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Swiss-based IMD, located in Lausanne, has been consistently ranked at the top of the Financial Times’ list of global executive education providers for years. IMD was founded in 1990 as a result of a merger between the IMI school in Geneva and the IMEDE school in Lausanne. Since then, the goal has been simple – to educate the world’s best global leaders.

World class

Instructors and researchers come from over 20 different countries ensure that they deliver the best and most practical education to you, which can be directly transferred to your daily work and career.

Maximize your leadership potential

A great leader is able to be themselves, but in moderation. IMD’s programs are designed to maximize your leadership potential through the latest research and effective coaching.

Build an international network

Every year, IMD educates more than 9,000 leaders. You become part of an alumni network consisting of more than 800,000 former students from around the world.

IMD campus Lausanne

International ranking
and accreditation

IMD has achieved accreditations from AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and ISO/IEC 27001:2013. Over the past 15 years, IMD has consistently ranked in the top 5 on the Financial Times’ list of the world’s best business schools.

Teaching at IMD is characterized by combining the latest research and theory with practical experience. Every year, IMD collaborates with over 150 global companies, based on real-life cases, and creates a learning environment that supports the leadership role.


Best overall European business school / Bloomberg (October 2022-23)


Worldwide for open programs (Executive Education) / Financial Times (May 2022)