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Foundations for Business Leadership program

Prepare for successful general management with the right business leadership fundamentals
Location
Lausanne
Price
25'000 CHF
Duration
3 weeks
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Leadership fundamentals

Get up to speed with accelerated learning in all the essential cross-functional business leadership skills

  • The very latest in IMD thought leadership
  • Develop your leadership fundamentals
  • Boost your management skills
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02:15Foundations for Business Leadership
Hear from program directors, Professor Benoit Leleux and Professor Leif Sjöblom
This program brings you up to speed with accelerated learning in all the essential cross-functional skills and helps you to integrate them into your business
Gain confidence in marketing, operations, finance, strategy, industry analysis, business models and entrepreneurship
Understand how value is created by integrating functions, and apply your new and enhanced capabilities to complex business issues
Get assessed on your understanding of business fundamentals, and your effectiveness as a team member
Enhance your essential leadership skills and develop a strong executive presence
20+
countries worldwide
25
industries
14
years of experience on average
41
average age of participants
Is Foundations for Business Leadership the right program for you?
FBL learning journey
Your learning journey: 20 days of accelerated learning

Practice while you learn - Integrative exercises

What's next after FBL

Diploma  - Program for Executive Development (PED)

FBL is the first stage of IMD’s Program for Executive Development (PED).  To complete PED, your second step is to take IMD’s Transition to Business Leadership (TBL)  program. Successful completion of both programs and exams leads to the Program for Executive Development (PED) diploma.

Degree – Executive MBA

FBL is also the first step towards IMD’s Executive MBA. Participants wishing to complete the EMBA then follow a 5-week distance learning module and a 12-month mastery stage leading to the EMBA  degree. More details on the Executive MBA can be found here.

Join IMD’s professional alumni network

Once you complete an IMD program, you join IMD’s alumni network, an outstanding global community of global business leaders who will support you long-term. Discover benefits

What's next after FBL
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02:23Accelerating mastery of cross-functional capabilities–get inside ...
In their own words
Hear how this program has created long-term career impact for participants and has broadened their horizons.
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Program directors

Benoit Leleux
Professor Benoit Leleux
Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

Dr Leleux is the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD in Lausanne (Switzerland), where he was also director of the MBA program (2006-2008) and director of Research and Development (2004-…

Leif Sjoblom
Professor Leif Sjoblom
Professor of Financial Management

Leif Sjöblom is Professor of Financial Management at IMD.

His areas of special interest are:

  • The restructuring of the telecommunications industry
  • Performance measurement and shareholder value creation
  • Micro-entrepreneurship…

Thought leadership articles by Benoit Leleux and Leif Sjoblom

Article
Alfa Bank (Kazakhstan): Digitalizing Through Agile Teams
By Benoit F. Leleux, Alexander Averbuch, Viacheslav Kostin, Denis Samokhvalov and Taku Yokoyama - 6 August 2021
Article
Analytics Pros: Taking Digital to the Next Level
By Benoit F. Leleux, Natalia Ligai, Theofanis Manolikas and Charlotte Whitmore - 25 May 2021
Article
Zenith Watches: Ticking to a New Beat
By Benoit F. Leleux, Christian Frank, Jussi Heikkola and Radek Horak - 25 May 2021
Limited availability
From 07 Nov 2021
To 26 Nov 2021
Lausanne
3 weeks
CHF 25,000
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From 23 Jan 2022
To 11 Feb 2022
Lausanne
3 weeks
CHF 25,000
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From 13 Mar 2022
To 01 Apr 2022
Lausanne
3 weeks
CHF 25,000
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From 01 May 2022
To 20 May 2022
Lausanne
3 weeks
CHF 25,000
Registrations open
From 14 Aug 2022
To 02 Sep 2022
Lausanne
3 weeks
CHF 25,000
Registrations open
From 06 Nov 2022
To 25 Nov 2022
Lausanne
3 weeks
CHF 25,000

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#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 for nine years in a row - 2012-2020 (Financial Times)
Top 3 worldwide for overall ranking (open and custom programs) for eight years in a row - 2012-2019 (Financial Times)

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