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Pulling together a powerful group of executives who are keen to learn

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.


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Admission is based on 6 main criteria:

*The GMAT or other aptitude tests are not required.

Professional achievement
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.

Leadership potential
Are you an effective leader? Do you have what it takes to become one? We look for: vision, courage, initiative, maturity, curiosity and self-confidence.

Intellectual ability
Undergraduate university degree or equivalent. The GMAT or other aptitude tests are not required for admissions. Entry into the Mastery Stage of the program is dependent on the assessment taking place at the end of Advanced Management Concepts.

International outlook
In order to maintain the highly international outlook of the IMD Executive MBA program, we look for candidates with: cultural sensitivity, time spent living or working 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 IMD Executive MBA program requires a serious commitment from you and your sponsoring organization, which must be willing to become a "laboratory" for your learning. The financial support of your organization is a matter to be resolved between you and your company.



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