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.

Location liVe virtual

Length 17 weeks

Fee CHF 25,000

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Upskill with mastery of the latest general management foundations

Global Management Foundations offers you a powerful strategic and leadership journey to rapidly build general management skills for a rapidly changing world.

Deep dive into topics like strategic thinking, structured problem solving, entrepreneurship, innovation, negotiation, and much more. Supercharge your leadership skills with a dedicated, intensive bootcamp focusing on personal leadership development and building high-performing teams. The bootcamp includes an exciting, immersive VR exercise to fully anchor learnings. Work on an integrative consulting project with an external organization that exposes you to different real-world contexts and perspectives. Benefit from the latest cases, frameworks, tools, research and insights from IMD faculty experts.

The program is designed for optimal remote learning, with a virtual schedule adapted for the convenience of busy executives around the world. You will build community working in teams and gain rich, diverse perspectives with your peer classmates. You will test and adapt learnings to your context in between modules to ensure you leave the program confident in your ability to deliver superior personal performance and lasting value for your organization.

Upskill on key general management topics

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

Develop your strategic thinking and decision making

Become a powerful problem solver with the latest skills and tools to successfully lead complexity and uncertainty

Accelerate your leadership with coaching

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

Benefit from an integrative consulting project

Work on an integrative consulting project with an external organization that exposes you to different real-world contexts and perspectives.

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.

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. Read more about the admission criteria.

2022 class profile (average data)


years of experience


mid to senior level





Global Management Foundations 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 Director Sales & Marketing EMEA, ams Osram, 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 Director Digital Business, Raiffeisen, Switzerland

Global Management Foundations 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 Managing Director, Tenaris, 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, digitalswitzerland, Switzerland

The biggest highlight of this program 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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