Program for Leadership Development Barcelona

The Program for Leadership Development Barcelona equips you with the expertise needed to accelerate your move into senior leadership.

You will analyze and explore real-life business case studies, sharpen your integrative and strategic thinking, and develop more robust leadership skills.

You’ll also network with managers from around the world, and benefit from one-to-one learning with our world-class faculty.



Develop a decision–making framework

Make better, more confident decisions based on a broader perspective with deeper understanding of cross-functional dynamics.


Build leadership competencies

Develop the tools to manage your team more effectively, empowering and aligning others to drive execution and performance.


Be at the center of your learning

The PLD exposes you to cutting-edge thinking in global business management and gives you one-to-one access to our world-class faculty.

Balance work and learning

Invest in your leadership without compromising your professional or personal responsibilities.


Build an international network

Interchange ideas and perspectives openly with trusted peers. Build a network of upcoming business leaders.



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.


The PLD Barcelona centers on three one-week residential modules held on IESE’s Barcelona campus. To further personalize your PLD learning experience, these modules are followed by a Focused Program of your choice. In between modules, you will carry out collaborative and individual learning projects. The Program for Leadership Development (PLD) is offered in two editions that start in the spring and fall.

MODULE 1 Anticipate: Building the Foundation
BARCELONA Fall Edition: October 2-7, 2017
MODULE 1 The first module of the PLD lays the groundwork for the program, providing a framework for understanding the global macroeconomic environment and its impact on business.
MODULE 2 Prepare: Getting Ready for What Lies Ahead
BARCELONA Fall Edition: Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017
MODULE 2 In the second module you will examine the dynamics of business ecosystems, their components and how they contribute to businesses that thrive. You will also work on your Executive Challenge, a practical action plan focusing on a particular strategic challenge.
MODULE 3 Shape: Transforming Business Leaders
BARCELONA Fall Edition: Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2018
MODULE 3 The third module delves deep into leadership skills, as well as corporate strategy and operations management. In Executive Challenge sessions, you gain feedback from your high-level peers on a relevant managerial challenge you are facing and fine-tune your action plans.
FINAL STEP Focused Program

FINAL STEP Participation in an optional Focused Program in English to be chosen by the participant and attended within 12 months of the programs end. Programs cover a wide range of relevant business topics and are held in Europe and the United States.



To ensure the program you select fully meets your needs and objectives, we will take you through three simple steps:

• A personal interview to determine your goals.

• Your application for a place on the program. 

• The Admission Committee confirmation of your place.

At IESE, we want you to be at the center of the right program for you.

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Program for Leadership Development Barcelona

  • Pia Borrás

  • IESE Barcelona

  • Business Development

  • +34 93 253 42 39 / 689850036 (Whatsapp)

  • Executive Education

  • Av. Pearson, 21