Degree program
Executive MBA Program

Develop the skills to excel as a senior global leader

Degree program

Executive MBA Program

Develop the skills to excel as a senior global leader

Location – Lausanne campus or liVe virtual
– Discovery expeditions in international locations

Duration – 15-19 months, modular learning
– Only 7-9 weeks out of the office

When to start – 6 intakes per year

IMD Executive MBA – your 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, driving much greater impact at the personal, professional levels and beyond.

Supporting your growth as a leader, passionate faculty will share their knowledge, resources and contacts in discovery modules around the globe. You will travel to exciting global destinations to build critical skills in entrepreneurship, innovation, impact investing and much more, experiencing environments that will have the biggest impact on your learning and development. And you will establish lifelong bonds of friendship and support with your peers, faculty and global connections. Welcome to the IMD Executive MBA.

Management skills

Master management skills in highly diversified business, social and political environments.

Entrepreneur mindset

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

Impact leader

Become a more self-aware and strategic member of a general management team, able to drive impactful change.

Career growth

Create new value for your organization and discover more career options.

Who are we looking for?

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.


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Meet your EMBA Dean: Professor Vanina Farber

IMD’s Executive MBA has a vision to inspire change and support committed participants to build businesses that are a force for good.

Impact stories. Discover how EMBA alumni are driving change
Alumni Stories
Using a Swiss army knife of learning for the greater good

How an EMBA is using multiple leadership skills to tackle a humanitarian transformation challenge

6 April 2023
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EMBA graduation 2023
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‘This is a time for changemakers’

The April 2023 EMBA class celebrated its graduation with a call from speakers and faculty to determine their own criteria of success and keep striving to make an impact.

2 April 2023
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Alumni Stories
Sense and sustainability

IMD Executive MBA student Denise Weger is a sustainability champion who believes that corporate climate responsibility is a strategic business imperative in today’s business landscape.

24 March 2023
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Alumni Stories
‘It was the catalyst for making a corporate executive become a successful entrepreneur and investor’

Andreas Wallnoefer was 52, with a long and successful career as an R&D scientist and pharma executive behind him, when he took his EMBA at IMD. The course launched him on a new career as a private equity investor and biotech entrepreneur.

13 January 2023
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Alumni Stories
Enabling talent to thrive

Having worked in the high-pressure world of IT consulting for nearly two decades, IMD EMBA graduate Yoann Pelé had a clear vision of the workplace environment he wanted to create when he founded Ivy Partners in 2020

12 December 2022
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Join an EMBA event

Meet the team during a Masterclass or an online information session. The IMD EMBA team looks forward to talking with you.

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Assess your profile

Find out how well your profile matches for the IMD Executive MBA.

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Talk to a program advisor

Schedule a call with a Program Advisor to discuss your career goals and see if this is the right program for you.

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