IEDC-Bled School of Management

From executive potential to executive performance. WELCOME TO IEDC!

IEDC-Bled School of Management has earned a reputation as a top-quality international management school and one of the most prominent management development institutions in Europe. Since 1986 more than 50,000 executives from close to 70 countries have participated in IEDC programs. One in three participants at IEDC holds a senior or top management position, and more than 70% come from countries other than Slovenia. As a center of excellence, IEDC attracts world-famous professors from the best business schools in Europe and North America. Every year, over 50 visiting professors from > 30 countries teach in IEDC programs or seminars. Explore IEDC at

Mission: The mission is to attract the most promising executive and top managers, provide them with world class management education and other relevant services in a truly international context, inspire them for lifelong-learning, and prepare them to act and add value as competent and responsible transformational leaders in their organizations and society at large.

If you happen to be in Prishtina and you suddenly see a person on an electric bike wearing a suit passing by you, it might be Shar Kurtishi, founder and CEO of ASD-Group, our MBA alumnus from Kosovo. His story is rather unusual. Having worked for many years with and for the World Bank, he was not a typical MBA candidate at all. We caught up with him now, 10 years later, to see what he is doing nowadays. Read more in an interview with Shar at:

Institute WISE and The German-Slovene Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Slowenien) give The German Economy Award 2019 to company Skaza for its exceptional work in the field of corporate social responsibility

Institute WISE and The German-Slovene Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Slowenien) give The German Economy Award 2019 to company Skaza for its exceptional work in the field of corporate social responsibility The WISE Institute was founded by the IEDC – Bled School of Management together with three other international renowned Business Schools: Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at Cologne Business School, Germany, National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University, Chin...

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IEDC Alumni Led Conference: Enzo Smrekar

This year for the first time we have organised the Alumni LED Conference, that highlighted the stories of success of some of our alumni and the companies they work for and lead. One of the speakers was Enzo Smrekar, GM of Atlantic Group, who presented an interesting case of why did they decide to register Argeta brand colour. Take a look.

In May we organised a very special event, the Alumni LED Conference, that highlighted the stories of success of some of our alumni and the companies they wor...

On a rainy day @ Bled, Slovenia

Today at the conference "China and its Impact on the World Economy" discussing with Cristina Boutroup and Martin Roll the way China is leading in many ways and what kind of opportunities does this offer to Europe...

TEDxNUS - Branding and Business Strategy in Asia - Martin Roll

Mr Martin Roll is a world-renowned thought-leader on value creation through brand equity driven by tremendous global experience and insights. He facilitates ...

In memoriam: Marko Bulc, initiator of establishment of IEDC – Bled School of Management

We are convinced that without Marko Bulc, Slovenia would not be home of the first and most renowned management school in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to his vision, Center Brdo (now IEDC – Bled School of Management) could start to develop managers and business leaders and prepared them not only for the challenges of transition, but also for further technological change and globalisation. More than 90.000 IEDC alumni from 100 countries, together with our international faculty and staff are thankful to Mr. Marko Bulc for the life shaping opportunity of development he has offered.

Danica Purg, IEDC colleagues and Alumni

Few impressions from last Friday alumni party @ Bled, Slovenia

...and #IEDCcbled team came second in Rowmania!!!🥈🎊🎉🎶 @ Bled, Slovenia

#IEDCbled is competing at Rowmania today - a rowing contest organized by the Embassy of Romania in Slovenia. The teams row in canotcas, a rowing boat with unique design, created by Romanian woodwork craftsmen. Go, #IEDCbled team!

Very happy to see our alumni back at #iedcbled at Alumni Refreshment Course with Prof.Jakki Mohr @ Bled, Slovenia

Tonight with Dr.Nenad Filipović in Bucharest talking about digital transformation issues @MBA for a Day Romania @ Bucharest, Romania

Congratulations to the #BCR team for winning the IEDC Case Study Competition Romania!!!🎉🎉🎉 See you in the finals in Slovenia in October!

Discover breath-taking beauty of Bled, where IEDC-Bled School of Management creates an environment that helps managers focus on learning. It is a perfect combination of tranquillity and nature, inspiring learners to fully develop their potential.

Foto: Jošt Gantar

We have asked Prof.Drikus Kriek, Vice Dean for Pedagogy and Executive Director of the PhD programme at IEDC-Bled School of Management, who regularly works with teams and teaches and researches extensively on the topics of leadership and team development, if there is a secret recipe for creating a perfect team. Read more here:

On May 8, the Day of Europe, IEDC MBA 2016 alumna, Ms.Tanja Fajon, member of EU Parliament and the candidate for the new mandate, is today celebrating her birthday. Sincere congratulations, Tanja! A lot of success in your future endeavours! We are proud of you!

Marketing of Innovative Products and Services

Marketing of Innovative Products and Services, May 14-15, 2019

Companies are facing revolutionary changes driven by innovations and new technological developments. In order to truly capture the new opportunities, compani...

Nikola Vasilev, our MBA alumnus, recently became the CEO of the Bulgarian Railways after many successful years in telecom industry. That is quite a change, if you ask us, especially bearing in mind the drastic differences between both industries. Read more why he decided to take the job and how does he see it:

Congratulations to Molson Coors team for winning the IEDC Case Study Competition Serbia!🎉🎉🎉

Meet Dr. Jakki Mohr, the Regents Professor of Marketing and the Gallagher Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Montana. Before beginning her academic career, she worked in Silicon Valley for both Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Computer Group and TeleVideo Systems. Jakki studies challenges companies face in developing and commercialising break-through innovations, including a broad range of technologies ranging from scientific innovations to innovations in restoration and ecology. In her interview for the Slovenia Times, she talked about how companies can leverage innovative thinking to transform themselves.

Curious to know what Executive MBA at IEDC really looks like? Let Jadranka Gojtanić, participant of the Executive MBA 2019-2020 class and the founder and managing director of Jagos d.o.o. (Croatia), provide you with a glimpse of what happens in the classroom and study rooms during the first module.
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IEDC Alumni LED Conference 2019

Alumni interview with Zoya Zhabenko, EMBA 2015-2016 class:

Important and inspiring ideas and thoughts are shared tonight at IEDC Alumni LED Conference, with Melanie Seier Larsen, Miroslav Klepač, Enzo Smrekar and Alen Premužak @ IEDC-Bled School of Management

Welcome to IEDC Alumni LED conference! Our first speaker Ms.Melanie Seier Larsen is talking about gender equality @ IEDC-Bled School of Management


For those of you from and in Slovenia on March 30, we are happy to share with you an invitation to a Charity event in Hotel Union that will be collecting donations for the organisation Europa Donna Slovenia. Our dean Prof. Danica Purg, who was the first president of the Europa Donna Slovenia, will be among the keynote speakers. Reservations are accepted at [email protected].

Congratulations, #IN2 team for winning the IEDC Case Study Competition Croatia!🎉🎉🎉

In the meantime, happening in Zagreb now: IEDC Case Study Competition with Prof.Jim Ellert presiding the jury. Good luck to teams from #JGL, #IN2, #PerpetuumMobile, #A1Croatia, #Končar, #Styria and #CroatiaOsiguranje! @ Zagreb, Croatia

Are we opening a Pandora's box when starting digital transformation? Interesting readings from IEDC-Bled School of Managements' Community

Just that you know who is answering our phones today🎉

Maida Zahirović Salom is a well-known in a corporate world in Bosnia and Herzegovina, being a Board Member of the Raiffeisen bank. Working in a financial sector, she says that digitalisation for banks is a business transformation that is no longer a choice, but a must. Read a full interview with the IEDC alumna of the MBA program.

Our colleague Tina Prevodnik - obviously an early-riser - captured some amazing views of Bled a day ago📷 like a postcard, isn't it?:)

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A new generation of Executive MBAs today has the first day of lectures. Congratulations and enjoy the journey!

This seems to be the oldest attributable piece of philosophical thinking, but we still have problems in coping with it. So, what are the ways to successfully deal with such a change? Read more:

IEDC-Bled School of Management's cover photo

IEDC Graduation Ceremony 2018

We are about to welcome a new generation of MBAs on February 10, 2019. However, the graduation ceremony in December 2018 is still very fresh in our memory:

Tonight we had a wonderful meeting of alumni of IEDC and #CEEMAN association @ the #Embassy_of_Slovenia in Moscow. Mr.Andrey Mladentsev, CEO of OBL Pharm and our alumnus, and Mr.Janez Škrabec shared their success stories. HE Ambassador Rakovec and Prof.Danica Purg greeted the guests. Greetings to you all from Russia!🌆

Welcoming today participants to the #IEDC HR Brunch in Moscow. Happy to have Mr.Andrey Mladentsev, CEO of OBL Pharm, with us, sharing his leadership experience @ Culinaryon

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Seminar "Sales Management" by Prof. Joe Pons in Nov 2018
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IEDC GMP Open House
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General information

Why choose IEDC? Outstanding teaching with world class professors IEDC has proven its ability to find and engage world class professors for its activities, not only with an ever-increasing number and quality of core visiting professors, but also with its own permanent faculty. Statements from participants and corporate clients confirm that the excellence of the professors has resulted in excellent teaching and overall program quality, individual attention and excellent service; excellent teaching material, practical exercises, very interactive teaching, group work, project work discussions are all utilized. Strong international orientation IEDC is an internationally renowned business school with a well-established reputation for creating active and diverse groups of participants, which bring together various cultural, academic, and career interests. About 70% of the participants come from over 50 countries, a percentage reached by only a few schools in Europe and far above any other in the CEE region. Programs are deliberately structured to allow participants to experience the benefits, which derive from learning and studying with individuals from many different backgrounds and interests. Flexibility and immediate transfer of knowledge into practice The IEDC executive programs are designed for practicing managers, providing them access to real project work and case studies. In order to allow participants to keep their jobs and immediately implement their newly acquired skills, the longer programs, such as the one- and two-year Executive MBA programs and the General Management Program, consist of a number of residential weeks, divided into separate modules. Moreover, IEDC’s three-year Presidents’ MBA program allows participants to spread out their studies over three years and to follow more individually customized schedules; the program is split up in shorter modules, which means minimal disruption for daily work. Agent of change and an important business meeting point IEDC has already gone much beyond the role of the traditional educational institution. It has introduced the very concept of contemporary management to the CEE region and played a visible role in casting management into an esteemed profession. Institutionally and through the activity of its key people, it has influenced the behavior of governments, powerbrokers, and business leaders. Its connection with numerous business professionals, distinguished artists, educators, medical experts, and other accomplished individuals who set the societal scene in their countries, is compliant with the school’s mission and value system. Widespread Alumni network IEDC is working for you even when you finish your program: the Alumni Office will keep you up to date with IEDC news, help you set up regional Alumni chapters, and organize reunions. Currently we have chapters in eight countries, and they will be more than happy to receive information about your activities and plans. Like thousands of others already do, IEDC alumni are more than welcome to visit us anytime, just to meet old friends, admire the IEDC art collection, or participate in another program. Stimulating and creative learning environment IEDC learning environment is designed to be creative, friendly, and flexible. Participants have a chance to use excellent facilities: from state-of-the-art computer equipment to the well-stocked library. The art collection with more than 200 paintings and sculptures, and its program of guest lectures make IEDC a unique place of inspiration: a creative environment for creative leadership. Place for reflection and innovative learning IEDC’s beautifully sited and designed campus overlooks breathtaking scenes of the Alpine lake Bled, the oldest tourist resort in Slovenia. The peaceful and friendly green surroundings of the lake, close to industrial centers of Slovenia, Italy, Austria, and Southern Germany, are perfectly suited to the activities of a business school. The participants are able to concentrate on developing and improving their management knowledge, skills, and values, while also taking advantage of the various benefits and facilities that such a location has to offer.
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