Coming from a background in science and start-ups, many of my MBA programme options felt like a strong departure from the unfamiliar mind-expanding experiences, on-the-job learning, and team-building challenges of start-ups into a world of conservatism, risk management, and generally-accepted best practices—except for INSEAD.
Since I hail from a non-business background, my main goal in pursuing a business school education was to gain finance and other hard skills, so as to become a general manager within the pharmaceutical industry, my current work area.
Caveat: Before I continue on this sharing, I would like to highlight that many of the key takeaways posted in this blog are literally taken from the assignment that I have submitted post-module, least I get accused of plagiarising my own work. :)
This is one of those posts where I reuse and share some of my reflections done for the module. Data, Models & Decisions (DMD) is one of the courses that the class did in module one of the TIEMBA programme. With the explosion of data and now the capability to store and process it, DMD is particularly important.
The Annals of Psychodynamic-Systemic Practitioner Research is a collection of works written by INSEAD Executive Master in Change (EMC) students for their final master’s theses. These exploratory studies seek to bridge the discourse between the academic and business worlds by addressing selected organisational challenges and linking them to strong theoretical foundations with pragmatic and actionable practitioner insights.
Do you really learn anything in an MBA?
In finance, a plum is a choice investment, or an asset that outperforms other comparable assets. A plum is contrasted to a lemon, a disappointing investment in which your expected return is not even close to being achieved. (source: Investopedia) A plum sounds very much like an INSEAD student.