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Foundations for Business Leadership program

Prepare for successful general management with the right business leadership fundamentals
Location
Lausanne
Duration
3 weeks
Next program starts
August 15, 2021
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
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
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?

Your learning journey

Example Topics:

  • Finance & accounting
  • Business model, innovation
  • Operations management
  • Managing in turbulent time

 

How:

Case studies, class discussions, group work, presentations, team effectiveness session with coach

Example Topics:

  • Global supply chain management
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Customer centricity
  • Corporate strategy & industry analysis

 

How:

Case studies, class discussions, group work, presentations, team effectiveness session with coach, business simulations

Example Topics:

  • Expanding the market
  • Value proposition & ecosystems
  • Competing on information flows
  • Dynamic strategy analysis

 

How:

Case studies, class discussions, group work, presentations, team effectiveness session with coach, live case, integrative exercise with faculty and alumni panel

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

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.

Example Topics:

  • Finance & accounting
  • Business model, innovation
  • Operations management
  • Managing in turbulent time

 

How:

Case studies, class discussions, group work, presentations, team effectiveness session with coach

Example Topics:

  • Global supply chain management
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Customer centricity
  • Corporate strategy & industry analysis

 

How:

Case studies, class discussions, group work, presentations, team effectiveness session with coach, business simulations

Example Topics:

  • Expanding the market
  • Value proposition & ecosystems
  • Competing on information flows
  • Dynamic strategy analysis

 

How:

Case studies, class discussions, group work, presentations, team effectiveness session with coach, live case, integrative exercise with faculty and alumni panel

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

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.

Practice while you learn - Integrative exercises

Is Foundations for Business Leadership the right program for you?
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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 since 2012 (Financial Times)
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