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Building on Talent
Developing the next generation of leaders

Program benefits

Are you a young professional eager to grow in your career, take on first leadership responsibilities, and manage key projects within your organization?

Building on Talent (BOT) gives you the confidence and skills to lead a function and/or cross-functional projects within your company.

This young leader business management program could also serve as your first step towards IMD’s Executive MBA.

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Find your own leadership voice and lead yourself and others to sustained success

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Develop your business acumen and get ready to embrace the complexities of digital transformation, high-paced innovation, and sustainability

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Apply your learning to your business and personal development

You and your class

You are a young, high-potential professional between 28-35 years old with around 5-10 years of business experience. You are a functional expert, or a manager of a function or a project, ready to take on a first business management role.

Read more about admission criteria

Your class is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience. 

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+10
countries worldwide
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+15
Industries
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30%
Forbes 2000 companies
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+12
functions

What is interesting about this business class is the highly interactive nature of the learning with many opportunities to put your new skills directly into application.

Thomas Romig

Head of Airport Steering, Geneva Airport
Switzerland

You become a better business partner for your organization, capable of leading complex projects with confidence and expertise. You collaborate more effectively with others and understand the business challenges of digital transformation, high-paced innovation, and sustainability.

Salvatore Cantale

Program Director

Next start & fee
Program length: 6 weeks online + 2 weeks at IMD + 6 weeks back at work
2017
from
21
Aug.
to
08
Dec.

Lausanne

CHF 19,900

2018
from
08
Jan.
to
27
Apr.

Lausanne

CHF 19,900

2018
from
09
Apr.
to
27
July

Lausanne

CHF 19,900

2018
from
20
Aug.
to
07
Dec.

Lausanne

CHF 19,900

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IMD rankings

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

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