Overview of 2014 results

The 2014 career statistics again highlight IMD's strong reputation in helping graduates to find diverse roles in the world of industry. Companies such as Hilti, who have been recruiting at IMD for the past 15+ years, were among our top ten hiring companies, along with The Dow Chemical Company and Siemens.

Since the Siemens CEO* Opportunity Program began in 2010, selecting 6 MBA graduates from 10 universities worldwide, IMD MBAs have received offers every year. This year, Siemens Management Consulting and the Siemens Finance Excellence Program will also be presenting to our participants.

While remaining a resource to industry, many of our MBAs are drawn to the world of consulting. BCG, McKinsey and the Samsung Global Strategy Group have all been recruiting at IMD for over 15 years, Accenture made it as one of our top ten hiring companies and four new consulting companies are joining our 2015 recruiting events.

The number of MBAs joining Financial Services is likewise back on the rise with 10% of the class entering this sector - a record number since the financial crisis of 2008.

In the technology area, Amazon, Google and Microsoft are frequent recruiters and Cisco Systems was another of our top 10 hiring companies. Danaher, SwissRe, Kraft Heinz and Camper have also joined our recruiting activities in recent years.

Overall, statistics show the majority of the class successfully changed their career, accepting diverse roles around the world. 94% changed function, industry or geography while 39% were able to change all three elements. 73% of the class found roles in Europe.

If you would like more details on our 2014 Career Statistics, please feel free to download them here

For Fay Li, the IMD MBA opened up new horizons

   Li completed her MBA at IMD in 2014. She is now a Marketing Manager at Camper, the Spanish-based global shoe company. After graduating from university in Beijing in 2006, she began her career in human resources first at UPS, the global shipping company, and then with the Swiss bank UBS.

» Read how IMD helped Fay to achieve her goals and change her career path.


Building Your Future

As of day one of the program, participants are encouraged to leverage IMD's industry and career resources and networks. The process applies a unique career audit methodology that provides a clear cut view on individual skill profiles and gaps and the potential for capturing value from transferable skills.

  • Internal and external career counsellors
  • Seminars on job search strategies, interviewing and negotiation
  • Panels with international senior HR executives
  • MBA mentoring program
  • On-campus career fairs and off campus networking events
  • Navigating the Future Conference
  • Executive Briefings
  • Individual or group-based company engagement
  • Alumni data-base access

The CFOs of tomorrow do not only need financial expertise. Strategic brilliance, intercultural sensitivity and leading by example are key competencies required in global industry. IMD lays a great foundation here for their MBAs. Students joining the Siemens Finance Excellence Program will quickly be able to excel and have real impact in the financial world of Siemens. Amin Hopfinge

Amin Hopfinger
FEP Program Manager

Recruiting Companies 2008-14:

A.T. Kearney Fidelity Investments Nagravision
Abbott FIL Investment Management Nestlé
Accenture Firmenich Nestlé Professional
a-connect Fortis NetApp
ADB FrieslandCampina Nike
AES Corporation Frog Capital & Eden Ventures Nilfisk
Alavarez & Marsal   Nissan
Alcan Galderma Novartis Pharma
Alstom GE Healthcare  
Amazon GE Money O-I Europe
AMEX GE Oil & Gas Oracle
Amgen General Motors  
ArcelorMittal Google Pentair
Ariston Thermo GrandVision PepsiCo
Aryzta Grisons Peak Philips
AsiaGlobal Investments   Philip Morris International
AstraZeneca Hach Lange Pictet
ATS Group Ltd HAL Investments Polo Ralph Lauren
Audatex Heinz PPG Industries Europe
Averda Hexagon Group PricewaterhouseCoopers
   Hilti Proceq
Bain & Company  Hinduja Bank Procter & Gamble
Bank Muscat F. Hoffmann-La Roche  
Barclays Holcim Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
BASF Honeywell Roquette
BAT   Royal Dutch Shell
Bata IBM  
Bayer IDEO Samsung GSG
The Boston Consulting Group IFC SAP
Borealis IMS Health SCAD
Borouge InBev Schindler Group
Boston Scientific   Siemens
BPI Johnson & Johnson Global Sika
BT Group Johnson & Johnson Procurement Sodexo
BRP Jaguar Land Rover Solera Holdings Inc.
Bunge JF Robertson & Partners Soneva
 Julius Baer Group Standard Chartered Bank
Campbell Alliance Kedge Capital Straumann Group
Camper KHDA Stryker
CEMEX KPN SunPower Corporation
Cisco   Swiss Life
Citi LatAm Laureate University Swiss Re
Clinton Health Access Initiative Lilly Syngenta
CMS L'Oréal Synthes
CNH Global Luxottica Group  
Creveld Consultants LVMH TECOM Investments
    The Global Fund
Danaher Corporation Maersk TomTom International
Danfoss Mahindra Satyam Trinity
DBRS Marakon  
Deloitte Materialise Uber
Dexia McKinsey & Company UCB Group
Disney Medtronic Unilever
The Dow Chemical Group Moneysupermarket.com Vale
DuPont Monitor Group Vestas Wind Systems
  Monsanto Vodafone
Eaton Corporation MTS Group  
Ecolab myGoodness International WealthTouch
Edmiston   Wipro Technologies
Emerson Process Management    
Emirates Int. Telecom   ZS Associates

Guest speakers who addressed the 2014 MBA class:

Patrick Aebischer, Professor and President EPFL ; Humberto Antunes CEO of Galderma ; Syed Babar Ali - former Finance Minister of Pakistan, CEO of a.o. Packages Limited, Chairman of Sanofi-Aventis Pakistan Limited; Paul Bulcke - Nestle CEO; Ömer Cagirgan - Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Hilti ; Mark Cornell, Former CEO Moet Hennessy, USA and Edmiston, Managing Director Sotherbies ; Henrik Ehrnrooth - President & CEO of Kone; David Epstein - CEO, Novartis Pharma ; Urs Gauch - Managing Director at Credit Suisse; Lars Hellberg - President & CEO Fortaco Group ; Ravi Kant - former Vice Chairman and Managing Director of TATA Motors; Jouko Karvinen - CEO of Stora Enso; Horst Kayser, Chief Strategy Officer, Siemens AG ; Richard Lancaster - CEO of China Light & Power; Michel Liès - CEO of Swiss Re; Thierry Maupilé Head of the Strategic Ecosystem Group, Cisco; Marcelo Odebrecht - CEO of Odebrecht Group; Rafael Pinho - Executive Director of Morgan Stanley ; Juan Rada, Senior Vice President Oracle; Loris Tealdi - Eni Vice President : reservoir & petroleum engineering and Chairmen of Society of Petroleum Engineers, (SPE).

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