Transition to general management and business 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 PED journey

Capability building and business integration – Stage 1

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 days at IMD
See details: Foundations to Business Leadership

Influence, leadership and organizational change - Stage 2

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


Successful completion of both programs and exams leads to the Program for Executive Development (PED) diploma.

PED_content_Program for Executive Development diploma

Join IMD’s professional alumni network

Once you complete an IMD program, you join IMD’s alumni network, an outstanding global community of global business leaders who will support you long-term.

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