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Top Development Programs by Asian Schools

This article is part of the "2017 Ranking of MBA Development Programs." This year, in addition to the analysis by industry and functional area, we shed light on the popularity of programs as perceived by students in different regions of the world.

Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program, ABInBev Global MBA Program and GlaxoSmithKline Esprit Commercial Programme were the top programs as perceived by Asian Schools.

Noteworthy is that these are all full-time programs that have strong emphasis on rotation and trainings, designed with a purpose to equip the already highly talented MBA candidates with even greater personal and professional skills, preparing them to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Three programs are located in the Healthcare Industry, two are in Information Technology, one in Consumer Products, one in Energy and Utility, one in Financial Services, one in Industrial Products and Services, and one in Agribusiness.

Among the top 10, we have:
- 6 General Management with various functional rotations: Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program, ABInBev Global MBA Program, British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme, IBM General Manager Leadership Development Program, Amazon Retail Leadership Development Program, DuPont Management Leadership Development Program APAC,
- 2 with a Commercial focus: GlaxoSmithKline Esprit Commercial Program and Cargill Strategy and Business Development Program
- 1 with a Finance focus: Deutsche Bank Associate Internship Program
- 1 with an Operations focus: Johnson & Johnson Procurement Leadership Development Program


#1 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 the action - in strategic positions with...

#2 ABInBev
Global MBA Program
1 year high potential leadership program for MBAs from top ranked schools across the world. As owners, you create your own career path. It could be across functions or in different countries. Opportunities for further growth and movement are only limited by your ambition and ability to deliver results. A few of the program highlights are...

#3 GlaxoSmithKline
Esprit Commercial Programme
The four-year Commercial rotational programmes provide development opportunities for individuals who will take on stretching challenges and projects, all with the ultimate aim of positively impacting the lives of patients and consumers. Depending on your interest and experience, our programmes are based in each of our three businesses; Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

#4 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 need leadership to help us stay ahead of the industry. Our Future Leaders Programme (FLP) is a 4 year global rotation programme which takes enthusiastic, talented people from a range of professional backgrounds and gives them...

#5 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. IBM's defining value has been the IBMer - people who apply innovation and imagination to fuel a smarter planet and make the world a better place.

#6 Cargill
Strategy and Business Development Program
The Strategy and Business Development (SBD) program within Cargill is one of the most exciting post-graduate leadership development opportunities available. You will gain solid experience in strategy as well as corporate development – from evaluating market entry opportunities to negotiating and structuring deals. You will have the opportunity not only to advise, but also to...

#7 Johnson & Johnson
Procurement Leadership Development Program
The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is two-year, non-rotational program designed to develop global-minded leaders to enable growth - for, with and through the business. Our comprehensive curriculum provides exposure and immersion across our range of businesses, and includes...

#8 Deutsche Bank
Associate Internship Programs
Our Associate Internship Program is aimed at MBA students who already have significant work experience and a passion to learn more. Join us for the opportunity to work on live deals and deliver projects of exceptional value. You'll join our team for 8-10 weeks during the break before your final year of study.

#9 Amazon
Retail Leadership Development Program
Develop into a General Manager at the world's most innovative company. Through Amazon’s Retail Leadership Development Program (RLD), you will rotate through start-up and established business lines, be responsible for delivering innovative solutions to large scale problems that no company has had the opportunity to solve before, and assume responsibility to...

#10 DuPont
Management Leadership Development Program APAC
The MLDP is a rotational leadership development program that offers an accelerated, customized career path designed to prepare you to become a future leader in DuPont. Leveraging your marketing and strategy skills, you will be challenged with high-impact assignments oriented to your individual career goals and development ambitions. has thousands of students from 107 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 June 28, 2017