Admission to the Program for Executive Development Diploma

Attending the PED program is ideal if you are an experienced manager who has recently transitioned or will soon transition into a business leadership/general management position. You want to boost your leadership capabilities and successfully manage organizational/transformational change.

PED brings you the opportunity to learn and grow with a highly diverse group of like-minded individuals. Typically participants are working as a function or department manager, or already managing a business, country or region.


The PED program takes place in two phases, comprising:

Stage 1: Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL):  20 consecutive days
OR       Global Management Foundations (GMF): 20 weeks liVe virtual

Stage 2: Transition to Business Leadership (TBL)
2 x 2 weeks on campus with inter-module support 


The flexible timetable means you can choose the best schedule to fit your needs. Programs must be followed in sequence.

GMF 2 2021


November 29 to January 23*


January 31 to February 8*


February 14 to March 27*


April 4 to May 2*

Program sessions 2021

FBL 4 2021August 15 to September 3*Lausanne
FBL 5 2021November 7 to November 26*Lausanne

Program sessions 2022

FBL 1 2022January 23 to February 11*Lausanne
FBL 2 2022March 13 to April 1*Lausanne
FBL 3 2022May 1 to May 20*Lausanne
FBL 4 2022August 14 to September 2*Lausanne
FBL 5 2022November 6 to November 25*Lausanne

TBL II 2021

Face to Face

August 23 to September 3*

At IMD Lausanne
Face to Face

November 1 to November 12*

At IMD Lausanne

TBL III 2021

Face to Face

October 4 to October 15*

At IMD Lausanne
Face to Face

November 29 to December 10*

At IMD Lausanne

Fee 2020

CHF 55,000* (Tuition, teaching materials, and lunch are also included)

*All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.

*IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

Admission, payment & cancellation processes

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