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The Executive Master in Finance for Working Professionals

INSEAD prides itself in having a world-class faculty, close links to the international business community and a participative teaching style. Our Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) combines these characteristics with a tailored programme that will hone your leadership and management skills as well as deepen your knowledge of the sector.

Designed for experienced finance professionals to accelerate careers without taking an extended leave of absence, coursework for the Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) is divided into modules which happen three to four months apart, providing ample time to implement skills learnt in the classroom to your workplace.

The programme is primarily taught in the Asia Campus in Singapore, a global and regional financial hub with a progressive financial market.

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Preparing Financial Leaders


Discover the Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) through the eyes of our alumni, faculty and global director. Find out how you will benefit from the programme and accelerate your career.

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Programme Objectives


INSEAD's EMFin provides a much greater depth of finance skills than you would in an MBA, while offering the leadership and management education you would not find in a typical finance degree. Our goal is to prepare financial leaders for the next level so that they can drive the corporate finance and investment management industries of the future. Find out more about the EMFin that takes you out of your comfort zone. 


Academic Excellence


Gain in-depth knowledge of finance and management from faculty and peers who are leaders in their fields and represent diverse segments of the industry.  



Strategic Perspective on Finance


Deepen your knowledge and sharpen your skills as you place absolute focus on the financial industry with a rigorous understanding of key competitive and management issues within.


Real-time Application


Apply new skills and knowledge direct from the classroom to your workplace through courses tailored specifically for experienced finance professionals.


Global Experience


Participate in a truly global and entrepreneurial learning experience with INSEAD’s multi-campus experience, access to international faculty, worldwide alumni network and diverse student body. 

Participant Profiles


A Typical EMFin Class

Average Age
9.5 Years
Average Work Experience


Read more about EMFin Class of 2023

See past participant profiles here.


Main Industry Sectors

Financial Services
Retail, Consumer & Luxury Goods

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Embracing Female Confidence

Kritika credits her upbringing for being determined to succeed in the banking industry. However, the notion of 'being able to do it all' is too simplistic for her. "You can do anything, but it will come at the cost of something", she says.

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If you have any questions related to our programmes or application procedures, we are here to help you.

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This is a modular programme which means that you are working while you are studying. You will need to make time to spend 2 weeks full-time on campus when the modules are in session (12 weeks in total), and spend significant time on independent study in between, so it is important that you have your employer’s support to attend the programme. 

Our classes are highly interactive and the power of personal relationships is part and parcel of the programme. Our faculty are experts at tapping into the experience and knowledge of the participants in the room to encourage the exchange of best practices and collective learning. Therefore, the programme cannot be done online.

The programme duration is 18 months and it comprises 6 on-campus modules of 12 weeks in total.

Yes, there is significant work to be completed between modules and this independent study time equates to approximately 17 weeks. Between modules 5 and 6, you will also need to work on a major degree project.

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