ABN AMRO Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Nippon Steel Corp
Singapore Food Industries
Corporate support is essential to the success of participants within the INSEAD GEMBA programme. As such, corporate endorsement is critical for the application material submitted by candidates, even if the company does not fund the education.
In considering endorsement and partial or full tuition fee support, sponsoring organisations should consider the following short-term and long-term gains.
The INSEAD GEMBA programme has corporate sponsors in mind.
Starting in Phase 1 of the programme - Business Fundamentals - participants are required to choose three core courses on which to write an Implementation Essay. In the Implementation Essay, the participant identifies a situation in their firm, which can be analysed with the help of concepts and tools developed in a particular core course.
The participant is expected to analyze the situation and think through the possible changes.
This methodology forces participants to reflect on the relevance of concepts and tools within their own business environment, rather than leaving it to possible future application.
Each participant has the opportunity to spend some days observing a fellow participant at work. As each visit is returned, each participant has the opportunity to act as both host and guest. He/She will give feedback and write a reflection paper on the experience. This creates a powerful opportunity to learn from other (relevant) firms and situations.
Project / Thesis
Projects constitute a significant part of the programme. They provide the opportunity to apply many of the programme’s ideas and to add value to the participant and possibly to the firm.
Projects are done in small teams, typically two or three people.
Projects can be company sponsored: projects are often constituted by a real issue which a company is willing to open for investigation. Participants obviously are obliged to strict confidentiality. The sponsoring firm receives the participants, provides necessary information and facilitates interviews. The benefits for sponsoring firms can be substantial.
CORPORATE HR and DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS
Should you wish to have a one-to-one visit with an INSEAD GEMBA adviser, please contact:
Direct line: +33 1 6072 9054