On campus program

Foundations for Business Leadership

Successfully navigate the complexity of general management.

On campus program

Foundations for Business Leadership

Successfully navigate the complexity of general management.

Location Lausanne

Length 3 weeks

Fee CHF 25,000

Next program starts 6 November 2022

Successfully navigate the complexity of general management

General management requires that you rapidly master an expanding skillset. You must continuously strengthen your foundations in key business functions and integrate your knowledge across functions. You need to develop agility, with an entrepreneur’s mindset to seize opportunities in disruptive environments.

Over 20 days, Foundations for Business Leadership immerses you in an intense, highly experiential setting, exposing you to the most current business challenges you will face as a general manager. Your cross-disciplinary journey will include IMD’s award-winning business cases, plus business simulations, integrative exercises, cutting-edge live cases, dynamic guest speakers, expert faculty, and coaching.
You will leave the program with a fully integrated view of business a powerful toolkit for general management, combined with the confidence to deliver lasting value for your organization.

Understanding key business functions

Strengthen your knowledge and understanding of key business functions.

Cross-functional knowledge

Become aware of how value is created by integrating functions.

Team effectiveness

Get assessed on your effectiveness as a team member.

Master strategy implementation

Gain a deeper understanding of strategy implementation challenges.

Participant profiles

You want to develop your cross-functional business skills to become an effective general manager/business leader. Typical profiles include Country Manager, Regional Manager, Business Lead, Functional Manager, Department Manager.

17+

Nationalities

15+

Industries

14

years of experience on average

41

average age of participants

Foundations for Business Leadership is the right learning environment to expand your perspectives when dealing with key challenges like digitalization, value creation and changing customer demands. Combine this with open-minded participants from different global industries, and you really get a unique learning experience.

Lars Relitz Head of Corporate Digital Innovation & Development, Dachser, Germany

Foundations for Business Leadership is a mind-opener, which relentlessly forces you to question the way you think about your business.
The program is an opportunity to strengthen your business knowledge while living a memorable multicultural experience.

Véronique Athané Ryser Operations Director & Board Delegate, MPS Micro Precision Systems AG, Switzerland

Foundations for Business Leadership has given me a new perspective in my quest to build on my business acumen.
It opened my eyes to the true spirit of entrepreneurship using effectuation versus causal thinking. I believe this will benefit big FMCG organizations to be more effective and efficient.

 

Philomena Tan Business Manager, Nestlé Products Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
1/3
Experience the program
Hear how this program has created long-term career impact for participants and has broadened their horizons.

FBL is unique in the way it builds intensity into the program to mirror what you are likely to face back in your organization.

Read more

 

Benoît Leleux Program Co-Director

Together we develop your critical thinking, so you are best equipped to implement your learning directly to your own complex business issues.

Leif Sjöblom Program Co-Director
1/2
Next start & fee

Length: 3 weeks (20 intensive days including weekends). Offered five times a year.

Dates
6 Nov – 25 Nov 2022
Location
Lausanne
Length
3 weeks
Price
CHF 25,000
Dates
22 Jan – 10 Feb 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
3 weeks
Price
CHF 25,000
Dates
12 Mar – 31 Mar 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
3 weeks
Price
CHF 25,000
Dates
23 Apr – 12 May 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
3 weeks
Price
CHF 25,000
Dates
13 Aug – 1 Sep 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
3 weeks
Price
CHF 25,000
Dates
5 Nov – 24 Nov 2023
Location
Lausanne
Length
3 weeks
Price
CHF 25,000
What would you like to learn?
Learn more about IMD