The Institute for Management Development – IMD


The Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots, based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Singapore, with global reach. IMD was established in 1990 with a pre-history leading back 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.

IMD’s commitment to excellence is reflected in sustained top rankings from the Financial Times and other influential business publications. IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual Financial Times’s Executive Education Global Ranking for the last nine consecutive years and is one of just two business schools worldwide that has been ranked in the top five of the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings for more than 15 consecutive years.

#1 worldwide for open programs for nine years in a row – 2012-2020 by Financial Times.
Top 3 worldwide for executive education / combined ranking for open & custom programs for nine years in a row – 2012-2020 by Financial Times.
Top 3 worldwide for overall ranking (open and custom programs) for eight years in a row – 2012-2019 by Financial Times.

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.



    Orchestrating Winning Performance

    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.


    10,900 CHF


    June 27, 2022


    Leading in a digital age

    Leading in the Digital Age (LDA), part of IMD’s Digital Business Series, provides you with tools to develop the skills and capabilities you’ll need to be an effective leader in an era of perpetual change and disruption.


    4,950 CHF


    3 times a year – next session: October 6, 2021

    Leading sustainable

    business transformation

    Leading Sustainable Business Transformation addresses this knowing-doing dilemma, providing you with a complete business transformation journey through the lens of sustainability.


    9,900 CHF


    Twice a year – next session: May 11, 2022