INSEAD offers new dual degree with Johns Hopkins University
INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools, and the Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University (JHU),
a top international relations graduate school, will establish a Dual-Degree Program.
The new program will allow students from both schools to work toward completing the
SAIS Master of Arts (MA) and INSEAD Master of Business Administration (MBA) simul-
The INSEAD-SAIS Dual-Degree Program will prepare students for careers that combine
international relations and business administration. Students admitted to both pro-
grams will be able to complete the two degrees in two and a half years, instead of
three years required to complete the degrees separately, by spending one and a half
years at SAIS and one year at INSEAD.
‘We share a similar vision with SAIS to develop globally-minded leaders in business
and beyond,’ said Dipak C. Jain, Dean of INSEAD. ‘The new program will be especially
valuable for those who seek management responsibilities in international corporations,
financial institutions, economic and development institutions and government agen-
For students accepted to the program, SAIS will reduce the number of required courses
from 16 to 12 in recognition of coursework taken at INSEAD. All graduation require-
ments must be completed within these 12 courses. Those completing the INSEAD MBA
must take five periods of coursework for a total of 23.5 courses, including 13 core cour-
ses and 10.5 elective courses.
Participants may begin the program at either SAIS or INSEAD. At SAIS, students can
start either in Washington, D.C. or Bologna, Italy, with the final (third) semester
being in Washington, D.C. At INSEAD, students can start either in Fontainebleau or
Singapore, and can thereafter exchange between the two campuses, as well as partici-
pate in exchanges with the Wharton and Kellogg schools.
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Students in the SAIS MA program studying at the SAIS Washington, D.C., or Bologna
campuses and students in the INSEAD MBA program enrolled at the school’s Fontaine-
bleau, France, or Singapore campuses will be eligible to participate in the Dual
Degree-Programme. Both schools will offer their career and student services to stu-
dents participating in the Dual-Degree Program.
SAIS, a leading graduate school of international relations, is known for its inter-
disciplinary approach, where students concentrate in either a functional area of in-
ternational relations or a region of the world while pursuing studies in economics
and foreign languages. A division of Johns Hopkins University, SAIS’s campuses in
Washington, D.C., Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China, are home to nearly 1,000 stu-
dents from more than 70 nations.
Founded in 1943, SAIS also offers the Master of International Public Policy (MIPP),
a degree designed for mid-career professionals, and a Ph.D. degree. Master’s students
also may choose from several dual-degree programmes with top business, law, public
health and public administration schools.
With three campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, and a re-
search centre in Israel, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three conti-
nents. 145 renowned faculty members from 36 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree
participants annually in the MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programs. In addition, more
than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programs each year.
In addition to INSEAD’s programs on the three campuses, the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
delivers MBA and co-branded executive education programs on Wharton’s U.S. campuses
in Philadelphia and San Francisco. In China, the school awards a joint Executive MBA
with Tsinghua University, and in Brazil, our executive education association with
Fundação Dom Cabral has existed for 21 years.