Learning from the best!

IEDC brings together the best educators from well-known business schools in the world (IMD Lausanne, Richard Ivey School of Business, Queen's School of Business, IESE Business School, Judge Business School, Cambridge University…). They will prepare you to successfully manage business in a fast-changing international environment.
Jim Ellert

James C. Ellert

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia; Emeritus, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland

Jim Ellert is Emeritus Professor of Finance and Strategy and former Dean of Faculty at IMD, Lausanne. He has more than 50 years of experience in executive education, having taught finance, economics, industrial organization, and statistics at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Chicago, and Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, before joining the faculty of IMD in 1981.

His current areas of research interest are financial management, valuation of companies, implementing value-based management strategies, financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and international capital market developments. He is the author of books, academic articles, presentations, and cases on these subjects.

His viewpoints and activities have been profiled in Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times of London, Handelsblatt, International Business, Le Monde, L’Expansion, New China Post, the Staights Times, and other managerially oriented publications

Professor Ellert has been active as a consultant and educator to a wide range of companies and public institutions in more than 40 countries within North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India, South Africa, Kenya, the Far East, and Australia. He has served on the boards of several organizations in Europe and North America.

Professor Ellert is Canadian. He graduated in political science and economics from the University of Toronto, and gained his M.A. in economics at the University of Western Ontario and Ph.D. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago. In 2015, he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by IEDC Postgraduate Studies, Bled School of Management.


66 faculty members & world experts


500 years of joint faculty experience


84% faculty with international experience


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