The International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) provides a unique opportunity for young faculty to develop and improve their curricula, course design, teaching materials and particularly teaching skills and methods. CEEMAN's flagship program is heavily based on the case method, including teaching with cases, case writing, and performance evaluation and feedback to students. It is also designed to improve competences and skills integral to specific managerial disciplines, and provides input essential to other areas of a faculty member's professional life, such as consulting, institution development and administration, and social responsibility.
The exchange of ideas and experience with colleagues from other countries is also an invaluable source of learning and an effective instrument in establishing professional contacts and networks.
According to feedback received by IMTA participants and their institutions, the effects of the program go far beyond individual professional career development. Its benefits also include an impact on the participants’ institutions and their respective stakeholders.
The most frequently stated program results are:
- improved educational skills
- development of new teaching materials
- new research projects and doctoral thesis leads
- increased student (customer) satisfaction
- international case competition awards won by IMTA alumni
- contribution to institution building
- greater international cooperation, faculty networking, and exchange
See the list of institutions that have entrusted us with developing their faculty.
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Reflections on the IMTA Journey
The IMTA Alumni Association consists of more than 600 graduates, representing 165 institutions and 51 countries. This alumni network is a powerful platform for further professional development, experience exchange, joint projects and initiatives, and a strong contributor to institutional development.
IMTA is an intensive and highly interactive two-week program with a well-balanced focus on general and discipline-specific aspects of management education.
Week 1 focuses on common issues related to general aspects of management education with special emphasis on the case method and project work. It also deals with the skills required in the multiple roles that faculty members tend to have. Innovations in management development are discussed in the context of IT, project-based education, and the integration of the arts, culture, and science.
Week 2 is structured into several disciplinary tracks, such as Business in Society, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Leading Change, Strategic and International Management, based on participants’ preferences. The tracks are highly customized depending on participants’ experience and learning interest, focusing on requirements and opportunities more specific to particular disciplines but also offering interdisciplinary elements. The tracks are characterized by highly practical and individual approach, balance between case and theory discussions following a particular framework, emphasis on pedagogical choices and experimentation. Every participant in the track gets a chance to teach a case with mentor and peer feedback.
Pre-program individual preparation is required with pre-readings for Week 1 and selected disciplinary track provided to participants in advance. During the program, lectures and discussions, individual preparation, small group discussions and teamwork, case and related teaching approaches discussions, role-play, presentations, reflection, networking, and other work methods position IMTA participants at the center of the learning process.
The more detailed program will be provided to participants at a later stage.
A high-profile team of seasoned, internationally renowned professors share their personal experiences and best practices of their prestigious institutions.
Fees for IMTA 2021:
Institutional members of CEEMAN
Individual or exchange members of CEEMAN
IMTA alumni (Week 2 only)
Applications received until 15 February 2021
Applications received after 15 February 2021
22% VAT may apply to institutions that don’t have a VAT number.
The program fee is covers all study materials, coffee breaks and one dinner. Please note that the fee does not include lunches and dinners, nor travel or accommodation expenses.
Participants from organizations with a valid Erasmus Charter are eligible for ERASMUS+ Grant Support for the Mobility of Staff as all CEEMAN programs are hosted by IEDC Bled School of Management.
A limited number of additional scholarships is available for participants from Africa and Latin America.
CEEMAN offers a 80% scholarship and two 50% scholarships for high-potential participants from Africa, Latin America, China and India from institutions that have not yet sent their faculty members to IMTA.Check the list of IMTA alumni institutions to see if you are eligible.
Candidates are invited to submit their CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2021.
Ljubljana International Airport Jože Pučnik is situated 37 km southeast of Bled (about 20-25 minutes drive). It is connected with all major European cities and airports. For intercontinental flights we recommend a connecting flight via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, London or Paris. Transfer from/to Ljubljana airport can be booked through CEEMAN Office.
Other neighboring international airports are in:
Suggestions on hotels and private accommodation in Bled within walking distance from the venue will be provided by CEEMAN.
Registration deadline: 1 June 2021
Potential participants apply by submitting:
- a completed online application form
- a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dean or a senior faculty member
A working knowledge of English and at least two years of relevant teaching experience are the minimum requirements for applying to the program.
Shortlisted candidates are interviewed before final selection, and final admission to the program is determined by the Admission Committee.