About Us

The ITP is the world’s leading faculty-development programme organised by a group of leading international business schools with campuses located in Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia, together with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Global, known collectively as International Schools of Business Management (ISBM).

International Schools of Business Management (ISBM) is a consortium of leading Business Schools comprising, Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management (France), China Europe International Business School (China), HEC Paris (France), IMD (Switzerland), Indian School of Business, INSEAD (France, Singapore, UAE and USA), Kellogg School of Management (USA), London Business School (UK), NYU Stern School of Business (USA), SDA Bocconi (Italy), Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and Vlerick Business School (Belgium) together with EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Global.


Today the ITP is the leading management faculty development programme in the world. This flagship initiative has been going from strength-to-strength for more than 50 years with a consistent aspiration to develop faculties, share expertise and improve the quality of teaching across the world.

One of the long-established principles behind the success of the ITP has been a policy of rotation between the ISBM members. The ITP is managed by one of the ISBM schools for a period of two years, which ensures a continuous update of the programme’s content and ongoing cultural enrichment for its participants.


The ITP was founded by Harvard Business School in 1958 when, with financial backing from the Ford Foundation, a coordinated programme was set up to help train foreign faculties in the most effective learning and teaching processes. The very first class consisted of 18 participants from 12 different countries, supporting the HBS vision of extending top-class international management education around the world, founding and nurturing business schools in India, Pakistan, Turkey, the Philippines, and Central America.

The programme extended into Europe in 1969 in Leysin, Switzerland, before seven more European management schools were invited to join in 1971 to further develop the ITP. This group of “consortium schools” formed the ISBM – International Schools of Business Management – a non-profit organisation in 1977. The consortium has been welcoming new member schools regularly; most recently, the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).


The member schools of ISBM along with EFMD Global are among the world’s leading educational institutions in the fields of business, management and leadership, located in Europe, North America and Asia.

Being an educator is not just about sharing knowledge; it is about making sure that learners truly integrate this knowledge. The ISBM schools all help support this principle through the ITP, and welcome a diverse range of learners, drawn from different fields of expertise, age, experience, motivation and cultural backgrounds, to develop a more enriching, constructive learning environment.


Stefano Caselli
Professor of Banking
SDA Bocconi
Eric Cornuel
Director General & CEO
EFMD Global
Marion Debruyne
Dean and Professor of Marketing
Vlerick Business School
Rohit Deo
Professor of Statistics
NYU Stern School of Business
Kristine de Valck
Associate Professor of Marketing
HEC Paris
Gareth Dyas
Emeritus Professor of Strategy and Management
Lakshman Krishnamurthi
Professor of Marketing
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Pär Mårtensson
Associate Professor of Management and Organisation
Stockholm School of Economics
John Mullins
Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
London Business School
Carolina Serrano-Archimi
Associate Professor of Management and Organisations
Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management-IAE
Siddharth S Singh
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Marketing
Indian School of Business
Terence Tsai
Associate Professor of Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Michael Yaziji
Professor of Strategy and Organisations
Carol Pearson
Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary
International Schools of Business Management