IESE PMD. Structure and Calendar

The Program for Management Development (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 program is offered in two editions that start in the spring and fall.

Spring Edition
Start date: March 2024
Fall Edition
Start date: September 2024
Barcelona & Online
3 residential modules & 2 online

PMD Program Overview

Pre-Program: Online

Preparing for the journey ahead

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.

Access to Learning Platform 6 weeks prior to Module 1.


Spring Edition: March 4, 2024


Fall Edition: October 7, 2024

Module 1: Residential

Building foundations

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.


Spring Edition: March 18-22, 2024


Fall Edition: October 21-25, 2024


Module 2: Online

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.


6 weeks

Module 3: Residential

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.


Spring Edition: May 13-17, 2024


Fall Edition: December 9-13, 2024


Module 4: Online

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.


7 weeks

Module 5: Residential

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.


Spring Edition: July 15-19, 2024


Fall Edition: February 3-7, 2025


Journey personalization

Choose an IESE Short Focused Program of the selected short list. Short Focused Programs cover a wide range of relevant business topics and are held in Europe and the United States.

Up to 1 year after Graduation