In its 2018 Executive Education Rankings, the Financial Times acknowledged IMD as one of the best institutions in the world for executive education and open programs.

IMD has topped the Financial Times ranking of the best open-enrolment programs for a record seven years in a row. The Swiss business school is also ranked in the top three overall for executive education worldwide.

Commenting on this remarkable success, IMD President Jean-François Manzoni said: “We are grateful for the outstanding feedback given by our executive education participants and corporate partners which contributed to our standing in the FT ranking. More than ever we continue to do our utmost to keep deserving executives' and partner organizations' confidence.”

“They know what they are doing at IMD,” said one respondent to the FT alumni survey. “I found the overall mix between training, teachers and participants highly relevant and extremely well thought-out and prepared.” Another former student praised the “excellent structure of the course materials [which were] very well delivered in working groups.”

IMD is based in Lausanne and also operates out of key locations worldwide including its Executive Learning Center in Singapore. Its executive education and master programs are consistently ranked highly by the world's most influential business publications. More than 10% of MBA alumni return to the school to study on executive courses, especially on leadership and digitization.