Program for Management Development (PMD) - Barcelona


Program Description


The Program for Management Development (PMD) Barcelona is your fast track to senior leadership. Innovative in design, the program will take you on a learning journey that will positively impact your career and your organization.

The program is a 6-month continuous learning journey that combines 3 residential modules held on IESE’s Barcelona campus that gives you face-to-face experiences with faculty and peers, and 3 online modules to embed learning and implement new approaches in your work.

5 Reasons to take the Program for Management Development (PMD)

  1. Make better, more confident decisions based on a broader perspective with a deeper understanding of cross-functional dynamics.
  2. Develop the tools to manage your team more effectively, empowering and aligning others to drive execution and performance.
  3. The Program for Management Development (PMD) exposes you to cutting-edge thinking in global business management and gives you one-to-one access to our world-class faculty.
  4. Invest in your leadership at your own pace without compromising your professional or personal responsibilities.
  5. Interchange ideas and perspectives openly with trusted peers. Build a network of upcoming business leaders.

Participant profile

The Program for Management Development (PMD) is designed for accomplished functional directors who have demonstrated strong leadership potential.

Candidates are strategically selected from a broad spectrum of functions, industries, cultures and professional backgrounds to contribute to a diverse, shared learning experience. Typically, program participants will have an average of 10 years of’ functional managerial experience.

  • 10 years of management experience
  • 20 nationalities
  • 36% of women

What will you learn?

The Program for Management Development (PMD) is not just another course on management techniques. You will emerge with senior leadership capabilities fully developed. Ready to lead. Ready to make an immediate impact.


The Program for Management Development (PMD) delivers cross-functional perspectives on different areas of management. The program builds your knowledge and broadens your perspective to help you prepare to take on the responsibilities of a senior management generalist.

Preparing for the journey ahead

Before the program begins you will connect with peers to lay the foundations for executive group work, and you will use self-evaluation techniques to prepare for the journey ahead.

Building foundations

Explore leadership – of yourself and others – as you broaden your understanding of key business functions in the context of general management and the global economy.

Setting your sights

Bring new insight and knowledge to bear on your personal and professional challenges and goals, and start preparing for a strategy simulation that will put new skills to work.

Moving into rapid waters

Formulate your 100-day plan – a roadmap for the future built on a deeper understanding of global leadership and a broadened, more integrative mindset.

Fortifying skills and understanding

Put theory into practice. Deploy new skills, enhanced critical thinking and a general management approach to business challenges in an exciting strategy simulation with your team.

Steering into full flow

Bring it all together, cementing your 100-day plan, delivering your team executive project and participating in a 360-degree debrief. Empowered to step up to the challenges of organizational leadership.

Transformation in action

Take your 100-day plan into your workplace with full support from peer-to-peer coaching and faculty. You will have a new understanding, mindset, perspectives, and approach, and be equipped to deliver immediate, powerful and sustained impact.

Learning experience

Peer to peer

Broaden your perspective and share insight with world-class peers from diverse industries and organizations.

Blended format

The new Program for Management Development (PMD) enables participants to learn at their own pace and from any place. Executives will come to the classroom equipped with the essentials and tools they need to make the most of their face-to-face interactions on campus.


Experience one-to-one learning with some of the finest minds at the forefront of business innovation.

Three short steps to your future

To ensure the program you select fully meets your needs and objectives, we take you through three simple steps:

  • A personal interview to determine your goals.
  • Your application for a place on the program.
  • The Admission Committee confirmation of your place.

At IESE, we want you to be at the center of the right program for you.

Last updated Oct 2019

Keystone Scholarship

Discover the options our scholarship can give you

About the School

At IESE Business School we want to educate leaders to whom we can entrust the future of business and society.

At IESE Business School we want to educate leaders to whom we can entrust the future of business and society. Read less
Barcelona , Madrid , Munich , New York , São Paulo , Shanghai , San Francisco + 6 More Less