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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)

A Curriculum Designed Around Your Career Objectives

Delivered by both Tsinghua and INSEAD faculty, the TIEMBA is designed around several essential components: Core Courses, Elective Courses, Key Management Challenges and a Final Thesis. The programme is further strengthened by a distinctive Leadership Development Programme which runs throughout the course of study. In addition to your time spent on campus, you will also need to allow time for independent study, pre-course preparation and post-course assignments. The TIEMBA programme’s modular format is specially designed to allow you to put new ideas and techniques straight into practice within your organisation.

Course Curriculum

12 Core Courses

During the first seven modules, you will take compulsory courses covering the breadth of global business. Exams usually take place at the end of each module.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Data, Models and Decisions
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics and the Chinese Economy
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Process Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Talent Management
  • Strategy Management

4 Elective Courses

Electives allow you to delve deeper into the topics of your choice – with pass/fail assessment to encourage you to leave your comfort zone. They are held over two weeks during the French summer, when INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus is at its most idyllic. The module is shared with INSEAD’s Global Executive MBA classes to ensure greater choice – and new networking possibilities. Alumni are also invited to return, further broadening your network and offering you a chance of truly lifelong learning after graduation. Electives currently offered (but varying according to demand) include:

Applied Corporate Finance

  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Financial Management


  • Brand Management
  • Customer Insight
  • Strategic Market Orientation


  • Industry and Competitive Analysis
  • Investments
  • (Big) Data Analytics for Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

  • Private Equity, Growth Equity and Venture Capital
  • Realising Entrepreneurial Potential
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship: Managing Innovation to Drive Growth
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Building Impact Ventures

Organisational Behaviour

  • Power and Influence in Organisations
  • Psychology of Leadership

Decision Sciences

  • Management Decision-making
  • Negotiations

9 Key Management Challenges (KMCs)

KMC courses – run before and after the Electives – cover broad, multi-disciplinary, whole-company issues, reflecting the uncertainty, changeability, open-ended problems and incomplete information of real life. You will usually be assessed through written assignments based on your experiences at work. Choices typically include:

  • Digital Economy
  • Financial System in China
  • Frontiers of Chinese Contemporary Issues Research
  • Future Thinking
  • Managerial Psychology
  • Sustainability & Innovation for Business
  • Techmark Management Simulation
  • Winning in Emerging Markets
  • Your First Hundred Days


The final component of the programme is your thesis: a live case study with you as the central character. With support from the faculty, you will write about a real-world project, such as a new venture or corporate innovation – with ample time to work on it after the final module. Following the “defence” of your submission at Tsinghua, your work will also be translated into Chinese and published for all to read.

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.


Programme Schedule

As a working professional, the TIEMBA programme allows you to advance your skill sets as you work. You will be on campus typically for a week-long session, every six weeks. Overall, you will be spending 12 weeks on campus spread across 22 months.

22 Months

Duration of Programme

60 Days

Approx. Days Out of the Office

4 Countries

China, France, Singapore, UAE



Duration, Campus

Core Courses
  • Sep 2024
  • Oct 2024
  • Nov 2024
  • Jan 2025
  • Feb 2025
  • Apr 2025
  • May 2025
  • 8 days, China
  • 6 days, China
  • 9 days, Singapore
  • 8 days, UAE
  • 8 days, China
  • 5 days, China
  • 9 days, Singapore
Elective Courses
  • Jul 2025
  • 12 days, France*
Key Management Challenges
  • Oct/Nov 2025
  • Dec 2025
  • Feb 2026
  • 8 days, China 
  • 7 days, China
  • 5 days, Singapore
Thesis Defence
  • May 2026
  • China
  • Jul 2026
  • China


*Programme schedule is subject to change. During the electives modules, TIEMBA participants will have the chance to meet and network with participants of the other GEMBA sections at INSEAD.

Attend an Event

29 Feb '24

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EMBA Campus Tour & Live Q&A | Asia Campus

Come and discover our INSEAD Asia Campus! You are warmly invited to visit us, join a campus tour led by a recruitment team member, and attend a live Q&A session to learn more about the INSEAD Global EMBA (GEMBA) and Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) programmes. You can ask any questions you may have about INSEAD to our staff representative. Please register to confirm your participation. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: 29 February 2024, Thursday

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: INSEAD Asia Campus - 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138676

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Practical Information

INSEAD Asia Campus is located at the corner of the Ayer Rajah Avenue and North Buona Vista Road in the Knowledge Hub district of Singapore. The school’s convenient location is 15 minutes from the financial district and 30 minutes from Changi Airport. 

MRT Station: One North.

Asia Campus Singapore
Asia Campus Singapore
29 February 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Open to Public
29 Feb '24

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Meet our GEMBA Alumni | Paris

Join us over a drink to chat and learn more about the INSEAD Global Executive MBA. Meet Alumni who will share about their fascinating and transformative GEMBA journeys, offering insights and inspiration. Amandine Cornut from the GEMBA Recruitment team will be present to answer your questions about the curriculum, the format and the admissions process. You will also have the opportunity to meet other like-minded professionals looking to further their career. Seats are limited so register now.

Venue: Salon Massenet, InterContinental Paris - Le Grand, 2 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France


Paris France
Paris France
29 February 2024, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open to Public
06 Mar '24

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Meet our Global Executive MBA Alumni | Munich

You are warmly invited to attend our upcoming EMBA Afterwork to learn more about the INSEAD EMBA Programme. Amandine Cornut, Assistant Director, EMBA Marketing and Recruitment, and our alumni will share insights on the curriculum, admissions process and career opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to ask them all of your questions. Please register to confirm your participation.


Hôtel Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten, Maximilianstraße 17, 80539 Munich | Map


Bettina Sonnemann

INSEAD GEMBA’19, Senior Director Strategic Partnerships EMEA @Microsoft

Sebouh Yeghiayan

INSEAD GEMBA’23, Program Manager, Corporate Strategy & Ventures @Intel Co

Zsolt Parkanyi

INSEAD GEMBA’19, Senior Area Manager, Real Estate and Facilities DACH @Amazon

Munich Germany
Munich Germany
06 March 2024, 06.30 pm to 09.00 pm
Open to Public

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