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INSEAD Abu Dhabi

University name INSEAD Abu Dhabi
Director's name Peter Jadersten (Executive Director), Clíodhna Fullam (Associate Director)
Executive body or owner INSEAD
Date founded September 2007
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private university
University location / area Muroor Rd, Al Dhafra/Al Dhafrah (no map)
Postal address PO Box 48049, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-6515200
Fax +971-2-4439461
Email info.mideastcampus@insead.edu
Website www.insead.edu
Qualifications MBA, EMBA, executive programs
University fees 265,000 dhs per year (2010-2011)
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 15 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 2 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
1.5 stars from 6 votes.    

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INSEAD Abu Dhabi degree courses and programs
  • INSEAD Global Executive MBA - start date first intake 08 October 2010, duration 15 months, cost AED 330,000 (US$90,000).
  • Masters in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Company specific programs and Open Enrolment short courses

  • Achieving Outstanding Leadership
  • Family Enterprise Challenge
  • INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy
  • International Executive Program
  • Learning to Lead
  • Mastering Alternative Investments
  • Middle East Health Leadership Program
  • Negotiation Dynamics
18 September 2012 - INSEAD Abu Dhabi MBA module
  • INSEAD announced the introduction of an "Abu Dhabi MBA Module", designed collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and other government and business sector partners. The academic program consists of 3 parts - "Doing Business in the UAE and the Middle East", "Negotiation Dynamics", and a field-based project with a local UAE partner.
21 September 2010 - INSEAD ADCB loan finance (press release)
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and INSEAD have announced an ADCB Education loan facility for INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) students.
  • Financing amounts from AED 10,000 to 250,000 available with repayment period between 6 and 60 months (6 months to 5 years).
  • Salary transfer not necessary according to press release.
22 June 2010
  • The official opening ceremony for the INSEAD Abu Dhabi campus will be held on Monday 28 June 2010, along with the Graduation Ceremony of Masters of Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (WAM news 22 June 2010).
  • HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, will unveil the inauguration plaque.
  • Contact details updated. Previous information was tel +971-2-4460808, fax +971-2-4460303, email execed.mena@insead.edu, location Villa No. 205 - Street No.11, Al Karamah.
  • New location is 4th St (Muroor Rd/East Rd), between 9th St (Al Falah St/Passport Rd) and 11th St (Hazaa Bin Zayed the First St/Defense Rd).
  • Fees information for GEMBA per year, based on total cost of AED 330,000 for 15 months.
08 October 2009
  • INSEAD Global Executive MBA (Global EMBA/GEMBA) will be launched from the Abu Dhabi campus for the 2010-2011 academic year. Presumably starting September or October 2010?
  • Short courses and programs available for 2009-2010 include:
    • International Executive Programme
    • The Family Enterprise Challenge
    • Negotiation Dynamics
    • Achieving Outstanding Performance
    • Mastering Alternative Investments
    • Learning to Lead
  • Insead Abu Dhabi Center location is corner of 2nd and 11th Streets (Airport Road and Defence Road?) in Al Karama, opposite Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
08 October 2008
  • Insead Abu Dhabi and Mubadala announced the creation of a Mubadala Chair in Corporate Governance and Strategy. UAE stock markets rose on the news ... or fell. We can't remember.
16 September 2007
  • INSEAD Centre of Executive Education and Research established in Abu Dhabi as a Middle East base for Insead.
March 2007
  • INSEAD will open a Middle East base in Abu Dhabi with Peter Jadersten as Executive Director.
  • INSEAD programs include MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD degrees. INSEAD also offers executive education programs in an alliance with Wharton in the USA.
  • INSEAD Abu Dhabi will offer executive business programs but not the MBA or EMBA.
  • INSEAD is the abbreviation for Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (European Institute of Business Administration)
  • INSEAD has campuses in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), and Asia (Singapore). Also an INSEAD office in New York.
Last update 28 June 2010
General comments - might not apply to INSEAD Abu Dhabi
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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