You can earn your global Executive MBA in 15 months or spread your learning over a longer period of time depending on your work commitments.
Your learning journey consists of a Foundation Stage and a Mastery Stage.
Whatever you choose, you will only be away from your office for 7- 9 weeks maximum depending on your Foundation Stage option.
New in 2020: fully virtual Foundation Stage available. Find out more about GMF.
6 starting dates each year for the Foundation Stage and 3 for the Mastery Stage
4 international locations: IMD campus in Switzerland, Silicon Valley & 2 Discovery Expeditions
Applied learning through company assignments, leadership & crisis management training, Discovery Expeditions and much more
3 weeks face-to-face plus 5 weeks online
Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL)
3 weeks face-to-face at IMD campus, Lausanne
Fast-track your understanding of key business fundamentals. Master the core functions of a complex organization.
Streams: marketing, finance & accounting, business model innovation & entrepreneurship, strategy & industry analysis, operations & supply chain management
Advanced Management Concepts (AMC)
5 weeks online
Online learning requires approx. 15 hours per week.
20 weeks online and in live virtual classroom
Launch your IMD Executive MBA without the need to travel for the first stage of your EMBA.
In the light of ongoing travel restrictions, IMD has created a new fully virtual foundation stage - Global Management Foundations (GMF).
This 20-week journey enables you to launch your IMD Executive MBA without the need to travel for the foundation stage.
The highly interactive, virtual learning experience offers you all the capability-building of Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL) plus Advanced Management Concepts (AMC), together in one comprehensive program.
You will engage directly with faculty and other participants in an exciting, dynamic virtual format, delivered directly to you online. The new GMF prepares you to successfully access the EMBA Mastery Stage. Get full details from your EMBA Program Advisor.
Your focus now shifts to mastering the execution of your new skills at the organizational, individual and global level. This 12-month global Executive MBA journey combines 6 face-to-face modules with distance learning in between.
IMD complies with applicable laws and regulations, including with respect to international sanctions that may be imposed on individuals and countries. This policy applies to all applications for IMD programs from individuals or organizations, and any commercial or non-commercial partnerships.