I chose the INSEAD MBA because it runs, without a doubt, the premier MBA programme in Southeast Asia, the region in which I had decided to establish myself.
At INSEAD, no two people have exactly the same background: you’re just as likely to meet someone having spent ten years in the army as you are to find a fashion designer who became a business entrepreneur.
The bonds fostered through INSEAD often translate to lifelong friendships and business opportunities. Here is the story of two INSEAD MBA alumni whose graduate classes are nearly a decade apart, and who were brought together through an acquaintance at an INSEAD event. They are now working together building one of the largest sustainable fishing farms in Africa and making strides in a centuries old industry.
I would describe my INSEAD experience as something which scared me and provoked my insecurities in the beginning, but turned out to be shockingly fulfilling.
The Savvy Salamander Study Club (SSSC) is proud to present the first ever NFT family at INSEAD!
In the minds and experience of the four Middle Eastern graduates we spoke to recently, there is no doubt how an MBA from INSEAD not only rewards it's recipients but also has a significant positive impact on their immediate family and people they work with. This is what drove these four alumni to get together and promote the school to Palestinians, helping them through the application process and financial support where needed, to empower those with commercial capabilities and entrepreneurial resilience, and prepare them to succeed in the business world.
INSEAD offers a lot of programmes and activities tailored to aspiring entrepreneurs.
I came to INSEAD to immerse myself in an environment to build a business. I am proud to say that this dream became a reality in June 2021 after winning the 42nd INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC) with our new venture, SPATULA Foods. What I didn’t expect was sharing this experience, and building this business with my wife!
I’m now in the second half of my Executive MBA journey at INSEAD. Since the month of July, we have been leveraging the learnings gained from the core modules.
For those interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a career path, I highly recommend you roll up your sleeves and actually try to build a real startup during your time at INSEAD.