04 November 2010

An unmatched international and multicultural EMBA programme in the Middle East for executives, family business owners and entrepreneurs in the region

Insead profile

The INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), now in its eighth year, is regarded as one of the best in the world. Designed for experienced professionals, and delivered in a modular format over a compact period, this programme will develop your leadership potential while you continue to advance your current career.

Getting an EMBA from INSEAD … offered a golden opportunity to have an excellent network of elite people who are currently occupying executive positions worldwide

Executive vice-president, Pharma Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan

The GEMBA leverages INSEAD’s three hubs in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), and the Middle East (UAE), to provide an unmatched international and multicultural experience.  You will be exposed to a diverse group of experienced, talented fellow participants from many countries. 

The choice of either the Europe-Asia section in France or the Middle East section in Abu Dhabi offers a convenient format for participants based in these regions, while also ensuring a truly global experience.

The integrated structure of the programme allows you to visit all three INSEAD campuses and give you the opportunity to meet your sister GEMBA sections, forming one global cohort for the second half of the programme and further developing your understanding of global practices.

The programme consists of 12 weeks of residential study divided into one or two week modules. During that time, you will learn the latest business ideas and concepts and apply them in your business. Our outstanding faculty and pedagogy offers the best that INSEAD has to offer. We will challenge your assumptions and practices and will inspire you.

Like INSEAD, our participants are entrepreneurial. We will work with you to enhance your ability to contribute to society. The leadership development process provides a unique arena for exploring, experimenting and improving your leadership style. Through self-reflection and group work, supported by our experienced leadership coaches, you will discover new things about yourself in a safe and supportive environment.


Address: 4th Street (Muroor Road), Abu Dhabi

Tel: +971 2 651 5200




Status of establishment: Ranked 4th in the world by the UK’s Financial Times 2010 rankings

Date founded: In the UAE since 2007

Head/principal directors: Stephen Mezias, academic director, INSEAD Abu Dhabi campus

Typical costs: $90,000 for Global MBA course

Areas of specialisation: Finance, international politics, macroeconomics, management accounting, marketing, organisational behaviour, prices and markets, production and operations management, strategy

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