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Top Development Programs Globally

Part of the "2016 Ranking of MBA Development Programs", this report identifies the Top 10 Development Programs Globally.

Mars Graduate Leadership Development Program, British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme and Siemens Graduate program were the top programs globally.

Noteworthy is that all the Development Programs are full-time programs, besides IBM Extreme Blue Internship Program which is the only internship that made it to the top 10! On average, the majority of the full-time programs in the top 10 have a duration of 2 to 3 years.

Three programs are located in the Healthcare Industry, three in Information Technology, two in Consumer Products, and two in Energy & Utility.
Geographically, programs are located in various regions: Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Middle East, North and South America.

All the Development Programs in the top 10 are General Management programs with various functional rotations such as Commercial, Operations, Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Finance, Human Resources, and IT.


#1 Mars
Graduate Leadership Development Program (GLDP) General Management
How high do you want to go? If you've set your sights on the top then the Mars U.S. Graduate Leadership Development Program (GLDP) is a great start. Because you'll find alumni of our GLDP leading businesses in many sectors, as VPs, COOs or CEOs.

#2 British Petroleum
Future Leaders Programme
As a world leader in the oil and gas industry, BP operates at every stage of the energy lifecycle. In this highly competitive and constantly changing international market, we know that our Future Leaders Programme (FLP) helps us stay ahead of the industry.

#3 Siemens
Graduate Program
Three challenging assignments in two years, one of them abroad. Intense training on and off the job, rewarding experiences, a lot of fun, and new colleagues from around the globe – that is in short what the Siemens Graduate Program has to offer.

#4 Medtronic
Leadership Development Rotation Program
Our Leadership Development Rotation Program (LDRP) is designed specifically for highly talented MBA candidates who have a strong desire to test the limits of their abilities and enhance their leadership potential. The LDRP puts you in the middle of...

#5 Amazon
MBA Leadership Development Program
Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995 and strives to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online.

#6 Johnson & Johnson
International Recruitment Development Program (IRDP)
Our International Recruitment and Development Program (IRDP) is a development program that identifies highly qualified candidates to join our teams in Asia-Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Latin America.

#7 IBM
General Manager Leadership Development Program
The IBM General Management Leadership Development Program (GM LDP) offers an exceptional opportunity to lead and excel while working with the best and brightest in business today.

#8 AB InBev
Global MBA Program
Our Global MBA Program is the path to a high-achieving leadership career with real-world experience in a variety of environments, exposure to every aspect of our industry and the opportunity to take on diverse roles.

#9 GE
Experienced Commercial Leadership Program Europe
The Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP) prepares MBA graduates and experienced professionals for GE leadership roles in marketing and sales. The two-year rotational program offers...

#10 IBM
Extreme Blue Internship Program
Think of it as the opportunity to unleash your technical ingenuity and business acumen in the professional world - with the support, expertise and backing of one of the world's leading technology companies. has thousands of students from 87 business schools searching its Development Programs Directory (thanks to their schools' memberships). The analyses of the students interests allows to discover the trends and the most popular programs worldwide, broken down by region, industry and function in several articles.


Posted on August 18, 2016