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INSEAD Executive Master in Change

Executive Master in Change

A unique programme that will take you deep into the basic drivers of human behaviour and the hidden dynamics of organisations.

At a Glance
18 Months
8 on-campus modules of 3 to 4 days each (incl. weekend)
Three Intakes
March, June, September

Leading People and Organisations Through Transformation

The INSEAD Executive Master in Change (EMC) is a programme unlike any other.

With a convenient modular schedule that allows you to study while you work, it is a personal development pathway that takes you deep into the basic drivers of human behaviour and the hidden dynamics of organisations. 

By integrating business education with a range of psychological disciplines, the EMC prepares you to assume roles in leading organisations, drive individual and organisational development, and successfully execute change management. 

Participant profile

  • Managers and Leaders transforming organisations
  • Industry experts, C-Suite and Senior Professionals
  • Coaches and Consultants guiding clients through change
  • Senior HR professionals
  • Psychotherapists coaching change agents

How you benefit

  • Sophisticated change leadership. Develop your capability and authority to lead people and organisations through transformation. Understand yourself as an instrument of change and learn how to empower others to champion change. 
  • Psychological and systems approach to change. Assimilate knowledge and frameworks to effect behavioural and organisational change, integrating human and system complexity. Gain a deep understanding of the role of emotions, the economy of knowledge and developing human capital. 
  • Career and personal development. Study in a diverse, global cohort to support your personal development journey through peer and individual coaching. Move from success to significance. 
  • Strong international network. You will join the INSEAD family of over 66,000 influential alumni across 180 countries with 160+ nationalities. 

Effective Change Management - The INSEAD Executive Master in Change

Typical EMC Class

Each class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and business backgrounds. In an EMC classroom, you will maximise your learning by challenging your assumptions and broadening your perspectives.





Average Age


Average Years of Work Experience

Discover the Programme

Explore the EMC experience through the eyes of our participants and alumni. Click on the tiles below to discover different facets of the programme through a range of articles, videos, podcasts and blogs. 

The Executive Master in Change is accreditated Mastère Spécialisé by CGE, Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

Attend an Event

12 Dec '23

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Meet EMC Programme Directors in Amsterdam

You are warmly invited to attend our upcoming Roundtable discussion with our Programme Directors on Self-as-instrument: how can you enhance your effectiveness in change processes?

With the speed and complexity of today’s developments and challenges, constant change is a given. The EMC programme revolves around the question why change is often a difficult and messy process. We believe that leading change is in part so difficult because we have incomplete or wrong assumptions of both human complexity and organisational complexity. In this session, we will discuss the concept of self-as-instrument that is used at EMC. This concept is embedded in the system-psychodynamic paradigm that offers a new lens for understanding the unconscious and non-rational aspects of self, other individuals, and organisations. We will explore how can you make use of our own felt experiences to enrich your observation capacities, create space for collective thinking and sense making and lead transformation. We will give examples of how this concept will change the way you work and lead in various roles within and with organisations. Please register to confirm your participation.

Joining us at this event:


Katharina Kopf | Assistant Director, EMC, Marketing & Recruitment


Erik Van De Loo | Affiliate Professor of Organizational Behaviour

Saskia De Maat | Adjunct Professor of Organsational Behaviour

Venue: Hotel Park Plaza Victoria, Damrak 1-5, 1012 LG Amsterdam (Map)


6:00 pm | Registration and welcome

6:30 pm | Informal Discussion and Q&A with Programme Directors around finger food and drinks

8:00 pm | Closing

12 December 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open to Public
23 Jan '24

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Fireside Chat with EMC Programme Directors

You are warmly invited to attend our in-person event on our Asia Campus in Singapore. After an introduction about INSEAD and the Executive Master in Change programme, you will hear from Programme Director Michael Jarrett, Professor of Management Practice & Organizational Behaviour and EMC Programme Director about the main concepts developed in the programme and how you can apply the learnings to lead successful change in your own organization.

You will also have the opportunity to ask all your questions after the exchange and during the networking cocktail. We will be joined by Professor Lee White, Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behaviour and EMC Programme Director, EMC team and alumni.


6.30 pm: Registration & Refreshments

7.00 pm: Introduction to INSEAD and EMC programme

7.10 pm: Fireside Chat | Professor Michael Jarrett, EMC Programme Director

7.40 pm: Q&A

8.00 pm: Networking cocktail with Alumni

9.00 pm: End

Practical information 

INSEAD Asia Campus is located at the corner of the Ayer Rajah Avenue and North Buona Vista Road in the Knowledge Hub district of Singapore. The school’s convenient location is 15 minutes from the financial district and 30 minutes from Changi Airport. MRT Station: One North.

Asia Campus

1 Ayer Rajah Ave, Singapore 138676

Singapore Singapore
Singapore Singapore
23 January 2024 , 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Open to Public
22 Feb '24

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How to Gain your Organization's Support for your EMC Studies?

Hear from our alumni how INSEAD’s Executive Master in Change transformed their work practice, mindset and approach. We will start with a short introduction and overview of the EMC curriculum and admissions process by Katharina Kopf, Assistant Director, EMC, Marketing & Recruitment. You can then ask all your questions to our alumni panelists during our Q&A session. The event will provide insights into how the EMC enables participants to understand themselves and others in order to lead people and organisations through transformation. Please register to confirm your participation.


Online via Zoom Webinar | To view time zones in other countries, click here.

22 February 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (GMT+1)
Open to Public