Program for Management Development (PMD) - Barcelona

IESE Business School

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  • 15 days
  • blended

IESE Business School


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Who should attend

The PLD 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, PLD participants will have an average of 10 years’ functional managerial experience.

About the course

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.

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 immediate impact.


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.

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.


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...

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...

Sebastian Reiche

Areas of Interest International Assignments Talent Development and Retention Knowledge Transfer Trust Cross-Cultural Management Social Capital Innovation B. Sebastian Reiche is Associate Professor and head of the Managing People in Organizations Department at IESE. He earned his Ph.D. from the...

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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