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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.

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Programs for Organizations

Developing people, transforming organizations

In the crowded world of customized program design and delivery, IMD stands out as a world-leader and pioneer. Our Faculty members have an unmatched track-record of client engagement. They work hand-in-hand with our clients, listening to their needs and understanding their ambitions - to co-create unique learning experiences that help each of them reach new levels of success.

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Programs for Individuals and Teams

Meeting the needs of today's executives at every stage of their career

Drawing heavily on IMD thought leadership and research, our portfolio of programs for individuals and teams emphasizes the development and strengthening of different global leadership capabilities to address today's complex business issues.

In addition to our campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, IMD delivers programs and services from key locations around the world, including Singapore.

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Focus on leadership development

The IMD MBA class comprises 90 participants of over 35 nationalities, committed to an intensive 11-month learning experience. IMD prepares its graduates not only to tackle the complex business challenges of the future but also to exercise the leadership needed to obtain results through others. The large number of companies that recruit at IMD confirms that IMD graduates are among the most sought-after.

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The IMD Executive MBA

Never stop learning

The Executive MBA program is a rigorous, action-oriented degree program that thrives on diversity. Its major themes are: business fundamentals, globalization, leadership, strategy and execution. The class sizes vary between 60 and 70 members.

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Our Faculty

Recognized world authorities

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.

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Research and Development

New knowledge, superior learning

IMD's research embodies our Real World, Real Learning philosophy. More than 100 research projects and initiatives are ongoing at any time, ensuring that our classroom material is constantly updated with new ideas and insights. Each project is led by one or several Faculty members, who work closely with executives. Our goal is to conduct state-of-the-art research to enhance management knowledge and continuously push the boundaries, while addressing in a very practical way the key challenges that executives are facing in their own businesses.

Corporate Learning Network

Flexible learning, global exchange

IMD's Corporate Learning Network enhances individual and organizational development by providing member organizations and their executives with access to virtual and blended learning services, face-to-face events and forums for best practice exchange. Each individual can construct their own personal portfolio of learning based on their specific learning needs, their developmental objectives and their preferred learning styles.

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Alumni Network

Lifelong learning, powerful business networks

The IMD Alumni Network is a powerful business network of more than 80,000 executives worldwide. Each of these executives has participated in an IMD program. The network is structured into some 40+ active clubs around the world. IMD offers on-going learning opportunities to help alumni keep their skills and knowledge cutting edge.

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Contact us

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For program specific information, contact a Program Advisor at +41 21 618 07 00 or at

IMD Singapore contact

Winter Nie, Regional Director for Southeast Asia & Oceania and Professor of Management

IMD SE Asia Pte. Ltd
South Beach Tower
38 Beach Road
Singapore 189767
Tel: +65 6715 9988
Fax: +65 6715 9999

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IMD in the rankings

IMD's programs are ranked highly by the world's most influential business publications.

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Faculty Insights

Providing the academic and business communities with new knowledge

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