IMD MBA Program Admissions

We look for the best group of 90 mature and globally-minded classmates you can learn from and share knowledge with.

Our participants typically have 4-9 years of work experience in a variety of sectors, are between 27 and 34 years old and represent 40 different nationalities.

Basic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • GMAT (80% of our MBA participants score between 620 and 750). The minimum score is 600.
  • A minimum of three years full-time work experience after graduation
  • The minimum age is 25 years old at the start of the program
  • A strong command of written and spoken English
  • At least one language in addition to English

IMD MBA Program requirements

The MBA admissions team looks for academic ability, career progression, business achievements, responsible decision-making, leadership capacity and international outlook.
Your three recommenders should highlight your professional achievements, interpersonal skills, teamwork and leadership using our online form. At least two should be business-related sources.

IMD MBA Program Application Process

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Assessment day

The full-day assessment takes place on-campus and consists of a personal interview, an impromptu presentation, and a case study discussion.

  • We assess your intellectual capabilities, integrity and ability to work with others
  • You evaluate us and get a feel for the campus, meet current participants and, when possible, attend a class

When to apply to IMD MBA?

  • To attend the May assessment day in Singapore or Sao Paulo, you will need to apply for the first two deadlines
  • If you are a citizen of a country that requires a long visa process, we recommend you apply for one of the first four deadlines

What participants say

The IMD MBA admissions process is your first step to becoming part of an incredible community of 100,000+ achievers, who shape global businesses. While inherently intense, this memorable experience gives you a sneak peek into the awesome journey that awaits. My advice - be yourself!

Ashish Singh

MBA 2017, Indian