Our mission

INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society.

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco) and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD's business education and research spans the globe. Our 165 renowned faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 students in our degree and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programmes each year.

Our founding values

  • Diversity as a source of learning and enrichment :We are free from any dominant culture or prevalent dogma; we are open to, and respectful of, other views; we learn through the exchange of ideas and experiences.
  • Independence as a governance principle: We believe in intellectual freedom and are autonomous in our financial, institutional and academic planning and decision-making process.
  • Rigour and relevance in teaching and research: We encourage diversity in research and teaching methods with no single school of thought or methodology predominating; what matters is rigor and impact on management as an academic discipline, on business practice, and in the classroom.
  • Closeness to the international business community: We partner with the international business community to explore and disseminate management knowledge; we believe in the role of business as a force for improving people's lives.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: We are willing to experiment and innovate; we are ready to take risks and manage the results of our actions.


INSEAD's modular Global Executive MBA programme (GEMBA) takes place in fully integrated campuses across three regions: Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (United Arab Emirates). 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 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 of more than 63 000 alumni in 175 countries.

The GEMBA curriculum combines breadth and depth, theory and practice, hard skills and soft skills. It includes core courses, elective courses and key management challenges. The Leadership Development Programme, running throughout the programme, 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. 


Modules every 2 months across our 3 campuses (France, Singapore, United Arab Emirates)

Total of 12 weeks


Europe section: November 2023

Asia section: August 2023

Middle East section: October 2023

234 participants

Number of nationalities: 54
Men/Women Ratio: 70/30
Average Age range: 31-47
Length of Work Experience: Average 13 years

We are looking for experienced executives with intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn and challenge themselves in a rigorous academic programme. We welcome applications from around the world regardless of race, religion, gender or financial status and our aim is to build a top quality, exciting, dynamic and diverse class.

Admissions criteria

  • Proven Leadership: INSEAD is looking for applicants who can demonstrate their potential as leaders. We will consider your professional experience and past performance when assessing your application. Participants in a typical class have an average of 14 years work experience, and at least three years in a management role in charge of teams and/or projects.
  • Academic Capacity: The INSEAD GEMBA is intensive, rigorous and challenging. You must have a sound academic foundation: an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised college or university (although in exceptional circumstances, we may waive this requirement) and the Executive Assessment (EA), GMAT or the INSEAD Assessment.
  • International Outlook: We attract applicants with cross-cultural sensitivity and an international outlook. We consider applicants who have lived, worked, or studied abroad or who are working for international companies or on an international level with clients, suppliers or other stakeholders. In addition to English, all participants will need to demonstrate at least basic knowledge of a second language in order to graduate.
  • Ability to Contribute: We seek candidates who demonstrate a clear desire for intellectual growth, both in the classroom and through working on group projects. Participants are expected to contribute proactively and share the insights they have gained throughout their professional and personal experience.

Admissions process

  1. Submit your online application
  2. Pre-selection 
  3. Executive assessment OR GMAT OR INSEAD internal assessment
  4. Committee review and final decision



Tuition fees

The GEMBA Europe tuition fees for the November 2023 intake are €136,500 including VAT.
The GEMBA Middle East tuition fees for the October 2023 intake are US$137,500 including VAT.
The GEMBA Asia tuition fees for the August 2023 intake are SG$205,000 including 7% GST.


Email: gemba.info@insead.edu

Website: https://www.insead.edu/master-programmes/gemba

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