Program for Management Development Barcelona

The Program for Management Development Barcelona is your fast track to senior leadership. Innovative in design, the PMD will take you on a learning journey that will positively impact your career and your organization.

PMD 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.



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

Blended format

Invest in your leadership at your own pace 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 PMD 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, PMD participants will have an average of 10 years’ functional managerial experience.


The PMD is a 6 month continuous learning journey that gives you face-to-face experiences with faculty and peers and online modules to embed learning and implement new approaches in your work. The PMD is offered in two editions that start in the spring and fall.

PRE-PROGRAM MODULE: ONLINE Preparing for the journey ahead
ONLINE February 27, 2018
PRE-PROGRAM MODULE: ONLINE Before the program begins you will connect with peers to lay the foundations for executive group work, and you will use self-evaluation techniques to prepare for the journey ahead.
MODULE 1: RESIDENTIAL Building foundations
BARCELONA March 19-23, 2018
MODULE 1: RESIDENTIAL Explore leadership – of yourself and others – as you broaden your understanding of key business functions in the context of general management and the global economy.
MODULE 2: ONLINE Setting your sights
ONLINE 7 weeks
MODULE 2: ONLINE 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.
MODULE 3: RESIDENTIAL Moving into rapid waters
BARCELONA May 14-18, 2018
MODULE 3: RESIDENTIAL Formulate your 100-day plan – a roadmap for the future built on deeper understanding of global leadership and a broadened, more integrative mindset.
MODULE 4: ONLINE Fortifying skills and understanding
ONLINE 8 weeks
MODULE 4: ONLINE 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.
MODULE 5: RESIDENTIAL Steering into full flow
BARCELONA July 16-20, 2018
MODULE 5: RESIDENTIAL 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.
MODULE 6: ONLINE Transformation in action
ONLINE September 14, 2018
MODULE 6: ONLINE 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.



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 Management Development Barcelona

  • Leila Vila

  • IESE Barcelona

  • Business Development

  • +34 93 253 42 00 / 689850036 (Whatsapp)

  • Executive Education

  • Av. Pearson, 21