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GEMBA 20th Anniversary

Global Executive MBA

Designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop their leadership skills while they continue to advance their current careers.

At a Glance
14 to 17 Months
Three Intakes
Across 3 Campus
Home Campus
Abu Dhabi

Further Your Potential. Redefine the Leader in You.

With an extensive curriculum across corporate finance, accounting, international politics, marketing, and operations, INSEAD’s Executive MBA programme is tailored to develop senior corporate executives with more than 8 years of experience who are leading or aspiring to lead on a C-suite level.

The programme runs over a span of 14 to 17 months and takes place on our INSEAD campus in Asia (Singapore), Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and Europe (France).

Each class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and business backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network. Another unique feature is the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) which includes a programme-long schedule of group coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, designed to develop a leadership style that is authentic to you, thus accelerating your career progress even further.

Why INSEAD Global Executive MBA?

Entrepreneurs and business executives on or nearing C-suite level and senior professionals shared their thoughts about the Executive MBA programme and how it has impacted their leadership development. Watch the video to gain valuable insights from past participants as they share the transformative impact the programme has had on their professional perspectives:

GEMBA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is recognised today as one of the foremost and most prestigious senior leadership development programmes worldwide.  As we celebrate two decades of redefining leadership and look forward to the future, we invite you to become part of this extraordinary journey.

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The INSEAD GEMBA Advantage

Highly Ranked and Globally Recognised

Both the INSEAD Global EMBA (GEMBA) and the Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA (TIEMBA) are ranked amongst the top in the world.

A Unique Focus on Leadership

Our Leadership Development Programme runs throughout the programme, evolving along with your own leadership skills.

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Learning Through Diversity

Unlike other schools, INSEAD doesn’t have a dominant national culture. This enables us to turn diversity into a powerful learning tool.

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Global, Intense & Efficient

With only 51 to 60 days needed away from work over a period of 14 to 17 months, depending on your choice of starting campus, the GEMBA is one of the most efficient routes to a top business degree.

Typical GEMBA Class




Average Age

14 Yrs

Average Years of Work Experience


Working Outside Home Country





Each GEMBA class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and professional backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network.

Career Opportunities

Our global team at the Career Development Centre is dedicated to Executive MBA careers and addresses both your “internal-career” needs (making the most of your career within your present organisation) and your “external-career” needs (making a change outside your organisation).

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Changed employer

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Changed sector, function or geography

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Created or returned
to their own company

Find out how our Career Development Centre works with you during the programme.

Download our full Employment Statistics Report 2022

Admission Criteria

All applications go through a rigorous selection process by our Admissions Team, which involves 5 stages and up to 6 weeks from the date of application submission. Essential criteria include academic background such as GMAT/GMAT Focus/GRE or INSEAD assessment, past international exposure, proven leadership experience, among other factors.

More details about GEMBA application process and criteria

Are You GMAT & GRE Ready?

2 male and 2 female students are smiling while networking in INSEAD programme, indicative of the opportunity to mix with corporate leaders from different industries and countries.

Thinking of applying to the programme? A strong GMAT or GRE score helps us assess your ability to succeed in the programme.

Like many other adaptive tests, both tests require rigorous preparation in the weeks leading up to the exam date. With the right approach and proper planning, however, acing them is well within reach.

Practice the tests on our online simulators to assess your level.

GMAT & GRE Practice Tests

Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA)

The dual-degree Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) provides an additional option for experienced executives. In partnership with one of the world's great universities in Beijing, Tsinghua University, this modular dual-degree programme (ranked third in the Financial Times Global Executive MBA rankings in 2018) develops an in-depth understanding of business in China, from both international and domestic perspectives, which can be applied to other emerging markets across the world.

Bringing together one of China's most elite universities (Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management) and one of the world's top business schools (INSEAD), this partnership provides participants with a unique learning experience and access to two of the world's strongest alumni networks.

Application Details

Investing In Your Future

Financing and Scholarships

15.4K SGD

Average scholarship amount for Asia Section

16.4K USD

Average scholarship amount for Middle East Section

11.6K EUR

Average scholarship amount for Europe Section
18 months

Attend an Event

25 Jun '24

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Spotlight on Africa: GEMBA Alumni Panel Discussion | Online

Join our exclusive virtual session with our GEMBA Alumni from Africa, who will share insights and inspirations from their GEMBA journey. They will share tips on preparing for the admissions test, funding the programme, planning trips across campuses, the INSEAD community, career advancement opportunities, and more.

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Joining us at this event:

Irina Schneider-Maunoury  | Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid, Degree Programmes at INSEAD

Afi Vanderpuije, GEMBA'24 | CEO at Rotan Energy

Arthur Yao, GEMBA’21 | Regional Chief Underwriting & Reinsurance Officer at Allianz Africa

Edwige Senou-Koné, GEMBA’18 | Executive Director Finance, Procurement, HR & Administration at MCA Côte d’Ivoire

Olaedo Osaka, GEMBA’24 | Former Chief Executive Officer (West Africa) at Daystar Power Group

25 June 2024, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (GMT+2)
Open to Public
10 Jul '24

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GEMBA Open Day with Masterclass | Europe Campus

You are warmly invited to come to the INSEAD Europe campus for an afternoon fully dedicated to the Global Executive MBA programme!

Li Huang, Professor of Organisational Behaviour will deliver a masterclass. This is a good opportunity for you to experience the learning environment at INSEAD. 


Then, we will run sessions in which you will:

  • Know more about the programme structure (curriculum, travels, workload, etc.)
  • Meet our GEMBA Alumni who will share about their transformative experience
  • Get some tips to build a strong application
  • Explore the several sources to fund your GEMBA
  • Understand how the programme can support your career development


There will be a networking reception thereafter, where you can mingle with Current Participants of the programme, Alumni and GEMBA Representatives and discuss any specific questions that you might have. Please register to confirm your participation.


12:15 pm Bus departure from Paris Gare de Lyon to INSEAD (booking required)

1:15 pm Registration & Welcome Coffee

1:45 pm Welcome notes

2:00 pm Masterclass Achieving Lasting Influence - Professor Li Huang

3:00 pm Break

3.30 pm Programme Overview

4.00 pm Career Development Support

4.30 pm How do you fund your GEMBA?

5.00 pm Break

5.30 pm Application Presentation

6.15 pm Campus Tour

6:45 pm Alumni Panel

7:45 pm Cocktail

8:45 pm Bus departure to Paris Gare de Lyon (booking required)



Achieving Lasting Influence

Synopsis: Being able to influence stakeholders is one of the most important aspects of being a successful leader. Indeed, many would argue it is THE core aspect of leadership success. In this masterclass, we will introduce a framework that helps you understand the key levers in exerting lasting influence. We will discuss tactics that can help you translate the framework into an actionable roadmap by Li Huang, Professor of Organisational Behaviour.



INSEAD Europe Campus is located on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau and just a stone's throw away from the town centre. It lies within easy reach of all major airports and rail systems connecting Paris with the rest of the world.


A bus will be organised from Paris Gare de Lyon to our Campus in Fontainebleau, departing at 12:15 pm. Please send us an email if you need a seat by clicking here.


Fontainebleau France
Fontainebleau France
10 July 2024
Open to Public
18 Jul '24

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Elevate your Career with the Global Executive MBA | Online

You are cordially invited to attend our upcoming online session: Elevate Your Career with the Global Executive MBA. Michael Wort, Assistant Director of Executive Career Development, will provide insights into the career development journey within the Global Executive MBA programme. You will also have the opportunity to hear success stories from our alumni who have successfully made career transitions. Ahmed Ali, Assistant Director of GEMBA Marketing and Recruitment, will introduce and facilitate the discussion.

To view time zones in other countries, click here.

18 July 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm GST
Open to Public