Program for Management Development - Munich

IESE Business School

IESE Business School


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Who should attend

As a high-achieving functional manager, you’re looking to take your leadership skills and general management expertise to another level.

You’ll join a truly diverse group of talented managers from a spectrum of industries, cultures and backgrounds. And you’ll contribute to building a rich and dynamic learning environment.

  • Talented functional managers
  • New general managers
  • Specialists wanting to improve managerial skills
  • Age range: 30s

About the course

Focused on the business dynamics of Central Europe, from global enterprise to the Mittelstand, the Program for Management Development (PMD) Munich will accelerate your transition to senior management.

You will develop your integrative and strategic understanding of business, and hone decision-making capabilities to drive performance and align your team around key organizational objectives.

The Program for Management Development (PMD) Munich is delivered over four modules: two at IESE Barcelona and two at IESE Munich.cused program at IESE campuses in Barcelona or New York.

What will you learn?

The Program for Management Development is a learning experience that will transform you.

You will exchange ideas, opinions, insight and understanding with trusted peers and international faculty. The process will help you develop key leadership competencies. And accelerate your transition to senior leadership.


The PLD 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 the Foundation

  • Analyze the key issues and trends defining the global economic landscape.
  • Deepen your understanding of global strategy and execution.
  • Examine how decisive leadership underpins performance.
  • Explore the decision-making process and review the impact of decisions from a general management perspective.
  • Identify an issue of specific relevance to you or your organization and begin working on an actionable plan to address it.

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 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.

Structure and calendar

The Program for Management Development (PMD) Munich-Barcelona is delivered over four modules: two at IESE Barcelona and two at IESE Munich. Your work will be both collaborative and focused on individual projects.

Module 1

Prepare: getting ready for what lies ahead

• Examine the dynamics of business ecosystems and how they contribute to growth. • Explore marketing, management, corporate finance and innovation. • Fine-tune your action plan.

Module 2

Shape: transforming business leaders

  • Delve deep into leadership skills.
  • Explore the implementation of corporate strategy and operations management.
  • Adopt a human resources, process and result-oriented perspective.

Module 3

Prospecting: transforming business futures

  • Explore diverse innovation and entrepreneurship models.
  • Examine global strategy.
  • Add final touches to your take-home agenda and the Executive Challenge.

Module 4

Take a Global View

  • Revision and update of knowledge and experiences
  • Cover next steps


Sandra Sieber

Areas of Interest Strategic management and Information Systems ICT-enabled innovation Organizational learning The impact of ICT on work-practices Technology-driven industry transformation Dr. Sandra Sieber is currently Full Professor and Head of the Department of Information Systems at IESE Bu...

Marc Badia

Areas of Interest Fair value accounting Accounting-based business analysis and valuation International financial accounting (IFRS) Trading strategies based on fundamentals Marc Badia is Assistant Professor in the department of Accounting and Control at IESE Business School (University of Navar...

Pascual Berrone

Areas of Interest Executive compensation Family firms Sustainable innovation Corporate governance Corporate social responsibility Pascual Berrone is associate professor of strategic management and holder of the Schneider Electric Chair of Sustainability and Business Strategy at IESE Business S...

Marta Elvira

Areas of Interest Organizational Demography Incentive and Human Capital Structures in Organizations Management in Latin America Professions and Occupations in the Service Sector Incentive and Human Capital Structures in Organizations Professions and Occupations in the Service Sector Interorganiz...

Mireia Giné

Areas of Interest Corporate governance, Shareholder Activism and M & A Executive compensation Empirical corporate finance Fintech Mireia Giné is Assistant Professor at the Financial Management Department of IESE. She has a BA in Economics and Master in Economics from Pompeu Fabra Universit...

Heinrich Liechtenstein

Areas of Interest Entrepreneurial finance, private equity and Impact Investing Owners/Investors strategy and family governance Professor Liechtenstein holds a Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from The Economics School of Vienna, Austria, a Master''s degree in Business Administ...

German Loewe

Areas of Interest Intertemporal choice Decision under uncertainty Experimental Psychology Foundations of Utility theory Market Research German Loewe started his collaboration with the Managerial Decision Sciences department at IESE in 2009, and is now Senior Lecturer of Decision Analysis in th...

Manuel Mueller Frank

Areas of Interest Ecomics of Information Social Networks Financial Economics Manuel Mueller-Frank is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics at Northwestern University and holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of B...

Stefan Stremersch

Areas of Interest Innovation diffusion Marketing of technology and science Marketing strategy International marketing Stefan Stremersch holds the Desiderius Erasmus Distinguished Chair of Economics and the Chair of Marketing at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam (Netherlands). He gra...

Weiming Zhu

Weiming Zhu obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he obtained his bachelor''s degree in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Weiming''s current research theoretically and emp...

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