Is this leadership development program for you?

The 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 have a minimum of 10 years of relevant management experience. Some of you already have country or multiple country responsibilities or are in charge of multiple functions. You are looking to boost your leadership capabilities and be able to lead organizational change.

You must already have a reasonable knowledge of core business functions such as accounting, finance, marketing, HR, and operations. This prerequisite functional knowledge can come from a variety of means such as experience, previous development programs or independent study.

If you feel that you need to further develop your skills before joining the Transition to Business Leadership program you can discuss your needs with an IMD Program Advisor and find the most appropriate path for your learning journey.

Program duration

The Transition to Business Leadership program takes place over four total weeks, separated as 2 x 2 weeks at the IMD campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. Between the two program sessions you will receive support from Professional Learning Coaches who will work with you to help frame your learning.

Program session dates

Transition to Business Leadership II 2020

Module 121 September - 2 OctoberLausanne
Module 216 November - 27 NovemberLausanne

Transition to Business Leadership III 2020

Module 119 October - 30 October Lausanne
Module 230 November - 11 DecemberLausanne

Transition to Business Leadership I 2021

Module 115 - 26 MarchLausanne
Module 217 - 28 MayLausanne

Transition to Business Leadership II 2021

Module 123 August - 3 SeptemberLausanne
Module 225 October - 5 November

Transition to Business Leadership III 2021

Module 111 - 22 October  Lausanne
Module 229 November - 10 DecemberLausanne

Program fee 2020

CHF 30,000* (Includes support from Professional Learning Coaches between the two program sessions. 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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IMD complies with applicable laws and regulations, including with respect to international sanctions that may be imposed on individuals and countries. This policy applies to all applications for IMD programs from individuals or organizations, and any commercial or non-commercial partnerships.

Do you work for an NGO, NPO or a Public Sector organization? Are you interested in attending one of our Open Programs?

For many years IMD has been proud of its association with NGO/NPO/PS organizations. Aligned with our vision and strategic direction we want to support you in your contributions to society.

Attend Open Programs at IMD at a special rate. For NGOs and NPOs we offer a 50% incentive for attending Open Programs and for Public Sector there are special conditions with 25% or 50% rebate subject to GDP per capita* (25% above USD 20,000 GDP – 50% below USD 20,000).

Therefore, if you are interested in attending any of our programs, please contact us to learn how we can support you.


*Availability subject to space