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 changed my vision of today’s world. Working in team with very different characters, nationalities and cultures taught me that diversity makes us stronger. My fellow classmates and INSEAD faculty also helped me gain a better understanding of the global society we live in and develop valuable business acumen.
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.
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.
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 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.
The objective of this session is to operationalize business models by deploying effective business processes. One of the key challenges will be to manage the cost-service trade-off, i.e., the conflict between operating efficiency and customer responsiveness. After introducing fundamental concepts of process analytics and a framework that matches process types to different customer value propositions, we will discuss various approaches to mitigate the tensions implicit in this trade-off and achieve operational excellence.
You negotiate in almost every interaction that you have: you try to influence how someone thinks, how they see something, how they feel about it, or what they will do next. It is then no wonder that some view negotiation as the #1 skill in life and business! This session will provide you with tools to help you make more sense of what happens in interactions with other people, and what you can do to get better outcomes.
How can we build machines that learn by observing the world around them? What can these machines do for business and society once they start becoming increasingly intelligent? What are some opportunities and risks for society that these new technologies allow? Will people be replaced by machines for some jobs? What kind of moral and regulatory issues do these changes raise? In this session we will discuss all these questions and explore some of the important issues business and societies start facing as artificial intelligence technologies mature increasingly fast. We will also discuss how you can best prepare for a world where you will likely need to live and work with such intelligent machines around you.
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
Adjunct Professor of Decision Sciences
Professor of Decision Sciences and Technology Management
Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management
The Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation
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The registration for Summer @ INSEAD 2019 is now closed. To join our mailing list for 2020, please click here. The registration process for 2020 will begin in November 2019.
|Application Deadline||Admission Date|
|15th January 2019||28th February 2019|
To apply, students must be 15, 16 or 17 year-old on the first day of the programme (28th July 2019)
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. Teacher's letter of recommendation (optional)
5. A registration fee of €95 (online payment link will be provided at the end of the application form)
6. A video interview (The applicant will receive an email to register on the video interview platform)
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, 2019. Please transfer the outstanding balance by 1st June, 2019. 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.
How to sponsor a student. The €6000 sponsorship targets outstanding high school students (aged 15-17) from underprivileged background. Our primary focus remains on emerging and developing markets but we also consider offering aid to high academic achievers from low-income families from other countries. The sponsorship covers all costs including: 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 also includes airfare, visa, medical and travel insurance, airport transfers as well as small personal expenditures.
How to get sponsored. In order to complete your application for sponsorship, please follow the regular application process and fill an additional form for sponsorship. Once we have received the form and supporting documents, the admission committee for sponsorship will review your application. You will then be notified about the status of your application by March 1st.
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.