According to their website, INSEAD will be opening the INSEAD San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation in 2020. The downtown San Francisco facility will join campuses in Europe (Fontainebleau), Asia (Singapore), and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), ensuring INSEAD’s position as a global program.
Students at INSEAD’s San Francisco program will benefit from INSEAD’s decades of working with international executives and organizations around the world. The inaugural programs will be Transition to General Management, International Directors Programme, Integrating Performance and Progress, Blue Ocean Strategy, Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation, and The Future of AI. The Hub will also hold specially designed programs for U.S. and international companies.
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INSEAD sees the Hub as more than just an educational center. It will be a place for establishing new contacts through events organized in conjunction with corporate partners, alumni, and visiting faculty.
According to INSEAD Dean, Ilian Mihov, “From our origins in postwar Europe, INSEAD has distinguished itself in bringing together diverse people and perspectives to drive learning and build bridges as we develop responsible business leaders. Coming to North America opens an important new chapter in this journey. We are deeply grateful to our many alumni donors who made possible the transformation of this historic building into a state-of-the-art facility for learning and exchange.”
Peter Zemsky, Dean of Innovation oversaw the development of INSEAD’s San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation. “As tech innovation goes global, business leaders everywhere need to rapidly transform their strategies and organizations. At the same time, tech leaders need to adapt to the drastically shifting expectations about the impact of their products on societies worldwide. INSEAD is uniquely placed to facilitate this learning through our global faculty and network.”
More about INSEAD
INSEAD has had many firsts in their 60-year history:
- First international business school outside the U.S.; it opened in 1959
- First business school to offer a one-year MBA program
- First business school to offer executive education based on the needs of individual companies
- First business school with complete campuses on multiple continents
- First and only business school to have a “triple first” in rankings – MBA, Executive MBA (Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA), and Single School Executive MBA (INSEAD GEMBA) in the Financial Times ranking in 2016.
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