GMP - General Management Program

Build your platform of managerial expertise

IEDC, Bled
07.10.2024 09:00 AM
€7.900 without VAT
€7.500 without VAT
September 7, 2024

Expand your horizons and view business in a more integrated manner during the four-week long General Management Program at IEDC.

About GMP

The General Management Program is an intensive 4-week long program designed to broaden managerial and leadership perspectives. Through the GMP you will gain analytical and practical insights which will enable you to make a great impact on your co-workers and organization as a whole. The GMP will help you move from the role of a successful functional manager to the role of a strategic leader.


should I enroll in GMP?

  • Contribute to your company’s success
    Bring your particular management challenge to the classroom as part of the GMP Project. Apply your newly acquired skills and concepts and develop a practical solution to the problem with a concrete action plan under the supervision of project mentors.
  • Increase your chances for promotion
    66% of our alumni received the promotion during or after finishing GMP at IEDC. 49 % were promoted already during the program or within 1-3 years after graduation.
  • Gain confidence in taking leadership responsibilities
    65% of GMP graduates assumed greater management and leadership responsibilities.
  • Become more Global
    66% of GMP graduates received international promotion or assignments.


should enroll in GMP?

  • Talented middle and senior managers
  • Managers moving from successful functional managers to a strategic leader
  • Managers with the potential to move to a higher management level 
  • Entrepreneurs who wish to gain a better understanding of the changing role of the owner-manager
  • Family business owners and successors


is the GMP experience like?

  • World-class faculty drawn from the leading European and North American business schools.
  • International, diverse and experienced class of participants.
  • Project-based learning - Bring your company or your own management challenge to the classroom as a GMP project which is a key component of the program.
  • Creativity which brings innovative and entrepreneurial thinking into the organization.
  • Excellence in program implementation and service.
  • State-of-the-art facilities at the beautiful Lake of Bled.


Topics covered in four weeks 

  • Developing Competitive Advantage
  • Leading People
  • Measuring Organizational Performance 
  • Customers and Markets
  • Integrative approach to Business
  • Project Management
  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Leading Change
  • Arts & Leadership
  • GMP project

Specifically, the GMP Project

  • Gives participants the opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge to the practical challenges their organizations face
  • Deploys the support of academic and professional mentors in addressing complex managerial challenges and presentation of these to the Board
  • Creates an environment for peer-group support and emphasizes teamwork, which
    is an overarching feature of GMP

The GMP Project represents a practical and well-structured solution to a particular management challenge that a GMP participant has identified in his/her own organization. The final project report comprises a practical solution to the identified management problem and provides a concrete plan of action based upon analysis and recommendations.

Program fee

Program Fee: € 7.900 + VAT

Apply one month before the start of the program and get an early-bird price: € 7,500 + VAT

Delivery mode: onsite.

Tentative reservation
To make a non-binding reservation, send us a tentative reservation per email. This carries no obligation and is not a substitute for the formal application form.


Next enrollment: 

  • Week 1: October 7 – 12, 2024
  • Week 2: November 11 – 15, 2024
  • Week 3: April 7 – 12, 2025
  • Week 4: June 9 – 14, 2025

Enrollment is possible in any week of the program. Attendance of all four weeks is obligatory in order to complete the program and receive the certificate.

Admission Criteria

  • A working level of business English (verified during the phone interview)
  • At least three years of management experience
  • Completed application form




Sasa Pavlovski
Saša Zupan
Executive Education Advisor
General Management Program - GMP
GMP was an excellent opportunity for some of Coca-Cola HBC senior managers to further enrich their business knowledge. What they found most beneficial was getting informed about best in class practices from other companies, networking and sharing experiences with peers from different industries and also many great lecturers. On top of that, organisation of the event was on a high level and in a truly beautiful and peaceful surrounding.
Danijela Tomić, Serbia

A programme for your entire team?

All of our open programmes can also be offered and delivered as in-company solution to groups of employees from the same organisation. This allows us to develop a programme that focuses on your organisation’s own situation and issues. We can schedule it at a time and location that you prefer. We can also tailor the content to fit your organisation’s needs. Please feel free to contact us for a no-obligation proposal and to explore the possibilities

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