I knew that Sushi, the Japanese world-renowned cuisine, was famous across the world, but while at INSEAD Europe Campus, I have been amazed by the enthusiasm for it in a variety of aspects. Sushi in a classroom setting
When you hear, “Chateau party with 500 of your closest friends!”, do you wince a little inside? Would you rather enjoy wine with one close friend instead of hitting Glasgow? Do you retreat to quiet corners of campus during breaks? If you answered “Yes”, you just might be a fellow introvert. “But I’m not anti-social,” you may protest. Well, that association stems from a myth. Introversion has nothing to do with shyness; it refers to where you get energy from and how you recharge.
In middle management, women represent 50% and yet, less than 10% cent are in C-suite roles. So what’s stopping women from stepping up and taking on more roles in senior management? Articles and research papers by INSEAD and other institutions reveal the challenges women face at their workplace, and what both organisations and women themselves can do to make leadership opportunities available to all genders. INSEAD staff and alumni also share their views and experiences on the issue.
“Will INSEAD’s MBA really help me in my career?” “What are my options after an MBA?”
Each class at INSEAD has a special day in which people dress up and attend different classes in costume! For the class of 19D, the day was sunny and wonderful for taking pictures with friends and to record how we laughed and had fun together. I learnt a key lesson at INSEAD during the past four months, and this lesson was emphasized again on Dash Day: do not take yourself too seriously, and people will take you seriously.
Let’s get naked! Yes, stripping off is my most important learning at my top-tier MBA so far. It’s the most valuable and genuine thing you can do with those around you. Bring everyone together and merely ask them to strip off and, well, get naked together!
Having loved my Process Operations Management (POM) class, it was a no-brainer that I would take its logical follow-up: Competitive Supply Chains (CSC). The objective of the course is to use the building blocks we got in POM to look at how an effective supply chain strategy can allow a company to differentiate itself from its competition and gain a competitive advantage over them.
INSEAD MBA Alumna Elena Panaritis is the founder of Panel Group, a social enterprise which helps countries to establish secure property rights. She talks about creating a social enterprise, the extra skills social entrepreneurs need, and her spell as an MP in post-crisis Greece. In this video she talks about raising money, skills needed for social entrepreneurs, and how to effectively realise a social enterprise vision.
Learn how Blue Ocean Strategy, created by INSEAD Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, is being adopted in over 1800 universities around the world. In MBA education, in particular, students learn how to break away from the competition and create new market space in the real business world through a series of concentrated BOS courses. Here is what faculty and MBA students have to say.
Get to know four MBA students and discover what a typical day is like for them at the Business School for the World!