UGlocal Business Education seeks to establish global connections that impact local markets.

Tropicalizing strategies presented by major references and international institutions is one of UGlocal’s goals. We aim to shorten the path between executives, companies and the source of information, wherever is may be around the world.

UG has a globally prominent network, full of partnerships with renowned international educational institutions and world leaders, which support us in reversing the natural process of international executive education, bringing international knowledge directly to emerging countries.

UGlocal’s outstanding partnership is with the prestigious IMD (Institute for Management Development) business school, which was founded by executives for business executives, and is an award-winning, academic and independent business institution with Swiss roots and global reach. Since its inception, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.

About the partnership with IMD and its renowned professors

The Institute for Management Development (IMD) works in partnership with UGlocal Business Education to promote with a noble content in the executive professional education programs developed by UG. The contribution of the IMD faculty in the UGlocal Masterclasses is key to opening a path of inspiration and motivation for entrepreneurs and executives who participate in the programs, and can go deep into the themes through the renowned programs offered by IMD.

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IMD Accreditations, Awards and Ranking


In 2020, IMD retained its “triple-crown” of AACSB, EFMD EQUIS, and AMBA accreditations, confirming its commitment to delivering the highest levels of real learning and real impact. The institution has held these three accreditations — the gold standard in business education—for sixteen years, an accomplishment achieved by few other business schools.


IMD’s commitment to excellence is reflected in sustained top rankings from the Financial Times and other influential business publications. IMD is one of just two business schools worldwide that has been ranked in the top five of the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings for more than 15 consecutive years. Across multiple rankings, IMD routinely ranks as among the best in international faculty and the international diversity of participants. The school’s positions in the Financial Times open and custom program rankings are driven by high subscores in the categories assessing faculty quality, teaching materials and methods, and aims achieved.

Executive Education Rankings

#1 worldwide for open programs for nine years in a row – 2012-2020

Top 3 worldwide for executive education / combined ranking for open & custom programs

Top 5 worldwide for overall ranking for seventeen years in a row – 2004-2020

MBA and EMBA Rankings

#1 MBA program in Europe – 2019-2020

#1 MBA international 1-year program – 2019

#8 EMBA program worldwide – 2020

IMD Year in Review

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