Global EMBA Programs

Program Overview
Start Date: February 2016
Program duration: 15 months
Residencies: In 7 locations around the globe
Curriculum: General management curriculum with 8 core classes, 3 multi-term courses, optional electives, and optional concentrations or certificate

Admission Requirements
Minimum 10 years work experience
Online Application
225 USD Application Fee (waivers available)
Recommendation Letters
Sponsorship Letter
Admissions Interview
Travel visa(s) & passport

Tuition, fees, supplies: 166,000 USD (for the class beginning in 2016)
Scholarships & loans available

Typical Class Profile
Class Size: 40 – 60
Average Age: 39
Average Work Experience: 15 years
Women: 23%
Non-U.S. Citizenship: 38%
Students with Advanced Degrees: 32%

Program facts
Duration – 6 international residencies across 14 months. Each module lasts 12 days.
Dates – June 2016 – July 2017
Program Fees – $154,200 USD
Financing – Students can apply for scholarships, financial aid, or bank loans.
Language of Instruction – English
Degree – Graduate with two MBA diplomas from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School.
Average age – 40
Average work experience – 16 years

Those holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for consideration for admission. In addition, applicants should have 8 years postgraduate professional experience and have the quantitative aptitude needed to succeed in this rigorous program.
Considerations will also be given for a very few number of exceptional applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degrees but have demonstrated strong leadership capabilities, managed large scale organizations and have proven track record of career progressions.

Submit An Application:
CV or Resume
8 years of work experience minimum
Personal Statement of Purpose
Two Recommendations
Academic Records
Employer Letter of Support
Proof of English Proficiency For non-native English speakers
GMAT score report (Only if requested to confirm quantitative skills)
Interview (By invitation only)

The Global Executive MBA is a one class, two track program. Participants can choose to begin their program with an emphasis on either Europe or the Americas. As the program progresses the two tracks fully integrate, further enhancing the diversity of the class.

Participants are expected to be fully dedicated during the residential sessions and devote an average of 15-20 hours/week between them.

Bimonthly Structure
Core Program: Five 2-week sessions and one 1-week session
Elective Modules: Two 1-week sessions
Final Week: One 1-week session and graduation
Total of 14 weeks over 16 months
Workload between residential sessions around 20 hours per week
Starts February 2016. Ends May 2017

Admission Process
The Global Executive MBA is a selective program that seeks high-caliber participants from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and as class size is limited, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Before applying, we encourage you to contact us. You will be assigned an Admissions Mentor who will review your CV at the early stages of your information-gathering process, helping you to evaluate the suitability of the program to your needs.

Admitted students can defer their program participation for up to one year until the next programs start date.

Profile requirements
– A minimum of ten years of work experience, with relevant managerial experience.
– Strong career progression.
– Bachelor-equivalent degree.
– Proficiency in written and spoken English.
– Solid analytical skills.
– Proven ambition to succeed.
– The ability to commit to a rigorous academic program.

Admission Requirements
– Completed online application.
– Two letters of recommendation. One recommendation must come from a current immediate supervisor. The second letter may come from a past or present employer, client/customer, etc.
– University transcripts. You must submit one original transcript from each institution from which you have been awarded a degree. Transcripts should reflect course work, results and degree awarded. Certified translations are required for transcripts in a language other than English.
– Letter of company support indicating that your employer understands the time commitment and travel necessary to complete the program.
– Clear copy of current valid passport.
– One digital photograph.
– GMAT. The test could be requested by the Admissions Committee, based on the candidate’s profile and CV. GMAT can be waived for applicants with 15 years of experience or more, depending on background and experience. GMAT waivers will be strictly evaluated by the Admissions Committee on a one-to-one basis.
– English Language Test: Required for all candidates who are not native English speakers. The requirement may be waived for those with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in an English-speaking country.
– A $130 non-refundable applicationfee, payable upon submission of online application.

INSEAD offers a modular Executive MBA programme across three fully integrated campuses: Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). With three routes, depending on the starting campus, GEMBA offers experienced executives an intensive 14–17-month fast track to the top – via one of the world’s most prestigious and multicultural academic institutions.

There is one GEMBA intake per year, divided into three regional sections, comprising around 180 participants and representing over 50 nationalities in total. The Admissions process is the same for all GEMBA applicants, whether they apply for the Asia, the Middle East or the Europe section. However, application deadlines are different as the sections start at different dates.
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 our current class have an average of 12 years work experience, at least three years in a management role in charge of teams and/or projects. More important than the length of your experience, however, is the quality of your accomplishments and motivation through career evolution.

Application Checklist
To be completed on the Online Application Form:
Profile Information including education, work experience, extra-cv activities.
6 Application Essays (of which one is optional).
Names and email addresses of your 2 referees.
GMAT or GRE scores – if you have not chosen to take the INSEAD EMBA Admissions test.
Official Transcripts of Grades and Diploma with certified translation in English where applicable.
Copy of passport (only for TIEMBA applicants).
Additional letters of support (optional).
Official GMAT or GRE score report (if applicable).
Photograph in digital format.

IE Business School’s Global Executive MBA is an international, top-ranked program for global business leaders. Our five face-to-face residential weeks span three continents—America, Europe and Asia—providing our students with valuable and actionable insights on today’s most important economic regions. This firsthand experience alongside interactive online classes will give you a truly global vision of the modern business world.

Our prestigious partner institutions, UCLA, SMU and the Center for the Governance of Change join forces with our own top-tier faculty to challenge your global strategy capabilities, and equip you with the tools for C-suite success.

Program info:

  • Language: English
  • Format: Blended
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Intakes: October and May
  • Face-to-Face periods: Online, Madrid, Singapore, USA, Los Angeles

Requirements for the Global Executive MBA:

  • Minimum 10 years work experience +5 years of managerial experience
  • University degree or equivalent (In exceptional cases, extensive professional experience and noteworthy career growth can replace this requirement)
  • International experience Leading transnational teams and/or projects will be highly valued.
  • No need for entrance exam or English certificate

The TRIUM Global Executive MBA is the #1 ranked EMBA (FT, 2014) degree for global leaders jointly issued by New York University Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and Political Science, and HEC Paris School of Management.

Program Snapshot:
17 Months
6 On-site modules
500 Classroom hours
1 Capstone project
20 Weekly hours

Class profile:
40 Average age
15 Average years experience
65 Average class size
30 Average number of nationalities

Key admissions criteria

Minimum 10 years of professional work experience
Global/International responsibilities
Exceptional professional track record with senior management experience preferred
Written essays
Employment history (CV/Resume)
Letters of recommendation
University transcript(s)
Non-native speakers of English should possess an English proficiency qualification such as TOEFL or IELTS taken within the last two years
GMAT or GRE for candidates with less than 15 years of work experience (taken within the last 5 years)
Organisation Sponsorship Form for time commitment

We recommend that you fill out the Preliminary Information Form, which will assist the Admissions Committee in advising you.
A member of the team will contact you within 2 weeks after receipt of your form to discuss your suitability and provide prompt and informative feedback. If we think the program suits your needs you will be encouraged to apply, and we will invite you to open an online application.

The strength of you application form will be evaluated based on your professional profile and 4 essays. The essays will ask you about your objectives, proven leadership skills and your idea for a Capstone project. It should provide a detailed account of your industry experience.
As part of the application you will also need to submit the following documents:
Organisation sponsorship form including time sponsorship and financial sponsorship (if applicable)
Copy of passport
1 color passport photo
TOEFL score report (if applicable)
GMAT/GRE score report (if applicable)

Application step 3: Interview
If your application is successful you will be invited for a selection interview with a member of the Admissions Committee. This can be conducted via phone, Skype or face to face.
This interview will focus on your particular goals and objectives and how TRIUM could help you achieve these.
We will contact you with the Admissions Committee’s decision on your application within 2 weeks of the interview taking place.

Conducted over 13 sessions, five to eight days long, over 20 months.

Program snapshot

Program Highlights
Join managers from throughout Asia in this innovative EMBA program that features the same faculty and curriculum as Marshall’s top 10 ranked EMBA program in Los Angeles. Earn your USC MBA degree in thirteen intensive sessions spread over 20 months. Upon graduation, you become part of USC’s world famous, life-long and worldwide alumni family, and the alumni family of Shanghai Jiao Tong University as well.

The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) in Shanghai is unmatched in Asia, with these five outstanding features:
1. USC Marshall MBA Degree, Partnership with One of China’s Top Business Schools
GEMBA graduates earn exactly the same MBA degree awarded to graduates of our MBA programs at the USC campus in Los Angeles.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management is consistently ranked in the top five nationwide.
2. Schedule Tailored for Working Executives
GEMBA graduates earn exactly the same MBA degree awarded to graduates of our MBA programs at the USC campus in Los Angeles.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management is consistently ranked in the top five nationwide.
Accelerated 21 month program ¨C 10 sessions in Shanghai plus two trips to Los Angeles and one trip to another Asian country.
Attend class every six to eight weeks, in five-day modules spanning weekends.
Schedule allows participants to fly in from cities around East Asia and beyond.
3. Integrated, Global Curriculum
Marshall’s unique, theme based and integrated curriculum accurately reflects the requirements of real-world decision-making.
Frequent team teaching, discussions, projects, executive speakers, and company visits augment the learning experience.
Accelerated 21 month program ¨C 10 sessions in Shanghai plus two trips to Los Angeles and one trip to another Asian country.
Our partnership with the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, our faculty with extensive China experience, and our China-based students and alumni support a solid component of China relevance in the program.
4. Experienced Senior Faculty
Led by same faculty team teaching in USC Marshall’s top 10 ranked executive MBA program.
All faculty have extensive consulting and teaching experience worldwide.
5. Diverse Student Body & Uniquely Broad Alumni Network
GEMBA participants typically come from more than 12 countries and economies.
Participants are primarily based all around East Asia, with a few based elsewhere around the world.
With more than ten thousand alumni in Asia alone, and strong alumni clubs plus USC offices in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo, USC’s presence in East Asia is unmatched.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Alumni.

Admission Requirements
–  A minimum of ten years’ full-time working experience, including minimum 6 years management experience.
–  Employed full-time in a management capacity.
–  Ability to participate dynamically in a 100% English-language learning environment.
–  A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
–  The understanding and support of your employer and family. GEMBA program requires a substantial time commitment.

Admission Process

Step 1
Complete USC online application
•  Two essays
•  Two recommendation letters
•  Copy of education degrees and     official transcripts
•  Application fee: $150

Step 2
Interview by GEMBA admission committee. GEMBA interview panel is consisted of two to four interviewers, including our academic and administrative leadership, as well as one of our alumni. The interview takes about 45 minutes.

Step 3
Admission decision made based on full set of application.

Step 4
USD 5,000 nonrefundable deposit to secure the seat in the class.

Darden’s Global MBA for Executives (GEMBA) is designed for experienced managers who seek to further their international careers while continuing to work full time.
The 21-month program is taught by the same top-ranked faculty that teach in the other Darden degree programs and focuses on preparing students to be globally ready — ready to manage a business in an international setting and ready to lead an organization that does business in multiple countries. Darden achieves this aim by both the global content of the curriculum and the context in which we deliver it.
After completing the Darden GEMBA, you’ll be prepared to thrive in globally distributed firms, across markets, across cultures and in emerging regions.


The University of Virginia Darden School of Business executive MBA admissions application is considered complete when all of the following items have been submitted.

The online admissions application includes core data about yourself, as well as an essay response and your résumé.

Application Fee – There is a $250 application fee that is required to submit your online application.


We require two recommendations that address the questions asked on our online recommendation form. After you have contacted the recommenders about providing the recommendation, complete the form on the recommender’s page of the online application. We will send them an email message with instructions and a web address to visit in order to complete your recommendation. We strongly advise that one letter come from your direct manager or supervisor.

We require transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work completed. You may upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts into your application. If you choose to accept an offer of admission from Darden, you will need to mail us an official transcript.

Company Support Letter
At a minimum, this letter from your employer should acknowledge:
–  Your interest in participating in the program
–  Its applicability to your career advancement
–  Your company’s support of the time commitment required to participate
The letter can include information on financial support being provided, although this is not required. This letter must be signed and submitted on company letterhead. You can view a sample company support letter to help you get started.

GMAT or GRE Score
You can self-report your unofficial GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) scores on your online application. The Darden code for the Executive MBA program is KC7-OX-30. You may also email a copy of your unofficial score to As an alternative to the GMAT, a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score will also be accepted.
In a very few exceptional cases, a waiver of the GMAT may be granted to candidates who hold an advanced degree in an analytic field. To request a waiver, please email your résumé, academic transcripts and standardized test scores to

English Language Test Score
For candidates whose native language is not English, a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. The TOEFL may be waived if you completed university study at a school in which English was the medium of instruction or if you have several years of professional experience in an environment where English was the language spoken and written. Requests for a waiver of the TOEFL can be made directly to the executive MBA program office.

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview after their application has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Interviews play a critical role in our assessment of candidates and are required prior to acceptance into the program. All interviews are conducted by a members of the Admissions Committee. Candidates living in the U.S. are required to interview on the Darden Grounds. Applicants living abroad are welcome to interview on the Darden Grounds, but are not expected to do so. International interviews are conducted via Skype.

EMBA-Global, the partnership between Columbia Business School, London Business School, and the University of Hong Kong, provides high-caliber, globally-focused managers the insight, expertise, network, and multifaceted perspective to translate opportunity into action.
EMBA-Global Americas and Europe
Columbia’s pioneering program with London Business School, EMBA-Global Americas and Europe, offers monthly classes alternating between two hubs of global business, London and New York. Students earn two full MBA degrees and alumni privileges from each school.

EMBA-Global Asia
Expanding its partnership in 2009 to include the University of Hong Kong, EMBA-Global created EMBA-Global Asia, the first executive MBA program located on three continents. With most classes taking place in Hong Kong, students earn an MBA conferred jointly by the three schools, as well as full alumni privileges at each school.

Application Requirements

Employer Sponsorship
Applicants to EMBA-Friday/Saturday and EMBA-Americas are required — regardless of the level of financial support from their employer — to submit a signed sponsorship letter from an authorized representative of their organization, briefly stating the terms of support. Financial sponsorship is not required, but the organization must agree to keep the applicant’s travel time to a minimum and completely release him or her from all job responsibilities on class days. Learn more about the sponsorship requirement. Sponsorship letters must be uploaded into the online application system.
EMBA-Saturday applicants are not required to attain employer sponsorship of any kind, though it is welcome.

Applicants have two options for providing the Admissions Committee with records of academic work:
1. Submit official transcripts from each college and university attended as a registered student.
2. Scan and submit PDF versions of unofficial transcripts from each college and university attended as a registered student.
Applicants who submit unofficial transcripts and are offered admission will be required to provide official transcripts upon acceptance. If there are discrepancies between the self-reported academic work and official records, offers of admission will be rescinded.

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

The Admissions Committee requires two letters of professional appraisal. If possible, one recommendation should come from your current supervisor.
Note: all recommendations must be provided electronically. After you have contacted each reference about writing a recommendation and completed the form on the recommendations page of the online application, an e-mail will be sent with instructions and a web address your recommenders must visit in order to complete your recommendation. You will be notified via e-mail when an online recommendation is received.

GMAT or GRE Score
All applicants must submit a self-reported GMAT (preferred) or GRE score. Scores are valid for five years. Your scores must be valid when you submit your application.

Interviews are required for admission to Columbia Business School. Once your online application is complete and under review, you may be contacted by a member of the Admissions Office to schedule an on-campus interview. Please keep in mind interviews are by invitation only.

International Applicants
International students who do not have a degree from an institution in which all instruction is conducted in English must take either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the PTE (Pearson Test of English). You may be exempted from the TOEFL or the PTE only if you have earned a degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction. We will not accept requests for exceptions to this policy.
The TOEFL and PTE scores are valid for two years. Your TOEFL or PTE score must be valid when you submit your application.

Developed jointly by UCLA Anderson School of Management and National University of Singapore Business School, the Global EMBA for Asia Pacific Program is a 15 months program that awards 2 degrees. With immersion in Bangalore, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Singapore, you will gain the most complete perspective on global business that is possible with an MBA.

Earn two MBAs in 15 months from two of the world's top, globally-renowned universities: University of California, Los Angeles and National University of Singapore. With classes held in four business epicenters – Singapore, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Bangalore- students gain first-hand knowledge of these powerhouse economies and insight into their diverse business practices. Our curriculum is designed for senior working professionals who aspire to lead organizations internationally. Expect challenges in and out of the classroom that will transform you into a global business leader.

Program structure: Six two-week sessions are held in four different countries over 15 months — designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of senior working professionals. The concentrated class schedule minimizes travel and disruption and allows students to maintain their jobs.

Application Requirements

Complete the online application and include an essay and resume.
Applicants must apply separately online through the UCLA Anderson and National University of Singapore applications.

  • Provide official transcripts – include transcripts from all educational institutions attended.
  • Send two letters of recommendation – Letters of recommendation must be submitted on-line through the UCLA portal. You must register your recommenders through UCLA portal, who then use the confidential on-line link they receive directly from the UCLA online application. Your recommenders also have the option to upload an additional document if desired.
  • Submit TOFEL/IELTS scores – Applicants must include TOFEL/IELTS scores if they hold a bachelor’s (or higher) degree from a university located outside in the United States, Australia, Barbados, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand and United Kingdom. Visit TOEFL/IELTS online for more information about the English requirements.
  • GMAT Scores (optional) – It is highly recommended that candidates whose prior academic work might not show clear evidence of strong quantitative and logical reasoning skills to submit results of their GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). The admissions committee may ask applicants to provide GMAT scores after pre-review of their candidacy.