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European EMBA

The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) was launched in 2003. Today the programme has three sections running, one on each of the campuses (Fontainebleau, Abu Dhabi and Singapore). All three sections become one cohort for the second half of the programme during the electives, thus giving the participants the opportunity to study on all three campuses.  The alliance with Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing in 2007 gave birth to the TIEMBA programme, offering the same curriculum as the Global EMBA with time and faculty split equally between both schools to those in, or entering soon Asia and mainland China. INSEAD's unique global perspective and multicultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research, the high calibre participants and teaching to deliver business education and research across a global learning network.

INSEAD Global EMBA - High standards, new horizons.

Designed for experienced professionals, and delivered in a convenient and practical modular format over a compact period, this programme develops leadership potential while continuing to pursue a current career.  The GEMBA leverages INSEAD's three hubs in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi (UAE) providing an unmatched international and multicultural experience with participants learning the latest business ideas and concepts and applying them in their business immediately as well as long-term.

A distinctive component of the GEMBA is the Leadership Development Programme, providing a context to discover and improve leadership style. Through courses, guest speakers, self-reflection and group work, supported by individual and team coaching, participants discover new things about themselves in a safe environment. The class consists of a diverse group of experienced, talented participants from over 39 countries who meet for intense learning period, amounting to 12 weeks of residential study with assignment work spread over the duration of the programme.

The three sections of the programme come together as a global cohort for the second half of the programme, with participants uniting at all three INSEAD campuses to further develop their understanding of global practices as well as gain a truly rich and diverse international network.

There is also another option with our dual degree EMBA programme offered by INSEAD and Tsinghua University in China and Singapore, focusing on Asia (TIEMBA) . Participants from the GEMBA and TIEMBA will meet for a joint elective module, allowing for further network development and cultural insights. For further information on the TIEMBA programme, please go to

EMBA Programme Info

Type of Course: Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)
Accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB
Programme Structure:  Global Modular with residential weeks and off-campus assignments
Language: English
Starting dates:
Europe section GEMBA: November 
Middle East section: October 
Asia section: August 
Application deadlines: Early applications are encouraged.  For deadlines please go to :
Exchange Programme: 3 campuses :Europe (France), Asia (Singapore),Middle East (Abu Dhabi)
% of salary increase: on average 25% increase in salary

Student Body

Average Age: 37
Years of experience: 13
Percentage of women: 24%
Nationalities: 47


  • GMAT: average 645 or INSEAD Admissions Test
  • TOEFL: If applicable
  • 2 References
  • Length of Work Experience: 10 years average work experience with at least 3 years of management experience


Application fees: 200 EUR
Tuition fees:
Europe: 100,500 EUR
Middle East: 100,500 USD
Asia: 166,000 Singapore dollars including 7% GST
Scholarships: Yes, for info, please check out:




Name: Marie-Laurence Lemaire
Tel: +33 1 60 72 44 02

Name: Pierrette Doz-Perdrix
Tel: +33 1 60 72 44 54

Middle East Campus:

Name: Laith Dajani
Tel: +971 (0)2 651 5279

Singapore Campus

Name: Antony Widjaja
Tel: +65 6799 5350

Name: Neesha Raï
Tel: +65 6799 5350

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