In an age of global business but increasing uncertainty and disruption, the need for cross-cultural understanding is crucial.

Executive MBAs are eager to embrace this challenge and expand their horizons but, as busy professionals, have less time and fewer opportunities to meet peers from around the world.

The EMBA Consortium exists to fill this gap.

Our member schools work together to add a global dimension, creating a richer learning experience collectively than could be achieved by any single program.

Our Story

Adding value to EMBA programs since 2011

Since our first international week in 2011, we have been transforming the EMBA experience of our students

  • changing perspectives,
  • challenging perceptions
  • connecting professionals

in short, developing responsible leaders for a modern age.

Our Mission

The core mission of the EMBA Consortium is to enrich the educational experience of Executive MBA students to help them grow as people and professionals

Our Impact

Effecting change, influencing professionals

Through our programs, our participants:

  • experience the world differently by exploring unfamiliar business environments
  • recognize the importance of people, profit, planet in shaping the future of sustainable business;
  • work together and learn together, celebrating diversity and forming lasting friendships that transcend boundaries.

Our Values

We believe in the power of collaboration, innovation and integrity at the heart of business.

We champion inclusivity and respect for different cultures and ideas through inspiring, interdisciplinary educational experiences that help our people become the imaginative, rational and responsible leaders for today’s complex world.

Our people


Professor David Weinstein, Emeritus Van Leer Professor of Industrial Marketing at INSEAD, holds a PhD from Columbia University and a degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. With a 50-year career, he has taught in MBA programs, won numerous awards, and contributed to high-tech sectors like semiconductors, CRM software, and bio-chemicals.

He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, FIU, and Columbia. His research appears in top journals, and he co-authored the B2B INDUSTRAT simulation. Fluent in four languages, he consults for corporations and non-profits, was an Israeli National Basketball League player, and enjoys golf.


David has served as the Executive Director of the EMBA Consortium since 2018.

Prior to that, he spent sixteen years on the staff at Cranfield School of Management as Director of Admissions and International Director and, from 2009-2011, as Executive Director of the MBA. He led 18 successful accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and oversaw Cranfield’s rankings team. As International Director, David promoted the school to the worldwide business and academic communities – indeed, through this work, Cranfield was invited to join the EMBA Consortium in 2014.

David holds a Masters’ degree in English Literature and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education, both from the University of Cambridge.


At a glance

The Deans’ Committee brings together all the Deans of our member schools to create the future vision of the Consortium.

The EMBA Consortium Council oversees the operation and strategy of the Consortium, with every member school having one representative, usually the Program Director of the International Week. Council meets in person once a year, with locations normally rotated among the member schools. Other meetings are held online as necessary.

The Consortium Chair serves for a period of two years, renewable for up to two additional periods. The Executive Director is appointed in principle for three years with the possibility of renewal.

The EMBA Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Florida, USA

For more details and to express interest, contact David Simmons, Executive Director: david@embaconsortium.org