Program for Management Development - Sao Paulo

IESE Business School

IESE Business School


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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.

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.


Kandarp Mehta

Kandarp Mehta is a PhD from IESE Business School, Barcelona. He has been with the Entrepreneurship Department at IESE since October 2009. His research has focused on creativity in organizations and negotiations. He frequently works as consultant with startups on issues related to Innovation and C...

Francisco Iniesta

Areas of Interest Marketing channels management and franchising New product development and introduction. Marketing research Organizing and controlling the marketing effort Francisco Iniesta is professor in the Marketing Department. His areas of specialization include marketing channel managem...

Cesar Bullara

Areas of Interest Motivation and self-knowledge Teambuilding and development of competencies Leadership Activities outdoor and indoor Ethics and anthropology Cesar Bullar is a lecturer in the Department of Managing People In Organizations. He also teaches on the Master in Journalism for Editor...

Mario Capizzani

Areas of Interest Online marketing, ecommerce & digital transformation Pricing & marketing strategy Salesforce management Customer relationship management & loyalty programs Mario Capizzani is a Marketing Professor at IESE''s Business School Marketing Department. He teaches in most...

Pilar De Castro

Pilar de Castro-Manglano earned a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia, Doctor of Medicine, neuroscience program by the University of Navarra, an extraordinary doctorate award with a European mention in 2011. She is a specialist in Psychiatry at the Clínica Universidad d...

Jorge Mitsuru

Areas of Interest Psychological types Leadership styles Coaching Organizational change Organizational culture Jorge Mitsuru Matsuoka is senior lecturer in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. His doctoral thesis established a relationship between psychological typology and human...

Rubens Migliaccio

Rubens Migliaccio has a B.Sc. in Business Administration (EAESP / FGV) and a M.Sc. in Public Administration from EBAPE / FGV. He completed IESE''s Advanced Management Program in 2005. He has worked in public organizations such as DOP-SP (Department of Public Works) and FUNDAP (Foundation for the ...

Paulo Rocha E Oliveira

Areas of Interest Management of services Marketing/Operations interface Pricing policies E-service and customization Paulo Rocha e Oliveira is assistant professor in the Marketing Department. He holds an A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Management from the Massachus...

Josep Valor

Josep Valor-Sabatier is professor of Information Systems and information technology and holder of the Indra Chair of Digital Strategy. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT, and his Sc.D. in Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Jose...

Eric Weber

Professor Eric Weber is associate dean of IESE Business School and professor of accounting and control. He is a member of both the Executive Committee of IESE and the Harvard Business School - IESE Advisory Committee. He has formerly served as the associate dean for the MBA program, as the associ...

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