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Strategy lessons from Steve Jobs & other fascinating master classes this month from the INSEAD Asia

The INSEAD Asia tour has a great line up of Master classes to accompany their MBA information sessions


Mon Mar 5 2012

INSEAD are touring in Asia with dates in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

If you’re based in any of the above Asian countries and you’re considering an MBA you can join INSEAD this month for a special master class & MBA information session. Also, there are still spaces in Kuala Lumpur for the one to one ‘coffee chat’ session but you’ll need to register soon to avoid disappointment.

Reviews from the students…

For a first hand view on the INSEAD MBA program experience here are two views from the MBA co-hort of 2011:

“One of the main reasons I chose INSEAD was the pace and lifestyle – I appreciate the efficiency and can-do style of “Why two years when we can achieve it all in 365 days?” approach. From what I heard, INSEAD’s fastlearning- fast-living environment was action packed like no other. Now I know it’s all true. The alumni I met also won me over with their passion for the school and passion for life. I thought to myself: “If my INSEAD classmates are like them, I’ve definitely made the right choice.”And I was right. The classroom experience is interactive and hyperactive. We do things from holding heated (yet civil) debates on ethical issues like foreign convenience bribery to counting M&Ms to see if the probability of finding red ones conforms to company advertising. Note: eating while counting does not help. What will I take away at the end of the year? Much learning, many friendships, an amazing network…oh, and passport stamps. Lots and lots of passport stamps!” (Kelly Sun, American/Chinese, Class of December 2011)


“I considered other schools, but INSEAD offered the chance to meet the entire world in just one place…With many different nationalities and backgrounds in the classroom, you learn so much more. And, as Ghana is a matriarchal society, I’m not shy about adding my own perspective! When you arrive at INSEAD you’re assigned to a diverse study group. In mine, there’s a Russian scientist, French and Pakistani engineers, a US trader – and me. We’ve learned a lot from our differences but also found a lot in common: our sense of humour, our love of food, our family lives…deep down we’re all young people with similar ambitions.” (Asie Arkhurst, Ghanaian, Class of July 2011)

Events this month…(see the full list of all INSEAD events including other parts of the world here)

  • Hong Kong: The Rise of Asia: Trends, Risks, Uncertainties, and Opportunities by Professor Ilian Mihov – March 8 2012, 7 – 10:30pm
  • Jakarta: Business Innovation and Transformation in the 21st Century – March 10 2012, 1:30 – 5pm
  • Singapore: MBA on-Campus event: An exclusive event and Strategy talk by W. Chan Kim, Professor of Strategy and International Management and co-author of the bestselling book, Blue Ocean Strategy. The event will be followed by an Alumni Panel and networking reception – March 26 2012, 5 – 9pm
  • Kuala Lumpur: Strategy Lessons from Steve Jobs – March 27 2012, 6:30 – 10pm (& click here for the coffee chat)


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More about students, alumni and programmes at INSEAD here