FAQs

 

 

Advanced Management Programme participants have at least twelve years’ management experience, with at least five years in a general management position involving clear cross-functional and P&L responsibility.

The Advanced Management Programme takes you through a reflective process that enables you to understand fully the way in which you develop and exercise your judgement. The new perspectives gained from faculty and your peers will change your approach to the challenges you face. At the end of the programme, you will have a selection of new ideas and solutions, and will return to the office with a clear strategic plan. Facilitated by INSEAD’s alumni network and online platforms, you will also have a much broader network of international colleagues that you can call upon for future business challenges. 

Participants typically include senior executives such as CEOs, COOs, CFOs and heads of product divisions, geographical regions or other major business units within the private or public sectors. 

Classes typically consist of participants drawn from +30 nationalities. It is this diversity which creates the unique environment at INSEAD, and enriches participants’ learning experience.

You will be required to identify a specific challenge you face in your current role and then go through a structured process to reflect on it. This challenge will become a unifying thread that runs through the entire programme. We would therefore advise you to speak to a programme advisor to discuss whether your transition and objectives are suitable. 

There are a few guidelines that the Programme Director applies in reviewing applications. The intrinsic quality of the applicant – and their potential contribution to the learning environment – also matter a lot. Businesses or business units ought to have a minimum turnover of $30 million and the candidates ought to be CEO or MD. For businesses exceeding $100 million, the candidates can be members of the executive leadership team, maybe one level away from CEO or MD. For companies with turnovers exceeding several $100 million, they might be two levels away, and for businesses exceeding several billion, those who are four levels away can have suitable experience for acceptance.

Programmes that offer alumni status include: the Advanced Management Programme, Transition to General Management, the Management Acceleration Programme, LEAP: Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice, the International Directors Programme and the Challenge of Leadership. Only graduates of our world-famous MBA and other Master Programmes, and participants from these carefully selected Open Programmes are eligible for this status.

In fact, you need those four weeks to gain the distance for reflection on your work and yourself. During this intense and challenging time, you will have a rare opportunity to develop a focused plan for your future – at work and in life. If you take all this into account, four weeks begins to look like a small investment with enormous returns, not just for you but also for your team and your organisation.

The programme is a complete general management programme meaning that the content covers all aspects of leadership for senior executives - including deep self-awareness. The content of the programme is organised into four phases: mega-trends, stakeholders, organisation and processes, and people. Interactive case studies are just one element of the learning process, which also includes reflection groups, 360° feedback, coaching, traditional lectures and simulations.

The Advanced Management Programme is so much more than a four-week educational experience. It is designed to be a learning journey that lasts a lifetime.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants have the opportunity to engage in optional follow-up coaching. The optional coaching sessions help continue the process of reflection that began whilst on campus, deepening your ongoing learning and personal development once you return to the workplace.

Through this coaching, you will be further helped to evolve your strategic vision and plan of action. 

All our Open Programmes are taught in English and participants should be able to exchange complex views, listen and learn through the medium of English.

Places on the programmes are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, taking into consideration the applicant's level, objectives and the diversity of the classes. We recommend that you submit your completed application as early as possible, preferably six weeks prior to programme commencement. The Admissions Committee will review your application and advise you on the outcome as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about which programme may best suit your objectives or for any additional information. 

Some Open Programmes also involve an interview with the programme director as part of the application process. The programme advisor and admissions committee will be able to advise if an interview is necessary when you submit your application.

It is important for all participants that the programme brings together people with an adequate level of general-management experience, professional expertise and business responsibility. The Programme Director personally reviews every application, taking into account the set guidelines, the intrinsic quality of the applicant and his or her potential contribution to the learning environment.

Please ask them not to disturb you, unless there is an emergency. Calls and emails are distractions from the Advanced Management Programme’s intensive learning process. Those who disconnect themselves most effectively are generally those who learn most – and return with most to give to their organisations. Your colleagues and direct reports have much to gain from coping without you too.

The programme is built on the assumption that you will be present during the four weeks without your partner or other family members. Courses, reflection sessions and other activities are often scheduled in the evening. We assume that other evenings are available to complete programme work or to engage in social activities with fellow participants. Previous participants have found that the presence of family members invariably affects their experience and, at times, has been frustrating for both participants and their families.

The INSEAD Certificate in Global Management is a formal recognition of your commitment to continuous learning and professional development and can be completed over a four-year period. You will be taught by world-class thought leaders in their fields and will be exposed to cutting-edge research and the latest trends. For more information, please click here.

Application Process

and Practical Information

 

 

A complete application form must be submitted to the Executive Education Open-Enrolment Admissions and Customer support team.

An application is only considered complete if it has been signed by all the relevant parties:

  1. The applicant
  2. Sponsor(s), if applying through your employer

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications to ensure that each participant fulfils the requirements and any pre-requisite request for the programme. The Admissions Team will then confirm if you are accepted onto the programme.

Should you not be admitted onto your chosen programme, a follow-up conversation between you and the programme advisor is conducted to determine which other programme might be suitable or relevant.

  1. Contact an expert advisor for programme information and for guidance through the process
  2. Submit your complete application form
  3. Receive acceptance notification email by the Admissions Team
  4. Make payment for the programme upon receipt of the invoice
Before submitting your application, please ensure that all relevant documents have been included so that your application is complete.
 
  • Session you are applying for
  • Exact company name, contact and address for invoicing (if applicable)
  • Objectives in attending the programme
  • VAT number (for countries in the EU)
  • CV and updated employment record
  • Company application form (when requested)
  • Candidate and sponsor's signatures

For admitted participants and depending on the programme, an invoice will be sent to the person indicated on the application form as from 4 months before the beginning of the programme.

Payment is due on receipt of the invoice and should be received before the course starts. Further payment details are given on the invoice.

Any queries regarding invoice matters for programmes on the Fontainebleau campus may be directed to execed.europe@insead.edu.

Any queries regarding invoice matters for programmes on the Asia and Abu Dhabi campuses may be directed to the Admissions Team at execed.asia@insead.edu.

The programme fee covers tuition, course materials, lunches on working days as well as the opening and closing dinners. It does not include travel, accommodation and other incidentals.

Participants will have to settle accommodation expenses and other incidentals before the end of the programme.

The INSEAD cancellation policy applies to all cancellations, transfers and postponements of participation received 45 days or less prior to the commencement of the programme. The following cancellation fee shall apply:

  • 45 – 30 days prior to the commencement of the programme 25% of tuition fee
  • 29 – 8 days prior to the commencement of the programme 50% of tuition fee
  • 7 days or less prior to the commencement of the programme 100% of tuition fee

It is therefore important that you inform us in a timely manner if you must cancel your participation.

All cancellations of participation (including substitutions/transfers/postponement) must be confirmed in writing (via email).

For more details, please refer to Open Enrolment Programmes: Cancellation Policy.

We encourage you to check directly with your embassy to determine whether you need an entry visa for the country where the programme will be held.

Taking an Executive Education programme is an important investment in your development. As a participant, you want to be in the most suitable programme with the best impact and your company needs to view it as an investment worth making. Therefore, you sometimes need to build a ‘business case’ to clearly outline why the programme is appropriate. You may need to demonstrate the value and benefits of INSEAD’s Executive Education programmes for your organisation, your department, your team and yourself.

We have put together a document that details some of the additional expenses that you may incur while on a programme at INSEAD. Please note that this is for your reference only, as further information will be given to you at the time of your registration.

Your dedicated programme coordinator will be in touch around 8 weeks prior to your programme start date to communicate information about accommodation.

The approximate cost of on-campus accommodation in Fontainebleau is €850 per week, in Singapore S$1540 per week, and in Abu Dhabi AED 6300 per week.

For more information on accommodation on Fontainebleau campus click here. 

For more information on accommodation on Singapore campus click here. 

For more information on accommodation on Abu Dhabi campus click here.

Both Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses have:

  • An international business library with books, periodicals and online access to business and management issues
  • A restaurant in which lunches are served buffet-style, with a wide variety allowing you to select dishes according to taste and dietary requirements
  • A health and fitness centre on the Fontainebleau campus and within easy access of the Singapore campus
  • A bookshop selling a wide variety of business books, international newspapers and magazines, stationery, basic toiletries, postcards, maps and souvenirs

Our Abu Dhabi Campus, centrally located in downtown Abu Dhabi, is INSEAD’s regional hub to the Middle East.

  • Five-star catering is supplied at the Centre during each programme, allowing participants to choose from a wide selection of local and international delicacies, and to mingle with one another in the dining room
  • Our library is a comfortable and quiet space for studying, housing the latest INSEAD books as well as a small but growing collection of textbooks, general business books, and reference and guide books
  • Participants are housed in nearby hotels, which generally fulfil their health and fitness facility needs, in addition to shops which cater for everyday requirements
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