Six reasons to choose the IMD EMBA

IMD is consistently ranked #1 business school for executive leadership development. Impactful leadership is at the heart of your ability to drive positive change. When you join the IMD Executive MBA, your leadership development is integrated into each of your learning steps and personalized with regular reflection, coaching and application to ensure your results are relevant, applicable and powerfully transformative for you, your teams and the wider society. 20220322-emba-accordion-jde-350x200-x2.png


20220315-EMBA-Logos-Maersk x2.jpg IMD’s award-winning international faculty bring you exclusive access to their global industry connections, offering an opportunity-rich perspective for your business. Faculty will accompany you throughout your journey, sharing unique insights, cutting-edge research, plus their passion for the topics that will  inspire and transform you personally and professionally.


Whether your goal is to research the feasibility of a new business idea, are thinking of starting a new venture within your organization, have start-up experience or are new to the idea, we will champion your entrepreneurial mindset to ensure you achieve the destination you want.

You will experience exciting futures as you gear up your entrepreneurship and innovation skills. You will travel to Silicon Valley to pitch to VCs and angels, plus work with promising start-ups, analysing, challenging and shaping business strategies. Who knows – your pitch may even turn into the next unicorn!




You don’t simply learn about global issues at IMD, you experience them first-hand when you participate in themed Global Discovery Expeditions, carefully chosen to guarantee the greatest impact on your learning and development. Whether you learn about social innovation and impact investment in Peru, corporate transformations in India or start-up ecosystems in Israel, you will exponentially grow your understanding and skills related to global business issues.


Your peers represent a powerful development opportunity for you. With more than 60% of participants at director level and 50% postgraduate level with 16 years of work experience, you will be introduced to a senior and C-suite executive network who will support you throughout your EMBA journey and your career beyond.




Voted #2 worldwide for salary progression, IMD are experts in career acceleration. Whether you plan to change employment after the EMBA or grow your career within your current company, pro-actively planning your career path and leveraging your resources is critical to your success.

Throughout the Mastery Stage of the EMBA, you work both onsite and at a distance through a series of workshops, webinars, career management tools and counselling with an experienced Career Strategist who will be matched with you according to your needs.



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