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 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 May or 15 June - 24 JulyDistance Learning
On-campus3 August - 14 AugustLausanne
Back at work24 August - 2 OctoberDistance Learning

Building on Talent III 2020

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


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

*All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.

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

Admission, payment & cancellation processes

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IMD complies with applicable laws and regulations, including with respect to international sanctions that may be imposed on individuals and countries. This policy applies to all applications for IMD programs from individuals or organizations, and any commercial or non-commercial partnerships.

Do you work for an NGO, NPO or a 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. Aligned with our vision and strategic direction we want to support you in your contributions to society.

Attend Open Programs at IMD at a special rate. For NGOs and NPOs we offer a 50% incentive for attending Open Programs and for Public Sector there are special conditions with 25% or 50% rebate subject to GDP per capita* (25% above USD 20,000 GDP – 50% below USD 20,000).

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


*Availability subject to space