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Top Development Programs in Europe

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

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

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.

Two programs are located in the Consumer Products Industry, two in Information Technology, two in Healthcare, two in Industrial Products & Services, and two in Energy & Utility. Geographically, programs are located in different European countries such as United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, and Germany.

Among the top 10 Development Programs, all are General Management with various functional rotations, with the exception of 2 that have a Commercial focus: GE Europe Experienced Commercial Leadership Program and Cargill Strategy and Business Development Program.
To have a better idea of the different types of rotations, here are the various rotations for the top 3 Development Programs.
1. Mars Graduate Leadership Development Program: Business Development & Sales, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Human Resources, and Operations Production & Supply Chain.
2. British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme: Marketing & Communications, IT, Operations Production & Supply Chain, and Business Development & Sales.
3. Siemens Graduate Program: Business Development & Sales, Marketing & Communications, and Operations Production & Supply Chain.


#1 Mars
Graduate Leadership Development Program
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 realised that a new perspective on leadership would help us stay ahead of the industry.

#3 Siemens
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.

#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. We always treat every day like the first day, a day to bring in fresh ideas, a day to...

#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 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.

#8 General Electric
ECLP - Europe - Experienced Commercial Leadership Program
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 opportunities for individuals to drive growth within a business, receive world-class...

#9 IBM
Extreme Blue Internship Program
Extreme Blue at IBM isn’t your average internship. It’s a race against time - with the 12 week timeline compelling you to prove your creativity, passion and knowledge to deliver some of the most innovative solutions to real business challenges.

#10 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... 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 22, 2016