Who should attend
IMD's Executive MBA program is for fast-rising, internationally experienced executives.
Why pick the IMD Executive MBA?
You want to develop, learn more about business, the world around you, and about yourself. Join the world's most rigorous, most challenging and most rewarding Executive MBA program.
We offer a world-class EMBA steeped in real world learning to strengthen your career:
- Unique opportunities to challenge yourself
- Learning you immediately apply to your company
- Personal leadership development and coaching
- Exposure to diversity of thinking, culture and industries
- A highly flexible and integrated program format
- World-class Faculty with direct industry exposure
Program structure and duration
The IMD Executive MBA is a modular program consisting of two stages: the Foundation Stage and the Mastery Stage. You can choose both the timing of the Foundation Stage and of the Mastery Stage modules.
The Foundation Stage comprises two parts: first, Foundations for Business Leadership, a 20-day intensive program at IMD, and second, a five-week distance learning module - Advanced Management Concepts. The GMAT or other aptitude tests are not required.
Taking place over the course of one year - and starting either in April or November - the Mastery Stage combines three face-to-face core modules at IMD, three Discovery Expeditions and distance learning / online content which takes place between the core modules and Discovery Expeditions and spans the full year. During the distance learning portion you will work on a series of in-company, group, and individual assignments.
Timing is flexible, spreading nine weeks out of the office and approximately 50 weeks of distance learning over a minimum of 15 months.
Step 1: Foundations for Business Leadership
Visit the EMBA Foundation Stage page for more content details. Choose one of the four start dates per year:
2016 | October 29-November 17 - Enrollment closing soon
2017 | January 21-February 09
2017 | April 22-May 11
2017 | August 12-August 31
2017 | October 21-November 09
Step 2: Advanced Management Concepts
Visit the EMBA Foundation Stage page for more content details. Choose one of the three start dates per year:
2016 | September 19 - October 24 - Only via advanced standing (FBL, PED, BOT alumni)
2017 | February 27 - April 3
2017 | May 22 - June 26
2017 | September 18 - October 23
2018 | February 19 - March 26
2018 | May 21 - June 25
2018 | September 17 - October 22
Step 3: Mastery Stage
Visit the Mastery Stage page for more content details.
Choose between the November or May start dates each year: