World

International Masters Program for Managers

Discover a new dimension to your management practice. Five leading business schools, a world of knowledge.

A unique and ground-breaking programme

The IMPM 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.

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

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. On completion of the programme, you can elect to continue to a Masters degree at Lancaster or McGill University as part of the IMPM.

Course Modules

 Discover our five modules which take place at leading business schools across the world.

Lancaster

Module One - Managing Self: The Reflective Mindset

Lancaster University Management School

Your journey begins here at Lancaster University, where you’ll learn about and experience reflective approaches to managing and leading. Heading north to the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District at the end of the first week, you'll find the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself, your role and your experiences as a senior manager. As a group, you’ll participate in sessions on the Art, Craft and Science of Management, the Nature of Engaging Management and Impact, the Long Waves of Industry and Business, and Ethics and Virtues, before literally walking in the footsteps of the renowned writers, William Wordsworth and John Ruskin. Visits to UK companies develop your reflective and action learning mindset.

LUMS logo 275x150

 

 

Montreal

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 one of Canada's leading universities, 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 learn about the dark web and Henry Mintzberg himself will guide you through contrasting adhocracies with bureaucracies.

Yokohama

Module Three - Managing Relationships: The Collaborative Mindset ‌‌

Yokohama National University, Japan

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 expand the Asian experience.

Rio de Janeiro

Module Four - Managing Change: The Action Mindset

EBAPE/FGV, Brazil

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.

Bangalore

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.

 

  • Lancaster

    Lancaster

    Module One - Managing Self: The Reflective Mindset

    Lancaster University Management School

    Your journey begins here at Lancaster University, where you’ll learn about and experience reflective approaches to managing and leading. Heading north to the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District at the end of the first week, you'll find the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself, your role and your experiences as a senior manager. As a group, you’ll participate in sessions on the Art, Craft and Science of Management, the Nature of Engaging Management and Impact, the Long Waves of Industry and Business, and Ethics and Virtues, before literally walking in the footsteps of the renowned writers, William Wordsworth and John Ruskin. Visits to UK companies develop your reflective and action learning mindset.

    LUMS logo 275x150

     

     

  • Montreal

    Montreal

    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 one of Canada's leading universities, 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 learn about the dark web and Henry Mintzberg himself will guide you through contrasting adhocracies with bureaucracies.

  • Yokohama

    Yokohama

    Module Three - Managing Relationships: The Collaborative Mindset ‌‌

    Yokohama National University, Japan

    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 expand the Asian experience.

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro

    Module Four - Managing Change: The Action Mindset

    EBAPE/FGV, Brazil

    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.

  • Bangalore

    Bangalore

    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.

Why choose the IMPM?

IMPM graduate Damiano explains his motivation for choosing the International Masters Program for Managers, and what he enjoyed most about his studies.

Scholarships

Lancaster University Management School is pleased to offer significant scholarship funding to our most talented and highest potential applicants for the IMPM. A range of scholarships are available and all candidates are automatically considered for all scholarship schemes for which they meet the eligibility criteria and application deadlines.

The scholarships are offered to applicants who apply to and accept an offer for the IMPM and Masters Degree at Lancaster University Management School.

A number of scholarships of $9,000 are available as follows:

Scholarships

Women in Leadership Scholarship

These scholarships are aimed at supporting women to achieve greater representation in leadership at a senior level. Selection is based on interview.

Lancaster Alumni Scholarships

These scholarships recognise the value we place on our links with Lancaster graduates. These scholarships are aimed at our Alumni, wherever they may be in the world, to develop in leadership at a senior level. Selection is based on interview and confirmation of previous graduation from Lancaster University.

Business Leaders in Britain

These scholarships are aimed at supporting British citizens and residents to develop in leadership at a senior level. Selection is based on interview and confirmation of UK residency. 

Business Leaders in Europe, Middle East and Africa

This scholarship is aimed at supporting residents of the Middle East and African nations to develop in leadership at a senior level. Selection is based on interview and confirmation of EMEA residency.

Selection Process

These scholarships are awarded on a case by-case basis by interview to applicants who can demonstrate both depth and breadth of work experience as well as academic excellence and high potential for senior leadership roles.

Terms and Conditions

The scholarships are offered to applicants who apply to and accept an offer for the IMPM and Masters degree at Lancaster University Management School.

buildings
Martin Schamberg

Transformative Learning in Context at Lufthansa

Lufthansa has been collaborating with the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) for over 20 years. Martin Schamberg, Senior Director at Lufthansa Technik and IMPM alumnus, reflects on his experience on the program and how this changed his practice of managing "from stewardship to authentic leadership" and created impact at Lufthansa.

Visit Blog

Plane Wing

"The IMPM changes you, your social interactions and ultimately your organisation by ushering in profound worldly understandings of value-based managerial leadership.”


Julie Dumaine, IMPM 2016. 

Student Profiles