IMD - recognized as one of the best business schools in the world

The lnstitute for Management Development (lMD) is an independent academic institution. As a Swiss foundation, IMD is a not for profit organisation.

ln addition to offering executive education programs, IMD grants the following degrees: MBA and EMBA - organized in association with the University of Lausanne (UNIL). The world-class MBA program was first launched in 1972.

We strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide.

IMD MBA Rankings

IMD's Executive Education and Degree Programs are ranked highly by the world's most influential business publications.


This influential business magazine has consistently ranked IMD's MBA among its biggest career boosters since 2001.

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"IMD once again topped the Europe ranking in 2021, scoring no. 1 as an overall score."

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1 worldwide on:
- International Students
- International Faculty
- Faculty with Doctorates


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Based on responses to quantitative & qualitative questions from current & former MBA students


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Responsible Leadership

We believe a sense of shared responsibility is essential for the prosperity of individuals, businesses, communities and nations. Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders who transform organisations and contribute to society. We support responsible leaders who act with integrity, contribute to sustainable performance and have a positive impact on the world.

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