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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

Start date

5 intakes per year


Flexible over 15-19 months


Lausanne, online and international locations


Only 7-9 weeks out of office

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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 as they take you directly into global business environments to accelerate your real-world understanding of  issues critical to your business success. These powerful experiences enable you to anchor your understanding and expand your perspectives of global business through fully immersive, action-based learning. And you will establish lifelong bonds of friendship and support with your peers, faculty and global connections. Welcome to the IMD Executive MBA.

Become a strategic leader

Learn how to transform your business with superior strategies and highly effective decisions. Master key management skills in highly diversified business, social and political environments, preparing you for confident strategic action.

Think like an entrepreneur

Foster your entrepreneurial mindset with a new start-up venture, or launch a new business within an existing company, or even transform the fortunes of an ailing enterprise. Deliver responsible solutions to global challenges that matter.

Supercharge your leadership

Your leadership development is integrated into every learning step and personalized with regular reflection, coaching, feedback and application to ensure your results are powerfully transformative for you, your team and beyond.

Harness disruptive technologies

Innovate with the latest AI & digital technologies, and business models to continuously improve your business, enabling you to stay relevant and valuable to your customers.


Experience personalized learning with IMD’s award-winning AI app, trained on program content, research, and thought leadership. You will have on-demand access to faculty expertise whenever you need it.

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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.

Read more about IMD Executive MBA admission criteria


Nationalities and industries




Average age


Years of work experience

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Learn about IMD’s award-winning faculty

IMD’s award-winning faculty are experts in executive education. They fully dedicate their time to working with senior leaders – both in company and in the classroom – understanding their critical business issues and empowering them with the knowledge and capabilities to solve their real-world challenges and create sustainable, meaningful change. This combined expertise of IMD faculty is unique, which is why many of the world’s leading organizations choose IMD.

At the Executive MBA, you benefit from faculty’s unique expertise at every step of your journey with learning that is hyper-relevant and impactful, informed by real-world insights. You gain industry exposure through company visits, themed immersion weeks, cutting-edge case studies, personal introductions, in-company consulting opportunities and much more. Faculty’s mission is to share their deep business expertise and passion for topics that will inspire and transform you personally and professionally.

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Harness the power of IMD’s generative AI

Enroll in the IMD Executive MBA program to access IMD AI+ and unlock the power of hyper-personalized learning.

Ask any question, anytime

Use IMD’s award-winning app, trained in real time on our program sessions, research, and thought leadership, for an interactive learning experience during and after the program.

Customize your learning

Go much deeper into specific areas of the program topics related to your industry, personal context, and organizational challenges.

Transform learning into action

Access IMD faculty expertise to guide you as you apply your learning back at work and continue to build on your knowledge far into the future.

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