INSEAD is consistently ranked among the top 5 MBA programmes in the world by the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes.
The INSEAD 1-year MBA Programme is about academic rigour, amazing diversity, excellent career opportunities and an outstanding alumni network. With two fully-integrated campuses in Europe and Asia and over 90 different nationalities in the classroom, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience. Our alumni often say that their year at INSEAD was the best year of their lives. Read on to find out more about the INSEAD Scholarship for Norwegian residents.
The INSEAD Norway Scholarship
The INSEAD Norway Scholarship is sponsored by BCG and Schibsted Media Group to support students from Norway in pursuing a world-class MBA at INSEAD. Candidates should have strong academic results combined with demonstrated leadership qualities. They should be role models in their communities. One or two awards will be made each academic year. Norwegian citizens admitted to INSEAD are eligible. Female candidates and candidates with a well-documented financial need will be given priority. If you are considering applying to INSEAD and want advice on the application process, please reach out to the INSEAD Alumni Association Norway on [email protected]
What Norwegian INSEAD Alumni Say
I chose INSEAD because it was European (I did my undergraduate degree in the US), international and highly competitive. I also liked that it was structured as an intense 1-year programme. I learnt a tremendous amount from working intensively with very competent and competitive students at INSEAD. It was tough, but I really grew personally and it changed my ability to solve challenges and get ahead. INSEAD is very much a "work hard, play hard" place - we had so much fun, and I still stay closely in touch with my many international INSEAD friends.
Kristin Skogen Lund, MBA'92J
CEO at Schibsted Media Group
INSEAD was always my first choice due to its truly global profile and excellent academic reputation. I enjoyed working and living with people from all over the world and with very different private and professional backgrounds. I think the INSEAD experience gave me a broader perspective on important business, organisational and societal issues. In addition, I believe it improved my ability to work and deliver in multicultural teams. I really enjoyed the year at INSEAD and would have liked to do it again!
Helge Lund, MBA'91J
Chairman of BP and Novo Nordisk, former CEO of Equinor and BG Group
INSEAD was an extreme experience, both from a professional and social perspective. It is a unique mix of international students and entrepreneurial people. For me, my year at INSEAD was an investment in new life-long relationships and a broadening of my skillset. The INSEAD year triggered a career change for me, from working purely with research in technology to moving into leadership roles and technology on a more strategic level. This has been an amazing journey for me personally. The MBA at INSEAD opened doors to new career opportunities.
Silvija Seres, MBA'03D
Startup Investor, Board Director and CEO at LØRN.TECH
INSEAD was a truly transformational experience for me personally. Coming with a business degree and consulting background, I felt that a 2-year MBA would be redundant, so I was delighted to join INSEAD for an intense 12 months. With its high-paced academic profile and its generous social life engaging with people from all corners of the world, I was immediately blown away.
It was a place very open to discuss bold ideas, and it fostered an entrepreneurial spirit. In particular through its legendary "Your First Hundred Days" course which puts you in a real-life setting as an entrepreneur and business owner and tests your judgement and problem-solving in unexpected ways. It spurred my interest in entrepreneurship well before it became cool to be a "Founder" in Norway.
Vegard Vik, MBA'10J
Co-founder and CFO of Kolonial.no and Co-founder of Hjemmelegene
When I was a consultant at McKinsey, I wanted to pursue a 1-year MBA to develop in all areas of business and leadership. In particular, I was looking for new perspectives on how to adapt to different settings and cultures. INSEAD was my top choice because of the international environment with more than 90 nationalities in a class of 500 and the world-wide alumni association. INSEAD offers deep business knowledge together with practical skills of teamwork and leadership. The fun part is that this is taught not only through theory but also with real-world examples, discussions and teamwork. Looking back, it was the year I developed the most, both academically and personally. I learnt how to effectively share my knowledge and thinking and develop strong long-term relationships. INSEAD was truly an international experience and it gave me the privilege to have friends all over the world. Most importantly, INSEAD gave me a better way to view the world and expand my horizons.
Maria Borge Andreassen, MBA'10D
Chief Strategy Officer at Europris
INSEAD was for me an intense and inspiring learning period: I acquired new functional skills, better business acumen as well as a more international outlook. Working together with different nationalities and personalities in a hectic team environment also helped me understand more about other cultures as well as learning more about myself. INSEAD is also an intensely social experience, which I particularly enjoyed some years later when I accompanied my wife as a spouse (and father for the kids) when she took her MBA.”
Birger Magnus, MBA'84D
Startup Investor, Chair of Boards and former deputy CEO at Schibsted Media Group
INSEAD was my top choice because I wanted a truly international experience from a top-tier MBA programme. I believe that diversity fosters the best learning environment and INSEAD was a springboard to my international career where I have a role with a global remit. An INSEAD MBA allowed me to change role, function, geography and industry in my career and gave me access to an incredible alumni network across the world.
Linn Tonsberg, MBA'12D
Global Account Director at BP (Dubai and London)
Since graduating from INSEAD, I have worked and lived in Stockholm, Warsaw, Moscow, Seattle, Munich and Oslo. The combination of great friends and a unique global perspective from my year in Fontainebleau has been invaluable to me along the journey.
Birger Steen, MBA'94D
Chair Nordic Semiconductor, Principal Summa Equity and former CEO Parallels
- INSEAD is consistently ranked among the top five MBA programmes in the world by the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes. MBA recruiters also rate us #1 in Asia and #2 in Europe in 2019 for employability of graduates.
- 10-month accelerated curriculum delivered on two fully-integrated campuses in France & Singapore.
- Over 90 nationalities every year across campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with optional exchanges with top schools in the US and China.
- Dedicated global Career Development Centre which supports career change or advancement and worldwide job opportunities:
- 91% of our graduates report employment within the first three months of graduation.
- 78% of our graduates succeed in changing their function, sector or country of work.
- A vast network of over 59,000 alumni across more than 170 countries. INSEAD has produced more CEOs of FT500 companies than any other business schools in Europe or Asia.
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