International Management Programme (IMPM Cycle 26)

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Venue: Across all five campuses

Last date for registration: 15th July 2024

Start Date : 01 Sep, 2024
End Date : 17 Sep, 2025
Programme Fee (excluding GST) :  Rs. 19,00,000

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Since 1996, the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM), co-founded by Henry Mintzberg, has been changing the course of management education and development. The IMPM takes you beyond the cases and functions of a typical MBA, engaging you as an accomplished manager to reflect on your own experiences and share those insights with participants in a free-flowing exchange of ideas. The IMPM is not about meeting an abstract standard; it is about finding your unique voice, capabilities and calling.

Programme Overview

The International Management Programme (IMP) is an advanced level management programme from IIMB and is being delivered in collaboration with Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada and Lancaster University Management School, UK.

The programme is based on the IMPM programme conceived by Prof Henry Mintzberg based on his path breaking work on five mindsets. It is a unique programme that also provides a pathway to a degree from LUMS or McGill or FGV-EBAPE. The programme is authentically international, not only does the IMP draw participants from every continent, it also incorporates international settings into its curriculum. The core programme is a set of five modules of 10 days each, designed by elite business schools in Bangalore, Yokohama, Lancaster, Montreal, and Rio de Janeiro, delivered over 12 months. The pedagogy comprises of all kinds of intriguing activities, in the class and out: Co-Coaching, Friendly Consulting, Dedicated Tables, Managerial Exchanges, and Impact Teams. Attending the five modules and completing the papers and managerial exchange satisfactorily will result in the awarding of the IMP Certificate from IIMB. Through this process, participants will become more individually worldly than uniformly global.
IMP is a certificate programme from IIMB, while IMPM is a step-up to “Lancaster University or McGill University or FGV-EBAPE Master’s programme” for which participants need to complete a “Final Paper”.

For more information on IMPM please visit – https://impm.org

Module Director - IMPM Worldly Mindset Module, IIM Bangalore

ShaineshG Shainesh
Professor – Marketing
Professor G Shainesh has over two decades of research and teaching experience in India and abroad. He has conducted collaborative research and teaching assignments at the  University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), HEC Paris, Audencia Nantes and IESEG (France), Vienna University and MCI Innsbruck (Austria), Bocconi University (Milan), Curtin University of Technology (Perth) and the American University of Armenia (Yerevan). His research and teaching focus on Digital Marketing Strategies, CRM, Services Marketing and Service Innovations.

At IIMB, Shainesh has served as Chair – EEP (2020-23), Dean – Administration (2014-17), Chair – EPGP (2013-14) and Chair – Student Exchange Program (2006-09). He serves the Boards of the Academy of International Business – South Asia Chapter(AIB-SAC) https://bit.ly/3Sgrl0l as the Vice Chair and the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) https://bit.ly/3zSn8sk

About IMPM

Who should attend?

  • Participants have more than 10 years of work experience with substantial and relevant managerial experience and are typically between 35 and 55 years of age.
  • Participants come with degrees in Business, IT, Engineering, Medicine and more, and typically they occupy Senior management positions within their organization. Typical profiles are CEOs, CXOs, COOs, Vice-Presidents, General Managers, Business Heads, Family Business Owners, Scions of Family Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.
  • There is no GMAT required. The programme is designed for accomplished managers who are looking to enhance their existing management skills, gain new insights and discover a deeper understanding of themselves.


Five Mindsets – Making better management business as usual 

This unique program is designed around managerial challenges and mindsets instead of functional silos. The IMPM focuses on the essence of what it means to practice management and every aspect of the program ensures that participants apply what they learn to their own business context.

MODULE 1 MANAGING SELF: THE REFLECTIVE MINDSET (Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom)

Participants experience sessions on The Nature of Engaging Management (Henry Mintzberg), Ethics and Virtue Within the Organization (Lucas Introna), and Managing Culture. Through sessions participants will engage in a cultural audit in companies located in England and around the world.  Geographic pods provide the possibility to meet fellow participants from their region.  This module is developed and delivered by leading faculty at the Lancaster University Management School, consistently ranked among the top research schools in the UK.


Sessions on big data, AI, finance, and the theory of constraints focus on developing an understanding of analysis beyond techniques—and away from both “extinction by instinct” and “paralysis by analysis.”  We explore strategy and remaining competitive in today’s environment, and Henry Mintzberg contrasts adhocracies with bureaucracies and emergent strategies with deliberate ones. This module is developed and delivered by leading faculty at McGill University and subject matter experts from around the world.

MODULE 3 MANAGING CONTEXT: THE WORLDLY MINDSET (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India)

India is the best place to learn about other people’s worlds to better understand our own.  This module, hosted by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (ranked the best business school in Central Asia), delves into all aspects of the world of enterprises: from financial markets and consumer behavior to championing and sustaining business growth, and from stakeholder relationships to cultural differences.

The experience comes alive through visits to different places that illustrate India’s diversity—from a food market to a software campus, separated by just a few kilometers and several centuries.


Not surprisingly, Japan is where we probe managing relationships through the collaborative mindset—covering individuals in groups, divisions, companies and in strategic alliances.

In this module, in addition to focusing on different forms of collaboration and alternative models of human behavior, we explore the role of trust and culture in collaboration and how it is created in companies. Taking advantage of proximity to China and Korea, input from these countries expands the East Asian experience of participants.


The Action Mindset expands expands assumptions about, frameworks for, and perspectives on  personal, professional, organizational and societal change and continuity. In Rio de Janeiro, at Brazil’s renowned FGV EBAPE, the focus is on catalytic change and how business and global dynamics interact with management and organizational action.

To develop an advanced and incisive perspective on managerial action, there are sessions on change management, processual perspectives on change and continuity, managing hierarchies for action, and on governance and knowledge for action across businesses and societal contexts. Visits to companies and public-sector enterprises as well as a school for youth development, and workshops on diversity and gender, refresh and extend the scope of managerial and organizational action.

Programme Schedule

IMP 6 Calendar

Programme Fee

The IMP is one of the best-valued international programs on the market. The tuition covers all instruction during the five modules; required books and other pedagogical materials including self-learning materials; coaching, tutoring and other intermodular support. Programme Fee is exclusive of travel and living expenses.

Rs. 19,00,000 + 18% GST is due upon receipt of acceptance per participant which is payable in instalments as per schedule indicated below.

IMP 6 Payment scheduleIMP participants can upgrade to IMPM degree at anytime during the programme by paying the fee differential between the IMP and IMPM.

IMP 6 Payment Schedule 2

IMP 6 Payment Schedule 3

Kindly do not make your travel plans unless you receive the offer letter from IIMB.
Note :

  • The programme fee should be received at the Executive Education Office, before the programme commencement date.
  • In case of withdrawals, the fee will be refunded only if a request is received at least 15 days prior to the start of the programme.
  • If a nomination is not accepted, the fee will be refunded to the person / organization concerned.

Upgrade to IMPM

IMP is a certificate programme from IIMB, while IMPM is a step-up to “Lancaster University or McGill University or FGV-EBAPE Master’s programme” for which participants need to complete a “Final Paper”.

However, the two programmes are identical in terms of participants’ profile (registered at one of the five universities in the five countries), programme content and duration (10 days immersed in the culture and knowledge of the host country).

IMP participants can upgrade to IMPM degree at anytime during the programme by paying the fee differential PLUS the degree fee directly to McGill University or Lancaster University or FGV-EBAPE. Please note that the participants who wish to obtain the Masters Degree must pay the full IMPM fee of US $50,000 (for individuals in the private sector) and US $45,000 (for individuals in government, NGOs, or academia) and then the degree fee of $11,000 CND at McGill or £6400 at Lancaster and $5000 US for the degree at FGV-EBAPE.

The IMPM graduates will be eligible to pursue the IDPM-PhD from LUMS. For more information on the IDPM-PhD please visit – https://bit.ly/3EtLv1x

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How To Apply for the Programme

Partner Schools

IIMBIndian Institute of Management Bangalore
Established in 1973, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is an Institute of National Importance under the IIM Act of 2017. With a faculty body from amongst the best universities worldwide, IIMB has emerged as a leader in the area of management research, education & consulting. IIMB today offers a range of degree-granting & doctoral level degree courses as well as executive education certificate programmes. IIMB’s distinctive feature is its strong focus on business leadership & entrepreneurial skills that are necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment.  Known for innovation and longstanding academic expertise, IIMB is ranked as No. 1 B-School by Eduniversal in Central Asia in 2022 and is among the Global Top 50 in the 2024 QS World University Rankings for business and management. IIMB has been accredited by EQUIS since 2010. IIMB has been ranked No. 2 in the India Rankings 2023 in Management Education category under NIRF by the MHRD. IIMB’s Executive Education ranks among the Top 50 Global schools as per Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020.

Lancaster University

Lancaster University Management School Lancaster offers a long-established and ambitious community of students, academics and industry experts from across the globe. As one of the UK’s top business schools, research is at the heart of Lancaster’s success and informs teaching and engagement with business. With worldwide recognition for innovation in management learning, Lancaster’s collaborative approach, leadership and access to cutting-edge knowledge make it a beacon for top talent. LUMS is among the Global Top 100 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings for business and management.

McGill University

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management
Desautels is ranked one of the world’s top international business schools by BusinessWeek, Canadian Business, Forbes, The Economist and the Financial Times. The Faculty’s innovative programs and historic reputation for excellence continue to attract the finest students and the most prominent professors from around the globe as well as the most demanding recruiters from the world’s top employers. Desautels is among the Global Top 100 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings for business and management.

Yokohama Japan

Yokohama National University
Yokohama National University, one of the leading national universities in Japan, has an MBA program that consistently ranks among the highest in student satisfaction and also has one of the lowest admission rates of Japanese business schools. Partnering closely with universities across Asia, YNU has been committed to playing a pioneering role in the world for almost 150 years. YNU is known for its close collaboration with industry and HR managers surveyed by Nikkei rank YNU graduates in the top 10 in Japan (2020, 2021, 2022). It is in the top 30 in Japan (out of 278 ranked universities) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
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FGV EBAPE provides its students with emphasis on international studies. Founded in the 1950s, the school was a pioneer in formal administration training in Latin America. It has been ranked the best School of Business Administration and placed among the top three institutions of higher education in Brazil. FGV EBAPE ranked among the top 3 think tanks in the world in the Global Think Tank Index Report 2019 and 1st in Latin America.

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