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 12 years work experience, including several years 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 or the TIEMBA entrance exams.
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.
Our staged admissions process offers you a choice of four application deadlines, but we recommend applying as early as possible. Here are the deadlines for the class starting in June 2018 and graduating in January 2020:
If you are planning to use a GMAT score to apply to the programme, rather than our own test – you will need to submit your GMAT score in parallel with your application.
INSEAD Assessment Days
If you are planning to sit for an INSEAD admissions test instead of applying with the GMAT, kindly refer to the list of INSEAD Assessment Days below to book a slot. Do note that you will need to submit your application at least two weeks before your Assessment Day.
For Chinese Nationals
PRC Nationals who wish to pursue TIEMBA are required to take an additional entrance exam. This rule was introduced by Ministry of Education, China, in 2016. We strongly encourage applicants who are enrolling to the TIEMBA programme to obtain a Conditional Acceptance Letter from either INSEAD or Tsinghua University before registering online for the exam. The registration for the December 2017 exam is open from 10 to 31 October 2017.
Additional Note to applicants holding Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan passports: you are required to obtain an Acceptance Letter from INSEAD or Tsinghua University before 28 February 2018. Hence, we encourage you to submit your applications by 28 January 2018. Please note that dual-citizens (e.g. Canadian/Hong Konger) are not affected by this requirement.
INSEAD Assessment Days
Assessment Dates in Fontainebleau
|Friday, 17 November 2017||Friday, 20 July 2018|
|Friday, 8 December 2017||Friday, 27 July 2018|
|Friday, 19 January 2018||Friday, 10 August 2018|
|Friday, 16 February 2018||Friday, 17 August 2018|
|Friday, 30 March 2018||Thursday, 24 August 2017|
|Friday, 13 April 2018||Friday, 31 August 2018|
|Friday, 4 May 2018 (final date for June 2018 intake)||Friday, 7 September 2018|
|Friday, 1 June 2018||Friday, 14 September 2018|
|Friday, 8 June 2018||Friday, 21 September 2018|
|Friday, 15 June 2018||-|
|Friday, 6 July 2018||-|
Assessment Dates in Abu Dhabi
|Thursday, 23 November 2017||Thursday, 12 July 2018|
|Thursday, 7 December 2017||Thursday, 19 July 2018|
|Thursday, 18 January 2018||Thursday, 26 July 2018|
|Thursday, 22 February 2018||Thursday, 2 August 2018|
|Thursday, 29 March 2018||Thursday, 9 August 2018|
|Thursday, 26 April 2018 (final date for June 2018 intake)||Thursday, 16 August 2018|
|Thursday, 10 May 2018||Tuesday, 28 August 2018|
|Thursday, 7 June 2018||Thursday, 20 September 2018|
|Thursday, 21 June 2018||-|
|Thursday, 5 July 2018||-|
Assessment Dates in Singapore
|Friday, 13 October 2017||Friday, 25 May 2018|
|Friday, 27 October 2017||Friday, 8 June 2018|
|Friday, 24 November 2017||Monday, 18 June 2018|
|Friday, 15 December 2017||Friday, 22 June 2018|
|Friday, 12 January 2018||Friday, 29 June 2018|
|Friday, 9 February 2018||Friday, 6 July 2018|
|Friday, 6 April 2018||Friday, 13 July 2018|
|Friday, 27 April 2018||Friday, 20 July 2018|
|Friday, 4 May 2018 (final date for June 2018 intake)||Friday, 24 August 2018|
|Friday, 9 February 2018||Friday, 28 September 2018|