We see the light at the end of the tunnel ... and it is not a train moving in our direction. Quite the opposite, it is a feeling that you get when you are very close to the finish line but you actually don't want to cross it because it is all about the journey itself not so much about the destination. My GEMBA'22 journey started 10 months ago and there are four months to go. The last module was the Electives in July and, without exaggeration, a mind-blowing experience.
The title of this article is quoted from one GEMBA alumnus in a conversation we had over zoom prior to the start of the GEMBA programme in a networking session during the daunting lockdown periods in 2020. I vividly remember his exact words: As much as I will tell you, it’s difficult to do justice to the experience you’d undergo in the electives during your GEMBA journey; it’s the gemstone of the programme.
Physicist Albert Einstein once said that “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity”. For organisational leaders who roll up their sleeves and continue to find ways to demonstrate success in the face of challenge, this is especially true.
I am now 10 months into the GEMBA journey, with only two more modules left to finish it off; and I can’t help but feel that it has gone so fast. Don’t get me wrong, these 10 months have really been a transformational experience; this programme makes you challenge yourself in every possible aspect, which not only made me grow as a better professional, but also as a better person.
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain At the Executive MBA level, the end of the Core Modules is like the midpoint in a full marathon. Although we are closer to the finishing line, we are still living with some uncertainties ahead of us.
With dedicated resources at your disposal from the day you start your Executive MBA journey, INSEAD’s career development curriculum has been specifically designed to support candidates to reach their desired career outcomes. Whether seeking growth within a current organisation, looking to explore a new career path, or embarking on a new venture – the career development team is there to support you every step of the way.
The professional world can easily be harsh. Having a strong purpose in the job you have makes you cope with it way easier and tackle challenges as they appear
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.
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