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The diversity in the EMC is second to none. Participants from a wide range of backgrounds are drawn to this programme by a perception of being at a crossroad in their lives and wanting to build on their experiences towards an even greater sense of meaning.
Our aim is to build a top-quality, exciting, dynamic and diverse group of participants, and we welcome applications from around the world regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.
With this in mind, participants who are successful in joining the programme all convey intellectual curiosity, have the ability to self-reflect and the desire to learn and challenge themselves in a rigorous academic programme.
Academic capacity, professional experience and potential to be an agent of change
You should have an undergraduate degree and over 10 years of professional experience, or a Master’s degree and at least five years of professional experience, or a PhD, MD, or JD and at least three years of professional experience. We also consider the quality of your achievements and motivation over the course of your career.
Interest in psychological approaches to management and self-development
You should demonstrate a desire to understand yourself as a first step towards understanding others. We seek candidates who have a clear motivation for intellectual growth, both in the classroom and beyond.
Ability to contribute to the INSEAD experience
We seek candidates who will contribute proactively and share the insights they have gained throughout their professional and personal experience.
We try to make the process as simple and smooth as possible. The following process should take three to six weeks, depending on the flow of applications, and we'd encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Step 1: Application
Fill in and submit the application form online. Your application will be considered complete only when all required material has been submitted. To help you with the application process, please download our step-by-step Application Guide below. Learn more about starting your EMC application.
Step 2: Pre-Interview Conversation with Admissions (phone)
If your written application meets the required standard, our Admissions department will schedule a phone conversation to answer your questions about the programme.
Step 3: Interview with a Programme Director (in person or virtual)
Assuming all is in place, we will arrange a time for a Programme Directors to meet you.
Step 4: Decision
As soon as we’ve made our decision, we’ll let you know the outcome. As this programme is one of the most popular at INSEAD, it is no reflection on your ability to be put on the waiting list. Conversely, we may accept very late applicants who add the right mix of diversity and experience to the class.
Applications are completed online and we process them once they have been submitted. However, as seats fill quickly, we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. Early places are awarded on individual merit and subsequent applications are considered in the context of the group that is forming.
Please contact us to check availability of upcoming programmes.
Upcoming programme start dates:
- Asia (Singapore): 01 June 2023
Europe (Fontainebleau): 20 September 2023
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If you have any questions related to our programmes or application procedures, we are here to help you.
How does this differ from other programmes on change?
In this programme, business and psychological aspects of it are fully intertwined. Other programmes often focus either more on the business or clinical perspective.
Is there any difference between the Asia and the Europe programme?
The same programme is offered on both campuses. Each group is highly diverse, takes up and works with the material in their own way.