INSEAD stands for Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (European Institute for Business Administration). It is a multi-campus international graduate business school and research institution. It has campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), as well as a research center in Israel. The school offers a full-time MBA program, a PhD in Management program, and several executive education programs (including an Executive MBA).
INSEAD pioneered the concept of international business education to meet the growing need for global business leaders. The school has been widely recognized as one of the most innovative and influential among top-tier business schools worldwide. The school’s main differentiation lies in class diversity, quality of education, and the strength and spread of the alumni network. It is a member of the Global Business School Network. Forbes ranked the INSEAD MBA the number 1 one-year MBA program in the world. In the 2010 Financial Times global MBA ranking, INSEAD was ranked number 5 (tied with Stanford Graduate School of Business), and remains the highest ranked one-year MBA program on the list. In 2010, the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, which indexes schools according to their regions, placed INSEAD as the number 1 business school in Europe, Asia and Australasia. Business Week ranked it number 1 among international MBA programs.