IMD International
MBA Program


Help an early-stage, high-tech venture develop its business plan, validate its business model or move to its next stage, or develop your own entrepreneurial idea.
Start-up projects cover diverse sectors and issues, such as:
  • developing the market entry strategy for a biomedical product
  • re-engineering the value proposition for a medical device company
  • fine-tuning the value system for an SAP service company
  • identifying the channels to market a new loudspeaker technology
In Switzerland, over half the leading technology start-ups (in terms of funds raised) have worked with IMD MBA or EMBAs and since 2002, over 140 high-potential start-ups have worked with our MBA participants.

Discovery Expedition
Discover the issues and trends underlying economic and societal developments that will shape industries and markets or create opportunities and threats for businesses in a country/region where you may be considering a post-MBA career.

Typical 10 day program:
  • discussions with academics and society leaders regarding politics & society, economics & business issues
  • cultural events
  • participant research activity related to sectors, businesses, stakeholder issues
  • company visits
Current destinations: New York, Sao Paulo and Singapore

Navigating the Future
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 mitigate against.

International Consulting Projects (ICPs)
Complete a substantial strategy assessment and implementation recommendations for corporate clients and NGOs.

Your team will:
  • be supported by an IMD Faculty member and a business coach
  • work with a company-appointed project leader and senior management
  • address your client business issues
  • deliver inspiring new ideas and develop strategy recommendations and implementation plans
Since IMD started the ICPs in 1980, we have completed over 520 projects for 330+ companies in 65 countries across 5 continents. Travel to international destinations is often required.


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