All IMD programs and services focus on real-world challenges faced by executives. We work with our clients--individuals, teams, and organizations--to resolve their issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future. We attract outstanding faculty members who combine thought leadership and practical experience. Run like a business, not only as an academic institution, we adopt a relentlessly problem-solving approach to create lasting value and impact. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland and with offices in Singapore, IMD shares its host nation's commitment to excellence while offering a unique global experience. Consistently at the top of rankings, we are intellectually and culturally diverse with no single dominant nationality and no one world view. IMD is truly international. Every year, some 8,000 executives, representing over 98 nationalities, attend more than 20 open-enrollment Executive Development Programs (including intensive MBA and EMBA programs), 7 Global Leadership in the Cloud (online) programs as well as company-specific Custom Programs. Participants come from virtually every sector of service and manufacturing industries. Cultural backgrounds range from young managers to board members from world-class corporations. English is the working language, though no single business approach dominates.