IMD is a top-ranked business school. We are the experts in developing global leaders through high-impact executive education.

Why IMD? We are 100% focused on real-world executive development; we offer Swiss excellence with a global perspective; and we have a flexible, customized and effective approach.

We work with our clients – individuals, teams and organizations – to resolve their issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future. Delivered from our campus on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and key locations worldwide, our programs and services combine practical experience, thought leadership and a global mindset.

IMD is ranked FIRST in executive education worldwide (Financial Times 2008-2014) and FIRST in open programs worldwide (Financial Times 2012, 2013 & 2014)

IMD Global Family Business Center

IMD has worked with leading entrepreneurial families from all over the world for a quarter of a century. As a recognized center of excellence, the IMD Global Family Business Center offers extensive expertise, highly relevant research and a wide range of educational offerings and events that provide cutting-edge insights to practicing families in business.

Family businesses are highly complex. They must continuously align the interests of the family with the ownership and objectives of the business. They typically have a very long-term, values-based approach; each generation wants to ensure the success of the business for the next generation. However, succession planning can often present a tough challenge for family businesses. Family conflicts can erupt over diverse business visions and a lack of clarity on the evolving roles of family members.

Family businesses from around the world come to IMD for the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge on how to deal with the highly specific and unique challenges they are facing. Leading the Family Business, Leading the Family Office and The Next Generation are all part of IMD’s family business programs and world-renowned for providing advanced fundamentals and practice-driven solutions for families in business.