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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

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

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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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.