IMD’s MBA program is ranked among the best ones in Europe and allows students to  learn how to boost their leadership skills in a digital, entrepreneurial and global business environment. Forbes consistently ranks the IMD MBA number 1 based on highest average salary five years after graduation. Students will experience a life-changing journey in their careers with incredible networking opportunities for those with the ambitions to make a real difference in a complex and rapidly changing world. The programme enhances student’s knowledge and abilities in areas of Leadership, Digitization, Entrepreneurship and Globalization.

In addition to the business basics – taught in any MBA program – responsible leaders need to consider the context in which they make decisions, to anticipate both short-term and long-term consequences, and to build and sustain relationships.
IMD MBA teaches these skills through real-life experiences such as the Entrepreneurship Projects,the International Consulting Projects and the Discovery Expedition. IMD’s combination of relevance and rigor is part of the reason why companies come to recruit at IMD and why the IMD MBA program consistently ranks among the best in the world.

Yearly tuition costs for the MBA programme is  CHF 60,000 and yearly fees is CHF 30,000. The total fee is payable in 4 installments, the 1st installment of CHF 15,000 being due upon acceptance of admission. Average housing and living expenses for a single international student will be an estimated CHF 36,000.

As per latest employment data, 95% of IMD MBA graduates had gotten job offers within 3 months of graduating, with an average base salary of €114, 886 and an average sign on bonus of €23,995.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: 01 February 2020

Round 2: 01 May 2020

Round 3: 01 July 2020

Round 4: 01 September 2020

Application Fee: CHF 200

Admissions Facts

 Program length: 1 year

Average age of new entrants: 31 years old

 Require standardized test: GMAT, GRE

 Average GMAT score: 680

 Average GRE score: 328

  Average GPA score: 3.1

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 7 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

Essay 1

What other programs are you applying to? Of the programs you are applying to, what can IMD bring to you as a differentiator? (Word limit 100)

Essay 2

What specific companies do you want to target? What kind of responsibilities you are looking for? Do you already have a network in place? (Text box word limit 50)

Essay 3

What skills and experience do you think you already possess that will help you with your post MBA career plans and will make you stand out in front of potential employers? (Text Box word limit 100)

Essay 4

What is your plan B if you are not able to secure your ideal job post MBA? (Text box word limit 50)

Essay 5

Describe a situation in which you failed as a leader. What did you learn from it? (Text box word limit 300)

Optional Essay

Is there any additional information that is critical for the Admissions Committee which has not been covered elsewhere in this application? (i.e. re-application, health, grades, etc.) (Text box word limit 50)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

Two references from business-related sources who are able to highlight your professional achievements, interpersonal skills, teamwork and leadership.
We recommend that you enter and submit their contact details at least two weeks before the application deadline so that they have time to complete and submit our online form. Only professional email addresses (no Hotmail, Gmail, etc.) are accepted.

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