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Top Development Programs by North American 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.

ABInBev Global MBA Program, L'Oreal 2017 Management Development Program and Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program were the top programs as perceived by North American Schools.

Noteworthy is that the top Development Programs are often customized in order to satisfy the MBA candidate’s qualifications and personal interests on one hand, and business requirements on the other.

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

Among the top 10 Development Programs, 8 have a General Management focus: ABInBev Global MBA Program, L'Oreal 2017 Management Development Program, Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program, Emerson USA MBA Leadership Program, IBM General Manager Leadership Development Program, British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme, Amazon MBA Leadership Development Program, and Thermo Fisher Scientific General Management Graduate Leadership Development Program
One has a Consulting focus, Accenture Strategy MBA Intern, and one has a Financial focus, Johnson & Johnson MBA Finance Leadership Development Program.


#1 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...

#2 L'Oreal
2017 Management Development Program
The Management Development Program (MDP) in L'Oréal Operations is a special rotational program for high potential graduates. It is designed to give participants a best-in-class hands-on training and is your passport to a successful career with us.

#3 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...

#4 Emerson
USA MBA Leadership Program
We interview more than 400 MBA candidates and recent MBA degree recipients every year in the United States with the goal of finding high-potential people who have the experience, skills and enthusiasm to work in our results-oriented company. We offer full-time paid positions and paid summer internships to a select group of MBA candidates.

#5 Johnson & Johnson
MBA Finance Leadership Development Program
The Finance MBA Leadership Development Program (MBA LDP) is a four-year program that starts recent MBA graduates as managers within the finance division at Johnson & Johnson. The MBA LDP program's intent is to successfully develop a pipeline of future leaders (Directors and above) for Johnson & Johnson through a combination of diverse rotational assignments, targeted training and continual coaching and development.

#6 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.

#7 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...

#8 Amazon
MBA Leadership Development Program
From day one, you will be given ownership of large, complex problems in various areas of our business. To accelerate your development and build upon existing skills, you will participate in a program designed to develop you into a future leader of Amazon. The Program spans at least two functional areas over a three year period.

#9 Thermo Fisher Scientific
General Management Graduate Leadership Development Program
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Graduate Leadership Development Program (GLDP) provides a unique opportunity for high potential advanced degree graduates to develop the skills necessary for careers as General Managers at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Multiple rotation assignments over two years provide broad experience in different facets of general management while allowing for exposure to the company’s core processes, technologies, and leaders. Rotations are determined through a combination of...

#10 Accenture
Strategy MBA Intern
In the world of strategy today, it is about the future, and in the future, technology is the disruptor. Digital technology is changing competitive landscapes and creating new opportunities for almost every organization. This situation plays directly to Accenture's strengths. With Accenture Strategy, we have created what we believe is the strategy firm of the future. It’s a very exciting place to be! 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 July 11, 2017