The GEMBA Is Not Simply A Programme. It Is A Worldwide Community.
Although the GEMBA is part-time and modular, each class fuses rapidly into a tight-knit group because of the intensity of the experience, the shared learning and, particularly, the Leadership Development Programme.
During The Programme
The GEMBA experience includes an intense and varied social life, similar to the INSEAD MBA programme. It’s hard to generalise, as social events vary from campus to campus and from class to class, but there are organised dinners during each module and official social committees for each section, as well as ample opportunities for informal socialising. Events range from the casual (networking sessions over burgers in Fontainebleau) to the exotic (desert safaris and camp fires in Abu Dhabi).
After The Programme
After graduation, classmates tend not only to stay in touch but also to organise worldwide social events, such as skiing holidays or city breaks. The connections between GEMBA alumni and current classes are also unusually close, as past participants can come back to join the Elective Courses in Fontainebleau every year. Many of them attend these electives, eager to see old friends, make new ones and learn together. Once again, this shared learning results in stronger relationships than could be forged by an ordinary reunion.
INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and transform organisations.
Together, my wife and I are nomads, leading our ideal life. We tell people we have location-independent portfolio careers. And it’s all thanks to INSEAD that we made that choice.
Abel van Staveren
Freelance CFO and Non-Executive Board Member
My colleagues told me I’d changed after each module.
I felt that it was time to ramp up my career, rather than take a break, so the idea of a modular Executive MBA was very appealing
Finance Manager for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO),
an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO)
Partners and Families
Partners and children enrich and enliven our community. In return, we try to make sure that they benefit from the INSEAD experience in every possible way.
Country of residence: Bahrain
The Leadership Development Programme made him much more self-aware. He knows his good points and weaknesses much better than before.
Country of residence: Lebanon
I discovered 3 new countries: Singapore, UAE and – thanks to the peer exchange – Sri Lanka.
Country of residence: Australia
Supportive” is the key word. You need to clear the decks and give a little bit more to make life easier. There’s a lot riding on it and it’s only a short time in the scheme of things.
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Yes, INSEAD has organised events for GEMBA partners. These are tailor-made for each GEMBA class, so can vary from year to year.
Full-time INSEAD faculty constitutes the majority of the GEMBA teaching team. Some faculty are engaged in teaching within the full-time MBA programme as well, and most of them have substantial experience in high-level Executive Education.
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