Located on the shores of lake Geneva, IMD is a recent entrant to the top MBA rankings, and is fast gaining ground. Its Real world learning approach is responsible for making the International Institute for Management Development or IMD, as it is more popularly known, much coveted for business aspirants. The annual event , organized under IMD auspices in Lausanne, where business leaders congregate is a much awaited event on the international calendar where business leaders meet, exchange view and notes and network. The admission process for the 1 year IMD MBA program is quite rigorous and includes a number of short essays. There is also an all-day assessment session, which makes the program quite daunting for many candidates. Overall, a definite best-buy!
Our five application deadlines:
- February 1
- April 1
- June 1
- August 1
- September 1
Our rolling admissions process helps us to assemble a unique mix of participants who will maximize your learning. After each deadline, the IMD MBA admissions committee reviews all the complete applications and performs an initial evaluation.
Within 6 weeks, we inform you if we would like to meet you for the on-campus interview
Essay 1: Two situations of importance to you
Essay 2: Failure to reach objective
Please comment on a situation where you failed to reach an objective and what you learned from it.
Essay 3: Leadership
Describe a situation where you had to demonstrate strong leadership skills. Explain how effective you were and what you learned.
Essay 4: Describe yourself
How do you imagine your superior would describe your strengths and weaknesses to someone who does not know you?
Essay 5: International Exposure
Describe a situation where you successfully worked across cultures and/or nations.
Essay 6: Differentiators IMD receives numerous applications per year. Give us four bullet points that clearly differentiate you from this applicant pool.
Essay 7: Alternatives
If you are not admitted, what alternatives will you consider?
Essay 8: Finance
Please explain how you intend to finance your studies at IMD. What would be your budget?
Essay 9: Disability / illness
Do you have a disability or illness that could affect your performance at IMD? If so, please explain.
Essay 10: Additional Information
Optional question: Is there any additional information that is critical for the Admissions Committee to know which has not been covered elsewhere in this application?