On campus program
Program for Executive Development

Become the 360° business leader.

On campus program

Program for Executive Development

Become the 360° business leader.

Location Lausanne

Length 7 weeks in 2 flexible stages

Fee CHF 55,000

Gain recognition for your professional development in business management and leadership

Enjoy better long-term career opportunities with the PED Diploma program.

The program takes you on a 360˚ transformational journey, rapidly building your skills, confidence, and influence to lead successfully at a personal and organizational level. Once you achieve mastery, you will be recognized for your expertise with the PED Diploma.

The Diploma program is modular with several flexible starting points per year. You will learn in two key stages:

  1. Get the business fundamentals, essential cross-functional skills, and learn how to integrate them into your business.
  2. Focus on you as a leader of change .

Starting from just 7 weeks, plus executive coaching, and distance learning support.

Accelerate your transition

Get up to speed with the concepts and capabilities you need to successfully transition to general management and business leadership.

Lead with vision

Understand how to provide a guiding vision, to pull together various functions, businesses, or country teams to create value.

Develop high-performance teams

Leverage the strengths of your different team members to create an integrated whole that is focused on winning.

Unlock your full leadership potential

Become a confident, fulfilled general manager and business leader.

You and your class

Are you an experienced manager who has recently transitioned, or will soon transition, into a business leadership/general management position? Are you looking to further develop your leadership capabilities and be equipped to drive successful organizational change?

Then join other seasoned executives from diverse industries, cultures, and nationalities for an enriching learning experience. This global network of peers will provide valuable insights and support as you advance in your career and take on more senior roles. Read more about the admission criteria.

2022 class profile (average data)


years of experience


mid to senior level





What our participants say

The Program for Executive Development Diploma takes you on a fascinating deep dive into the latest research and best practices of all relevant general management disciplines, combined with a very thorough personal leadership development stream.

Florian vom Bruch CEO, Buben & Zörweg, Germany
Experience the program: a diploma in 2 stages
Stage 1: Foundations for Business Leadership – Listen to Program Directors describe your first stage of learning.
Stage 2: Transition to Business Leadership – Visit our classroom and listen to participants and Program Directors.

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

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Benoît Leleux Program Co-Director, Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

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

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Leif Sjöblom Program Co-Director, Professor of Financial Management

You focus on building key influence such as negotiation and communication, laying the foundations to successfully lead change.

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Michael Watkins Program Co-Director, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change

Transition to Business Leadership enables you to leverage a blend of virtual and in-person experiences to create a powerful, integrated learning process.

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Albrecht Enders Program Co-Director, Professor of Financial Management
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Length: 7 weeks minimum in 2 flexible stages.

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