The pursuit of entrepreneurship is a journey that requires more than just a brilliant idea; it demands a profound understanding of the business landscape, access to relevant resources, and a network of like-minded visionaries. When it comes to equipping aspiring entrepreneurs with these essential tools, INSEAD's MBA programme stands out as a global leader.

In 2023, INSEAD secured the fourth spot in PitchBook's prestigious university rankings, further endorsing its reputation as a hub for entrepreneurial innovation.

INSEAD's entrepreneurial ecosystem

INSEAD's entrepreneurial ecosystem is a dynamic and globally-reaching platform for aspiring entrepreneurs. Coordinated by the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Centre, the school offers a comprehensive array of resources and opportunities to fuel entrepreneurial potential.

Approximately half of INSEAD alumni run their own companies at some point in their careers. 

Others join high growth ventures, lead entrepreneurial projects within corporations or focus on social ventures.

PitchBook's recognition

PitchBook's annual university rankings are widely respected in the entrepreneurial community for their comprehensive evaluation of MBA programmes. Securing the fourth position in the 2023 rankings is a testament to INSEAD's dedication to fostering entrepreneurship.

PitchBook takes into account various factors in its rankings, including the number of alumni-founded companies, their funding levels, and their overall impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem. INSEAD's strong performance in these areas reflects its commitment to producing entrepreneurs who not only dream big but also have the tools and connections to turn those dreams into reality.


Key Features of the INSEAD MBA

INSEAD's MBA programme offers a range of features that make it a hotbed for aspiring entrepreneurs:

  • Global perspective, global network : With three campuses in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, INSEAD offers a unique opportunity to connect with diverse cultures, markets, and business practices. And once you graduate, you'll join the global INSEAD alumni network, one of the most active and supportive business networks in the world. 

  • Experiential learning: INSEAD's curriculum is designed to be hands-on. Students have the opportunity to work on real-world business challenges through consulting projects and internships, gaining practical experience before they graduate.

  • Access to capital: INSEAD's reputation and strong industry connections mean that students have easier access to venture capital firms and angel investors, crucial for securing funding for their startups.

  • Incubators and accelerators: INSEAD offers incubator and accelerator programmes to nurture startups from inception to market readiness. Furthermore, 160+ Entrepreneurs-in-residence – many of whom are INSEAD alumni – volunteer their time to share their expertise and provide students with direct feedback on entrepreneurial topics in all stages of the entrepreneurship journey.

If you're considering pursuing entrepreneurship, the INSEAD MBA is the ideal launchpad for your journey. For more information, click here to read more about exploring entrepreneurship during the INSEAD MBA.

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