Force for Good

INSEAD Dean tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15th, 2020

Ilian Mihov in hospital isolation ward in Singapore per local government procedure for confirmed cases.

INSEAD’S Executive MBA Rankings Dropped Rapidly in Financial Times Ranking

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On November 18th, 2019, the Financial Times published the Global EMBA Rankings of business schools. The global executive MBA programme of INSEAD and its joint executive MBA programme both dropped six positions and were listed as nr. 9 and nr. 19 in the ranking. (INSEAD, Urs Peyer’s explanation)

Unfortunately, the fundraising campaign “A force for good”, which was initiated by the dean of INSEAD, Prof. Ilian Mihov, seems to have failed to make INSEAD’s programme in the corporate social responsibility get a better position. Notably, the career progress rank of INSEAD’s programme dropped more than 20%.

At the beginning of November, a former student of INSEAD published his investigation on a webpage, ( On the webpage, the student described how he questioned an ill-advised partnership between INSEAD and its Chinese affiliate, the HOUYI Institute of Advanced Education (厚益高等教育研究院), a discredited institution notorious in China for its legal and reputational issues. Previously, it was called the Beijing Post EMBA Alumni Association and had the same logo and same founder. In July 2018, Peking University published an official announcement that denied any affiliation with Beijing Post EMBA as the Beijing Post EMBA Alumni Association (北京北大后工商管理促进会) and mentioned it would pursue legal action against the Beijing Post EMBA Alumni Association for infringements and using registered trademarks of Peking University.

On November 23, 2018, the Dean of INSEAD®, Prof. Ilian Mihov, participated in the five-year strategic cooperation agreement signing ceremony of a non-degree programme with INSEAD’s new strategic partner, the HOUYI Institute of Advanced Education, on the INSEAD® campus in Singapore. Together with HOUYI, INSEAD offered a joint post-executive MBA programme called Future Business Leaders Programme, and the tuition of the programme was 1.28 million RMB (approximately 185K USD). Dean Prof. Ilian Mihov mentioned in HOUYI’s news report that INSEAD® was committed to supporting the Future Business Leaders Programme in collaboration with the HOUYI Institute of Advanced Education and that he looked forward to its future success.

In November 2019, a reporter investigated the HOUYI Institute of Advanced Education and found out that it was actually the Beijing Post EMBA Alumni Association. According to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce in China, both the HOUYI Institute of Advanced Education and Beijing Post EMBA Alumni Association were never entered in any register. The reporter contacted the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to get more information about the INSEAD-HOUYI Future Business Leaders Programme. The Ministry of Education mentioned that there were no records of the programme.

More and more Chinese media start to pay attention and reported about INSEAD’s collaboration with a fake Chinese institution and the record-high programme tuition.

The reporter then contacted the media relations department of INSEAD and Dean Prof. Ilian Mihov to ask for an official statement about the status of the joint programme with INSEAD’s affiliate, the HOUYI Institute of Advanced Education, and for comments about the rapidly dropping rankings in 2019.

At this time, neither INSEAD nor Dean Prof. Ilian Mihov has commented.

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欧洲工商管理学院(INSEAD)与野鸡机构合作 – 2019年排名大幅下跌


《金融时报》中文网,仅仅以“前五名的名次几乎没有变化”一笔带过。事实上INSEAD的项目在此前三年中从未跌出前五名之外。《金融时报》于2018年引入“企业社会责任指标”,主要考察商学院在道德、社会和环境问题等方面的核心课程,以及对这些问题的参与程度。欧洲工商管理学院INSEAD在此项排名中不升反降。欧洲工商管理学院INSEAD院长,伊利安·米霍夫(Ilian Mihov)在2108年推出“A force for good”募捐活动,大力推崇“商业向善”。然而,欧洲工商管理学院INSEAD在“企业社会责任指标”排名一项,却不升反降。



二个多月后,“北京北大后工商管理促进会”摇身一变,更名为“厚益高等教育研究院”。2018年11月23日,北大声明里被点名的“北京北大后工商管理促进会”创始人崔巍代表“厚益高等教育研究院”和伊利安·米霍夫(Ilian Mihov)代表的欧洲工商管理学院INSEAD在新加坡签署了5年的战略合作协议。双方联合推出“引领未来商业领袖项目”非学位项目,学费128万人民币。参与此项目的学生结业后由欧洲工商管理学院INSEAD颁发认证证书,并可以加入欧洲工商管理学院INSEAD校友网络。

欧洲工商管理学院INSEAD院长伊利安·米霍夫(Ilian Mihov)在2018年12月获悉“厚益高等教育研究院”存在的诸多问题后,在高额学费的诱惑下,仍坚持推动与“厚益高等教育研究院”的合作。


来源: 网易新闻

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