At a Glance
Unique Learning Experience
The INSEAD GEMBA is a holistic experience - 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.
Listen to this 12-minute audio presentation to get an overview of the key features of this unique programme designed to redefine your leadership skills and accelerate your career.
The GEMBA curriculum combines breadth and depth, theory and practice, hard skills and soft skills. The idea is to make an immediate and lasting impact on your work. However, the GEMBA is not simply an intensive business programme. It is an intense all-round experience and you have to attend – and prepare for – all modules without exception, as well as completing a substantial volume of work between modules.
12 Core Courses
Covers the fundamental disciplines that all business leaders need.
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Accounting
- International Political Analysis
- Leading People and Organisation
- Managerial Accounting
- Prices and Markets
- Process and Operations Management
- Uncertainty, Data and Judgement
- Business and Society
4 Elective Courses
Choose 4 electives to go deeper into subjects of your personal interest.
Key Management Challenges
3 Key Management Challenges
Choose 3 out of a selection of cross-disciplinary courses.
Final Project and Independent Study
- 2 essays focusing on your own experiences of putting GEMBA learning into practice.
- 3 papers reflecting on your chosen Key Management Challenges and their application to your work.
- A project based on a real-life experience to demonstrate your learning across the GEMBA.
Preparation and Independent Study
- Preparation for on-campus sessions, amounting to an average of 10-12 hours of homework per week.
Personal Leadership Development Programme with individual and group coaching
The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) combines a wide range of innovative learning methods designed to expand your range of effective leadership styles. Its runs throughout the programme with on-campus and off-campus elements.
The programme takes place in modular format on the Europe Campus, Asia Campus and Middle East Campus depending on the section you join. Most people opt to start on the campus that’s closest to home, but some decide to build their business travel around modules on the other side of the world. The campuses are equally diverse with world-class faculty. Whichever route you select, you will study on all three campuses and come together as a single class for the second half of the programme. The class graduates together in Singapore.
The professors pushed me to see my blind spots, to understand my implicit and unconscious biases, and to challenge my assumptions.
The Leadership Development Programme has really opened my eyes to my potential, but also to the things that sometimes prevent me from moving forward.
Kareem Al Ghussein
The professors are leading academic practitioners who are charismatic and impart nuanced knowledge with practical real-world and professional applications.
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