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San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation

San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation

Message from the Director

Vic Woo Ph.D.
Director of INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation


Introducing The INSEAD San Francisco Hub

INSEAD San Francisco Hub Montage

INSEAD's hub in San Francisco opens a new world of opportunities for our community to collaborate and engage with a dynamic ecosystem of innovators.



INSEAD’s global portfolio of programmes will benefit from The Hub’s reach in tech and other ecosystems in the Bay Area.

Some of the programmes coming to the Hub cover topics related to managing digital transformation, leading across borders and cultures, integrating performance and societal progress and implementing Blue Ocean Strategy. These programmes reflect INSEAD research and work with international executives and organisations around the world.

The Business School for the World



As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. Our research, teaching and partnerships reflect this global perspective and cultural diversity.


renowned faculty members from 41 countries


students per year in MBA, EMBA, specialised Master’s degree and PhD programmes


executives per year attend INSEAD Executive Education programmes


alumni in a global network that spans 180 countries and 169 nationalities

INSEAD has been a global leader in business education and research for six decades. We launched the world’s first one year MBA in Fontainebleau, France in 1959. In the year 2000, we opened the Asia Campus in Singapore and became the first business school with campuses on two continents. Our Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi opened in 2010 with innovation in focus. The San Francisco Hub in North America is our latest venture, a space to forge connections and build on 60 years of excellence.

Historically, INSEAD has opened locations at the right place at the right time in centers of growth and innovation. The opening of the San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation adds to INSEAD’s solid track record of firsts over its 60-year history. 

Learn more about INSEAD's History and founding values




Connecting to Your Potential

INSEAD fosters enduring relationships and transformative opportunities. The Hub empowers you to strengthen your connection with the world and your leadership identity. It provides an inclusive space to engage with a diverse community, expand your horizons through classes and events, and broaden perspectives with new knowledge and experiences.


Connecting to the Bay Area

INSEAD embraces global citizenship, and each location draws inspiration, expertise, and connections to shape distinct offerings. The Hub, akin to the Bay Area, embodies the region's tenacity, innovation, and vibrant energy. Independence, entrepreneurial spirit, and diversity are intrinsic values ingrained in both INSEAD's DNA and the community.


Connecting to the Alumni Network

The Hub is an investment in strengthening the alumni network and the sense of belonging. As both a physical gathering space and digital platform, the Hub is a place for our community to meet, connect and collaborate.

Executives will be able to experience the immersive INSEAD learning methods, gain access to pathbreaking global research and professors, and gain exposure to the unique companies and culture of Silicon Valley.



In turn, the Hub is an investment that strengthens the global INSEAD network, which includes more than 64,000 alumni, 165 professors and business leaders in diverse sectors and markets around the world. It will also connect this immense diversity with the Bay Area community to shape its unique offerings and approach.


Visit the Hub



Opening Hours: week days from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm PT
Closed on weekends and public holidays

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions

Programme info

The programme fees for all INSEAD Executive Education programmes cover tuition, course materials, lunches on working days as well as the opening and closing dinners. It does not include travel, accommodation and other incidentals. We have put together a list that details some of these additional expenses that you may incur while on a programme at the INSEAD San Francisco Hub. 



Taxi (Direct)

From San Francisco International Airport to the Hub and vice versa: US$30-$40 one way
Approximate travelling time is 20-35 mins

Travelling around the city: You can use the apps UBER or LYFT to get around the city.  Taxis are also available.



The Programme Coordinator in charge of your programme will give you further details about accommodation booking and up-to-date pricing. San Francisco hotels fluctuate monthly.  


Food and beverage

Simple meals around San Francisco: from US$15
More elaborate meals at regular restaurants: from US$50

Please note a sales tax of 8.623% applies depending on the service (included in the price mentioned). 




The INSEAD San Francisco Hub has been officially approved since November 1, 2019 by the Bureau for Private Postseconday Education (BPPE) of California, USA, to operate executive education programs.