One of the most talked-about themes when you begin the intense 10-month MBA programme at INSEAD is the strong decision-making capacities it demands of its candidates. There simply isn’t enough time to do everything you’re drawn toward, and effective choices regarding time allocation become increasingly crucial. This challenge and the lessons you learn from it are invaluable; I plan to expand on them in a future blog post.
INSEAD helps to reveal your true leadership skills while undestanding your strengths and weaknesses during the simuliations and group case studies.
Why should we care about these two words: “cognitive load”? Perhaps I should begin this explanation by introducing myself. I’m Dr. Helen Willis, and I am a cognitive neuroscientist. I have my own online neuroscience consultancy, The Connectome Connection. I am also the partner of a '23J student. We have just completed P1 and P2 in Singapore, and are in the process of moving over to Fontainebleau for P3-5.
Team Quokka: Ian Yamaguchi and Matt Dodd Forming a plan Matt and Ian have been mates since the start of INSEAD and both share an interest in tech and entrepreneurship. When we heard about SSUP early in the course, we were keen to get involved. While exploring options for our trip, a newly minted programme to head to Western Australia caught our attention. INSEAD – Western Australia (WA) Partnership
Team Start-up Mates: Lien Nguyen, Shwetali Sinkar, Hillary Yee Backstory Team Start-up Mates was very intrigued when they first heard about this ‘special’ summer start-up tour in Australia this year.
I spent my summer internship in the Responsible Investing team of AfricInvest, based in Tunis, Tunisia, that looks after impact measurement and management in the company. An investment and financial services company founded in the early 1990s, AfricInvest raised USD 2 billion across 21 funds and has invested in more than 200 companies across 35 African countries. As one of the most experienced private equity investors on the continent, AfricInvest has dedicated investment teams focused on Africa, and employs more than 90 professionals in 11 offices.
Just like many of our students will be doing in the coming months, I moved to Singapore not so long ago myself. I had travelled around the world before, including a number of visits to Singapore. But as you know, coming to live in a place is different than visiting as a tourist for a week. If you’re anything like me, you may have moments where your feelings on coming to Singapore may range from excited to apprehensive, so here are some suggestions for you to think about as you begin your adventure.
Gender imbalance and the experiences of women and men in business and society have consequences for both organisations and the communities they serve. Across the African continent specifically, progress has been made in recent years to overcome discriminations, but efforts remain to be made. We spoke to two INSEAD Global Executive MBA alumnae who are playing a key role to advance conversations around gender parity and diversity in the region.
INSEAD is an extraordinary place where you will find amazing people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ways of thinking.
The curriculum and class setup do a phenomenal job at bringing together people from different walks of life in a way that allows a really open and genuine exchange of ideas.