You can apply to the TIEMBA through INSEAD or Tsinghua University. Either way, the criteria and process are the same.
Experience and Potential
We look for people with both management experience and leadership potential. Members of our current class have an average of 14 years of work experience (with a minimum of eight years post-graduate work experience), including at least five years of managing teams and/or projects. Just as important, they have the desire and potential to excel as senior business leaders.
The TIEMBA is intensive, rigorous and challenging. So we insist on a solid academic foundation – usually demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised college or university, and the GMAT, EA, INSEAD Assessment or the Tsinghua Test.
If you are preparing for the GMAT, try our online practice test.
Our participants are expected to share cross-cultural experiences that others can learn from. That is why we look for people who have lived, worked or studied abroad – or who work for international companies with clients, suppliers or other stakeholders overseas.
The programme is designed for people with a strong interest or experience in Asian business. It is best suited to people living and working in the region (or planning to) – or whose work has a particular focus on Asia.
There are five application rounds in total, but the final application date may differ for different nationalities due to regulations in China. Please review the dates in the table as well as the information for Chinese applicants from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan below and contact us if you would like to clarify further.
3 July 2023
11 September 2023
Last round for Chinese applicants from Mainland China
4 December 2023
Last round for Chinese applicants from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
|4 March 2024|
|15 April 2024|
For Chinese Nationals from Mainland China.
For Chinese Nationals from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
The INSEAD Assessment is now available online.
Once you have submitted your application, your admissions officer will share available assessment dates with you.