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Foundations for Business Leadership

Successfully navigate the complexity of general management
Location
Lausanne
Price
25'000 CHF
Duration
3 weeks
Next program starts
August 14, 2022
You - the general manager

Build a powerful toolkit for general management to deliver lasting value for your organization.

  • Strengthen foundations in key business functions
  • Integrate knowledge across functions
  • Develop an agile, entrepreneurial mindset  
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Strengthen your knowledge and understanding of key business functions
Become aware of how value is created by integrating functions
Get assessed on your effectiveness as a team member
Gain a deeper understanding of strategy implementation challenges
17+
Nationalities
15+
Industries
14
years of experience on average
41
average age of participants
Is Foundations for Business Leadership the right program for you?
Award-winning case studies from IMD faculty
Live-case presentations with CEOs, venture founders and leaders
Dynamic business simulations to develop your agility and decision-making
Integrative exercises to boost your team and leadership performance
Peer learning and alumni support for your career development

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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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
Lionheart Farms (Philippines) and the tree of life
By Benoit F. Leleux, Anna Ziolkovska, Jose Mora, Said Chekri and Thibaud de Veyrac - 19 April 2022
Article
Cyna Pharma: Reaping the Rewards of Perseverance (B)
By Benoit F. Leleux, Jennifer Jordan, Omar Toulan and Beverley Lennox - 28 January 2022
Article
Dachser (A): Intelligent Logistics
By Benoit F. Leleux, Marta Widz and Marc Chauvet - 26 January 2022
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Top 3 worldwide for executive education / combined ranking for open & custom programs for nine years in a row - 2012-2020 (Financial Times)
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