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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

Personal Leadership Development Programme

Enhancing your career success

The Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) is designed to provide you with a new standard of excellence in personal and interpersonal awareness, as well as communication effectiveness. It introduces a set of tools and experiences throughout the MBA programme that will give you opportunities to enhance your short-term and long-term career success.

The INSEAD Personal Leadership Development Programme

PLDP Curriculum

The PLDP starts before you arrive on campus and continues throughout the MBA programme. It consists of personal and interpersonal assessment tools, communication awareness, leadership skills development, as well as professional and peer-based feedback on existing experiential learning opportunities, such as simulations, role plays and group exercises.

Grounded in adult learning theory, it follows the learning cycle of engaging in, reflecting on, concluding and planning for an experience.

PLDP Journey

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Personalised Coaching

Even before the MBA programme starts, the PLDP Team connects with you to kickstart your PLDP journey. You will be offered one-on-one coaching sessions which are guided by your aspirations, and assessments of your strengths and weaknesses.

Interpersonal Skill Development

The PLDP provides you with a number of practice and reflection opportunities to better understand and develop interpersonal skills. In addition to a personal coach, you are offered professional group coaching to learn practical team management skills that...

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Communication Proficiency

The PLDP creates a fully integrated series of activities for you to progressively build communication effectiveness skills during your time on the MBA programme. Coaches will challenge your working norms and guide you in understanding the underlying trigg...

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The PLDP also runs in parallel with career coaching provided by INSEAD’s Career Development Centre (CDC). The career coaching helps you articulate your career goals based on your value system and desires whereas the PLDP coaching gives you an opportunity to reflect on and explore your effectiveness in leading your own development and leading others. These complimentary approaches at times cover similar ground while working towards distinct aspects of helping you to be the best and most effective version of yourself.