INSEAD is a school that promises cultural diversity, career development, and a network beyond comparison. With more than 60,000 alumni spread across over 170 countries around the world, both past and present students have been empowered to prosper in business globally. This has also allowed students from the African diaspora to use this synergy for business growth on the continent. Imagine a school that brings people together. A place that builds and develops leaders who transform business and society. Enter the place of higher education and learning, INSEAD.
When I started my Executive MBA, I knew that my final project would focus on Blue Ocean strategy. I read the book, co-authored by two INSEAD professors, back in 2005. Doing an EMBA fifteen years later, in the place where the framework was first developed, had a special meaning to me. However, I did not simply want to apply the framework to a company.
Discover more about the GEMBA programme from our participants as they share why they chose INSEAD's GEMBA, their class experience, diversity within the cohort and tips for future participants.
I have always been grateful for the high-quality education that my professors provided to me throughout my childhood and early adult life, despite the limited resources and difficult conditions they faced in Brazil. Frankly, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today without their teachings. Until recently, I thought that gratitude was all that I could offer to them for helping me build my future and showing me that education is one of the most efficient ways to reduce inequality.
An INSEAD Executive MBA offers a lifetime of returns, both professionally and personally. But it is also an investment that needs to be carefully considered and planned. Most participants fund their EMBA through a combination of loans and personal savings. To complement this, you can apply for a scholarship or approach your employer for financial support. INSEAD scholarships
I am now in the heart of the programme. It’s already been four months since I started the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) at INSEAD. Two modules have passed, we have already studied six different Core Courses and taken as many exams. Twenty years after I finished my studies, here I am again —a 45-year-old student! The first word that comes to mind when I think of these past few months and that perfectly sums up my impressions is “Diversity”.
The GEMBA has been an unforgettable experience so far. Recent times have made everything more challenging and at the same time more meaningful because all those previously trivial and taken-for-granted moments now become rare and valuable opportunities to create memorable stories and friendships. It has been four months since the official start of the programme, and I have somewhat gotten used to this high level of uncertainty and agility!
The INSEAD Executive MBA is an intensive programme with a rigorous curriculum. As part of the admissions process, you must take either the INSEAD Assessment, the GMAC Executive Assessment (EA) or the GMAT. All of these tests evaluate your academic aptitude, including quantitative and verbal skills. The application process will vary slightly depending on which test you choose:
The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Class of 2022 started their journey in 2020 on our three campuses in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Meet some participants from this extraordinary group of ambitious and inspiring professionals who have firmly set their sights on the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead! Asia Section Catherine Chan Malaysian Group Safety Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong
In 2000, INSEAD inaugurated its Asia campus in Singapore. With this bold step, INSEAD became the first business school to have two full-fledged campuses with permanent faculty - one in Europe, the other in Asia. Since then, the school’s vision evolved from "creating a bridge between Asia and the rest of the world” to bringing together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society globally. We have also added the Middle East campus in Abu Dhabi, as well as the San Francisco Hub.