WHO WE ARE
Our vision and mission
IMD is a world pioneer in executive education. More than a business school, we collaborate with individuals, teams and organizations to resolve real business issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future. We do so through a unique Real World, Real Learning approach, which stems from our ongoing partnerships with leading international companies.
Delivered from our campus on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and key locations worldwide, our top-ranking programs and services combine practical experience, thought leadership and a global mindset.
IMD is a self-owned foundation with no financial support from government. The school serves the international corporate community, helping develop and retain the best qualified management talent for global leadership.
IMD aims to be the best in the world at developing global leaders – individuals, teams and organizations.
IMD aims to provide a truly global, practical perspective that helps leaders grow in their career and see the business world in a different way. We strive to provide innovative management education that challenges the status quo and contributes to sustainable high performance in an ever-changing world; and to be the learning partner of choice for outstanding companies worldwide, based on our deep understanding of their business challenges and our ability to offer relevant solutions.
IMD is truly international. Every year, some 8,000 executives, representing over 98 nationalities, attend more than 20 open-enrollment Executive Development Programs (including intensive MBA and EMBA programs) as well as company-specific Partnership Programs. Participants come from virtually every sector of service and manufacturing industries. Cultural backgrounds range from young managers to board members from world-class corporations. English is the working language, though no single business approach dominates.
IMD has over 60 Faculty members, comprising 21 nationalities, who are recognized authorities in their fields. They divide their time between teaching, research and working with major companies and thus remain firmly on top of the latest developments in managerial practice. IMD has no academic hierarchy (all Faculty are professors) and there is no tenure system.