Global Executive MBA

INSEAD - The Business School for the World

14 months
107571 EUR/year
107571 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Executive MBA programme at INSEAD - The Business School for the World takes place in fully integrated campuses across three regions: Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). The GEMBA offers experienced executives an intensive 14 to 17-month fast-track to the top via one of the world’s most prestigious and multicultural business schools. 


Each class of the  Global Executive MBA programme at INSEAD - The Business School for the World has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and business backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network. 

Another unique feature is the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) which includes a programme-long schedule of group coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, designed to develop a leadership style that is authentic to you, thus accelerating your career progress even further. 

The GEMBA Advantage 

  • Highly Ranked and Globally Recognised
  • A Unique Focus on Leadership
  • Learning Through Diversity
  • Global, Intense & Efficient

Career Development 

GEMBA participants have diverse needs for career support. You may be part of an organisation where you are already on your way to building a successful career, or you may be looking to progress your career in a new organisation or a new field. 

Our Career Development team is dedicated to Executive MBA careers and addresses both your “internal-career” needs (making the most of your career within your present organisation) and your “external-career” needs (making a change outside your organisation). In both cases, INSEAD is recognised by companies worldwide as a key source of talent and career development.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Corporate Finance  
  • Financial Accounting  
  • International Political Analysis  
  • Leading People and Organisations  
  • Macroeconomics  
  • Managerial Accounting  
  • Marketing  
  • Prices and Markets  
  • Process and Operations Management  
  • Strategy  
  • Uncertainty, Data, and Judgment  

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

ROUND 2: 06 March  (Asia); 11 April (Middle East); 10 May (Europe)

ROUND 3: 24 April  (Asia); 13 June (Middle East); 12 July  (Europe)




On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The online application comprises:

  • Select INSEAD EMBA Assessment, EA, GRE or GMAT 
  • Profile Information: The profile information is hard facts about you and your history, similar to what you will have in a detailed resume. While not all fields are mandatory, the more information we have, the better understanding we will have of your history and potential. 
  • Job Description and Motivational Essays
  • Two professional recommendation letters 
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • CV
  • English Certification
  • Photograph

Tuition Fee

  • International

    107571 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 125500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 months.
  • EU/EEA

    107571 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 125500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 months.
  • GEMBA Europe Fees: €123,000
  • GEMBA Asia Fees: SG$196,000
  • GEMBA Middle East Fees:  US$135,000


INSEAD Scholarships 

  • INSEAD merit and need-based scholarships for GEMBA candidates whose profiles will help further the programme's objectives as a vehicle for promoting international leadership and business practice.
External Funding    
  • Explore different global funding methods for your GEMBA, including Prodigy Loan, Global Foundations as well as a list of funding options by country. 

Company Support

  • The support of your employer is absolutely essential to success in the GEMBA. Here is a handy list of tips to start the discussion with your company.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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