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

18th edition
Bled, Slovenia

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


CEEMAN International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) provides a unique opportunity for young faculty to develop their curricula, course design, teaching materials and particularly teaching skills and methods. The 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 in 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 post-program feedback received from 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 project and doctoral thesis leads
  • student (customer) satisfaction
  • international case competition awards to IMTA alumni
  • contribution to institution building
  • greater international cooperation, faculty networking, and exchange

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Alumni Association

IMTA Alumni Association consists of close to 600 graduates, representing 160 institutions and 40 countries. This alumni network is a powerful platform for further professional development, experience exchange, joint projects and initiatives and a strong contributor to the institutional development.

IMTA Foundation for Faculty Development

In November 2012, CEEMAN established the IMTA Foundation for Faculty Development (IMTA Foundation). Its goal is to provide external funding and enable the IMTA program to develop and expand IMTA and IMTA-related programs and to maintain tuition fees at an affordable level for most of its members, while offering special scholarships for institutions in need, including those from dynamically changing environments in different regions.

IMTA Educational Material Development Programs

The IMTA Educational Material Development ProgramsCase Writing Module and Research and Publishing Module - respond to a broadly shared perception among CEEMAN members that excellence in teaching can only be achieved if institutions and faculty members commit themselves to bringing new knowledge into the classroom through up-to-date and relevant cases and managerially-oriented research. They also address a demand from IMTA graduates for follow-up education to complement their previous IMTA studies.


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 of faculty. 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: structured into disciplinary tracks, such as Business in Society, Marketing Management, Leading Change, and Strategic and International Management, when participants focus on requirements and opportunities more specific to their particular disciplines. Pre-program individual preparation and in-program lectures and discussions, individual preparation, small group discussions and teamwork, case discussions, simulations, role-play, presentations, and other work methods position IMTA participants at the center of the learning process.

More detailed program will be provided to participants at a later stage.


A high-profile team of experienced, internationally-renowned professors share their personal experiences and best practices of their prestigious institutions.

Jim Ellert
Jim Ellert Academic Director IMTA, Emeritus Professor and Former Dean of Faculty, IMD, Switzerland, visiting professor, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
Joe Pons
Joe Pons President of AXIOMA Marketing Consultants, previously Marketing Professor at IESE International Graduate School of Management, Spain 
J.B. Kassarjian
JB Kassarjian Emeritus Professor, IMD, Switzerland and Professor of Management at Babson College, USA
Kryzstof Obloj
Krzysztof Obloj Professor of Strategic Management at the School of Management at Warsaw University and Kozminski University, Poland
Arshad Ahmad
Arshad Ahmad Associate Vice President at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Director of McMaster’s Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Tony F. Buono
Tony F. Buono Professor of Management and Sociology and Executive Director, Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility, USA


Fees for 2017 edition of IMTA are:


Institutional members of CEEMAN

Individual or exchange members of CEEMAN


IMTA alumni (Week 2 only)

Applications received until 13 March 2017

EUR 2,900

EUR 3,900

EUR 4,900

EUR 1,300

Applications received after 13 March 2017

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.

Limited number of additional scholarships is available for participants from Africa and Latin America.

Program fee is covering all materials, coffee breaks and 1 dinner. Please note that the fee does not include lunches and dinners, nor travel or accommodation expenses.

The above tuition fees are already subsidized by a special scholarship scheme offered by CEEMAN. 


Nearest airports

Ljubljana International Airport Jože Pučnik (Brnik) is situated 37 km southeast of Bled (about 20-25 minutes drive). It is connected with all major European cities and airports. The Slovene national air carrier is Adria Airways. 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 good-quality private accommodation in Bled within walking distance from the venue can be provided by CEEMAN office.

For more information please contact:

Maja Medja Vidic Head of Projects
+386 4 57 92 507



IMTA 2017 Application Form

Potential participants apply by submitting:

  • a completed application form
  • a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dean or a senior faculty member
  • CV
  • a detailed course outline for a course that you have developed or teach including sequencing of topics and, if available, stated learning outcome objectives
  • optional: a case study which you have worked on developing and, if available, the case teaching note

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
Olga Veligurska CEEMAN Director
+386 4 57 92 505
Maja Medja Vidic Head of Projects
+386 4 57 92 507