When Petronela Pell heard that PWN Global, a professional women’s networking organisation, offered a merit-based scholarship to INSEAD's modular Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme, she knew she had to seize this golden opportunity.
When I look back on my adult life so far, there is one moment that marks the beginning of a journey that brought me to INSEAD.
The Robin Hood Scholarship Campaign is an INSEAD student tradition around solidarity. Led by our MBA students, this (Fun!) Fundraising campaign aims to provide a need-based diversity scholarship to one deserving candidate from the following intake. Next week we will be hosting an auction, where students are offering their time and talents to host activities or offer special products. These activities/products will be given to bidders offering the highest prices in the auction - with auction proceeds going towards the scholarship fund!
In 2000, INSEAD inaugurated its Asia campus in Singapore. With this bold step, INSEAD became the first business school to have two full-fledged campuses with permanent faculty - one in Europe, the other in Asia. Since then, the school’s vision evolved from "creating a bridge between Asia and the rest of the world” to bringing together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society globally. We have also added the Middle East campus in Abu Dhabi, as well as the San Francisco Hub.
How to finance your master programme apart from personal savings? For INSEAD’s Executive Master in Finance (EMFin), there are various options such as INSEAD scholarships, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Scholarships and gaining your employer’s support to consider.
Women need to have more faith in themselves!
I chose INSEAD because of its strong brand in Africa and the school’s focus on emerging markets strategy and technology entrepreneurship.
Prior to INSEAD, I had worked for four years in financial markets advisories in the US, and by coming to INSEAD, I always hoped that I would be able to do something that I had never done and go somewhere that I had never been. A summer at African Leadership Finance Company (ALFC) in Nairobi, Kenya hit two birds with one stone with the help of the INSEAD Social Impact Award. The reason for doing this internship was threefold: