Launched in 2007 the Tsinghua – INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) is a unique partnership between INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business school, and Tsinghua, one of China’s most prestigious universities. The programme takes place across INSEAD’s three campuses in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Fontainebleau (France), and Tsinghua’s campus in Beijing.

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A distinctive feature of the TIEMBA program is Key Management Challenges (KMCs), a series of general management courses that deepens students’ understanding of managerial practices.

Application Deadlines

 Round 1: 28 September 2018

 Round 2: 11 January 2019

 Round 3: 15 March 2019

 Round 4: 19 April 2019

Application Fee: €250

Admissions Facts

 Program length: 18 months

Average age of new entrants: 37 years old

 Require standardized test: GMAT or INSEAD EMBA (PRC students will have to take an additional entrance exam in December mandated by the Chinese Ministry of Education)

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 12 years

Application Essays

Season: 2019


Please give your objectives of attending the TIEMBA Programme. What would you like to achieve over the next 5 years, and how could TIEMBA contribute to achieving these plans? What are your alternatives to this programme? ( 500 words approx.)


Give a candid description of yourself, stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses. (500 words approx.)


Please describe one of your most enjoyable experiences in life, preferably from your business context.Where did it originate? In retrospect, what did you learn about yourself and about others? (500 words approx.)


Please describe a situation, either work or personal, where you faced particular frustration or difficulty. What was the outcome and what did you learn from the experience? (500 words approx.)


Tell us about someone who has especially influenced your choices in life. (500 words approx)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2019

INSEAD TIEMBA requires 2 recommendations from connections either in professional or academic capacity

Admissions Verdict


Highly Selective

“The INSEAD TIEMBA burst into global EMBA rankings with a bang starting ranked 4th in the highly recognized FT rankings with its very first cohort. With an intake of about 40 every year, the INSEAD TIEMBA is one of the most competitive, most distinguished and most renowned EMBA programs in the world.” Consultant2019

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