The Program for Management Development (PMD) is addressed to successful functional managers who have demonstrated clear potential to lead cross-functional initiatives and develop the competencies of a senior general manager. The program will accelerate your transition to leadership, empowering you to deliver a strong competitive advantage to your company and to become a key driver of its growth.
We’ve innovated in our teaching methods, creating hybrid formats and new online tools, so that you’ll be able to safely keep learning from the start through to the end of the program, even if conditions change.
In-person, on-campus, and safe
At IESE we’ve resumed in-person classroom instruction. We’ve put in place protocols and safety measures to adapt our facilities to continue offering you a transformative, innovative, and, above all, safe educational experience.
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Who is right for this program?
What will you learn?
The Program for Management Development (PMD) is a transformational learning experience.
Through open interchange with trusted peers, faculty-led debate, action-oriented learning activities, and simulations you will build a number of key leadership competencies.
And accelerate your transition to senior business leaders.
The competencies of a successful functional director
Understand different business functions. Adopt the perspective of a senior generalist.
Address business problems with creativity, leveraging solutions, and resources from different sources.
Make better, more confident decisions based on a broader perspective with a deeper understanding of cross-functional dynamics.
Plan the resources and the tactics to execute change and deliver results, developing key negotiation skills.
Assess your strengths, and identify improvement areas and growth opportunities as a leader.
Negotiating and influencing
Understand the needs of your organization and ensure that your team is aligned. Advocate for your function.
Cascade your organization’s vision to build buy-in and streamline processes. Learn to motivate others to get things done.
Manage your team more effectively, resolving conflict and driving performance.
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.
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.