Your learning journey

Your learning journey

Program for Executive Development – recognition for your expertise in management and leadership

When you transition to general management, the level of complexity you face immediately increases. You need to be up to speed with the business fundamentals and to build essential cross-functional capabilities. You also need to know how to integrate the various functions into your business as a whole. Then you must develop personally as a leader with the confidence to lead the changes in your organization.

Your journey to certification
Step 1: Foundation for Business Leadership – Capability building and business integration

20 consecutive days at IMD campus

Your journey starts by learning the business foundations to be successful in a general management/ leadership role. You build capabilities in the cross-functional skills and learn how to integrate them into your business. 20 consecutive days at IMD campus. See details: Foundations for Business Leadership

Step 2: Transition to Business Leadership – Influence, leadership and organizational change

2 x 2 weeks at IMD Campus

Your journey continues with a focus on the personal and business leadership skills you need to influence others and drive positive change in your organization. 2 x 2 weeks at IMD with inter-module support. See details: Transition to Business Leadership

Step 3: Executive Certificate

Successful completion of both programs and a final assessment leads to the Program for Executive Development (PED) Executive Certificate.

This IMD Executive Certificate is an accredited Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), an internationally recognized academic qualification that awards 20 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).


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One step closer to joining IMD alumni network

Successful completion of this program takes you one step closer to joining IMD’s powerful alumni network.

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