Pulling together a powerful group of executives who are keen to learn
Our admissions policies aim at securing the highest caliber of participants. There is no 'ideal' profile of an IMD Executive MBA candidate, since we strive for diversity in the class.
The program is designed for those 35 and older, with a minimum of 10 years business experience. On average, an Executive MBA participant is around 40 years old and has around 15 years of prior work experience. We look for talented men and women with strong management experience, steady and rapid career progression and outstanding leadership potential.
Admission is based on the following criteria:
Career progression, with a strong preference for global experience and responsibility. We look at how your responsibility has increased, the breadth and depth of the knowledge you have acquired in the workplace, and the impact you have made on your organization.
Are you an effective leader? Do you have what it takes to become one?
We look for:
You must have demonstrated intellectual ability through both of the following:
- Undergraduate university degree
- Entry-level assessment *
Participants who fail to meet the rigorous academic and behavioral requirements of the EMBA program may be dismissed at any point during the program. Students who are dismissed during the Mastery Stage of the EMBA are not reimbursed any portion of their tuition fees.
*The assessment is part of the Foundation stage as of 2012. If you completed the Foundation stage before 2012, then the GMAT test is required.
In order to maintain the highly international outlook of the IMD Executive MBA program, we look for candidates with:
- Cultural sensitivity
- Time spent living outside own country
- International scope of career
- Knowledge of foreign languages
English language proficiency
English is the language of instruction. You must have a strong command of both written and spoken English.
The support of your company
The Executive MBA program requires a serious commitment from you and your sponsoring organization, which must be willing to become a 'laboratory' for your learning.
See Company Sponsorship for further information. The financial support of your organization is a matter to be resolved between you and your company.