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Top Development Programs in the IT Industry

This article is part of the "2017 Ranking of MBA Development Programs." In this year's ranking, the IT Industry makes it to the 2nd place of the top ten most popular industries, and counts 74 programs in our Directory.

Amazon Retail Leadership Development Program, IBM General Manager Leadership Development Program and Amazon Pathways Operations Manager were the top programs in Information Technology.

Notheworthy is that Amazon had 3 full-time programs that made it to the top ten in 2016, and has gained ground this year with a 4th program! Amazon Retail Leadership Development Program and Amazon Pathways Operations Manager remains in the top ten, while Amazon Pathways Operations Manager Intern and Amazon MBA Customer Service Management make their entry in this year's ranking at the 6th and 8th place respectively.
IBM counts 2 programs (1 internship and 1 full-time) that remained in the top ten from the 2016 ranking, and Emerson also counts 2 programs (full-time) versus 3 programs in 2016.

Some programs like the Amazon Pathways Operations Manager - MBA recruit globally for Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, while others, like Emerson USA MBA Leadership Program is focused on one country, i.e. USA.

Among the top 10 Development Programs, we have 6 that are General Management with various functional rotations, 2 with an Operations focus, 1 with a Commercial focus, and 1 with a Technical focus.
To have a better idea of the types of rotations, let's take a closer look at the top 3 Development Programs. Rotations vary from Consulting, to Marketing & Communications, IT, and Financial Management; however, in each of these three programs there is a rotation in Sales.

TOP PROGRAMS IN THE IT INDUSTRY
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#1 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...


#2 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.


#3 Amazon
Pathways Operations Manager
The Amazon Pathways Leadership Development program is looking for high potential graduates who are ready for challenges worthy of building Amazon's next General Managers, Directors and VPs. Through a series of intense, progressively challenging opportunities in the core of our world class operations network, we will stretch your leadership capacity to its full potential.


#4 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.


#5 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.


#6 Amazon
Pathways Operations Manager Intern
This will be a unique, project-based opportunity where you can develop a variety of competences: by taking part, you'll apply real-world rocket fuel to your career. In total, you'll spend between 10-12 weeks in one of Amazon's industry-leading European Fulfillment Centers. It's in this context that you'll put your developing leadership and analytical skills to the test.


#7 Emerson
Europe MBA Leadership Program
Every year, we interview around 200 MBA candidates and recent MBA degree recipients from the top-ranked European business schools to identify and recruit individuals with top leadership potential who are looking to establish and develop their career with a global technology leader. We offer full-time positions and internships through the Europe MBA Rotational Program to a select group of MBA candidates.


#8 Amazon
MBA Customer Service Management
The Amazon Customer Service Leadership Development program is looking for high potential MBA graduates who are ready for challenges worthy of building Amazon's next Directors and VPs. Through a series of intense, progressively challenging opportunities in the core of our world class operations network, we will stretch your leadership capacity to its full potential. The leadership lessons you learn and credibility you develop will benefit you over the rest of your career and quickly prepare you for effective executive leadership.


#9 Catenon
International Operations & Sales Leadership Program
Catenon is currently creating an expansion model which will give extraordinary career opportunities to high potential candidates. We allow our employees to work in the country they choose, with the timetable they choose; to work from home or in the office. We work in a positive, fun, yet rigorous environment, where continuous learning is integral to our working day, whilst we architecture knowledge on a global scale to maintain our original platform of intelligent learning.


#10 Intel
Accelerated Leadership Program
Intel's Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) is a unique post-MBA leadership development initiative designed to attract top MBA graduates. With the mentorship of influential senior leaders, ALP associates navigate through a series of challenging, vastly diverse, and high-visibility rotations that span the entire company.


MBA-Exchange.com 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 MBA-Exchange.com to discover the trends and the most popular programs worldwide, broken down by region, industry and function in several articles.

 

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