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The Complete Learning Experience

Contents & Methods

During the Global CEO Program, you will gain first-hand knowledge of distinct global markets, while covering essential business topics. A valuable Cross-Program Project (CPP) culminates in an action plan that you can take back and immediately implement in your company. Relevant, stimulating, practical, thought-provoking: this is how participants describe their learning experience.

The program addresses how to identify opportunities for profitable growth and how to respond and adapt to challenges in the face of global economic trends that are making the world more complex and uncertain. Participants will examine the latest concepts, ideas and tools to help them align their business practices with global and regional economic developments and conditions.

In addition, you will work on the individual Cross-Program Project (CPP) throughout the three modules. The Cross-Program Project consists of a strategic action plan designed around a particular business challenge that each participant has identified before the program begins.

Structured in three modules, two overarching themes guide the program:

  • The opportunities and risks in the region focused upon in each particular module.

  • Leadership capabilities in a range of key areas, including self-leadership, change management and cross-cultural management.

Global CEO Program - Contents & Methods


The Global CEO Program combines dynamic teaching methods with interactive classroom debate to create a rich forum for learning and reflection.

The daily routine is as follows:

  • Module Workload Before Each Module: You will receive all pre-reading materials one month before the start of each residential week to give you time to prepare. You will need between 10 and 15 hours advance preparation time for each module.

  • During Modules: Expect to be fully occupied with classes, study and organized social activities during the three residential weeks. Between lectures and teamwork sessions, you will spend around eight hours a day on each campus, so try to leave work responsibilities at the office.

We recommend arriving a few before the program starts or staying a few days after the program ends for tourism in the city or the country. When not on the IESE Business School, Wharton or CEIBS campuses, you will be preparing for the next residential week and working on your Cross-Program Project.


Luis F. Casas
Program Co-Director