IESE Business School

Program for Management Development sao Paulo

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About the course

The Program for Management Development Sao Paulo accelerates your transition to higher leadership positions.

Unique in Brazil, the program takes your strategic thinking and decision-making capabilities to the next level, and gives you a more integrative, global understanding of business and companies. You emerge with the leadership skills and understanding to take on more senior responsibilities and deliver impact to your organization. PMD Sao Paulo is delivered in Portuguese and across three modules: two at ISE Sao Paulo and a module at IESE in Barcelona.

What will you learn?

The Program for Management Leadership Development is a transformational learning experience.

Through open exchange with your peers, debate, action-oriented learning activities and simulations you will develop a number of critical leadership competencies. And accelerate your transition to senior business leader.


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.

Who should attend

The PMD is designed for accomplished functional managers 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, PMD participants will have an average of 10 years of functional managerial experience.

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