A unique opportunity for talented high-school students to widen and enhance their academic pursuits, as well as to meet other students from around the world with similar aspirations and abilities.
A transformative experience for students not just an incremental gain in factual business knowledge and skills, but also a positive change in themselves, in their own capabilities to think critically and creatively.
Read more about Summer @ INSEAD on the student blog.
Summer@INSEAD has been one of the most unique and unforgettable moments of my life. I’ve created long lasting bonds with people from around the world. I was able to apply my critical opinion in class, as well as think outside the box thanks to the many professors that I have had the chance to learn from.
Working within an international team is the best thing that I have ever experienced. The people in my group were very cooperative and amazing. We all shared ideas about many different things and we divided the work equally which made us feel satisfied and happy with our work results.
Summer@INSEAD has been life changing for many of us in multiple ways. Personally, Subi Rangan’s lecture on Societal Progress changed my view on the future and the goals of our generation. In addition, the programme strongly boosted my understanding of how the real business world looks like and inspire me to study business in the future.
Summer@INSEAD is a triathlon. A test in integrity, in endurance but most importantly, in understanding. It may leave you restless at the thought of an impending assignment to hand in, breathless with its late night discussions over the ethicality of the business world or actually breathless from rock-climbing and even dumbstruck by a clash of cultures and ideologies. However, from such olympic triumphs come great rewards: an overture on cultures, on business, on personalities and perhaps even inching yourself closer to that summer body with all these sports.
Learn about business, its critical role in society, and the ways in which it can and should be a force for good. Learn to work with a global team, learn about yourself and from others.
Why are some organizations consistently successful, while others are left behind? What can managers do to drive performance and growth in the face of fierce competition in an uncertain world? This course explores some of the critical challenges managers face while setting the path of their organisations.
How to manage a company in a dynamic and competitive environment? “Your First Hundred Days” is a “Reality Show” course putting students at the reins of a medium-sized business with clients around the world and an international supply chain. Teams of five participants acquire a bicycle manufacturing company and take leadership roles during a simulated one hundred days. They must tackle short-term operational challenges while crafting a strategy for the long-term.
Societal Progress: If you were "ruler of the world" what would your aspiration be for the world? This is an age-old question, and responses evolve over time and space. In time, every generation including yours has a duty to reflect on this (vague, open ended) question. An "answer” is necessary to assess how the world is doing and whether we are making “progress.” It will help you reflect on whether and what we might do better/ differently. It should provoke some thoughts about what role if any you, when you grow up, might play in this. Read more
How do we make decisions under risk and uncertainty? How can we improve our decision-making? This course focuses on addressing these questions drawing on the sciences of applied psychology.
More and more, firms’ technology strategies are attempting to exploit the efforts and capabilities of others as a way of accelerating the path to profitable growth. Successfully innovating within such “ecosystems” requires a new way of thinking about the firm’s position vis-à-vis its customers, rivals, and partners. In this session we will uncover the new set of challenges that interdependence creates and present a powerful new framework for successfully managing these challenges. Read more
Negotiation is essential to developing successful business interactions. In this session, you will practice with your peers the behavioral skills that help in developing efficient negotiation and creating value for both parties.
Programme Director, Summer @ INSEAD
Deputy Dean, Professor of Strategy,
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Professor of Strategy and Management,
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Endowed
Chair in Societal Progress
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences,
Director of the Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi
Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
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|Application Deadline||Admission Date|
|15th January 2018||28th February 2018|
To apply, students must be 15, 16 or 17 year-old on the first day of the programme (29th July 2018)
A completed application consists of six parts:
1. A completed application form
2. A copy of a transcript or recent school report (please provide an English translation if needed)
3. A personal statement (up to 500 words)
4. A video interview
5. Teacher's letter of recommendation (optional)
6. A registration fee of €95 (online payment link will be provided at the end of the application form)
For children and grandchildren of INSEAD alumni, the programme is offered at a special rate of €4900.
The fees includes: All tuition and instruction, accommodation, towels and bedding, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, domestic transportation, all books and materials, guest presentations, field trips, and all cultural and social activities- including sports, excursions, museum and gallery admissions etc. It does not include airfare, visa, medical and travel insurance, airport transfers as well as personal expenditures - such as snacks, souvenirs, and so on.
After students have been admitted to the programme, we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the due fee by 15th March, 2018. Please transfer the outstanding balance by 1st June, 2018. For bank transfer details click here
We have a non-refundable policy. We recommend that all our students take out travel insurance so that they are covered in case of cancellations, including illness.
Join our team. Be a counsellor for Summer @ INSEAD. Open for university students only.
Counsellors play a crucial role in the academic, residential, and social aspects of Summer @ INSEAD. They provide supervision of participants for all the programme activities and residential experiences. They also act as teaching assistants, providing instructional support during teamwork.
This is a full-time residential position.
For further information about Summer @ INSEAD internship position and the application form, click here
No, students will not be graded on their work. Upon completion of the programme, each student will receive a certificate of completion during the closing ceremony.
No. Summer@ INSEAD is a credit free programme.
Students will be expected to work in teams for one to two hours per day on average. Prior to the programme, students may have to read some case studies and prepare a short presentation about themselves. Further information about pre-Summer assignments will be sent at a later stage.