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

Any queries regarding invoice matters for programmes on the Asia and Abu Dhabi campuses may be directed to the Admissions Team at

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



INSEAD’s world-class, comprehensive business leadership General Management Programmes will equip you with the skills, knowledge and the confidence to achieve a successful transition on your journey to becoming a great business leader. Created and delivered by some of the world’s best faculty, each one of these programmes will challenge assumptions and enhance leadership skills, delivering a broader vision to both you and your organisation. Depending on your level and experience, we offer the Advanced Management Programme, Transition to General Management, Management Acceleration Programme and the Asian International Executive Programme.

It is all about the amount of experience you have and the stage you are at in your career. Transition to General Management participants generally have extensive management experience (eight to ten years), and are making the transition from functional to general management. If you would like to compare the Transition to General Management programme with the other general management options, take a look at our easy-to-use table. We also strongly encourage you to get in touch with Frédérique Arlaux to discuss the various options in relation to your specific needs and abilities.  

In fact, you need these two modules to gain the distance required for reflection on your work and yourself. Our faculty also need that time to cover the ambitious curriculum. More importantly you need these two modules to go through the uniquely INSEAD process of 'unlearning' and then 'relearning' about business from an entirely different angle. The programme runs four times a year to accommodate even the most hectic schedule.

Recognising the needs and diverse locations of many senior executives, the Transition to General Management programme allows participants to complete their two modules of two weeks on either the Fontainebleau (France) campus, or Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses. Alternatively, we now offer the programme in Fontainebleau and San Francisco. 

The obvious answer is that business is more international than ever before. But the more subtle answer to this question is even more convincing. With so many different national and cultural perspectives to learn from, you really will start to see things differently. By challenging your old assumptions, you will become aware of new possibilities and start to understand how very different people think.

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.

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.

We think our diversity is our distinguishing feature. INSEAD is probably the only school where you will find 30 nationalities in the same class. And it is certainly the only school where no nationality will predominate. Our faculty are among the best (and most diverse) in the world too. 



If you have any questions related to our programmes or application procedures, we are here to help you.


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