The Institute for Management Development


The Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.

Based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Singapore, IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual FT’s Executive Education Global Ranking for the last nine consecutive years and in the top 5 for 17 consecutive years. IMD´s MBA and EMBA programs have repeatedly been singled out amongst the best in Europe and the rest of the world.

IMD believes that this consistency at the forefront of the business education is grounded in IMD’s unique approach to creating “Real Learning. Real Impact”. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, IMD strives to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Challenging what is and inspiring what could be.

How IMD delivers results

IMD combines three interdependent elements, to ensure designing and delivering solutions that achieve high individual and organizational impact – both in the immediate and long-term.

  • Rigorous, insightful and actionable thought leadership
    As an institution with a strong academic background, IMD´s activities are informed by world-class thought leadership – developed at IMD and elsewhere. IMD understands that thought leadership must be rigorous, but also strives to develop and use knowledge that is innovativeinsightful and applicable.
  • Understanding your needs and context
    As IMD was founded by and shares continuous ties to the business community, it has an exceptional understanding of the objectives and contexts of business individuals and organizations. As an academic institution, IMD strives to have objective and conversations with its clients.
  • State-of-the-art pedagogy
    IMD employs state-of-the-art understanding of individual and collective learning processes to design and deliver impactful interventions. From one-on-one coaching conversations to large-scale transformation journeys. IMD structures interactions that stimulate dialogue, discovery and debate.

IMD´s approach leverages thought leadership to create innovative and unforgettable learning experiences, in the service of clear business objectives.


Educational programs


Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP)

IMD’s signature program, OWP, brings you the latest business trends, thought leadership and insights to revitalize your business, drive innovation and lead you forward.


4.900 CHF

From 29. June to 1. July 2021.

Digital Finance

Today´s money is about technology. Disruptive technologies are impacting not only the way financial intermediaries operate, but also the way companies can generate and capture value. Such technologies enable you to monetize almost anything.


4.950 CHF

From March 22 to March 24, 2021.