Degree
Global program

Executive MBA Program

Develop the skills to excel as a senior global leader
Duration
- 15-19 months, modular learning
- Only 7-9 weeks out of the office
Location
- Lausanne campus or liVe virtual
- Discovery expeditions in international locations
When to start
7 intakes per year

Ready for your next big step? Take your business further, grow as a leader and make your contribution to a bigger and better future. 

  • Master management skills in highly diversified environments
  • Become a more reflective, self-aware leader
  • Apply learning through personalized business assignments
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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.

Supporting your growth as a leader, passionate faculty will share their knowledge, resources and contacts in discovery modules around the globe. You will build critical skills in entrepreneurship, innovation 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.

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Master management skills in highly diversified business, social and political environments
Develop the mindset of an entrepreneur: be creative, take risks and manage the unknown with confidence
Become a more reflective, self-aware and strategic member of a general management team
Create new value for your organization and discover more career options
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Participants share journey highlights, challenges and the life-changing rewards of developing their skills and strengths with IMD.
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30
Nationalities and industries
60%
Director and postgraduate level
40
Average age
16
Years of work experience
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Professor Vanina Farber shares her vision

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IMD’s Executive MBA has a vision to inspire change and support committed participants to build businesses that are a force for good.
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Building a portfolio of businesses through constant reinvention
Topics: Leadership
1 July 2022

Zhanna Kryuchkova could be best described as a self-disruptor. She has founded an eclectic range of businesses over the past two decades, spanning car dealerships, consulting, construction, and most recently, the Russian…

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The art of entrepreneurship: how IMD’s EMBA team helped one startup to fly
Topics: Start-up, Innovation
3 June 2022

It’s the stuff of dreams: in December 2021, the founders of Artmyn, a Swiss startup conceived at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), were overjoyed when their company was acquired by…

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EMBA startup ideas put to the test in on-campus Startup Accelerator Day
Topics: Start-up
8 May 2022

Executive MBA participants in the Class of April 2022, the self-named ‘NewHorizons’ cohort, came together earlier this month for a Startup Accelerator Day to coach and mentor each other on their startup ideas…

Masterclasses

Join IMD Faculty and over 100 participants in highly interactive masterclasses where you'll get a chance to work through a real case study and experience IMD's unique teaching methodology.

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Executive MBA Masterclass
6 September 202218:00-19:30 (CEST)
Online

Information sessions

Meet the team during an information session. We love knowing more about you and your career goals. We look for the very best EMBA candidates around the world and the IMD EMBA team looks forward to talking with you.

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EMBA Information Session
16 August 202218:00-19:00 (CEST)
Online
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EMBA Information Session
15 September 202218:00-19:00 (CEST)
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EMBA Information Session
11 October 202218:00-19:00 (CEST)
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EMBA Information Session
17 November 202218:00-19:00 (CET)
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#2 worldwide for open programs - 2022 (Financial Times)
#1 worldwide for open programs for nine years in a row - 2012-2020 (Financial Times)
Top 3 worldwide for executive education / combined ranking for open & custom programs since 2012 (Financial Times)
Top 5 worldwide for overall ranking for more than 15 years in a row (Financial Times)

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