IEDC-Bled School of Management

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Coordinates: 46°22′14.49″N 14°6′31.2″E / 46.3706917°N 14.108667°E / 46.3706917; 14.108667

IEDC-Bled School of Management
IEDC-Bled School of Management logo.svg
Logo of IEDC
Type Private
Established 1986
Dean Dr. Danica Purg
Location Bled, Slovenia

IEDC-Bled School of Management,[1] located in Bled, Slovenia, is a Business School. It was founded in 1986 upon an initiative of Slovenian business community[2] as the International Executive Development Center.

IEDC is dedicated to executive education only, operates independently from any university, and is run by a group of faculty under the President and Dean Professor Danica Purg, who has served as the dean since the inception. IEDC utilizes unique teaching methods: for example, it "has long been a champion of art as a tool in leadership development" (Anderson, 2008),[3] integrated topics such as 'Sustainability for Competitive Advantage" throughout all long programs, and offers one-on-one mentorship with senior leaders for its Executive MBA participants.

The core intention of IEDC-Bled School of Management is to be an agent of change in the region,[4] so courses, professors, and activities are selected to continuously challenge countries with transitional economies to increase business quality and results. To this end, IEDC has founded CEEMAN–Central and Eastern European Management Development Association,[5] the European Leadership Center,[6] the Slovenian chapter of the United Nations Global Compact,[7] and other regional and international initiatives.


IEDC-Bled School of Management educational programs include:

  • Degree programs: 1- year Executive MBA, 2-year Executive MBA, Presidents' MBA, and Executive PhD (launched in 2010)
  • Executive education: open enrollment programs, such as a five-week General Management Program, short seminars, as well as custom-made programs developed for individual organizational clients
  • International Summer Schools intended for young managers and professionals, including a two-week Young Managers Program, and a 9-day Discover Management Program[8]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The Independent. "A-Z Business Schools: AMBA-Accredited IEDC-Bled School of Management", The Independent, 2008-12-21, retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  2. ^ Moulton, H.W. "Profiles in Executive Education: Danica Purg", Business Horizons, 2001 September–October.
  3. ^ Anderson, L. "Alternative Teaching: All the World’s a Stage for MBA Students", The Financial Times, 2008-12-01, retrieved on 2009-04-05.
  4. ^ Lotric, T. "A School Makes Its Mark", Slovenian Business Report, 2005 Summer.
  5. ^ Eddy, K. "Ceeman Revamps Accreditation Scheme", The Financial Times, 2007-10-01, retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  6. ^ Anderson, L. "IEDC-Bled to Host Leadership Conference", The Financial Times, 2007-04-27, retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  7. ^ United Nations Global Compact "The Global Compact in Slovenia", United Nations Global Compact, retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  8. ^ Eddy, K. "A Taste of the Challenges Ahead", The Financial Times, 2008-07-30, retrieved on 2009-04-05.