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About BMI

In more than two decades educating leaders, BMI Executive Institute has always been different. More flexible than traditional management schools to adapt quickly in a fast-changing world. Privileged to pick the best-performing lecturers-practitioners from top business schools worldwide. And remarkably effective at achieving results.

All This Derives from Our Unique History & Operating Model

BMI Executive Institute was established in 1999 in Vilnius, after an EU-financed start-up phase, to run a partnership of European business schools. The goal was to train high-level managers in the region with quality content from top schools like HEC Paris, and UCLouvain, BMI founders, taught by visiting international professors.

The initial BMI International Executive MBA was a great success. In 2006, it was among the very first programmes to earn international accreditation from the EFMD. At the same time, BMI’s innovative model proved effective for focused Executive Education programmes as well. Meanwhile, the institute’s network of partnerships grew to include top management educators in China (2009), the USA (2015) and other countries like Germany, Russia, Finland and more (2016-2021).

In 2020, BMI Executive Institute established a second base in Brussels, Belgium, and in 2021 began to deliver the UCLouvain BMI International Executive MBA there in the heart of the European Union in collaboration with long-time academic partner Louvain School of Management.

Partnership with the UCLouvain

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and BMI now count more than 20 years of winning partnership. Back in 1999, UCLouvain – a historic humanist university recognized for pioneering work in corporate social responsibility – was one of the five founding academic partners of BMI.

Over the years, many top UCLouvain professors have taken part to BMI’s work to educate responsible business leaders, and one was BMI’s first Academic Dean.

Today this partnership continues strong as we offer our programme participants the scientific and pedagogical strength of Belgium’s number #1 business school with its distinguished faculty and international alumni network.

BMI Historic Timeline


Partnerships with leading business schools worldwide are one of the keys to BMI Executive Institute’s success.

They are a source of constant insight and inspiration, not to mention faculty and other resources, for the dynamic development of our programmes and participants’ growth.

The same is true of the many other institutions and individuals that historically helped to found BMI and over time have contributed to its operations and development.

  • HEC Paris
  • Philip Morris Baltics
  • Jean-Paul Larçon
  • NHH Norwegian School of Economics
  • Vytautas Magnus University
  • Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce
  • Investors’ Forum
  • Dalia Gruodis
  • Blue Bridge
  • Ellex Valiunas
  • Pierre Semal
  • BMI Alumni Association
  • Rolandas Valiūnas
  • Invest Lithuania
  • Rolf Jens Brunstad
  • Lars Ohnemus
  • Lithuanian Industrialists Confederation

Academic Partners

Our Very Own Founding, Academic & Other Partners from Around the World

Founding Partner Schools
Partner Schools
Alliance Global EMBA

Our Values

As an independent and executive education-focused institution, we are able to react faster and offer extra attention in everything we do.


We stress building businesses, innovating, creating new value. BMI doesn’t train functional experts; we develop top leaders. People with strategic insight, big picture vision and practical ambition, whether as start-up founders, heads of family businesses, serial entrepreneurs, or ‘intrapreneurs’ at multinational companies.

Human-centric Approach

We aim to promote self-awareness and well-being, balance, empathy and emotional intelligence, and leadership based on continuous personal growth and desire to contribute to others’ well being and growth.


We gather and empower people to solve complex problems ethically and responsibly and change the world for the better.