How frequently do the GLC programs run?

Each program is offered twice a year. There is a spring and autumn session so you can choose the session that best fits your schedule. For precise dates please refer to the individual program.

How long is the program?

The program takes place over 8 weeks. You must meet the weekly deadlines for submission of assignments to successfully complete the program.

How much time do I need to allocate to study?

On average, each week’s learning requires 4-6 hours of study.

Do I need special software or other tools?

No special software is needed. You simply need a good broadband internet connection. You will receive a compatibility test link before the program starts to ensure you can access the materials.

Must I attend the online sessions at a fixed time each week?

No. The video sessions are pre-recorded. The structure is highly flexible, which means that you access the material in your own time and study at your pace. For the group assignments, you will need to find a common time that works for all your group members.

Typical class size

The average class size is 50 participants to ensure a truly personal learning experience in an internationally diverse group.

Typical class profile

These programs are designed for ambitious executives who want to get ahead in business. Participants usually have on average 6-10 years of experience managing projects of business units at a regional or country level.

Will I be able to see the profile of the other participants during the course?

Yes a lot of emphasis will be placed on interaction throughout the program. You will build connections with the other participants and will also have opportunities to work on assignments and other activities in small groups.


How do I learn?

You learn via readings, videos, case studies, individual assignments, virtual group work, a summative assessment/capstone project and with personalized feedback from an IMD coach. You receive new teaching materials each week which build on the previous week’s learning. On request, your program advisor will give you the latest course overview for the program of your choice.

Faculty and program coach

The program is designed and delivered by IMD’s world-class teaching Faculty. Your program coach will interact with you to ensure you can successfully apply the learning to your specific business context.

Do I get individual coaching?

You receive support from your program coach throughout the program including regular feedback on your weekly assignment. You also receive feedback and grading on your final assessment. By the end of your program you will have demonstrated your ability to embed the program learning in your specific business context.

Is there a program schedule I can see?

The program brochure provides you with an overview of the learning journey. Once you have been accepted on the program you will have access to the detailed program syllabus.

How am I graded?

You will be graded on your individual assignments, your online participation and your final evaluation/assessment.

Do I receive IMD certification?

If you successfully complete all the weekly assignments within the deadlines and the capstone project / summative assignment, you receive IMD certification and become a member of IMD’s alumni community network. If you do not successfully complete your individual assignments, do not hand in your assignments on time or are not successful in your final evaluation/assessment you will not pass the program and will not become an alumnus or receive certification.


What is the fee?

Individuals CHF 3’900
IMD Alumni CHF 3’500

IMD Corporate Learning Network (CLN) members receive a number of complimentary
seats in addition to a wide range of further benefits and services. If you are applying via your
corporation, please check internally that you are eligible to apply before submitting your


IMD does not provide GLC scholarships or discounts.

Payment deadline

Payment must be made before the program starts.

Registration deadline

The registration deadline varies per program. Please find the 2018 deadlines below:

Leading Strategic Initiatives
  Deadline Apply
LSI 1 April 23 - June 15 Friday, April 6 LSI 1 Apply
LSI 2 October 29 - December 21 Friday, October 12 LSI 2 Apply


Being Innovative
  Deadline Apply
BI 1 May 7 - June 29 Friday, April 20 BI 1 Apply
BI 2 October 29 - December 21 Friday, October 12 BI 2 Apply


Building Business Sustainability
  Deadline Apply
BBS 1 May 7 - June 29 Friday, April 20 BBS 1 Apply
BBS 2 October 22 - December 14 Friday, September 14 BBS2 Apply


Changing Employee Behavior
  Deadline Apply
CEB 1 April 30 - June 22 Friday, April 13 CEB 1 Apply
CEB 2 October 1 - November 23 Friday, September 14 CEB 2 Apply


Finance Fundamentals for Executives
  Deadline Apply
FFE 1 April 30 - June 22 Friday, April 13 FFE 1 Apply
FFE 2 October 15 - December 7 Friday, September 28 FFE 2 Apply


Leveraging Strategic Partnerships
  Deadline Apply
LSP 1 April 16 - June 8

Friday, March 30

LSP 1 Apply

LSP 2 September 24 - November 16 Friday, September 7

LSP 2 Apply


Pricing Excellence in Tough B2B Markets
  Deadline Apply
PE 1 May 7 - June 29 Friday, April 20 PE 1 Apply
PE 2 October 8 - November 30 Friday, September 21 PE 2 Apply


Strategic Thinking
  Deadline Apply
ST 1 April 16 - June 8 Friday, March 30 ST 1 Apply
ST 2 October 29 - December 21 Friday, October 12 ST 2 Apply


Learning Leadership
  Deadline Apply
LL 1 April 30 - June 22 Friday, March 23 LL1 Apply
LL 2 October 29 - December 21 Friday, September 21 LL2 Apply


Marketing Management
  Deadline Apply
MM 1 April 30 - June 22 Friday, April 13 MM1 Apply
MM 2 October 1 - November 23 

Friday, September 14

MM2 Apply


Digital Disruption
  Deadline Apply
DD 1 April 30 - June 22 Friday, April 13 DD1 Apply
DD 2 October 8 - November 30 Friday, September 21 DD2 Apply


Building Leadership Essentials
  Deadline Apply
BLE 1 April 30 - June 22 Friday, April 13 BLE 1 Apply
BLE 2 October 29 - December 21 Friday, October 21

BLE 2 Apply