Discovery expedition locations are subject to change. Modules run in a different order whether you attend the June or November session of the mastery stage. You also get to choose from multiple locations so this graph illustrates one possible choice.
Step 1 - Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL)
You start off your learning journey by joining us on campus at IMD for 20 days of accelerated learning. Away from the distractions of your daily work environment, we intensely focus on all the essential cross-functional skills that leaders must possess to be a general manager, and help you to integrate these skills into your business as a whole.
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Step 2 - Advanced Management Concepts (AMC)
This 5-week distance learning module goes deeper into the topics you cover during FBL and prepares you for the rigor and execution focus of the mastery stage. Through independent study, reading and learning materials, you also develop your ability to manage your time via distance learning, an important skill to acquire for the remainder of the program.
Streams (4): strategy, finance, marketing, decision analysis & critical thinking
An average workload of 20 hours per week is estimated, which allows you to meet your professional commitments in parallel. You may study a few hours each day, or decide to focus your learning time in the weekends - finding your own rhythm. IMD provides you suggested study plans and supports your distance learning through online platforms, but it is not necessary to "log-in" every day.
Step 3 - Mastery stage
Your focus now shifts to mastering the execution of your new skills at the organizational, individual and global level. This 12-month journey combines 6 face-to-face modules with distance learning in between.
- Apply concepts to the reality of your organization – Company assignments
- Become a more reflective, self-aware and strategic leader – Leadership stream
- Gain expertise on business practices across the world – Discovery expeditions
- Discover new career options – Executive career management module
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