Graduate business school INSEAD will begin offering a new Master in Management programme from September next year.
The 10-month, full-time course will admit 80 students in its first class.
Urs Peyer, Dean of Degree Programmes at INSEAD, said in a press release: “By engaging talented young people, the MIM will contribute to the INSEAD mission to develop responsible business leaders who transform business and society. Our current master programmes are designed for experienced global professionals – from MBAs and participants in our Executive Master in Finance to senior executives in our Executive MBA and Executive Master in Change.”
“The MIM will make the INSEAD educational offering complete by equipping a new group of post-graduate, pre-experience learners with the most relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s complex world and move it in new and exciting directions.”
Since the early 2000s, the MiM is a common offering in business schools worldwide alongside the more established Master in Business Administration (MBA). Depending on the country, institution and particular program, it usually lasts between one or two years and can be conducted via part-time, distance and online learning.
Though some MiM courses are designed for business professionals with work experience, the version at the highly-ranked B-school is geared at pre-experience applicants. The course will kick off at its Fontainebleau Campus for the first half, before students travel to complete the second half at its Singapore Campus. Core courses will be taught alongside workshops and practical applications such as company visits and field trips to Abu Dhabi, China or the United States for the capstone project. Electives focused on the growing role of technology such as social media analytics, fintech and blockchain.
Katy Montgomery, Associate Dean of Degree Programmes at INSEAD, calls the MiM “a truly global experience” as it will encompass travel across continents, an international student cohort and faculty as well as access to recruiters and roles in a broad range of industries.
“Our graduates will be part of an unparalleled alumni network of more than 58,000 influential alumni working in 176 countries across the world,” she added.
Staying relevant in a rapidly changing and digitising business landscape is a top priority for the MiM:
Thibault Séguret, Programme Director of the INSEAD Master in Management Programme, said: “Making an impact on the world can be daunting. The INSEAD MIM will provide our students with the right tools and experience to go where they want to go and do what they want to do. It will be a challenging, enriching and confidence-building experience academically, personally and culturally.”