GEMBA vs TIEMBA – Which programme is suitable for you?

INSEAD’s Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) and the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) are more similar than they are different. Both are modular programmes tailored for experienced executives to hone their leadership skills and advance their careers to the next level.

Apart from the course curriculum, application processes and admission criteria that are similar, what makes the two programmes different? Find out from the table below.

Single-degree programme: INSEAD Dual-degree programme: INSEAD & Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
Course duration: 14-17 months (with final year project) Course duration: 22 months (with final year thesis)
Participants have access to the INSEAD Alumni network Participants have access to both INSEAD and Tsinghua University alumni networks
Conducted across three campuses: Fontainebleau (Europe), Singapore (Asia) and Abu Dhabi (Middle East) Conducted across four campuses: INSEAD's campuses in Fontainebleau (Europe), Singapore (Asia) and Abu Dhabi (Middle East) and Tsinghua's campuses in Beijing and Shenzhen (China)
Curriculum delivered by INSEAD faculty Curriculum delivered by both INSEAD and Tsinghua faculty
Provides global exposure and perspectives Provides global exposure and perspectives, with a heightened focus on Asia, in particular, the greater China region

Past Participant Profiles

Lone Bliksted

"I wanted a school with as diverse a crowd as I could find. I was seeking to encounter people with different frames of mind as well as different nationalities. At work, you surround yourself with people who are all similar, but the INSEAD diversity makes life richer and more interesting. The core course content was pretty much as expected. So was the hard work: there’s lots of preparation, reading and exams. But in class, I discovered a lot more than I expected to. With 92 people in our section and an average of 10-plus years’ of work experience per person, there was a thousand years of experience feeding into each class."

Lone Bliksted, Head of Business Development, eBay (Denmark)
Class of 2013, GEMBA

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Dr Steven Fang

"The opportunity to interact and learn from a truly global cohort of professionals was something that no other programme I've been on could offer. I've gained a much deeper and meaningful understanding in the way business is done in China. This was enabled me to work much closer with my Chairman, who is a Beijing professional and highly decorated business individual. The TIEMBA program is for the outward looking professional that seeks global exposure, with a leaning towards Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship."

Dr Steven Fang, Partner at Clearbridge Accelerator & Founder of Cordlife Singapore
Class of 2012, TIEMBA

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