27 November 2009

The Global Executive MBA leverages Insead’s three hubs in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), to provide an unmatched international and multicultural experience in a convenient, modular format.


You will be exposed to a diverse group of experienced, talented fellow participants from many countries, developing your leadership potential while you continue to pursue your current career.

  • 15-month duration
  • Takes place on Middle East campus (eight weeks total), the Asia campus (two weeks total) and Europe campus (one week), with one further week in either of these two campuses.
  • Commences 8 October 2010 and culminates with graduation in December 2011
  • There are 10 modules (on-campus stays) consisting of 12 weeks of on-campus work. There are roughly four-five weeks of off-campus preparation and assignments

Name: Insead

Address: Abu Dhabi Campus, PO Box 48409, Al-Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tel: (+9712) 446 0808

Fax: (+9812) 446 0303



Contact for information on the programme: Jamal Mahgoub

Date founded: Insead celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In addition to its campuses in France and Singapore, Insead Abu Dhabi was launched in 2007 offering executive education. A Middle East section of Insead’s highly rated global executive MBA will start classes in September 2010 in Abu Dhabi. This section will draw participants from across the region (GCC, East Africa, central and south Asia) and highly placed expatriates

Head/principal directors: Frank Brown (dean of Insead); Javier Gimeno (dean of executive MBA)

Staff/student ratio: 35-40 students per faculty

Number of academic staff: 145 faculty members from 36 countries

Number of full-time students:126 executive MBA students worldwide plus Middle East section to be

launched in October 2010

Proportion of female students: 20-25 per cent

Proportion of female staff: 50 per cent plus

Proportion of overseas students: 90 per cent

Proportion of sponsored students: Approximately half receive some form of financial support. All participants are given time by their companies to attend the programme

Proportion of self-funded students: Approximately half are self-funded

Typical costs: $90,000 for Global EMBA Abu Dhabi Section

Areas of specialisation: Key elements programme: Business fundamentals – mastering the management disciplines; Managerial practices and application of knowledge – mastering broad-based management challenges, action-oriented and practical application of content; Leadership development process – hands-on and comprehensive leadership development process

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