Is this business management program for me?

You are in the earlier stages of your career, you have the talent, are progressing fast and beginning to face larger and more complex challenges as each day goes by. You want to develop a more complete skillset, understand how each business function works and get the confidence to lead people.

You are between 28-35 years old with around 5-10 years of business management experience. You are most likely currently operating as a functional expert, or a manager of a function or project. Alternatively, Building on Talent offers unique opportunities for entrepreneurs to further their business acumen and develop the fundamental business skills to drive their ventures forward.

We offer you an opportunity to learn and grow with a highly diverse group of like-minded individuals and top business professors with their fingers on the pulse of today's complex and disruptive environment.


6 weeks online + 2 weeks on campus + 6 weeks back at work. Offered three times a year.


Building on Talent II 2019

Online15 April - 24 MayDistance Learning
On-campus3 June - 14 JuneLausanne
Back at work24 June - 2 AugustDistance Learning

Building on Talent III 2019

Online2 September - 11 OctoberDistance Learning
On-campus21 October - 1 NovemberLausanne
Back at work11 November - 20 DecemberDistance Learning

Building on Talent I 2020

Online20 January - 28 FebruaryDistance Learning
On-campus9 - 20 MarchLausanne
Back at work30 March - 8 MayDistance Learning

Building on Talent II 2020

Online13 April - 22 MayDistance Learning
On-campus1 June - 12 JuneLausanne
Back at work22 June - 31 JulyDistance Learning

Building on Talent III 2020

Online31 August - 9 OctoberDistance Learning
On-campus19 - 30 OctoberLausanne
Back at work9 November - 18 DecemberDistance Learning

Fee 2019 & 2020

CHF 19,900* (Tuition, teaching materials, and lunch are also included.)

*IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

Admission, payment & cancellation processes

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Do you work for an NGO, NPO and Public Sector organization? Are you interested in attending one of our Open Programs?

For many years IMD has been proud of its association with NGO/NPO/PS organizations. We receive positive feedback from the many participants we have welcomed onto our open programs.

Aligned with our vision and strategic direction, and our belief that developing leaders leads to benefits for both business and society, we are keen to encourage participation from broader representations of society.

Therefore, if you are interested in attending any of our programs, please contact us to learn how we can support you.