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Program structure and global assignments

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This program offers high-potential MBA graduates an exceptional opportunity to:

  • Lead and excel
  • Build a strong general management international career
  • Work with the best and brightest in business today
  • Join a company where leadership matters
  • Be part of an extraordinary team dedicated to building a smarter planet

Participants will take advantage of accelerated career opportunities across the business; building the foundation for senior leadership, benefit from IBM's world-class leadership development programs, annual learning and networking experiences and receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring by senior IBM executives. The program consists of three assignments over the course of 3 years, including at least one international assignment to gain first-hand knowledge and understanding of IBM's global organization and operation as a globally integrated enterprise. Additionally, a participant's position at the conclusion of the program is expected to be in a growth market

Executive Mentoring: The program offers the unique opportunity to have access to one-on-one mentoring from key senior executives. Each program participant will be mentored by a member of IBM's Performance Team for the duration of the program. The Performance Team is a critical subset of IBM's Integration & Values Team (I&VT), responsible collectively for IBM's Performance. The I&VT is comprised of top Executive leaders who actively lead integration efforts across the company to improve IBM's effectiveness, efficiencies and growth. In addition, all participants will be assigned to a General Manager-level mentor from the business unit that aligns with each rotation of the program.

Consistent Recognition as Industry Leaders: IBM's ability to develop leaders has consistently been recognized. Check out the following articles to learn more about how IBM empowers our employees to grow and lead.

Entry Assignment Second Rotation Functional Assignment
Consulting, 1 year Sales, 1 year Potential International Assignment, Functional role aligned to Business Unit, Corporate, or Geography
1 year

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