EMC Programme




The Executive Master in Change was developed from the phenomenally successful INSEAD Executive Education programme of the same name. This ran for 11 years until it became a Master in 2011 - and was always oversubscribed. The only major change from the previous highly effective format is the addition of the eighth module, a Master thesis and practicum (supervised coaching/consulting practice).  

The EMC is a programme about human relations and behaviour – applied to management and drawing on a broad range of academic disciplines - and uses techniques from coaching, consulting and change management.

  • General and Organisational Psychology
  • Psychodynamics and Psychoanalysis
  • Cognitive Theory
  • Even The Latest Neuropsychological Research.



The EMC programme runs for 18 months and allows participants the opportunity to attend it either on our Fontainebleau or Singapore campus. The programme consists of 8 on-campus modules of 3 to 4 days each (over a weekend). Participants will also have 50 hours of “practicum” (supervised coaching and consulting practice), a Master thesis of up to 50 pages as well as written work, readings and phone contact between modules.

Programme Dates


Learning Methodology



The Clinical Approach

The term “clinical” simply implies that real-life situations are examined – as opposed to “theoretical” knowledge. All of the programme’s learning is derived from real life or can be applied to it.

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Learning From Each Other In A Safe, Reflective Space

At INSEAD you will be in a classroom with peers from all over the world, who will bring a rich set of perspectives to bear on the challenges you face.

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More Traditional Pedagogical Methods

The academic content of the programme is delivered through a variety of traditional methods. recommended reading, lectures from world experts and more.

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Anatomy Of A Module – And Time In Between

The “content” tends to be delivered on days 1 and 2 of each module, interspersed with experiential exercises and small group sessions.

The Saturday of each module is usually structured in a more fluid way, seizing opportunities for learning that may have arisen during the previous days. Usually, we also embark on a participant case study each Saturday.

Each programme day, regardless of the format, opens with 30 minutes of reflection for participants to reconnect with each other and their issues.

Before modules 3, 4 and 7 there is a practicum supervision day. Each small group meets its practicum supervisors, who are all highly experienced clinical supervision professionals or professors.

Before each module, you will need to do preparatory reading. And after each module you will be asked to write your programme director a confidential one-page reflection paper and a 6–7-page case paper (in a format of your choosing), linking your learning to your self and your professional life. The case paper is read by the members of your small group and your programme director and discussed in a 2-hour group telephone conference.

We anticipate that you will need to spend about 10 hours per week between modules – reflecting, reading, writing and preparing. More work may be required when you complete your practicum assignments and write your thesis.

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If you already know you are going to miss a module, please consider a future iteration of the programme. It is compulsory to attend all modules without exception.

You will need to be prepared to complete approximately 10 hours of homework per week. More homework will be required during the practicum and Master's thesis stage.

No, you can attend the programme either fully on the Europe or on the Asia campus.

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