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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

Relevant and Rigorous

The Executive Master in Change (EMC) programme is developed and designed in collaboration with industry leaders and supported by leading companies in technology, banking and consulting. This continued business input ensures an integration between management practice and intellectual rigour.


EMC Curriculum

Meet the Programme Directors

Course Curriculum

The programme consists of eight on-campus modules of three to four days each (including a weekend). In addition, participants will also have a total of 60 hours of “practicum” (various experiences designed to apply the course content and bring the clinical perspective alive) in between modules as well as written work, readings and group calls. The programme concludes with a Master Thesis.

Programme Schedule

  Start date End Date Length
Module 1 6 March 2024 9 March 2024 4 days
Module 2 9 May 2024 11 May 2024 3 days
Module 3* 3 July 2024 6 July 2024 4 days
Module 4* 25 September 2024 28 September 2024 4 days
Module 5 4 December 2024 7 December 2024 4 days
Module 6 6 February 2025 8 February 2025 3 days
Module 7* 9 April 2025 12 April 2025 4 days
Module 8 25 June 2025 28 June 2025 4 days

*Includes Practicum

Please note that all dates are subject to change.

Please refer to the Admissions Page for the latest application deadlines

  Start date End Date Length
Module 1 30 May 2024 2 June 2024 4 days
Module 2 6 September 2024 8 September 2024 3 days
Module 3* 7 November 2024 10 November 2024 4 days
Module 4* 23 January 2025 26 January 2025 4 days
Module 5 27 March 2025 30 March 2025 4 days
Module 6 13 June 2025 15 June 2025 3 days
Module 7* 28 August 2025 31 August 2025 4 days
Module 8 30 October 2025 2 November 2025 4 days

*Includes Practicum

Please note that all dates are subject to change.

Please refer to the Admissions Page for the latest application deadlines

Learning Methodology


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.

The main premises are:

  • Much of what happens to us is beyond conscious awareness
  • The past is the lens through which we can understand the present and shape the future
  • Nothing is more central to who we are than the way we express and regulate emotions
  • We all have blind spots – and others can help us to see them more clearly.

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.

The programme is designed to provide a safe, reflective transitional space, where you can step back, gain perspective and even experiment with yourself. You will explore deeply emotional topics and be asked to share in a way perhaps never experienced before, but you will always feel protected – and you will also laugh as you learn.


The class is closely supervised by two programme directors who are both present for every session – teaching, facilitating or containing the learning.

Much of the learning takes place in small groups, which provide a framework for peer coaching. Each director looks after three groups, whose members are shuffled at various points during the programme.


The academic content of the programme is delivered through a variety of methods:

  • Recommended reading
  • Lectures from world experts
  • Masterclasses
  • 360-degree feedback instruments
  • Simulation exercises
  • Discussion sessions and group work

However, unlike most business school programmes, there are no case studies of external situations. Instead, participants are themselves invited to act as “live case studies”, but only if they wish.