INSEAD, the business school for the world, today announced the completion of its MBA curriculum review. The renewed MBA curriculum will embed sustainability into all its 14 core courses and introduce a mandatory capstone challenging students to integrate sustainability learnings across all management areas.
INSEAD prides itself on continuous innovation. By strengthening its flagship programme’s focus on sustainability, INSEAD once again leads the way in sustainable and socially responsible business education.
The renewed MBA curriculum meets the increasing demand for sustainability-focused leaders in the job market. It equips future business leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to manage sustainability risks and opportunities in business, enabling them to make better decisions and integrate performance and progress. It also inspires them to champion creative sustainable solution that address global challenges.
In recent years, INSEAD has been increasingly incorporating sustainability topics into its core courses. This process is now complete – by redefining sustainability in business as integration of social and environmental issues into business decisions; and embedding a learning objective related to sustainability in all of its MBA core courses.
Students can further tailor the programme to suit their individual interest, choosing from a wide selection of over 75 elective courses across nine different academic areas. The most recent additions include Energy Transition Finance and Well Being at Work and Thoughtful Consumption. New electives will be added every six months to support learning of the latest business practices.
INSEAD enhanced its MBA curriculum in 2017 by introducing a Personal Leadership Development Progamme (PLDP) with leadership coaching – the largest such programme offered at any business school. The current curriculum review provides the perfect complement to it in developing MBA students with a broader understanding of leadership, ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being.
The new sustainability-focused capstone will be introduced during the last period of the students’ MBA journey and is designed to put theory into practice. Students will play roles of leaders of a company facing strategic challenges. In their analysis and decision making, they will practice to integrate sustainability into all aspects of management including operations, strategy, accounting, finance and marketing. .