The world class experience and professionalism of all the IMTA faculty members …and staff… have been awesome. This is by far the best learning experience I have had.
Charles Malgwi,
Bentley University, US

IMTA - International Management Teachers Academy

Bled, Slovenia

Developing a new generation of management educators for a new generation of leaders  

Early registration deadline: 31 January 2022


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.

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.

Reflections on the IMTA Journey

Alumni Association

The IMTA Alumni Association consists of more than 650 graduates, representing 180 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 program with a well-balanced focus on general and discipline-specific aspects of management education. 

Part 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.

Part 2 is structured into several disciplinary tracks, such as Business in Society, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Leading Change, and Strategic and International Management. The disciplinary tracks focus on teaching and learning requirements and opportunities more specific to particular disciplines while also offering interdisciplinary insights. The tracks are characterized by a highly practical and individual approach with emphasis on pedagogical choices and guided experimentation. Track participants will have opportunities to teach a case with mentor and peer feedback. Please note that it might not be possible to offer all five tracks. The final selection of tracks will be based on participants’ preferences..

Pre-program individual preparation is required with pre-readings, 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.

Jim Ellert Academic Director of IMTA, Emeritus Professor and Former Dean of Faculty at IMD, Switzerland and visiting professor at IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
Jim Ellert CV
Joe Pons
Joe Pons President of AXIOMA Marketing Consultants, previously Marketing Professor at IESE International Graduate School of Management, Spain 
Joe Pons CV
J.B. Kassarjian
JB Kassarjian Emeritus Professor at IMD, Switzerland and Professor of Management at Babson College, USA
JB Kassarjian CV
Kryzstof Obloj
Krzysztof Obłój Professor of Strategic Management at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw and Kozminski University, Poland
Krzysztof Obloj CV
Arshad Ahmad
Arshad Ahmad Vice-Chancellor of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan
Arshad Ahmad CV
Tony F. Buono
Tony F. Buono Professor of Management and Sociology and Executive Director at Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility, USA
Tony Buono CV



Institutional members of CEEMAN

Individual or exchange members of CEEMAN


IMTA alumni (Part 2 and online coaching only)

Applications received until 31 January 2022

EUR 2,900

EUR 3,900

EUR 4,900

EUR 1,300

Applications received after 31 January 2022

EUR 3,200

EUR 4,200

EUR 5,200

EUR 1,450

22% VAT may apply to institutions that don’t have a VAT number and for physical persons.

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 by 31 January 2022.


Nearest airports

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: 30 April 2022

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.


Jim Ellert
Jim Ellert Academic Director of IMTA
Olga Veligurska CEEMAN Director
+386 4 57 92 505