Come with an open mind and high expectations, be prepared to invest your time and energy to learn in and outside of campus, and most importantly spend time and get to know your cohort - you will learn a lot from each other.
The TIEMBA is an intensive programme, provides relevant course work, knowledgeable professors, and a very diverse student background; I am learning a lot and finding it very beneficial.
The life paths of the participants intersect in the course and as a result, each individual gains insights into other cultures and ways of working.
My advice would be, if you are interested in pursuing an INSEAD Masters programme, do it for yourself.
The experience has enlightened me to learn about the Chinese culture, and in particular taught me more about doing business in China.
Coming from all around the world to share their experiences, expand their network and transform their leadership skills, the INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Class of 2023 and Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) Class of 2024 embarked on their journey to new success across our campuses in Singapore, Fontainebleau, Abu Dhabi, and the Tsinghua campus in Beijing.
To begin with, almost every MBA student has a story to tell. However, unlike many MBA aspirants, I decided to go for an MBA 16 years ago, on the evening of April 23, 2005, when my grandfather surprisingly ask me, “What would you like to do in life?". I replied, "An MBA". However, I did not realise then that it would take me another 16 years to finally go on my MBA journey. So why did it take me 16 years and why now? The short answer will be - no time and resources, but it really boils down to right timing.
From the early stage of my career I always leaned toward nurturing a strong expertise. I believe dedication will always pay off in one way or another. The idea of applying for an MBA was in my long term agenda with no rush. Across the years, my trading role naturally evolved into a mid-ranked managing position.
It has been one year since the opening ceremony of the TIEMBA Class of 2022. Since then, six modules out of 10 have been completed. Currently, my cohort is planning how we will use our thesis projects to individually demonstrate all that we have taken away from the programme thus far. The sixth module this past July gave us the opportunity to learn non-technical skills that are not related to a specific business field.
The Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA programme is a dual-degree programme designed by INSEAD and China's prestigious Tsinghua University.