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INSEAD, a contraction of "Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires" (lit.'European Institute of Business Administration')[10] is a non-profit business school that maintains campuses in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, UAE), and North America (San Francisco, United States). As a graduate-only business school, INSEAD offers a full-time Master of Business Administration, an executive MBA (EMBA), a Master of Finance, a PhD in management, a Master in Management,[11] Business Foundations Post-Graduate degrees, and a variety of executive education programs.

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Institut européen d'administration des affaires
MottoThe Business School for the World
TypeGrande école de commerce et de management
(Private research university Business school)
Established1957; 66 years ago (1957)
AccreditationTriple accreditation:[1]
Academic affiliations
Conférence des Grandes Écoles;[2]
Alliance Sorbonne Université[3]
INSEAD-Wharton Alliance[4][5]
Endowment€355 million[6]
ChairmanAndreas Jacobs[7]
DeanIlian Mihov[8]
Academic staff
98% PhD.;[9]
22% female;[9]
91% international[9]
(~1,000 in MBA)
(~300 in EMBA)
(~130 in MIM)
(~30 in MFin)
(~80 in Ph.D.)
LanguageEnglish-only & French-only instruction

Its MBA, taught in English, is consistently ranked among the best in the world.[12][13] The MBA has produced the second most CEOs of the world’s 500 largest companies, second only to Harvard Business School's,[14] and the sixth most billionaires.[15]

Despite its relatively small size as a specialist, graduate-only university, INSEAD educated 2nd most C-suite executives of listed companies in the world's 19 biggest economies, only second to Harvard University and ahead of University of Oxford.[16] INSEAD is among the top 20 universities globally that produced the most of the world's ultra high-net-worth individuals .[16][17]

INSEAD has a strong reputation for entrepreneurship. In 2021, INSEAD is ranked #4 globally in PitchBook's ranking of MBA programs for founders and #7 for female founders: about 700 alumni of the school founded more than 600 companies, which in total raised $23 billion.[18] As of 2022, 15% of European unicorns were founded by an INSEAD alumnus, making the school the #1 unicorn producing university in the continent.[19] As of 2022, Harvard, Stanford and INSEAD are the only 3 universities ever to top Poets and Quants’s list of most-funded startup by MBA students. [20] Notable companies founded by INSEAD alumni include Admiral Group,[21] Wise,[22] Nubank,[23] MongoDB,[24] Asklepios Kliniken,[25] L’Occitane,[26] Gorillas, Blablacar,[27] Tudou,[28] Ecovadis[29] and Business Insider.

The school also educated four heads of state/governments,[30][31] a few heads of legislature, dozens of cabinet members, and dozens of members of legislatures of countries around the world.

INSEAD admits no more than 12% of students of the same nationality[32] and requires each student to speak two languages on entry and three languages by graduation.[33]