Global Executive MBA

    • Full or part time
      Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business International Business Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
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    • Course Duration
      14-17 months modular
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    INSEAD's modular Global Executive MBA programme (GEMBA) takes place in fully integrated campuses across three regions: Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). The GEMBA offers experienced executives an intensive 14 to 17-month fast-track to the top via one of the world’s most prestigious and multicultural business schools.

    Each class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and business backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network. Another unique feature is the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) which 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, thus accelerating your career progress even further. 

    The GEMBA Advantage

    Highly Ranked and Globally Recognised

    Both the INSEAD Global EMBA (GEMBA) and the Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA (TIEMBA) are ranked within the top in the world.

    A Unique Focus on Leadership

    Our Leadership Development Programme runs throughout the programme, evolving along with your own leadership skills.

    Learning Through Diversity

    Unlike other schools, INSEAD doesn’t have a dominant national culture. This enables us to turn diversity into a powerful learning tool.

    Global, Intense & Efficient

    With only 51 to 60 days needed away from work over a period of 14 to 17 months, depending on your choice of starting campus, the GEMBA is one of the most efficient routes to a top business degree.


    The INSEAD GEMBA is a holistic experience - each class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and business backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network.

    The biggest difference in this programme – I spoke to colleagues of mine and students from other schools and checked this – is the actual quality of teaching. There is a focus here on teaching students” 

    Ponz Pandikuthira, GEMBA Alumni

    The GEMBA Course Curriculum

    The GEMBA curriculum combines breadth and depth, theory and practice, hard skills and soft skills. The idea is to make an immediate and lasting impact on your work. However, the GEMBA is not simply an intensive business programme. It is an intense all-round experience and you have to attend – and prepare for – all modules without exception, as well as completing a substantial volume of work between modules.

    Programme Schedule

    The programme takes place in modular format on the Europe Campus, Asia Campus and Middle East Campus depending on the section you join. Most people opt to start on the campus that’s closest to home, but some decide to build their business travel around modules on the other side of the world. The campuses are equally diverse with world-class faculty. Whichever route you select, you will study on all three campuses and come together as a single class for the second half of the programme. The class graduates together in Singapore.

    View GEMBA Programme Schedule

    Practical Elements

    Management education is all about bridging theory and practice. This is particularly true in our GEMBA programme where participants alternate between the classroom and the real world. While our learning methods are firmly grounded in theory, they emphasise practical learning and actionable insights.

    Implementation Essays

    Participants are required to choose 2 core courses or electives on which to write an Implementation Essay, applying learning from coursework to practical issues and problems that they face at work.

    Peer Exchange

    As part of our Leadership Development Programme (LDP), each participant has the opportunity to spend some time on the premises of a fellow participant's organisation. These structured exchanges provide an excellent opportunity to learn from the business practices and context of others. Participants give each other feedback and include this component in their reflection paper within the LDP.

    Capstone Business Simulation

    A powerful computer-based simulation will allow participants to exercise their disciplinary skills in a competitive and highly realistic business game. Competitive results are assessed by simulated markets.

    The Final Project

    The final project requires participants to apply the course content while working on real opportunities for implementation post-programme. Projects can even be company sponsored.

    Visit the Global Executive MBA page on the INSEAD (Singapore Campus) web site for more details!

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