MBA, Full Time (1 year)
||MBA, Full Time
||Designed for early to mid-career professionals,
this programme will develop your full potential and open doors to
truly global career opportunities and to a network of alumni across
|Areas of Study
- Business Analytics / Decision Science
- General Management
- Operations Management
- Organizational Behavior
|Joint Degree Offered
||Average Total: 701
|Tuition & Fees
||Total Program: EUR 62,500
|Financial Aid Availability
||Financial aid available, contact school for more information
|Start Dates &
||Program Size: 1,024
||Average: 6 Years
INSEAD was founded in 1957 and is one of the largest business
schools worldwide. L'Oréal's former
CEO , Lindsay Owen-Jones, and politicians such as former
British Foreign Secretary William Hague are among the
alumni. The school is represented in France, Singapore,
Israel, Abu Dhabi and North America.
The ten-month MBA program is divided into five
sections. These include 14 main subjects and eleven
additional subjects that can be chosen from 75
courses. In the different program phases, you switch
between the locations France, Abu Dhabi and
Singapore. There are exchange programs with Wharton
School, Kellogg School and
CEIBS in China. Two classes start each year with a total
of around 1,000 students with 150 teaching staff.
The study groups are an important part of the
lessons. They consist of five to six participants with
different professional backgrounds.
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA
The duration of the Global Executive MBA depends on
the location. The course size is around 160
participants. The Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA)
offers another offer. The 18-month course takes place
alternately in Beijing, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and
MBA INTERVIEW WITH VOLKER RESSEL, IBM: "IDEAL ADDITION TO TECHNICAL
Volker Ressel, 43, department head and senior project
manager in the field of emerging technologies and
architecture at IBM, decided after completing his degree
in communications engineering and several years of
professional experience at IBM for a part-time MBA
course at Warwick University.
Firemen, locomotive drivers or doctors are
the dream jobs of many children: What did you want to be
when you were young?
As a child I always wanted to be a teacher. I
could still imagine this profession very well today. In
any case, it would make sense for our society to link
schools and business more closely.
Which decision did you make the most for your career?
My development as a project manager and later
as a business area manager gave me the opportunity to
take on responsibility and shape the business
Why did you choose an MBA?
The MBA was the ideal addition to my technical
studies. After many years in the job, it is helpful to
also consider the theoretical side of business
The IT sector has become increasingly popular with MBA
graduates in recent years. Where do you see the reasons
The IT environment plays a much more important
role than ten or 20 years ago. In the meantime there is
hardly any area that can do without IT. Therefore, the
market with many large and global players for MBA
graduates is very attractive. In addition, the IT sector
is more international than almost any other branch. The
globally trained MBA graduates in particular are
certainly very attracted to this. In addition: IT is no
longer an end in itself. The industry is always looking
for employees who can look beyond the purely technical
side and also understand the economic component.
Have there been moments when you have had doubts about
No, not even if the burden was quite high due
to the study parallel to the job.
How do you deal with setbacks?
I always set professional setbacks in relation
to the really important things in the private
The MBA is one of the most expensive training
courses. Did this investment pay off?
Regardless of salary and career jumps, the MBA
definitely makes you safer. You understand the big
picture of a company better, the strategies behind
certain decisions and can therefore also better deal
with and react to them. You can see what is
state-of-the-art today and you can better see in your
own work what is going well and where there is room for
What have you learned from your MBA for life
and not for your job?
The study in Warwick was very international: my
fellow students came from 20 different countries. That
also changes the personal perspective incredibly.
Which role models are you based on?
To people who have a conviction and also
represent it against resistance; live your own
convictions but never implement them without compromise.
When do you advise academics to get an MBA?
In general, you should always look for ways to
develop. Learning has to be a constant companion. In my
view, the MBA makes sense for all those who want to look
behind the scenes of business management and then take
on responsibility themselves.