Admission

Profile

Our admissions criteria aim at securing the highest caliber of participants. There is no one 'ideal' profile of an IMD Executive MBA candidate since we strive for diversity in the class. The program is designed for individuals age 35 and up with at least 10 years of business experience, strong management experience, consistent career progression and outstanding leadership potential.

Why not contact our program advisors now to assess your chances? Submit your CV

Admission is based on 6 main criteria:

  • Professional achievement
  • Leadership potential
  • Intellectual ability
  • International outlook
  • English language proficiency
  • Support of your company

Dates

Foundation Stage

Step 1 - Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL)

Choose from 4 sessions each year

Duration: 3 weeks ( 20 intensive days including weekends)

2017 2018
January 21 – February 9 January 28 – February 16 
April 22 – May 11 April 14 – May 3
August 12 – 31 August 18 – September 6
October 21 – November 9 October 27 – November 15

Step 2 - Advanced Management Concepts (AMC)

Choose from 3 sessions each year

Duration: 5 weeks online learning

2017 2018
February 27 – April 3

March 5 – April 9

May 22 – June 26  May 21 – June 25
September 18 – October 23  September 24 – October 29

Mastery Stage

Step 3 - Core EMBA program

Choose from 2 sessions each year

Duration: 6 x 1-week residential modules with distance learning in between

June 2018 graduating class
Online Portal Launch Distance learning May 2 2017*
Core Module 1 At IMD June 12 – 16 2017*
Discovery Expedition Silicon Valley, USA September 17 – 22 2017*
Core Module 2 At IMD January 15 – 19 2018*
Discovery Expedition China January 21 – 27 2018*
Discovery Expedition India, Brazil or Vietnam March 11 – 16 2018*
Core Module 3 At IMD May 28 – June 1 2018*
November 2018 graduating class
Online Portal Launch Distance learning November 14 2017*
Core Module 1 At IMD January 15 - 19 2018*
Discovery Expedition  China January 21 - 27 2018*
Discovery Expedition  India March 11 - 16 2018*
Core Module 2 At IMD June 11 - 15 2018*
Discovery Expedition  Silicon Valley, USA September 9 - 14 2018*
Core Module 3 At IMD November 19 - 23 2018*

Fee 2017

CHF 105,000*

Tuition, teaching materials, and a three-course lunch served at IMD on weekdays are also included. 

Overview of tuition fees, living and travel expenses, and financial aid

*IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.