- Only 7-9 weeks out of the office
- Discovery expeditions in international locations
- Master management skills in highly diversified environments
- Become a more reflective, self-aware leader
- Apply learning through personalized business assignments
Start of a profound transformational journey
The transformative core of the IMD Executive MBA is what makes it truly unique among EMBA programs offered by top business schools. You will go far beyond your current situation, discovering new dimensions of yourself as a reflective leader, powerfully effective, delivering much greater impact at the personal, professional levels and beyond.
"It's truly transformative"
Is this program for you?
You are a fast-rising, internationally experienced manager who aspires to lead. You are at least 35 years old with 10 years of business experience, strong management experience, consistent career progression and outstanding leadership potential. Your class is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers.
You have vision, courage, initiative, maturity, curiosity and self-confidence.
You demonstrate career progression and impact within your organization.
You have international experience, cultural sensitivity and a global outlook.
Meet your global class
How the program works
The IMD Executive MBA is a modular program consisting of a Foundation Stage and a Mastery Stage, giving you the flexibility to choose the format and timing that works best for you.This blended, flexible modular curriculum allows you to combine personal development with daily life.
- 15-19 months total depending on your work commitments
- 7 starting dates per year
- 7-9 weeks out of the office in total (depending on your Foundation Stage choice)
You choose one of two Foundation Stage options before entering the Mastery Stage.
Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL)
3 weeks face-to-face at IMD campus, Lausanne
Fast-track your understanding of key business fundamentals. Master the core functions of a complex organization.
Streams: marketing, finance & accounting, business model innovation & entrepreneurship, strategy & industry analysis, operations & supply chain management
Advanced Management Concepts (AMC)
5 weeks online
Online learning requires approx. 15 hours per week.
Go deeper into the topics covered during FBL with this five-week distance learning module.
Streams: strategic thinking, finance, marketing, artificial intelligence
20 weeks online and in live virtual classroom
Global Management Foundations (fully virtual)
Launch your IMD Executive MBA without the need to travel for the first stage of your EMBA.
This 20-week journey enables you to launch your IMD Executive MBA without the need to travel for the foundation stage.
The highly interactive, virtual learning experience offers you all the capability-building of Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL) plus Advanced Management Concepts (AMC), together in one comprehensive program.
You will engage directly with faculty and other participants in an exciting, dynamic virtual format, delivered directly to you online. The new GMF prepares you to successfully access the EMBA Mastery Stage.
The Mastery Stage is a 12-month blended learning module which requires only 6 weeks out of the office.
IMD Mastery is constructed with different modules: from personal leadership, to business management assignments,towards building a global perspective. These themes combine to create solid, integrated learning.
You will also participate to 3 global Discovery Expeditions. They will deepen your global business understanding through major themes like: entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, transformation and much more.