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Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA


Course Description

The Tsinghua – INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) is a unique partnership between INSEAD, one of the world's leading business school, and Tsinghua, one of China’s most prestigious universities. The programme takes place across INSEAD’s three campuses in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Fontainebleau (France), and Tsinghua’s campus in Beijing.

As a participant, you will exchange perspectives within an elite, dynamic, culturally diverse class of experienced managers and be part of two powerful alumni networks. The TIEMBA is where life-changing leadership development meets technical mastery of key business disciplines. And both make an immediate impact in your organisation. It is the best of East and West, learning and working, technical knowledge and soft skills — in a single programme.

A Curriculum Designed Around Your Career Objectives

Delivered by both Tsinghua and INSEAD faculty, the TIEMBA is designed around several essential components: Core Courses, Elective Courses, Key Management Challenges and a Final Thesis. The programme is further strengthened by a distinctive Leadership Development Programme which runs throughout the course of study. In addition to your time spent on campus, you will also need to allow time for independent study, pre-course preparation and post-course assignments. The TIEMBA programme’s modular format is specially designed to allow you to put new ideas and techniques straight into practice within your organisation.

Leadership Development Programme (LDP)

This transformational and enriching component is based on the pioneering group-coaching work of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre. The objective is to help you develop your own authentic leadership style. At the beginning of the programme, you will join a group of about four people – selected for diversity of backgrounds – and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth with a professional coach. Supporting, encouraging and challenging each other all the way, you will be taken on a series of intensive and structured activities, including:

  • Team-building and simulations
  • 360-degree and progress feedback
  • Leadership labs with live cases
  • Communication workshops
  • Peer exchange and circles
  • Individual, peer and group coaching
  • Meet inspirational leaders

Programme Overview

As a working professional, the TIEMBA programme allows you to advance your skill sets as you work. You will be on campus typically for a week-long session, every six weeks. Overall, you will be spending 12 weeks on campus spread across 22 months. 

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A World of Opportunities

Both Tsinghua and INSEAD are recognised by companies worldwide as rich sources of talent and executive development. Together, we provide a career development curriculum that supports your career journey from the first day of the programme up to graduation.

We understand the diverse career needs of TIEMBA participants. Whether you’re looking to take the next step within your organisation and maximise your career potential or explore a career change, our team partners with you to provide guidance and support throughout your journey. 

Career Development Team

Both institutions have dedicated Career Development teams with specialist staff to support you at your own pace.

If you are mostly self-sponsored and external-career oriented, you may be looking to manage your job transition during the TIEMBA programme. Our staff can help you with essential preparation, such as CV writing, interviewing skills and market alignment. They can also support you in identifying potential employers and headhunters as well as accessing online job postings from around the world.


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



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