Swiss Excellence Business School
Publ. date 1 Sep 2016
IMD is an independent not-for-profit foundation with no financial support from government. The business school serves the international corporate community, helping develop and retain the best qualified management talent for global leadership.

IMD is a top-ranked, international business school and dedicated to develop successful global leaders: individuals, teams and organizations. It is one of the world's leading graduate business schools in executive education, as IMD represents more than 20-open-enrollment Executive Development Programs (including MBA and EMBA programs) and company-specific Partnership Programs. 

In addition to its top educational programs, IMD also spends a considerable amount of resources on developing networks (Alumni Network) and research activities. For many years, Finch & Beak has joined IMD in the co-development of sustainability and innovation content. In 2012, Professor Benoit Leleux (IMD Professor of entrepreneurship) and Jan van der Kaaij (co-founder Finch & Beak) won the prestigious 2012 EFMD Case Writing Competition in the category 'Family Business' with their case "Bavaria and the Swinkels Familiy: Brewing a Sticky Brand"

Background of IMD 

Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, IMD has over 60 Faculty members who combine though leadership and practical experience. Each year IMD welcomes more than 8,000 executives from 98 countries. Working together with clients on facing real-world challenges, the Swiss excellence is being reflected in the business school's problem-solving approach in order to create lasting value and impact. "We are the experts in developing global leaders through high-impact executive education." IMD brings cutting-edge, practical focus on dilemmas and pertinent research into the classroom in the shortest possible time – to support what IMD calls “Real World. Real Learning.”

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