Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Program By INSEAD |TopMBA
  • Degree EMBA
  • Program Type Executive MBA
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Specializations General Management
  • Fees(EUR) 128775-
  • Min. experience 13

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+ 27 others shortlisted this program

INSEAD is the only school that offers a modular Global Executive MBA programme (GEMBA) 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, while making an immediate impact in each student’s organisation. This GEMBA is designed for early to mid-career professionals. It aims to help students to develop their full potential and open doors to truly global career opportunities.

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. 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. 

About University

Business School for the World

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.


The INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) prepares you for a business career with a wide range of choices across different industry sectors, including and not limited to consulting, financial services, technology, FMCG, industrials, consumer and luxury goods and healthcare.

Designed to empower the next generation of well-rounded, agile-thinking and innovative individuals who are ready to make a positive impact in today's society. The INSEAD Master in Management is more than a programme, it is a journey that starts with who you are, and leads to what you want to achieve.


Average Age: 22

Duration: 14 to 16 months

Fontainebleau & Singapore, with optional study trips to Abu Dhabi, China and the USA

Work Experience: 0 - 2 years

The INSEAD Master in Management is a rigorous 14 to 16-month programme comprising of five periods, each lasting eight weeks and concluding with an exam and a professional exposure component. Within each period, there will be five weeks of teaching, career and skill workshops, and two weeks of experiential practical blocks. The practical blocks will enable you to apply your knowledge to real-life business scenarios, further reinforcing the concepts learnt in the core courses. In the final period, you will be able to choose your electives from a variety of subjects.

Read what are students have to say about the MIM


Designed for early to mid-career professionals, this programme will develop your full potential and open doors to truly global career opportunities.

With three fully-integrated campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience. The accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.


Average Age: 29

Duration: 10 months

France or Singapore campus

Average Work Experience: 6 years

Personal Leadership Development Programme

Our students describe the journey:

P0: Gearing up for the Start of Your INSEAD MBA Journey/ To help students better prepare for an intensive MBA journey ahead, the INSEAD programme team will be connecting with you to kickstart your MBA experience even before you step foot on campus.

INSEAD P1: After five years of working in my previous job, I realised that my learning curve (knowledge vs time) had become shallow. Working in an engineering team, I eventually got involved in people and project management tasks. Yet the lack of a formal management toolkit in my qualification’s portfolio restricted my access to greener pastures (stronger leadership roles). Considering the brand equity and discovering my right fit, the INSEAD MBA seemed to be the answer to all my discomposure.

P2: Over in a Flash… It’s the last week of class here in P2 and we have our first finals in four days.  Somehow this period managed to fly without I or most of my classmates noticing.  I guess this is what they mean when they say time flies when you’re having “funWhereas in Period 1 almost every weekend was filled with adventures to new, exotic locales, Period 2 was when reality set in.  Summer internship recruiting started in a most intense type…

Halfway Through the World - P3 in Abu Dhabi ; The official first work day of our second half of the INSEAD MBA programme. The 40+ of us in Abu Dhabi just spent an entire eight hours in a Crack the Case session with David Ohrvall. The first time I saw the electives list for P3, my thought was “I wish I could do all of them”. INSEAD’s curriculum is divided in two main pieces: the core courses, which lay the foundations of your knowledge and take place during P1, P2 and P3 (the first three periods of INSEAD), and the elective courses, which you can choose from a broad array of options and go deeper in specific topics.

It was of course still a high-pressured and fast-paced environment, as is the nature of a one-year MBA programme. This is true especially in P4, as the recruitment period for full-time positions after graduation has already begun. However, there are still many self-organised activities among students which I enjoyed participating in, and which helped foster closer connections with my MBA classmates.

By the time the last period, affectionately known as P5, of INSEAD arrived, the atmosphere shifted from a busy stress to a more relaxed and social climate compared to the first two periods. Even for those of us that were still looking for jobs, we had already finished most of our required classes, therefore our focus now was in strengthening the bonds with our classmates; some has spend P4 in the Wharton Business School of Pennsylvania.

In short, our alumni often say that their year at INSEAD was life-changing!

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