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Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA

Designed by INSEAD and China's prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, take your career across borders with this programme.  

At a Glance
22 Months
One Intake
Home Campus
China (Beijing, Shanghai & Shenzhen)

Admission Process

Chinese Nationals from Mainland China

TIEMBA Application Process

Pre-application Assessment

Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their CV for a pre-application assessment by the admissions team. You may either email it to [email protected] (INSEAD Admissions team) or [email protected] (Tsinghua Admissions team).


Prerequisites for admission into the TIEMBA programme include submitting an online application form and the required supporting documentation listed below.


Select TIEMBA Assessment, EA or GMAT

GMAT or Executive Assessment (EA)

If you are planning to use a GMAT or EA score to apply to the programme, rather than our own TIEMBA Admissions test – you will need to submit your scores in parallel with your application. For GMAT, please use the following code:


Business Programs, Executive MBA Programmes

If you are selected for the next stage of the application, you will be required to attend the interview session at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

If you are considering taking the GMAT, we encourage you to practice the test on our online simulator to help assess your level.

GMAT Practice Test

TIEMBA Admissions Test

If you are planning to sit for a TIEMBA admissions test instead of applying with the GMAT or EA, you will be required to sit for the test and attend an interview (both conducted on the same day) at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Do note that you will need to submit your application at least two weeks before your Assessment Day.

National Entrance Exam

Chinese Nationals from Mainland China who wish to enrol in an EMBA programme are required to take an entrance exam. This rule was introduced by the Ministry of Education, China, in 2016. Chinese Nationals who are enrolling in the TIEMBA programme will have to obtain a Conditional Acceptance Letter from both INSEAD and Tsinghua University before registering online for the entrance exam. Registration is open in October 2021 and the entrance exam will be held at Tsinghua University in December 2021.

The National Entrance exam is a 3-hour test consisting of four segments: 1) English Reading Comprehension 2) Logic and Data Interpretation 3) Case Analysis and 4) Business Judgment. For more information on the exam, visit 

We strongly encourage interested applicants to submit your applications early to ensure timely registration of the entrance exam.

Learn more about preparing for the National Entrance Exam. 

You may also email [email protected] or call +86 10 6279 6274/5799 for more details.

List of Required Documents

  • CV
  • Colour Copy of Passport
  • Colour Copy of ID
  • Application Form
  • Two Recommendation Letters: Two professionals who are qualified to comment on your professional achievements and career potential. They will both have to fill in our online reference form (available via links in the online application) in English, ranking your strengths and answering specific open-ended questions.
  • Colour Copy of Original Degree Certificate (Certificate in Language other than English or Chinese must be accompanied by a certified English translation)
  • Colour Copy of Original Transcript (Transcripts in Language other than English or Chinese must be accompanied by a certified English translation)
  • GMAT/EA score (applicants may choose to take the INSEAD Assessment test on campus as an alternative)
  • For admitted applicants who graduated from a university outside mainland China, you are required to certify your degrees by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MOE).

Download Step-by-step Application Guide