liVe program
Global Management Foundations

Upskill with mastery of the latest general management foundations.

liVe program

Global Management Foundations

Upskill with mastery of the latest general management foundations.

Length 17 weeks

Fee CHF 25,000

Next program starts 21 August 2023

Upskill with mastery of the latest general management foundations

Global Management Foundations (GMF) is a powerful new virtual learning experience which rapidly prepares you to step up to general management without the need to travel for study. 

This 17-week journey is specifically designed to build your business leadership skills for a rapidly changing world with full capability-building and integration of the latest general management topics

  • Navigate digital disruption
  • Drive innovation
  • Grow as a critical decision maker and strategist
  • Build cross-functional capabilities and complete knowledge gaps
  • Integrate and apply these to your business for superior performance
Upskill on key general management topics

Upskill for a rapidly changing world with full capability-building and integration of general management topics.

Build your own learning journey

Take GMF as a stand-alone program or as credit towards your IMD EMBA degree or Program for Executive Development diploma.

State-of the art virtual learning

Enjoy synchronous and asynchronous learning with state-of-the-art virtual classroom technology.

Benefit from business and leadership coaching

Enhance your performance with business and leadership coaching. Reflect, develop, and continuously learn as you progress.

You and your class

You are a manager with 10+ years of experience looking to boost your cross-functional business skills to become an effective general manager and agile business leader.

Small study groups, buddies, virtual social activities and much more will ensure you build close bonds with your class members. They will encourage your learning journey, becoming a source of trust, inspiration, and motivation both during and beyond the program.









GMF is innovative, effective and flexible. The content is well-delivered so we can enjoy high quality interaction with class peers and faculty. We break out into smaller groups, then come back to the main classroom and discuss with everyone. It’s a great way to learn.

Dominik Stock Senior Manager, Application Marketing & Business Development Automotive, AMS, Germany

The quality of the learning is exceptional. From the lecturers, the material, the quality of the videos and I really love the case studies. Super interesting. One advantage of this virtual learning is that we can get input from people who were directly involved in the cases.

Laure Frank Digital, Omnichannel & Marketplace Strategy Expert, Gerson Lehrman Group, Switzerland

GMF is firstly a human experience. IMD gives you access to a whole community of high-caliber individuals who you quickly build connections with. You don’t have to miss out on the relationship building part.

Rosario Osobase Senior Manager Nigeria – Commercial, Institutional Relations Tenatis, Nigeria

You quickly forget you are in a virtual setting. The full immersion is a deep dive which quickly focuses you on the interaction, the content, and the learning.

Stéphanie Schenk Head of Business Development & Sustainability digital, Digitalswitzerland, Switzerland

The biggest highlight of GMF is the human touch. The professors are so empathetic and enthusiastic. You feel valued and get personal attention throughout.

Rashod Nasirov Product Group Manager, Bakery Category, KSA & Gulf Countries, Almarai, Saudi Arabia
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Global Management Foundations is high-touch, high-impact learning, delivered to you virtually. You will interact with faculty, coaches and peers, enabled by the latest technology to guarantee deep learning and elevated results.

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Arnaud Chevallier Program Director

IMD liVe. Fully-immersive programs for executives.

This program is a liVe virtual learning experience, allowing you to have a fulfilling and fully immersive learning experience from anywhere in the world via state-of-the-art technology. Enjoy real-time, highly interactive and engaging participation. Connect with our world-class faculty and globally based peers through built-in collaboration tools for maximum interaction. 

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Next start & fee

Length: 17 weeks liVe virtual

21 Aug – 12 Dec 2023
liVe virtual
17 weeks (15 hours average per week )
CHF 25,000
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