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Master Programmes

Students of the INSEAD Master in Business Administration

Master in Business Administration

Designed for early to mid-career professionals, this programme will develop your full potential and open doors to global career opportunities.

At a Glance
10 Months
Two Intakes
January and August
Starting Campus
France or Singapore

MBA Curriculum

Explore the INSEAD MBA curriculum that strengthens your practical and theoretical knowledge of business management fundamentals. Build a unique expertise through a huge variety of elective courses.

Integrating Sustainability into Core Business Areas

The new MBA curriculum meets the increasing demand for sustainability-focused leaders in the job market. It equips future business leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and opportunities, enabling them to make better decisions, integrate performance and progress and champion creative solutions that address global challenges.

What You Need to Graduate

MBA participants need to complete all 14 core courses, 10.5 selected elective courses, and 1 Capstone project to graduate. 
14 core courses equip you with a solid foundation in business. Customise your learning according to your needs with over 75 elective courses in 10 different academic areas. Then put your learning into practice with a simulation that imitates real strategic challenges in business environment through a Capstone project.

Programme Structure


Months Programme




Weeks Each Period


Core Courses





Our Faculty

Course Curriculum

The accelerated 10-month INSEAD MBA comprises five periods, each lasting eight weeks and concluding with an exam, essay and/or project. The first part of the programme is built around 14 core courses, which provide you with a robust foundation of key management disciplines. In the second part, you will be able to choose from over 75 different electives in a variety of subjects.

Personal Leadership Development Programme with individual and group coaching

Designed to provide students with a new standard in personal and interpersonal awareness and communication effectiveness.


Learning Methodology

The INSEAD MBA programme requires a high level of engagement from our participants under the expert leadership of our professors. In fact, it is the vast diversity of experiences brought by our students and faculty to campus that makes the programme unique.

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Diverse study groups

You will initially join a study group of five to six students, selected to maximise diversity in terms of age, gender, nationality, experience, previous education and professional background. During most of the core courses and the Personal Development Pr...

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Lively classroom exchange

In the classroom, INSEAD professors aim to bring out the best in each of you, so that you learn from each other’s experiences as well as from their own cutting-edge research. Their objective is to examine different perspectives in order to orchestrate a m...

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Multiple teaching methods

There is no single preferred teaching method at INSEAD. Our faculty is free to choose the method they believe fits best with the content of the session. You will, therefore, experience a wide variety of teaching styles and techniques, including case studi...

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Excellent success rates

INSEAD's commitment to academic excellence is reflected in our strong student outcomes: 100% of our students successfully complete all core courses up to the exams, with a 99% overall MBA completion rate and 8% of students benefiting from a remedial plan. Our rigorous admissions process, innovative teaching methods, and efficient administrative support services ensure students are fully prepared for the programme's demands.

Campuses, Exchanges and Processes

Learning to lead across different cultures and geographies is critical to success in this global world. Our three campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, as well as our partnerships with Wharton and Kellogg in the US and CEIBS in China, offer you many opportunities to broaden your horizons.

Our Campuses and Partnerships


Campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi


Partnerships in US and China

Campus Exchange Process

Upon Application

You will be asked to choose a preferred starting campus when you apply to the programme. However, campus preference is not taken into account in the selection of candidates, which means that we consider an applicant's campus preference only after we have made an admissions decision. Also, in order to balance the class size and diversity across campuses, it is not possible to guarantee all selected candidates admission to their preferred campus.

Period 1 (Online Bidding)

Approximately six weeks after the programme starts, you will be asked to indicate your campus preferences for Period 3, 4 and 5. You will be awarded a number of points that you will draw upon to bid for the INSEAD campus exchange, the US or China exchange as well as for the elective course bidding.

Period 3, 4 and 5

Students are required to spend the first two periods of their programme in their starting campus. Therefore, the campus exchange option only starts from Period 3 onwards. Whilst INSEAD ensures the ability to exchange to another campus at least once, we do not guarantee what period that may be. Campus exchange is not mandatory, and you can opt to study the entire programme on your starting campus. 

Please note that campus exchange is not automatic; you must go through the bidding process in order to exchange to another INSEAD or partner school campus.

Whether you are successful in the bidding will depend on your bidding decision, the bidding behaviour of your class and capacity constraints. If you are not successful, you will stay and study at your starting campus.

The US and CEIBS exchange is only available for one period of study. For both classes, this will coincide with Period 4, i.e. March/April for the July class and September/October for the December class. Due to the academic calendar, December class students will have some seats available at Wharton or at CEIBS also in Period 5.

Changes to Campus Exchange Rules

Changes to the rules regarding campus exchange are at the discretion of the MBA Office. It is likely that amendments will be made to the bidding system for each new cohort.

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