Discover more about the GEMBA programme from our participants as they share why they chose INSEAD's GEMBA, their class experience, diversity within the cohort and tips for future participants.
Networking has always been an indispensable part of building a successful career. Despite some of the challenges that COVID-19 has thrust upon the world as we know it, it still remains just as important as ever. Networking hasn’t gone away – it’s simply changed a little. It’s vital for professionals to develop career agility and adapt to new challenges, while keeping a focus on expanding your networks in a safe but effective manner.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how necessary career agility is in today’s workplace. Many workers all over the world had to adapt to working from home, and with that shift, came changing relationships to their professional networks and industry goals. Other professionals needed to alter their companies’ focus, commitment, and client base, which in turn, altered their strategic plans.
The INSEAD MBA has bolstered my upward career trajectory.
From personal to professional, the benefits you stand to gain from embarking on an Executive MBA are huge and life-changing, and whilst everyone experiences the programme in a very individual way, here are the top reasons highlighted by our participants and alumni.
You can use the GEMBA to push yourself up the corporate ladder, but there are so many other choices.
B-schools are particularly well known for their all-consuming, high-pressure, and demanding environment, filled with ambitious young professionals. But is that all it is? What else is there in the B-school bubble? When I first talked about the B-school bubble, people thought I was alluring to the suggestion that an MBA degree is losing its value, that tuition costs are too high, or that there is an over-supply of MBA grads. (I completely disagree with all the above claims – but we can leave that for another post.)
Your first day at INSEAD is simultaneously similar to and radically different than your first day at any new school.
Ah INSEAD…. So unique that it’s hard to describe it to other people sometimes. The diversity, the pace, the combination of hard work and social life… but what makes INSEAD stand apart (and be the BEST MBA IN THE WORLD) is its short length mixed with the incredible number of options it offers to students. The hard part: choosing what to do. Finding out what we really want. And make decisions. Just like when we go to a restaurant with a long menu…