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 of work experience (with a minimum of eight years post-graduate 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.
COVID-19 Update: You can now initially apply for INSEAD Master Programmes without a GMAT, GRE, EA or TOEFL test score, however, you will still need to submit the scores as soon as they become available as they remain mandatory elements for the final admissions decision.
Our rolling 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 September 2020:
* The TIEMBA round four application deadline has been extended in light of the COVID-19 situation.
Here are the deadlines for the class starting in September 2021:
INSEAD Assessment Days
(A) Last test date for GEMBA Asia intake (ME) Last test date for GEMBA Middle East intake
(EU) Last test date for GEMBA Europe intake (TI) Last test date for TIEMBA intake
COVID-19 Update: Please note that the INSEAD Assessment Days are subject to change due to campus closures. We understand the difficulties candidates are encountering due to the current situation. As soon as you apply, your admissions officer will share with you the latest updates on the different assessment options.
Assessment Dates in Fontainebleau
|Friday, December 6, 2020||Friday, July 3, 2020|
|Friday, January 17, 2020||Friday, July 17, 2020|
|Friday, February 28, 2020||Friday, July 24, 2020|
|Friday, March 13, 2020||Friday, July 31, 2020|
|Friday, April 24, 2020 (TI)||Friday, August 21, 2020 (ME)|
|Friday, May 15, 2020||Friday, August 28, 2020|
|Friday, June 5, 2020||Friday, September 4, 2020|
|Friday, June 19, 2020 (A)||Friday, September 11, 2020|
|Friday, September 18, 2020 (E)|
Assessment Dates in Abu Dhabi
|Thursday, January 16, 2020||Thursday, June 25, 2020 (A)|
|Thursday, February 27, 2020||Thursday, July 9, 2020|
|Thursday, March 19, 2020||Thursday, July 23, 2020|
|Thursday, April 2, 2020||Thursday, August 6, 2020|
|Thursday, April 16, 2020 (TI)||Thursday, August 13, 2020 (ME)|
|Thursday, June 4, 2020||Thursday, September 10, 2020|
|Thursday, June 11, 2020||Thursday, September 17, 2020 (E)|
Assessment Dates in Singapore
|Friday, October 18, 2019||Friday, May 15, 2020|
|Friday, November 22, 2019|
Friday, June 5, 2020
|Friday, December 13, 2019||Friday, June 19, 2020|
|Friday, January 17, 2020||Friday, June 26, 2020 (A)|
|Friday, February 21, 2020||Friday, July 3, 2020|
|Friday, March 13, 2020||Friday, July 10, 2020|
|Friday, April 3, 2020||Friday, August 14, 2020 (ME)|
|Thursday, April 30, 2020 (TI)||Friday, September 18, 2020 (E)|