Global program

Executive MBA Program

Develop the skills to excel as a senior global leader
- 15-19 months, modular learning
- Only 7-9 weeks out of the office
- Lausanne campus or liVe virtual
- Discovery expeditions in international locations
When to start
7 intakes per year

Ready for your next big step? Take your business further, grow as a leader and make your contribution to a bigger and better future. 

  • Master management skills in highly diversified environments
  • Become a more reflective, self-aware leader
  • Apply learning through personalized business assignments

The transformative core of the IMD Executive MBA is what makes it truly unique among EMBA programs offered by top business schools. You will go far beyond your current situation, discovering new dimensions of yourself as a reflective leader, powerfully effective, delivering much greater impact at the personal, professional levels and beyond.

Supporting your growth as a leader, passionate faculty will share their knowledge, resources and contacts in discovery modules around the globe. You will build critical skills in entrepreneurship, innovation and much more, experiencing environments that will have the biggest impact on your learning and development. And you will establish lifelong bonds of friendship and support with your peers, faculty and  global connections. Welcome to the IMD Executive MBA.

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Master management skills in highly diversified business, social and political environments
Develop the mindset of an entrepreneur: be creative, take risks and manage the unknown with confidence
Become a more reflective, self-aware and strategic member of a general management team
Create new value for your organization and discover more career options
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Participants share journey highlights, challenges and the life-changing rewards of developing their skills and strengths with IMD.
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Nationalities and industries
Director and postgraduate level
Average age
Years of work experience
Learn more about EMBA class profiles

Professor Vanina Farber shares her vision

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IMD’s Executive MBA has a vision to inspire change and support committed participants to build businesses that are a force for good.
How IMD’s EMBAs helped CompPair hone their strategy
12 August 2022

Professor Pulcrano: Please start by telling us what your startup is and does? 

Amaël Cohades: CompPair is a spin-off of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL. We founded the…

Building a portfolio of businesses through constant reinvention
1 July 2022

Zhanna Kryuchkova could be best described as a self-disruptor. She has founded an eclectic range of businesses over the past two decades, spanning car dealerships, consulting, construction, and most recently, the Russian…

The art of entrepreneurship: how IMD’s EMBA team helped one startup to fly
3 June 2022

It’s the stuff of dreams: in December 2021, the founders of Artmyn, a Swiss startup conceived at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), were overjoyed when their company was acquired by…


Join IMD Faculty and over 100 participants in highly interactive masterclasses where you'll get a chance to work through a real case study and experience IMD's unique teaching methodology.

Executive MBA Masterclass
20 October 202218:00-21:45 (CEST)

Information sessions

Meet the team during an information session. We love knowing more about you and your career goals. We look for the very best EMBA candidates around the world and the IMD EMBA team looks forward to talking with you.

#2 worldwide for open programs - 2022 (Financial Times)
#1 worldwide for open programs for nine years in a row - 2012-2020 (Financial Times)
Top 3 worldwide for executive education / combined ranking for open & custom programs since 2012 (Financial Times)
Top 5 worldwide for overall ranking for more than 15 years in a row (Financial Times)

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