This unique and ground-breaking programme is designed to enhance your management and leadership practice through five core managerial mindsets. Inspired by prominent management thinker Henry Mintzberg, who has taught on the programme since its foundation, the IMPM has been developing worldly leaders for over 20 years. We have recently welcomed participants from a range of global organisations including Lufthansa, LG and the Brazilian Development Bank BNDES.

Over 16 months, you will participate in five, 10 day management mindset modules at leading business schools across the world. Authentically international, each module is tailored to its location, connecting you with global experts and immersing you in local cultures and practices to broaden and deepen your worldly management understanding and foster the development of long lasting and strategic impact for your business. On completion of the International Management Programme, you can elect to continue to a Masters degree at Lancaster or McGill University as part of the IMPM.

Who is the IMPM for?

The IMPM is designed for accomplished managers who are looking to enhance their existing management skills, gain new insights and discover a deeper understanding of themselves. Our participants come from a wide range of industry sectors and backgrounds including telecoms, IT, engineering, finance, transport and media, and we have strong links with numerous leading global organisations such as LG and Lufthansa, who have been sending teams of managers on the programme since its foundation.

Programme Design

Module One - Managing Self: The Reflective Mindset

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Your journey begins here in Lancaster, where you'll meet your cohort at an overnight “experiential.” Heading north to the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District, you'll find the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself and your experiences as a manager. As a group, you’ll participate in sessions on The Nature of Engaging Management and Ethics and Virtue, before literally walking in the footsteps of the renowned poet, William Wordsworth. The module culminates in a cultural audit of a British company to reinforce what you have learnt. 


Module Two - Managing Organisations: The Analytic Mindset

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada

Heading to Montreal, one of North America's most engaging cities and the home of IMPM co-founder Henry Mintzberg, you'll gather at Canada's foremost university, McGill. Here, you'll find the ideal location to explore analysis beyond techniques. Taking in sessions on big data, finance and marketing, you will also visit the dark web and Henry Mintzberg himself will guide you through contrasting adhocracies with bureaucracies.



Module Three - Managing Relationships: The Collaborative Mindset 

Yokohama National University

Not surprisingly, Japan is where we probe into Managing Relationships through the collaborative mindset - across individuals in groups, divisions, in corporations and corporations in alliances. In this module, aside from focusing on the different forms of collaboration, you will also discover alternative models of human behaviour, the role of trust and culture in collaboration and how it is created in companies. Taking advantage of the proximity to China and Korea, faculty from these countries expands the Asian experience.


Module Four - Managing Change: The Action Mindset 


Your penultimate module will set the tone for translating your learning into creating positive change in your own organisations. You will visit the renowned EBAPE/FGV school of administration in Rio de Janeiro, located in a culture that provides an excellent contrast between those who create change, and those who resist it. You will gain an insight into local companies, where trust and values in the workplace are influenced by culture and power.


Module Five - Managing Context: The Worldly Mindset 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore

India is your final base, perfectly positioned to broaden your understanding of stakeholder relationships and cultural differences. You'll experience India's incredible diversity through visits to a food market and a software campus, contrasting environments just a few kilometres apart. Your hosts, the Indian Institute of Management, will also introduce you to all aspects of enterprise, from financial markets and consumer behaviour to sustaining business growth. 


The Benefits

The true value of the IMPM programme is best described by members of our extensive alumni network of over 500 members who, since completing the programme, have applied their knowledge within their own organisations and discovered a new perspective on their approaches to life and work.

"The IMPM took me to a place I’ve never been before, where I was able to interact with a range of people and gain a deeper awareness of different cultures. This helped me to develop a more inclusive style of management, which led directly to my promotion, something I simply wouldn’t have been able to undertake before the programme."

Justin Bellinger, IMPM 2012

Group Strategy Director at Sure International

Find out more about the IMPM

Contact Keith Rozelle at or on +44 (0) 1524 592583 to learn more about this programme and how it could benefit your career.

Join an online information session. Our IMPM partners at McGill University hold a series of online sessions where you discover more about the programme and how it could benefit you. Visit our events to find out more.

The Reflective Mindset

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The Reflective Mindset

The Lake District provides the perfect setting for the Reflective Mindset module.

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