Foundations For Business Leadership - West (FBL West)
During the foundation stage, you develop your capabilities in core business functions of marketing, finance, strategy, innovation, operations and leadership. The modular structure offers a choice of on-campus and distance learning, so that you can select the option that best fits your schedule and geographic preferences. Foundation stage choices are as follows:
Foundations for Business Leadership - West (FBL West)
During this module, held in Lausanne at IMD, you will study the core functions and processes of business. Not only will you examine each function on its own, but by working with IMD Faculty you will become aware of how value is created by integrating these functions. (This module within the IMD - CKGSB Dual Executive MBA is also available as a stand-alone program at IMD: www.imd.org/fbl.)
Foundations for Business Leadership - East (FBL East)
This module combines a 10-day session at CKGSB's campus in Shenzhen with a distance learning assignment, where you get a chance to integrate and consolidate what you learned in China. Here, you will gain a complementary perspective, studying core functions and processes with Chinese Faculty - and you will come to understand the world of business by drawing on Chinese concepts of economic behavior and leadership.
You may either choose to take the two on-campus modules, FBL West and FBL East, or alternatively, combine one of the two, with a distance learning module called Advanced Management Concepts.
Advanced management concepts (AMC)
In this module, you will continue to expand and consolidate your knowledge and skills in strategy, finance, leadership and decision analysis. You will then prepare for a final exam in each topic to ensure that you have reached the level required for the mastery stage.
Any of these routes will provide the foundation you need to be ready for the mastery stage.