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IMD Business School

DEGREE

MBA

PROGRAM LENGTH

1 year

CAMPUS

Lausanne, Switzerland

IMD MBA Overview

The Institute of Management and Development is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach. Founded in 1990, by leaders of the business world, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society through their excellence. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, IMD has been a trusted learning partner for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide.

1990

ESTD.

IMD MBA Highlights

Rankings

 Alumni network

100,000+

Club and Activities

90

Women Population

34%

International students

41%

Financial Times’18 1
The Economist 35

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Program and Curriculum

IMD’s full-time MBA program is ranked amongst the best in Europe. With its advanced curriculum focusing on all important aspects of the business world such as digitalization, leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, and global impact, it is dedicated to providing a holistic study experience to its students. With its unique aspect of providing specialization streams in leadership, career, and entrepreneurship, it shapes professionals who are incredibly proficient in their fields.

IMD Business School-MBA review

Electives are offered in the following areas:

  • Leadership and communication
  • Digital
  • Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Strategy
  • Analytics
  • Accounting
  • Business and society
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Holistic Overview
  • IMD Alumni Club of Lausanne Merit Scholarship
  • Forté Women Scholarships
  • Stewart Hamilton Scholarship
  • IMD MBA Class of 1976 merit scholarships
  • Diversity Merit Scholarships
  • Financial Need Scholarships

Students can work on the following projects and lab activities:

  • Successful Innovators Innovation Lab
  • Digital and global expedition
  • Digital Analytics Lab
  • International Consulting Projects

Employment

The Career Development Team at IMD helps students build a strong foundation, craft career strategies, and prepare them to meet with global recruiters. They provide one-to-one career counseling sessions, host workshops, and give assignments on key career development skills and organize networking and recruiting events that harness the global IMD ecosystem.

$112,694

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

71%

PLACEMENT

Top 3 Sectors

  1. Consulting
  2. Financial Services
  3. Manufacturing
Consulting 27%
Finance 9%
Technology 14%
Manufacturing  21%
Health 15%

Companies recruiting from MIT Sloan

Consulting Sector
  • Deloitte
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bain & Co.
  • L.E.K. Consulting
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Accenture
Finance
  • Credit Suisse
  • BlueOrchard
  • IFC
  • Macquarie Capital
  • World Economic Forum
  • Prorsum Capital
  • Value Partners
Technology
  • Samsung
  • Amazon
  • Uber
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Lenovo
  • Danaher Corporation

Return on Investment (ROI)

Tuition Fees +$66,240
Cost of Living +$26,500
Average Impact of Part-Time Jobs  -$11,200
Total Investment  $81,540
Average Salary  $112,694
Amount Recovery (setting aside 25% of earning)  2.8 years

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  • PERSONALISED SCHOOL SUGGESTIONS (Dream, Competitive, Safe)
  • ACCESS TO SAMPLE ESSAYS AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

IMD MBA Alumni Info

IMD has a far-reaching and expansive network of 100,000+ alumni spread across 140 countries. The IMD Alumni Network is a widespread but close-knit global community in a tightly interconnected and complex business environment. IMD hosts various alumni clubs, program communities, and expert communities to engage and build the alumni network as well as unlock business opportunities. MBA Alumni at IMD also volunteer to represent their cohorts in the MBA class community and mentor candidates to prepare them for the business world.

Some Famous Alumni

  • Harsh Goenka (Chairman RPG Groups)
  • Mark Rutte (Prime minister of The Netherlands)
  • Susanne Klatten (Board member of BMW)

IMD MBA : Class Profile

Average Age

31

GMAT

680

International Students

36%

Female

34%

Useful Information

Throughout the admission process, IMD looks for a holistic overview of your academic ability, career progression, achievements, leadership capacity, international outlook, integrity, drive, initiative, and interpersonal skills.

Eligibility

  • A bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Work Experience
  • Second language- could be the native language for international applicants

TUITION FEE

$66,240

INTAKES

1

ACCREDITATION

AACSB

ADMITS IN 2018

ADMITS IN 2019

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IMD MBA Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
   Round 1                      February 1, 2021
   Round 2                      May 1, 2021
   Round 3                      July 1, 2021
   Round 4                     September 1, 2021

 

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Application Information

The application fee is $220.

Application Documents

  • Degrees and Transcripts
  • Two Recommendation letters
  • GMAT/GRE scores
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores
  • Resume
  • Essays

For international candidates, the committee also assesses:

  • TOEFL
  • IELTS

Application Essays (IMD MBA)

What is your career goal post-IMD / in 5yrs / in 10yrs? (Maximum 500 characters)

In order to reach your goals, what do you foresee as your top 3 challenges? (Maximum 500 characters)

What other programs are you considering? Of the programs you are considering, what can IMD bring to you as a differentiator? (Maximum 300 characters)

How do you intend to finance your MBA at IMD? What would your budget be? (Maximum 300 characters)

 Other application information

 Candidates have to undergo an interview session as well in order to discuss their background, interests, goals and inspiration.

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