Taught course

Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)

INSEAD · Executive MBA Programme

Entry requirements

Leadership Apprentice:

INSEAD is looking for applicants who can demonstrate their potential as leaders. We will consider your professional experience and past performance when assessing your application. Participants in our current class have an average of 13 years work experience, and at least three years in a management role in charge of teams and/or projects.

Academic Background:

The INSEAD GEMBA is intensive, rigorous and challenging. You must have a sound academic foundation: a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognised college or university (although in exceptional circumstances, we may waive this requirement).

International Outlook:

We attract applicants with cross-cultural sensitivity and an international outlook. We consider applicants who have lived, worked, or studied abroad or who are working for international companies or on an international level with clients, suppliers or other stakeholders.

Personal Contribution:

We seek candidates who demonstrate a clear desire for intellectual growth, both in the classroom and through working on group projects. Participants are expected to contribute proactively and share the insights they have gained throughout their professional and personal experience.

Months of entry

November, October, August

Course content

INSEAD's modular Executive MBA programme is delivered across three fully integrated campuses: Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). With three routes, depending on the starting campus, GEMBA offers experienced executives an intensive 14–17-month fast track to the top – via one of the world’s most prestigious and multicultural academic institutions.

Each class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network. Another unique feature is the leadership development programme. Other EMBA programmes may offer leadership courses, but INSEAD includes a programme-long schedule of group coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, designed to develop a leadership style that is authentic to you – and thus accelerate your career progress even further.

Fees and funding

International students
Europe section - €119,000, Middle East section – US$119,000, Asia section – $184,000

An Executive MBA is a substantial investment in time and money that needs to be carefully evaluated and anticipated. It is important to consider your financing options early on, whether in the form of savings, loans or scholarships.

Find out more at: Global Executive MBA Financing

Qualification and course duration


14-17 months

Course contact details

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