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Participants of the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA

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 & Shenzhen; Shanghai Alumni Center

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

25 Jun '24

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Spotlight on Africa: GEMBA Alumni Panel Discussion | Online

Join our exclusive virtual session with our GEMBA Alumni from Africa, who will share insights and inspirations from their GEMBA journey. They will share tips on preparing for the admissions test, funding the programme, planning trips across campuses, the INSEAD community, career advancement opportunities, and more.

To view time zones in other countries, click here.​

Joining us at this event:

Irina Schneider-Maunoury  | Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid, Degree Programmes at INSEAD

Afi Vanderpuije, GEMBA'24 | CEO at Rotan Energy

Arthur Yao, GEMBA’21 | Regional Chief Underwriting & Reinsurance Officer at Allianz Africa

Edwige Senou-Koné, GEMBA’18 | Executive Director Finance, Procurement, HR & Administration at MCA Côte d’Ivoire

Olaedo Osaka, GEMBA’24 | Former Chief Executive Officer (West Africa) at Daystar Power Group

25 June 2024, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (GMT+2)
Open to Public
10 Jul '24

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GEMBA Open Day with Masterclass | Europe Campus

You are warmly invited to come to the INSEAD Europe campus for an afternoon fully dedicated to the Global Executive MBA programme!

Li Huang, Professor of Organisational Behaviour will deliver a masterclass. This is a good opportunity for you to experience the learning environment at INSEAD. 


Then, we will run sessions in which you will:

  • Know more about the programme structure (curriculum, travels, workload, etc.)
  • Meet our GEMBA Alumni who will share about their transformative experience
  • Get some tips to build a strong application
  • Explore the several sources to fund your GEMBA
  • Understand how the programme can support your career development


There will be a networking reception thereafter, where you can mingle with Current Participants of the programme, Alumni and GEMBA Representatives and discuss any specific questions that you might have. Please register to confirm your participation.


12:15 pm Bus departure from Paris Gare de Lyon to INSEAD (booking required)

1:15 pm Registration & Welcome Coffee

1:45 pm Welcome notes

2:00 pm Masterclass Achieving Lasting Influence - Professor Li Huang

3:00 pm Break

3.30 pm Programme Overview

4.00 pm Career Development Support

4.30 pm How do you fund your GEMBA?

5.00 pm Break

5.30 pm Application Presentation

6.15 pm Campus Tour

6:45 pm Alumni Panel

7:45 pm Cocktail

8:45 pm Bus departure to Paris Gare de Lyon (booking required)



Achieving Lasting Influence

Synopsis: Being able to influence stakeholders is one of the most important aspects of being a successful leader. Indeed, many would argue it is THE core aspect of leadership success. In this masterclass, we will introduce a framework that helps you understand the key levers in exerting lasting influence. We will discuss tactics that can help you translate the framework into an actionable roadmap by Li Huang, Professor of Organisational Behaviour.



INSEAD Europe Campus is located on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau and just a stone's throw away from the town centre. It lies within easy reach of all major airports and rail systems connecting Paris with the rest of the world.


A bus will be organised from Paris Gare de Lyon to our Campus in Fontainebleau, departing at 12:15 pm. Please send us an email if you need a seat by clicking here.


Fontainebleau France
Fontainebleau France
10 July 2024
Open to Public
18 Jul '24

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Faculty Masterclass & Alumni Panel Discussion | Singapore

You are warmly invited to attend our upcoming INSEAD Faculty Masterclass & Alumni Panel Discussion in Singapore to learn more about the INSEAD Master Programmes. Our Recruitment team will provide insights into the curriculum, admissions process and career opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to have your questions answered during the Q&A session and interact with alumni during a networking reception. Please register to confirm your participation.

Masterclass Topic: Organizations in the Age of Algorithms

Synopsis: Professor Phanish, Professor of Strategy, the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design at INSEAD will present and discuss his forthcoming book “Re-Humanize: Keeping organizations human centric in the age of algorithms” (Penguin, Fall 2024). Organizations are a means to help us accomplish collectively what we cannot individually. But they are also social contexts that are the natural habitat for homo sapiens. Prof. Phanish argues that advances in algorithmic technologies, particularly AI, can alter the balance between these two roles of organizations in our societies. He proposes that we can preserve the balance by thinking carefully about how to absorb algorithmic technologies into our organization designs.

Venue: Google Singapore

Address: 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, #03-71 Mapletree Business City II, Singapore 117371, click here for map

Main Room name: SG-SIN-MBC2-7-B70 1 Fuji, Level 7 

Breakout room: SG-SIN-MBC2-7-B80 41 Mount Cook, Level 7

For parking:

Guests can park close to MBC II Block 70.

Please do take note of the charges for the parking are as seen below:

Mondays to Fridays

7:00am - 6:00pm - $2.30 per hour or part thereof

6:00pm - 12:00am - $1.30 per entry

2:00am - 7:00am - $2.50 per hour or part thereof


6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration & Reception

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Masterclass by Prof. Phanish (Organizations in the Age of Algorithms)

8:00pm - 8:30pm: Q&A with Professor Phanish on A.I, moderated by Sudhir Sharma, Google

8:30pm - 9:30pm: Alumni Panel Discussion – MBA & GEMBA/TIEMBA Breakouts

9:30pm - 10:00pm: Networking

Joining us at the event:

Kee Min Chin | Co-founder & CEO, Power-Up Tech | GEMBA'16

Joel Panugayan | Head of Global Supplies Marketing, HP | TIEMBA'21

Lukas Louis Krattinger | Strategy & Innovation Lead New Farming Ecosystem, Syngenta | EMBA'23

Claudius Steinhoff | President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Singapore Pte Ltd | EMBA'23

Kristin Unbehend | Digital Group Director | DKSH | EMBA'23

Pranav Mehrotra | Strategic Pursuits & GTM Lead, Google Cloud, Google | MBA18'J

Karthik Rajeswaran | APAC Web3 Market Acceleration Lead, Google | MBA'18J

Kaly Nguyen | Regional Client Partner, SuperApps, South-east Asia, TikTok | MBA'21J

Singapore Singapore
Singapore Singapore
18 July 2024, 6:30 pm- 10:00 pm
Open to Public

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