French business school INSEAD has announced the establishment of a new campus in San Francisco, signalling its intention to expand into North America.
The INSEAD facility in San Francisco is expected to provide a platform for innovative and dynamic global management education in North America.
Currently, INSEAD has campuses located in in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi).
The new US campus, located in downtown San Francisco, is set to open in February 2020 and will augment INSEAD’s worldwide presence.
Reflecting on the institution’s North American expansion announcement, Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, said: “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.”
Over the years, INSEAD has collaborated with corporate partners to train executives and departments within global organisations, and will be hoping to bring this expertise to North America with its new San Francisco location.
INSEAD San Francisco will focus on delivering executive education
The INSEAD San Francisco Hub, in its first year, will be offering a selection of customised executive development programmes from a portfolio of 50+ global programmes.
Transition to General Management, International Directors Programme, and Integrating Performance and Progress, are some of the courses which will be offered in open enrolment.
INSEAD will also be offering custom designed programmes for both US and foreign companies at this facility.
Business executives and organisations will get a chance to participate and experience the dynamic teaching methodologies that INSEAD offers as well as connect with various professors and top companies from Silicon Valley.
INSEAD hopes the new hub will become a networking destination as well with its hosting of a variety of events, organised with, and through, corporate partners, visiting faculty and alumni.
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