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We bring together people, cultures, and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society.

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.

  • 167 renowned faculty members from 42 countries
  • 1,300+ students per year in MBA, EMBA, specialized Master’s degree and Ph.D. programs
  • 11,000+ executives per year attend INSEAD Executive Education programs
  • 60,000+ alumni in a global network that spans 175 countries

Our Mission

INSEAD brings together people, cultures, and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society.

The Business School for the World

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco) and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD's business education, and research spans the globe. Our 165 renowned faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 students in our degree and Ph.D. programs. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programs each year.

Our Founding Values

Diversity as a source of learning and enrichment

We are free from any dominant culture or prevalent dogma; we are open to, and respectful of, other views; we learn through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Independence as a governance principle

We believe in intellectual freedom and are autonomous in our financial, institutional and academic planning and decision-making process.

Rigour and relevance in teaching and research

We encourage diversity in research and teaching methods with no single school of thought or methodology predominating; what matters is rigor and impact on management as an academic discipline, on business practice, and in the classroom.

Closeness to the international business community

We partner with the international business community to explore and disseminate management knowledge; we believe in the role of business as a force for improving people's lives.

Entrepreneurial spirit

We are willing to experiment and innovate; we are ready to take risks and manage the results of our actions.

Founding Values


Harnessing diversity to fire up innovation and creativity

Closeness to Business

Empowering leaders globally for a better tomorrow

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Bold, innovative and ready to take risks

Rigour and Relevance

Impactful teaching and rigorous research that address the world’s greatest challenges


Agile, daring and responsive to global change

Alliance & Partnerships

The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

Launched in 2001, the Alliance between The Wharton School and INSEAD combines the resources and expertise of two world leaders in management education to benefit our MBA, EMBA and Ph.D. students, and Executive Education participants.

The Alliance also supports faculty exchange, research and development, and alumni activities. Through the INSEAD-Wharton Centre for Global Research and Education, faculty from both schools build strong collaborations for research and the development of global programs and curricula.

Partnership with Tsinghua University

Widely regarded as one of the best business schools in China, The School of Economics and Management (SEM) at the prestigious Tsinghua University partnered with INSEAD to create the Tsinghua INSEAD Executive MBA.

Tsinghua’s unique expertise, cultural heritage, and place in Chinese society complement INSEAD’s extensive expertise in international management. The partnership also includes faculty exchanges, research collaboration, and joint programs in Executive Education.

INSEAD-Sorbonne Université Partnership

INSEAD is proud to be a founding member of Sorbonne Université, a research and higher education entity that strives to create a top-level university.

The Business Foundations Certificate Programme from INSEAD is intended for students looking for specific training in business management in order to complement their LLM level or Master training.


INSEAD Europe Campus

INSEAD Europe Campus is located on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau and just a stone's throw away from the town center. It lies within easy reach of all major airports and rail systems connecting Paris with the rest of the world.

INSEAD Asia Campus

INSEAD Asia Campus is situated at the corner of the Ayer Rajah Avenue and North Buona Vista Road in the Knowledge Hub district of Singapore. The school’s convenient location is 15 minutes from the financial district and 30 minutes from Changi Airport.

INSEAD Middle East Campus

Drawing on over 50 years of experience at the leading edge of business education and research in Europe and Asia, in 2007 INSEAD strengthened its presence in the Middle East with a campus in Abu Dhabi. INSEAD is committed to developing business education and to bringing advanced managerial ideas and worldwide business practices to the region. The current Abu Dhabi Campus was inaugurated in June of 2010 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

INSEAD San Francisco hub

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.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Fontainebleau

    INSEAD Boulevard de Constance 77305, 77300, Fontainebleau

  • Singapore

    INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue 138676, , Singapore

    • Abu Dhabi

      INSEAD Al Khatem Tower, 29th and 30th floor ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, , Abu Dhabi

      • San Francisco

        224 Townsend St, , San Francisco