Help an early-stage, high-tech venture develop its business plan or move to its next stage. Projects cover diverse sectors and issues, such as developing the market entry strategy for a biomedical product; fine-tuning the value system for an SAP service company; identifying the channels to market a new loudspeaker technology.
International Consulting Projects (ICP)
Complete a substantial strategy assessment and implementation recommendations for corporate clients and NGOs. Since IMD started the MBA ICPs in 1980, we have completed over 550 projects for 330+ companies in 65 countries across 5 continents.
Teams are supported by an IMD Faculty member; work with a company-appointed project leader and senior management; deliver new ideas and develop strategy and implementation recommendations.
Discover the issues and trends underlying economic and societal developments that will shape industries and markets in a region where you may be considering a career. A typical ten day trip includes discussions with academics and society leaders regarding politics, society, economics & business issues; company visits & cultural events; participant research activity related to sectors, businesses & stakeholder issues.
Current destinations: Dubai, Singapore, China, Japan, Mexico, USA
Navigating the Future (NTF) conference
Interact with executives and key note speakers whilst exploring 15 global issues and trends and their impact on industries, markets and existing or potential business models.
After in-depth analyses of the various topics, you will prepare executive briefings and workshops to highlight broad issue areas to guest executives and then translate them into concrete and likely scenarios for business to consider, to drive or to militate against.
Company Engagement Projects
Complete an individual/company engagement project of up to five weeks during the summer. Collaborating companies host an individual or small team of up to three participants to work on a short term project of importance to the company. You will provide novel perspectives, fresh ideas, and diversified strengths and skill sets while also offering potential employers the opportunity to identify and "test-drive" your fit with their needs.
Watch the video of a 2015 group project in Kenya