Upskill with mastery of the latest general management foundations

Global Management Foundations (GMF) is a powerful, new virtual learning experience, which rapidly prepares you to step up to general management, without the need to travel for study. 

This 17-week journey is specifically designed to build your business leadership skills for a rapidly changing world with full capability-building and integration of the latest general management topics

  • Navigate digital disruption
  • Drive innovation
  • Grow as a critical decision maker and strategist
  • Build cross-functional capabilities & complete knowledge gaps
  • Integrate and apply these to your business for superior performance
Build your skills

Upskill for a rapidly changing world with full capability-building and integration of general management topics

learning journey

Take GMF as a stand-alone program or as credit towards your IMD EMBA degree or Program for Executive Development diploma

State of the art

Enjoy synchronous and asynchronous learning with state-of-the-art virtual classroom technology 


Enhance your performance with business and leadership coaching. Reflect, develop and continuously learn as you progress 

High-impact learning

Your journey provides you with a rich variety of learning experiences designed to deliver powerful results

liVe virtual classes with IMD faculty
collaborative group assignments
Business & executive leadership coaches dedicated to you
liVe case external consulting project

GMF is innovative, effective and flexible. The content is well delivered so we can enjoy high quality interaction with class peers and faculty. We break out into smaller groups, then come back to the main classroom and discuss with everyone. It’s a great way to learn

Dominik Stock

Senior Manager, Application Marketing & Business Development Automotive AMS, Germany

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Program structure

You will follow four learning modules over 17 weeks (which includes a three-week break). You can take GMF as a stand-alone program or as credit toward your IMD Executive MBA degree or Program for Executive Development (PED) diploma, if you are considering a longer learning journey. See below how the three modules are structured.

You and your class

 You are a manager with 10+ years of experience, looking to boost your cross-functional business skills to become an effective general manager and agile business leader.

Small study groups, buddies, virtual social activities and much more, will ensure you build close bonds with your class members. They will encourage your learning journey, becoming a source of trust, inspiration and motivation both during and beyond the program.

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Women participants

The quality of the learning is exceptional. From the lecturers, the material, the quality of the videos and I really love the case studies. Super interesting. One advantage of this virtual learning is that we can get input from people who were directly involved in the cases.

Laure Frank

Digital, Omnichannel & Marketplace Strategy Expert, Gerson Lehrman Group, Switzerland

Program reviews

GMF is high-touch, high-impact learning, delivered to you virtually. You will interact with faculty, coaches and peers, enabled by the latest technology to guarantee deep learning and elevated results.

Arnaud Chevallier

Program Director, Professor of Strategy

The time you spend with your coach will be hugely insightful to your personal and business leadership development. You can spar and deeply engage as you are helped to move forward through your challenges.

Ina Toegel

Professor of Leadership & Organizational Change

Next start & fee
Program length: 17 weeks

liVe virtual

CHF 25,000


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