INSEAD extends global reach with major course additions in Abu Dhabi, Asia and Europe

Abu Dhabi: East The new INSEAD Master in Finance, starting in Singapore in April 2013 and targeting experienced finance and investment professionals, will also be offered in modular format to accommodate the working schedules of busy full-time professionals. The Master in Finance degree programme is designed to provide participants with a rich, integrated learning experience combining finance, accounting, leadership, management, strategy and investment banking to prepare them for financial leadership roles. Details of application procedures and access to the online application can be found at

In Executive Education, an increased number of Customised Programmes with leading companies in Asia and the Middle East will be delivered this academic year. At the same time, INSEAD’s portfolio of 45+ Open Programmes has been expanded to address the evolving business challenges that executives face in Asia’s dynamic markets.

The senior management programme LEAP: Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice has recently been introduced and is delivered only on the Singapore campus. Aimed at senior executives who already occupy significant leadership positions, the programme gives participants the opportunity to improve their understanding of their leadership style, its roots and its effects on others.

A new collaborative programme with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) has also been introduced. CEIBS-INSEAD Expanding Business to China provides participants with knowledge of the essential ingredients of doing business in China, focusing on insights, financing and partnership. It represents a unique business development opportunity for companies, whether they are considering entering China or expanding there.

In terms of initiatives in Europe, a new Finance programme will run in Paris this September. The Advanced Valuation Programme is aimed at experienced professionals in strategic positions. Kevin Kaiser, Programme Director explains, “This programme will give you the tool kit, the conceptual understanding and the real-world ability to make sure you’re making the right valuation decisions to help your clients and your companies survive and thrive.” Finally, as a follow-up to the International Directors Programme launched in 2011, INSEAD will award in early September the first INSEAD Certificates in Corporate Governance to fifteen participants of the programme who have successfully met the course requirements.

Certification is fast becoming a requirement to join the boards of some of the listed companies in Europe. INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance is one of the first global credentials offered by an academic institution for board members operating internationally. It affirms a director’s commitment to continuously develop his or her effectiveness and thus contribute to the creation of an effective board culture and performance.

For more information on all the above initiatives and courses, please visit: About INSEAD, The Business School for the World As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 141 renowned Faculty members from 35 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 6,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on our three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia ‘&’ San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago, and Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC.

In Asia, INSEAD partners with Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. INSEAD is a founding partner in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012.

In 2009, INSEAD celebrated 50 years as a pioneer of international business education based in Europe. In 2010, INSEAD celebrated the 10th Anniversary of our Asia campus in Singapore. This year, we mark five years of activity in Abu Dhabi.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly “The Business School for the World.”

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