Executive Master in Business Administration

An immersive experience at the heart of the global economy

The CIDE Executive MBA offers unrivalled exposure through a wide geographical footprint across Asia-Pacific.


The programme is designed to equip participants with first-hand perspectives into the varied cultural, business and political landscapes across Asia-Pacific. Attend lectures and presentations, take part in lively discussions and debates, visit local and international businesses, and meet with business and thought leaders, as you deepen your appreciation of the nuances and complexities of doing business in each country.

A career-friendly format

Advance your EMBA aspirations while managing your career with minimal disruption. The CIDE’s EMBA is structured into eight segments of one week sessions held over 16 months. This convenient format enables you to focus on learning and networking during the one-week sessions, then return to work to put what you have learned into practice for real-time impact.


Managing organisations

Economic Analysis for Managers

International business and internationalism

Asia & Global Economy

Financial Management & Markets

Value Chains, Logistics & Operations

Business Analytics & Decision Making Elective

Governance & Sustainable Business 

Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Classes are held for 8 hours a day for two days during each week. Most classes are held in-class during the weekend.

Participants are required to be present during all sessions, which typically commence with breakfast and end with post-dinner sessions, which may involve dialogue with local guest speakers.

Important information for all CIDE’s EMBA applicants.

All Executive MBA core modules run on a blended learning format. The benefits of this format include:

Enhanced, deeper learning – as participants have more time in between segments to read and absorb learning materials

Richer engagement – with more time in the class spent on deeper, richer discussions with peers and faculty, as well as collaborative work

More flexibility – as participants can take control of their time and schedule for self-paced learning in between segments

More time overall spent on learning, less time out of office

More than half of our EMBA modules currently run on a 25:75 blended learning format – 25% of time spent on asynchronous learning, and 75% spent in the classroom. Prior to each segment, fundamental course content is shared via online classes or videos, and participants get to meet with faculty and their peers virtually. This flexible format gives participants more control to balance their careers and the EMBA, and frees them up to focus on deeper learning during the segments.

(1 month)

Meet faculty 4-hr asynchronous videos/online classes to cover fundamental content

(~2 days)

F2F or hybrid mode Classes + Immersive Learning

(1 month)


A curriculum for high-level impact

Gain an unrivalled depth and breadth of understanding of international business with our dynamic executive MBA curriculum as you study deep dive into global and Asian business cases. Explore the industries shaping the world now and understand emerging trends that will influence the future of business. Hone your personal leadership skills with our unique module as you work with professional executive coaches.


Our range of electives cover current and emerging topics such as Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and digital transformation – skills that are increasingly important for senior managers today.


This intense and highly immersive learning experience will equip you to become an influential global business leader with a deep understanding of business across the dynamic Asia-Pacific region and beyond.


1. Managing organisations

Understand the challenges of leading and changing organisations

 Leading individuals, groups, and organisations effectively is key to managerial excellence. Yet, it may pose the most difficult challenges for managers. This module will provide you with a framework for increasing individual, group and organisational performance. It will also help you understand and acquire critical leadership knowledge and skills required to shape and manage the behaviour of people in organisations. Through self-reflection of your own practice at work, you learn to relate the relevance and usefulness of the concepts and management practices discussed in class to your work experiences.

2. Economic Analysis for Managers

Can your business succeed?

 Explore how microeconomic analytical tools can be applied to business practices. Analyse the functioning of markets, the economic behaviour of firms and other economic agents and their economic/managerial implications through a selected set of topics that are motivated by real-world observations of business operations.


Take your business across borders

 How does a business become international in its operations and sales? What are the management challenges associated with operating in multiple geographic markets? Analyse the elements of business environments, such as the political, regulatory and social environments that shape the nature and conduct of business in Asia and in the world, and consider the role of multilateral institutions and prominent national institutions on internationalisation strategy and multinational management.


Know Asia, know the world

 Apply the analytical tools of macroeconomics extensively to Asia. Analyse business cycles and the role of stabilisation policy. Explore key issues such as the determination of exchange rate in the short- and long-run, how currency risk can be hedged, how economic “shocks” are transmitted internationally and what policy can achieve in response, determinants of economic growth in the long run with lessons from Asia, challenges facing the Chinese economy, and perspectives on financial crises and financial regulation.


Create value

 Understand the ways in which firms can create value for their shareholders by applying appropriate financial strategies. Topics covered include time value of money, relationship between risk and return, valuation of bonds and stocks, the bond market and the stock market in Asia and globally, evaluation of investment projects, payout policy, capital structure, capital raising strategies, the IPO process, and the initial issues market.


Better match supply with demand

Discover how firms can leverage their Value Chains, Logistics and Operations to limit both the incidence and consequence of supply-demand mismatches. Use cases from a wide range of industries to understand how firms that employ these techniques to better match supply with demand enjoy a significant competitive advantage and deliver superior value.


Make smart, data-driven decisions

 Build up your Analytical Quotient (AQ) to thrive in the Industry 4.0 era. Acquire hands-on experience applying descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytical tools to pertinent data in order to extract insights for smart decisions in an uncertain environment. Routinely apply a holistic methodology to cases arising in various organisational settings including finance, marketing, supply chain, HR, and government.


Build a sound business foundation

 In view of the globalisation of markets, capital, technology, products and talent, clear views on how corporations are and should be governed, and the principles to guide such governance, are important for executives, as well as those shaping public policy. Gain a solid understanding of Corporate Governance from an international perspective – with a focus on Asia – drawing from the insights of academia, regulators and practitioners.


Gain first mover’s advantage

 Acquire the analytic tools to analyse and anticipate opportunities, threats and risks created by technological and business model innovation, the organisational challenges of incumbent firms facing disruptive innovation, and the entrepreneurial mind-set and change-maker skill-set needed to make innovation happen.


Students are expected to complete and submit a master’s degree theses to demonstrate:

 – the knowledge acquired in previous courses and
– specific management and business skills. Prior to the final defense, students must complete all EMBA courses.

 General objective:

  • Constructive application of academic knowledge
  • Exploit acquired skills

 Specific objectives:

  • Apply appropriate research methods for information search
  • Understand the importance of analyses, clarifying and linking concepts in order to respond precisely to business challenges
  • Critically reflect on the knowledge in writing.
  • Introduce the results of the master’s degree program with appropriate clarity and professionalism.

Learn from the best minds

Our strong faculty hail from internationally renowned universities and hold extensive and diverse consulting experience across various industries. Movers and shakers in their own right, they are powerful influencers for new thinking and will bring you the best management theories and practices from the East and West.


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