At a Glance
MBA Student Experience
INSEAD’s student life is diverse and transformational. A cultural melting pot of experiences that triggers students to re-shape their perceived reality beyond the classroom; from sports activities to unforgettable travel experiences, or from cheerful parties to intimate heartfelt dinners.
From personal anecdotes to programme testimonials, learn more about the INSEAD experience through the eyes of our community. Visit the MBA student blog.
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53%are student leaders
Step into the INSEAD Experience
Your pre-programme activities culminate in Launch Week when you arrive on campus. An opportunity to further immerse yourself in the on-campus experience and get acquainted with your peers. A broad range of activities are in store for you to get you ready for the programme start.
End your launch week with activities organised by the senior class. A great opportunity to network with your peers and hear about their INSEAD experience.
To celebrate INSEAD’s diversity, the Cultural Festivals give you an opportunity to showcase everything your country or region has to offer. An amazing moment to experience food, dance, music, business and traditions with your fellow classmates.
A long-standing INSEAD tradition, fancy dress is the way to go. Found online or fabricated yourself, be there or be square. Who makes it to school on time running through the streets of Singapore and Fontainebleau?
Robin Hood Campaign
“Business as a Force for Good” is one of INSEAD’s values, and we believe in paying it forward by raising funds for future high profile MBA candidates lacking the funds to join us. Join the team who will come up with creative fundraising ideas in close collaboration with our Advancement colleagues. Will your class beat the record?
At INSEAD we celebrate all aspects of diversity & inclusion. In line with the National LGBTQ Day in June, Our OUTSEAD club and Student Life team organise INSEAD’s own Pride Day.
Partners and Families
Around 30 per cent of students bring partners to INSEAD, which makes for a large, vibrant community. We try to make sure that everyone benefits from the INSEAD experience in every possible way through the availability of on-campus support, activities and the INSEAD Partners' community. A year as a partner at INSEAD is also a great opportunity to experience new cultures and learn new languages.
Support and Community
Doing an MBA with Children
Having a Baby While at INSEAD
INSEAD Student clubs are run by students and supported by the school. They play a vital role in the student experience.
Our clubs cover a broad range of topics from Professional, Social to Sports. A large proportion of the student population are honing their leadership skills by being the management team of clubs. There are 40+ clubs at INSEAD.
Campus activities or on-line events are organised by MBA student clubs and help to sharpen your leadership skills and enable you to explore and pursue new interests or old passions by becoming a member.
A wide range of student-run professional clubs work closely with INSEAD Student Life department and the INSEAD Career Development Centre. They organise regular networking and speaker events on campus, as well as webinars, competitions or "career treks" further afield. Some of the larger clubs also organise prominent annual forums and conferences, like the Private Equity Conference, the Women in Business Conference or the Global Luxury Forum.
In addition to our gyms offering regular fitness classes on both campuses (and the squash court in France), we have many clubs offering a wide variety of sports and leisure activities to network and enable you to pick up valuable new skills. There are also opportunities to represent INSEAD at inter-business-school events, such as the MBA Regatta and the MBA Golf Challenge.
Even though the class is extremely diverse, everyone seems ready to discover and experience everything the year has in store.
The INSEAD MBA was one of the best experiences I’ve had, both professionally and personally.
My MBA experience was transformative, giving me the right knowledge and skillset that enabled me to further my career.
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