The TIEMBA has given me a high-level view of business management, the smartest classmates, and networks from both Tsinghua and INSEAD. 
Sungchan Chu

Sungchan Chu

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Nationality/Passport: South Korean Year of graduation: 2023 Current Role: Associate IAS Manager

Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I was the only Korean working in Boston Scientific China, and I'm a reserved captain of ROKMC (Republic of Korea, Marine Corps).

So, what made you decide to pursue the TIEMBA, and why did you choose INSEAD?

After a two-year expat experience in China, I realised that this ultra-attractive market has huge potential. I chose to pursue the TIEMBA so that I could learn more about business in China and the dual degree programme was the perfect fit for what I was looking for.

INSEAD also has some of the best faculty in the world, and I really like their motto, “The business school for the world.” As for Tsinghua University, its branding power in the Chinese market is magnificent, not to mention its faculty and network that are heavily involved in every aspect of Chinese government policy. I chose this course without any hesitation.

If you were to describe your experience in one sentence, what would it be?

It is transformational. 

Has the TIEMBA helped you in your career so far?  

The TIEMBA has given me me a high-level view of business management, the smartest classmates, and networks from both Tsinghua and INSEAD. 

Could you tell us more about the curriculum so far and your learning experience?

It is a very comprehensive and transformational experience for me. I really like that the course module starts with a Techmark simulation, which enabled me to be engaged in various kinds of decision making processes with my team members.

After that, we were trained in essential hard skills, such as accounting, corporate finance, managerial accounting, micro-economics, macro-economics, and so forth. During organisational behaviour, and the leadership development programme (LDP), I could spend more time on reinforcing my soft skills with established theories and group works.

Every course is very intensive, and involves a lot of group work, which allows me to deeply connect with each and every member of our batch. 

What advice would you give to someone who might be interested in pursuing an INSEAD Masters programme?

Do it.