Executive Master in Finance Career Development
INSEAD is recognised by companies worldwide as a leading source for talent. Whether you are looking to build your career within your current organisation or progress beyond your workplace, we offer all students a series of hands-on activities including workshops, discussions and one-to-one coaching sessions to help you target your individual goals.
Our Career Development Centre Team not only has in-depth industry knowledge; they can help with drafting CVs and letters, prepping for interviews and conducting job searches. They can even put you in touch with dedicated advisors for the finance industry.
We encourage you to take advantage of these Executive Master in Finance career services, and achieve greater success and fulfilment in your career.
Defining Professional Development Goals
Open to participants throughout the programme, a series of activities, including workshops and career advice sessions, is designed to help you bring into focus your individual goals for professional development. Whether you are internal-career or external-career focused, we encourage you take this opportunity to reflect on your career trajectory.
Using a variety of effective tools and frameworks, we support you in the process of self-assessment and discovery. INSEAD’s Career Development professionals are here to help you engineer not just greater success but also personal fulfilment in your career.
INSEAD gives you the tools and frameworks to think strategically. Take international corporate finance, for instance. A typical textbook teaches a bunch of formulas but not the key questions to ask on entering a foreign market
Principal, Start Consult (boutique private equity and advisory firm)
Going away and immersing yourself for two weeks… enables you to come back to the office, focus on work again and use what you’ve learned to make better decisions
Ben Harrington Lowe
Associate Director, Metals, Mining and Agriculture, Macquarie Bank Limited
If you have any questions related to our programmes or application procedures, we are here to help you.
No, the programme is modular in structure which means that you can work while you are studying. However, you need to be on campus when the modules are in session which is a total of 12 weeks over a period of 18 months, so you will need your employer's support to be able to attend all modules.
Yes, you will have the opportunity to meet with a Career Counsellor, face to face, or via Skype, to build on the work you will do during the workshops we offer. The Career Counsellor will help you reflect on your career, work on your strategy, assess your next steps and monitor your progress.
A series of workshops is organised by the CDC for your programme. These are on the themes of Career Strategy, Networking and From Expert to Leader.
You have full access to all events in the twice-yearly on-campus recruitment campaigns. However, be aware that these companies are primarily visiting the campus to recruit from the pool of Full-Time MBA students who have an average of six years work experience. We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to deepen your knowledge on the firms visiting campus and network with their recruiters. You can also consult and apply to job postings specifically aimed at EMFin graduates that are available on our job platform CareerGlobe.
You can find a list of companies recruiting MBAs at INSEAD in the latest Employment Statistics available online. The majority of these companies are regular recruiters on campus or companies with which the Employer Engagement Team at INSEAD’s CDC have established relationships.
Some career progressions can be made more easily than others and are influenced by previous professional experiences, knowledge of the market, languages, etc. Identify your career goals early on and work in conjunction with the CDC staff to prepare for these progressions.
Some recruiters see an intrinsic value in hiring international graduates and are used to securing work permits for employees. For other recruiters, it depends on whether the skills you have are in demand in that specific geography (language abilities, experience in certain markets, etc.) to justify the extra burden of obtaining working papers. The delay in obtaining a work visa can vary considerably, and is impacted by both the applicant’s own nationality and the country in which the applicant wishes to work. There are some countries for which working papers may be more easily obtained for INSEAD graduates.