We’re thrilled to have the MBA Class of July 2023 on campus in Fontainebleau and Singapore! Both campuses are buzzing with energy as students engage in classes, clubs and career development at the business school for the world.
The INSEAD MBA's accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.
With no single dominant nationality, everyone at INSEAD is a minority which creates a unique environment to challenge your perspectives, redefine your goals and empower your future. Our alumni often say that their year at INSEAD was life-changing.
Read on below for some key stats of this intake, and meet some members of the class of July 2023.
"INSEAD was simply the best programme for my needs."
Role prior to joining INSEAD: Director of Operations at Gold House Foundation
Trudy holds a Bachelor's degree in Genetics and a Master's degree in Public Health, and has spent time in China and Africa as a researcher and worked in business development roles in the sector prior to joining INSEAD.
"I was only interested in programmes that had a clear focus on global perspectives within their student class, academic programme, and experiences," says Trudy in regards to her reasons for choosing the INSEAD MBA.
"Taking two years out of my career at this point seemed too long, so INSEAD was simply the best programme for my wants and needs. The global and professional diversity in this programme is incomparable and I couldn't be happier with my choice."
"INSEAD moves very quickly," she shares of her experience in the first couple of months. "While many people come into MBA programmes confused and with a desire to explore, I highly recommend spending time before your programme to narrow down your top priorities both with the experience overall, as well as for specific career opportunities."
"But don't get comfortable too quickly! INSEAD is such a unique opportunity and community, so definitely use it to continue to meet new people and try new things."
"The INSEAD MBA should bring me exactly what I need to take the next step in my career."
Role prior to joining INSEAD: Carbon and Natural Capital Advisor, Camco Clean Energy
Colin's dream is to work in sustainable finance or climate venture capital. With a Master's degree in Environmental Science under his belt, he has a strong understanding of climate change challenges but felt he needed to strengthen his business and financial skills in order to make an impact.
"The INSEAD MBA should bring me exactly what I need to take the next step in my career," he says. "It gives you everything you need to become a global leader. I don't see any other business school that offers this truly transformational journey."
In the first few weeks of the programme, Colin applied for a leadership position at the Student Impact Fund and joined the Environment and Business Club.
"I met like-minded students equally passionate about impact, climate change and global issues. Clubs are a great opportunity to learn and network. I am looking forward to contributing", he shares.
"INSEAD's focus on diversity is aligned with my own values."
Aisha Hafizi Iliyasu
Role prior to INSEAD: IT Project Manager, Nigerian Communications Commission
Besides her background as an IT Project Manager, Aisha is also a serial entrepreneur and an online course creator who has built a successful business in social media.
"My current focus is mentoring and coaching women about starting and growing their own businesses," says the mother of three girls.
She joined INSEAD because of its consistent ranking amongst the top business schools in the world, the opportunity to sharpen her finance and entrepreneurial skills, strong employment statistics and powerful alumni network.
Aisha also passionate about seeing more women, especially mothers, in MBA programmes.
"As mothers, we sometimes underestimate how resilient we are and the things we can accomplish," she says. "Do not self-select yourself out of the process. You have what it takes to get into “The Business School of the World”, so don’t be afraid to share your authentic self."
"When you get motivated by big ideas, there is nothing more valuable than a one-year immersive experiences as an MBA student."
Role prior to INSEAD: Leadership Programme, GSK
Francesco was a professional racing car driver before discovering his passion for healthcare. He obtained Master's degrees in Pharmacy and Healthcare management while inventing an innovative and now patented drug-delivery system, and among other accolades was nominated a Forbes Under 30 healthcare leader for the singular contribution in the fight against COVID-19.
"When you get motivated by big ideas and ask yourself “Now what? What do I do differently today?”, there is nothing more valuable than a one-year immersive experience as an MBA student."
"The diversity of the extremely talented people that surround you, and the opportunity to build lifelong friendships and a network of professionals from every corner of the world are all elements of the uniqueness of the INSEAD MBA", shares Francesco, whose dream is to empower people and fight for what global health needs next by reimagining science.