Embodying a remarkably wide range of backgrounds and experiences, successful INSEAD Executive Master in Finance candidates set themselves apart with demonstrated quantitative skills, academic excellence, strong interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills, and the desire to succeed in an ever-changing and competitive, global business environment. Our Executive Master in Finance admissions process is designed to ensure the best possible fit between you and the INSEAD EMFin programme.
Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) Admission Requirements
Academic foundation: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised college or university.
GMAT, GRE or GMAC® EA
You can apply with either of these tests: GMAT, GRE or GMAC® Executive Assessment (EA). For GMAT and GRE, there is no minimum required but you should aim to achieve a score at or above the 75th – 80th percentile in the quantitative section. Find out more about the assessment options here.
Applicants should have an average of seven years’ experience in a finance-related role. However, applicants with less experience who demonstrate strong quantitative skills and exceptional maturity through their professional and personal experiences may also be considered.
We operate a staged admissions process with groups of participants admitted at each of the four rounds. Competition for each of the rounds is equal, but the earlier you gain admission, the more time you have to secure financing and arrange logistics. The online application form typically opens two months before each application deadline.
Admissions Deadlines for the September 2019 Intake
We operate a staged admissions process with groups of participants admitted at each of the four rounds.
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- If you choose to delay submission of your application until the following round of the same intake, your application form details will be saved automatically. Note that access to your form will be temporarily disabled from 00:00am (Central European Time) on the day of the deadline, as the system will shut down for about four days. Access to your form will resume once the temporary shut down period ends, so you can continue editing it thereafter.
- Please bear in mind that if you miss all four rounds of a particular intake, your application form and its entire contents will expire. At this point, you will be required to complete a new application from scratch, for the next intake.
- To be included in a specific round, applications must be complete and submitted by 23:59 Central European Time on the day of the deadline.
- For a smooth application experience and to avoid the peak submission period, we strongly encourage you to submit your application a couple of days prior to the application deadline.
- Competition for each round is equal regardless of the intake or round you apply for. We review the pool of applications submitted within each round independently, keeping the “offer ratio” (percentage of candidates accepted vs. applications received) fairly constant across all rounds.
- Applicants will hear from Admissions regarding a decision approximately one (1) month after submitting their completed application.
EMFin Application Checklist
To apply to the programme, you must submit an application form online and the required supporting documentation listed in the Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) application checklist below. After you submit the online application, you will receive a summary of your application and your application status will be visible on the Dashboard of the online application centre.
The entire application process is done via our online application system. You are able to work on different sections of the application separately. Please make sure to save all your data before logging off so you can return to work on it at a later stage.
The supporting documents must be included in your application and received before or on the day of the application deadline. Your application will not be evaluated until all of the items in the link below have been received, in addition to the online elements listed above. Please attach your supporting documents via the online application system.
Your transcripts should indicate both diploma and grades achieved from each college or university that you have attended. We accept transcripts in English or French. All others must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Each transcript must bear the official seal and signature of the institution.
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What Are Your Assessment Options?
The INSEAD Executive Master in Finance programme is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders that will drive the finance industry into the future. Applicants must either take the GMAT, the GMAC Executive Assessment (EA) or the GRE – all of which provide a uniform and standardised way of evaluating candidates’ aptitude to cope with the intensity and breadth of the programme.
Find out more about the difference between the assessment options.
If you have any questions related to our programmes or application procedures, we are here to help you.
Since this is a post-experience master’s programme we prefer applicants with at least seven to ten years of experience in a finance-related role. Applicants with less experience who demonstrate strong quantitative skills and exceptional maturity through their professional and personal experience may also be considered.
Since this is a rigorous academic programme, the GMAT/GRE is a mandatory admissions requirement and cannot be waived. We do not have a minimum score needed to apply, but you would most likely need a score in the 80th percentile or better to be competitive with the other applicants. Most of our applicants are within the 680 – 720 range. Since this is a finance programme, more weight is given to the quantitative section of the GMAT test; but the verbal score should not be too far off from the 75th – 80th percentile target.
The application process is entirely online, and you will be able to upload soft copies of your transcripts and degrees. Once you have been offered a place on the programme, we will ask you to send us hard copies of your certified transcripts and degrees.
Once your file is complete, the Admissions Committee will review the application and will take a decision. You will be advised of the final decision by an email within 3 weeks of the admissions deadline.
Yes, we are open to reviewing CVs from potential candidates and giving feedback on their profiles. To submit your CV or ask specific questions, please contact us.
If you choose to delay submission of your application until the following round of the same intake, your application form details will be saved automatically. Note that access to your form will be temporarily disabled from 00:00am (Central European Time) on the day of the deadline, as the system will shutdown for about four days. Access to your form will resume once the temporary shutdown period ends, so you can continue editing it.
Please bear in mind that if you miss all four rounds of a particular intake, your application form and its entire contents will expire. At this point, you will be required to complete a new application from scratch, for the next intake.