IMD Executive MBA Program (EMBA) Overview

Discover our top Executive MBA which gives you maximum flexibility to learn while you work:

  • Total 7-9 weeks out of office across 15+ months
  • LiVe virtual foundation stage or on IMD Campus, plus face-to-face modules in key international locations
  • 7 intakes per year
  • Immediate application to your company
  • Executive career management & coaching
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Master management skills in highly diversified business, social and political environments

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Develop the mindset of an entrepreneur: be creative, take risks and manage the unknown with confidence

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Become a more reflective, self-aware and strategic member of a general management team

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Create new value for your organization and discover more career options

You and your class

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.

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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. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience.

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You get invaluable international exposure and real life experience. From India to China, the Silicon Valley and Switzerland, you are exposed to a cross-section of society and business. This transformative experience opens your mind and prepares you to lead globally.

Dieter Weber

VP, Business Development
Japan Tobacco International
EMBA graduate 2013

You will master business practices from different industries across the globe, learn how to lead in different cultures, expand your comfort zone and develop your resilience to cope with the unknown. You can choose the timing that works best for you and your company, and apply your learning immediately in your workplace through company assignments.

Stefan Michel

Dean of IMD Executive MBA

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IMD business school rankings

Our executive education programs are ranked highly by the world's most influential business publications.

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We have reopened our Lausanne campus and resumed classroom learning while continuing our virtual and hybrid programs.

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