We are 100% focused on real-world executive development
All IMD programs and services focus on real-world challenges faced by executives. We work with our clients-individuals, teams and organizations-to resolve their issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future.
We attract outstanding Faculty members who combine thought leadership and practical experience. Run like a business, not only as an academic institution, we adopt a relentlessly problem-solving approach to create lasting value and impact.
We offer Swiss excellence with a global perspective
Based in Switzerland and also operating out of key locations worldwide, IMD shares its host nation's commitment to excellence while offering a unique global experience. Consistently at the top of rankings, we are intellectually and culturally diverse with no single dominant nationality and no one world view.
Just look at the numbers:
- More than 8,000 executives from 98 countries come to IMD each year
- 120 global companies choose IMD for their customized programs each year
- Our alumni network counts more than 100,000 members and over 40 clubs worldwide
- Over 34 different nationalities represented in the IMD Faculty and staff
- IMD is ranked FIRST in open programs worldwide and in the TOP 3 in executive education worldwide - 5 years in a row (Financial Times 2012-2016)
We have a flexible, customized and effective approach
IMD is constantly innovating to give our clients the programs they need, where and how they need them.Without the constraints of traditional university structures and academic processes, we are agile and responsive. Starting from our own pioneering approaches-such as action learning and blended learning - our programs are adapted to address each client's individual challenges. Our only goal is to meet our clients' needs as quickly, flexibly and effectively as possible.