IMD’s Global Alumni Network
The IMD Alumni Network is a close-knit global community. We aim to support and accelerate the leadership journey of participants beyond their engagement with our programs by creating value around two focus areas – lifelong learning and powerful business networks.
The IMD Alumni Network has a unique make-up of predominately senior leaders, business executives and board members - leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society. Our alumni have impressive corporate career trajectories and favor bold choices and entrepreneurial mindsets.
A wealth of networking opportunities: all geographies, all industries, all positions are represented (MBA 1997 Alumnus)
A learning journey toward becoming an alumna/alumnus
Obtaining alumni status from IMD is a formal recognition of the continuous learning and development of our alumni. You qualify for alumni status by successfully completing a degree program (MBA/EMBA).
From January 2021 onward, participants will receive the IMD alumna/alumnus status by
1 - Completing an Open Program involving a minimum ten days of face-to-face interactions (see current list below*)
2 - Completing a Custom Program involving a minimum ten days of face-to-face interactions
3 - Completing a combination of Open, Custom or Online programs that cumulatively represent a minimum of ten days of face-to-face interactions
Programs that automatically grant alumni status:
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Foundations for Business Leadership
Transition to Business Leadership
Global Management Foundations
Advanced Management Program
Cultivating Leadership Energy through Awareness and Reflection (CLEAR)
Breakthrough Program for Senior Executive
Building on Talent
IMD Board Excellence Diploma
How do online programs count?
In their current form our portfolio of online programs listed here count as 2.5 days (as stand-alone programs and not integrated into other programs)
For programs delivered as real-time interactive sessions (liVe Virtual) these have assigned the equivalent number of face-to-face days they represent.
Will this affect the current IMD alumni?
No, this policy only affects participants starting programs after January 1, 2021. In the same way, days accumulated before this date will not be considered.
How can I access alumni resources?
Once you have completed the qualifying program(s) and received a welcome note confirming your status, you will be able to access various IMD alumni resources using your MyIMD credentials.
For questions, please contact the alumni team
IMD reserves the right, at its discretion, to change or modify this policy at any time (for example by the addition or removal of programs that grant alumni status). Please check the policy periodically for changes.