IMD - Institute for Management Development Executive MBA
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IMD - Institute for Management Development Executive MBA


Ch. de Bellerive 23, Lausanne, Switzerland

Phone: 41216180111




IMD EMBA is the one of the most senior EMBAs in the world. It is aimed at mid-career executives aged 35 and up with at least 10 years of business experience, solid management achievements, evidential career progression and outstanding leadership potential.

EMBA journey is minimum 15 months and only 9 weeks out of office in total.

As a 100% execution-oriented program, the IMD Executive MBA enables you as participants to apply your learning immediately: by using your current organization as a "lab", you become a consultant to your own company realizing both short and long term value. You will drive learning through 5 general management company-specific assignments: strategydigital business transformationcustomers & marketingfinance & financial health, and cultural transformation. There is no more satisfying and impactful way to learn.

Our faculty are recognized world authorities in their fields, combining thought leadership with direct industry exposure. They cultivate close ties with leading CEOs, work directly with a vast range of industries and organizations and sit on the boards of several global companies. IMD’s rankings (Financial Times ranks IMD #1 in Open Programs since 2012 till present) allow them to master their knowledge by working with the best companies worldwide.

IMD’s Executive MBA is not just about acquiring and mastering technical knowledge, it’s a transformational human experience. Benefit from one-on-one leadership coaching throughout the program. Enhance your ability to positively impact your organization as you discover how you take-up authority, better understand group dynamics and develop the inner resilience to cope in any situation.

Key facts:

75% of alumni in senior management or +

20% success rate of Silicon Valley startups

15% alumni join boards after graduation

49% salary increase (FT2017 ranking)

5-12 add years of equivalent experience

Value-creation to company mid/long-term



SPONSORS: 130+ companies sponsor multiple students in the IMD EMBA

1998: EMBA program launch







MBA programs

Executive MBA (EMBA)
Duration of program
15 months minimum, modular/part-time
CHF 105’000, flexible instalments

Starting dates 15 months with only 9 weeks out of office (flexible Part Time program)

Deadline (s) no later than 30 days prior to a given starting date.


FORMAT: 9 weeks residential, including modules in Switzerland as well as in China, Silicon Valley in the US, and options for India, Kenya, Brazil & Vietnam. Distance learning projects and assignments in between modules

DIPLOMA: MBA degree, accredited by AACSB, EQUIS/EFMD, AMBA

FOCUS: General Management, Leadership

METHODOLOGY: Action-learning, real-world projects and assignments, 1-to-1 coaching, reflective feedback, classroom sessions, international expeditions

Student profile

  • Executive

Number of students: 124 per annum

Average age: 40

Average Years of Work Experience: 16

Percentage of women: 25%

Average GMAT score: GMAT is not required

International: 25 nationalities and 28 industries in a class on average


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