MIT Sloan's five-year-old alliance with IMD (International Institute for Management Development) has been an exciting and productive development in the area of executive education. IMD, a world-class business located in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a well-known leader in executive education, with a strong leadership and management focus and deep connections into the European business community.
IMD was founded in 1990 as a result of the merger of two renowned international management education centers, IMI Geneva (established in 1946) and IMEDE Lausanne (established in 1957). With state-of-the-art learning facilities, an outstanding market-driven faculty, and a globally recognized MBA program, IMD is known for adapting with speed and intellectual rigor to the latest business and management issues. President, Peter Lorange, who began his teaching career at MIT Sloan in the 1970s, is well known to many of the MIT Sloan faculty.
To date the MIT Sloan-IMD alliance has offered a series of jointly developed, run, and marketed executive programs on both sides of the Atlantic, including Driving Strategic Innovation. All offerings from the alliance leverage IMD's internationality and real world interactive learning approach with MIT Sloan's long experience in innovative, high technology enterprise management skills.