Stand alone business school Insead is continuing to build partnerships outside the business school world through an agreement with Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. The two will launch a dual-degree masters programme from which participants will graduate with both an Insead MBA and a Master of Arts from SAIS.

The Insead-SAIS programme is designed for those who want to follow a career that combines international relations and business. Students admitted to both programmes will be able to complete the two degrees in two and a half years, instead of the three years required to complete the degrees separately. Insead dean Dipak Jain said the dual degree would “be especially valuable for those who seek management responsibilities in international corporations, financial institutions, economic and development institutions and government agencies”.

One of the most interesting features of the programme is that students can study on both Insead’s campuses, in Paris and Singapore, and at SAIS’s two campuses in Washington DC or Bologna, in Italy.

Insead has already established partnerships with Paris’s Sorbonne in the field of law and the Art Center, one of the world’s leading art and design colleges based in Pasadena, California, in the field of design.

Insead also has formal partnerships with two of the world’s top business schools, the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua in Beijing, and one of the top executive education schools, Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

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