deepen their customer understanding and to position themselves as strategic partners
Our diversity is our distinguishing feature. INSEAD is probably the only school where you will find 30 nationalities in the same class. Just like our face-to-face programmes, this programme will include participants from all industry backgrounds and nationalities, with one common thread binding them together – a goal to learn about the topics being discussed, interact with fellow participants to acquire a global perspective and develop tools to take back and apply to their everyday work.
With so many different national and cultural perspectives to learn from, you really will start to see things differently. By challenging your old assumptions, you will become aware of new possibilities and start to understand how very different people think.
Our online programmes, like our face-to-face programmes, follow a rigorous learning process. Participants are expected to fulfil a certain minimum criteria to earn the Certificate of Completion.
As the participants progress through the programme, reviewing the weekly content, they earn points for each activity. The participants need to have earned a certain minimum number of points at the end of the programme. In addition, participants are also required to submit a final assignment related to the Action-learning Project at the end of the programme, and earn a minimum grade on it, which is assessed via the peer-review.
Successful completion of individual activities AND a minimum grade on the final assignment will earn the participants a certificate of completion at the end of the programme. The top performers, assessed on the basis of their scores and active participation in the learning community, will earn a Certificate with Distinction.
No, this programme is not eligible for the Certificate in Global Management.
The programme should take approximately 3-5 hours, and potentially may entail up to 2 additional hours/week to complete Action Learning Projects (ALPs). You can expect to devote 1-2 hours per week watching video lectures on fundamental concepts, 1 hour per week on interacting with fellow participants in discussions or reflecting on the concepts through quizzes and reflections, and 1-4 hours per week in applying the fundamental concepts in an ALP to understand their relevance to your everyday work.
What is the weekly learning rhythm during the programme? Do I need to be online at specific times during the programme, or can I learn ahead of the rest of the class?
The programme is designed in a manner to encourage the whole class to learn together, moving at a certain pace from week to week, while providing enough flexibility within each week for the participants to review the content at their own convenience.
The programme has 7 weeks of content. Each week of content is released on a Friday and you have two weeks to complete reviewing the content of a particular week, after which you cannot earn points for that week anymore. For example, if Week 1 opens on Friday, July 1, then you have time till Sunday, July 17 to finish watching the content of Week 1. At the end of the last week, you have two subsequent weeks to complete your final assignment for the Action-Learning Project (ALP) and the peer review.
While a week is open, you can log in anytime at your convenience and review the weekly content at your own pace, as the learning design is asynchronous. From time-to-time, the faculty might hold live calls, which will take place at a particular time, and you will need to be online at that particular time. These live calls would typically take place during an afternoon as per Central European Time to accommodate the maximum participants across the globe. We will also record these live calls for those participants who are unable to join the live session.
No. The programme is fully online and is a mix of asynchronous learning (through videos, quizzes, discussions, projects etc) and live online interactions with fellow participants, learning coach and faculty.
Yes, of course. We purposefully limit class sizes to ensure ample faculty-to-participant time. At a minimum, participants can expect at least one live call with the faculty to discuss course content. In addition, the faculty would be reading your comments in the discussion forums in the platform from time to time and answering your questions through periodic just-in-time recorded videos. The faculty would be further assisted in these interactions by the learning coach, acting as a bridge between the participants and the faculty.
Yes, of course. The learning experience is designed to encourage interaction and simulate as close an experience to face-to-face as possible. Participants would be able to interact with each other through discussion forums, interspersed throughout the platform. In addition, participants would have the option to work on the Action-Learning Project in groups with fellow participants. They would also have the opportunity to interact with each other during the live call with faculty.
At INSEAD, you never learn alone. To bring this notion alive in the online setting, we have built a learning community comprising of the participants, the faculty and the learning coach. The learning coach plays an integral part in stimulating content discussions, encouraging collaboration between participants as well as guiding the participants closely in the design of their action-learning project.
A learning coach is available throughout the whole programme to help move the discussion forward and exchange with each participant as well as to support them with the learning. Participants can share their learning objectives with the learning coach at the start of the programme, who will follow their progress until the end of the programme.
The learning platform has a leaderboard, which constantly updates the top performers of the programme based on their performance and earned points within the programme. Typically, these participants are the ones who are not only actively engaging in watching the video lectures, but also actively interact in the discussion forums with fellow participants as well as earn high-scores on the quizzes in the programme.
Upon successful completion of all programme activities combined with satisfactory grades on the final assignment, participants are awarded with an official Certificate of Completion from INSEAD, which they can also showcase on their LinkedIn profile. The top performers will receive a Certificate with Distinction.
In addition, we will also invite you to be a part of an ongoing learning community for all participants of the online programme, details of which will be shared at the end of the programme.
INSEAD Online Programmes can be accessed on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Currently supported browsers (usually based on support of latest two browser versions) are:
Chrome: version 31+
Safari: version 7+
Firefox: version 26+ I
E: version 10+
The application uses modern web development approaches (HTML 5) so that it can function responsively across desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones without the need of players or add-ons like adobe flash player.
Do I need to have an Internet connection all the time to access the programme content? Would I be able to download and save videos to watch offline?
Yes. At the moment we do not support offline access of content so you will need to have access to the Internet whenever you want to access the programme content.
Yes. The entire content of the programme is available to you up to 6 months from the beginning of the programme.
and Practical Information
Payment to this programme is online. Please click on 'Submit', then click on 'Payment' to proceed with your payment and application submission. Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, and we will notify you over the coming weeks of the outcome. Applicants who are unsuccessful in their application will be contacted and will receive full reimbursement of the fee paid.
As of 1st September 2018, 20% VAT will apply and should be paid for all participants attending programmes less than 8 days in France.
In the case of modular programmes, each module is considered as a separate programme for VAT purposes. Modules of a duration of less than 8 consecutive days excluding weekends shall also bear 20% VAT.
If your business is registered in EU countries you can file a VAT return online (in most regions).
How to claim your VAT refund?
You can claim your VAT refund online, via the authorities in the country where your business is based. If you are eligible for a refund, the authorities will pass on your claim to the authorities in the other country. The VAT refund procedure is harmonised at EU level. Here is a summary of the VAT refund process outlining the responsibilities of the national tax authorities.
A VAT number still needs to be provided.
Whom should I contact for questions related to my refund?
Your primary contact is the supplier / VAT refund agent mentioned in your VAT refund documents. To be sure that you have the correct information, you may also check with the national contact points.
If your business is registered in non-EU countries
Businesses not based in the European Union shall be entitled to deduct that VAT. Please contact your local Tax Advisor for the VAT refund procedure.
More information can be found on the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/vat/eu-vat-rules-topic/vat-refunds_en
Please note that the information provided here is not INSEAD Legal advice, you may need to check with your local authority or tax advisor.
The Client may cancel the Application Form by giving INSEAD written notice at any time to the INSEAD Executive Education Department.
If the Client cancels the Application Form before the content of the first week is released no cancellation fee shall apply. If the Client Cancels the Application Form after the content of the first week is released, the Client shall be liable to pay INSEAD 100% of the cost of Tuition fee.