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RECRUIT OUR MBAS

We work with you to find the right candidate

A key advantage of our small program size is the personal attention we can offer both our recruiters and candidates. Each year, we welcome over 60 organizations to meet and recruit our participants on campus. At IMD, you will interview participants who have developed the skills to operate successfully in any cultural environment and who combine leadership qualities with the ability to be effective team players.

We look forward to getting to know you and your company and to assisting you with your recruitment efforts.

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Global and experienced leaders ready to address your company's challenges
Our dedicated career services team develops personal relationships with both our participants and recruiters. We will help you, not only to recruit the best talent for your company, but also to build your brand amongst our highly-sought after, experienced MBAs.

Besides strong academic ability, we assess and develop our MBAs leadership potential with a focus on real management capacity in a multi-cultural and complex environment. When our participants graduate from IMD, they are operational from day one and ready to make a positive, sustainable impact on your business.

90 talented pre-screened participants
We spend at least 10 manhours per candidate to make sure each one is right for the program. In addition, each accepted candidate goes through a full background check conducted by an independant agency. Our admissions process includes:

  • an online application with 3 essays
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • a full-day assessment center

International and experienced
In each class of 90, there are over 40 nationalities with over 90% having spent at least 6 months outside their home country. With a minimum requirement of three years of work experience, our participants have, on average, seven years of experience in diverse industries and functions prior to IMD.

Trained to become truly global, hands-on leaders
Besides strong academic business fundamentals, our intensive one-year program is designed to constantly push our MBAs beyond their comfort zone, developing their skills at setting strategies and leading others in execution. Our projects take them through various situations:

  • An Entrepreneurship Project, working with real start-ups
  • Two International Consulting Projects, working with medium to large multinational companies
  • A Discovery Expedition to an emerging market, advising local SMEs

Strong self-awareness
With an unparalleled focus on leadership, the IMD MBA program aims at enhancing self-awareness, identifying ones' strengths and learning how to lead teams and organizations. It includes:

  • high intensity outdoor leadership group work and exercises
  • individual (up to 20 hours) and team coaching with trained psychoanalysts
  • peer reviews of ones' strengths and weaknesses

The IMD MBA is consistently ranked among the top MBA programs by international publications such as Forbes, The Economist, Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.


The right approach for the right candidate
Because each company has different recruiting needs, we have developed various partnerships to meet your specific needs. We work with you to build your brand amongst our talented participants and increase your talent pipeline for the roles you need to fill.

GOLD partnership
You actively search for top talent to fill a diversity of roles worldwide; you have selected IMD as a preferred partner for talent recruiting; you wish to have exposure throughout the year by taking part in a variety of on-campus events, and hence to increase your corporate profile.
The GOLD partnership includes:

  • 2 hours exclusive visibility: a one-hour company presentation followed by an evening networking cocktail
  • a speaker opportunity
  • a networking lunch
  • your logo on our Career Services page
  • 1st round interviews on campus
    (includes interviewers' lunch)
  • online interview invitations and scheduling
  • online CV access
  • job postings to current MBAs and alumni

SILVER partnership
You recruit top talent for a diversity of roles worldwide and seek to build employer branding at IMD.
The SILVER partnership includes:

  • 2 hours for a company presentation followed by a networking cocktail
  • 1st round interviews on campus
    (includes interviewers' lunch)
  • online CV access
  • online interview invitations and scheduling
  • job postings to current MBAs and alumni

BRONZE partnership
You want to establish/maintain a presence on-campus and build a talent pool; you are fairly new to MBA recruiting; you are looking for specific profiles and/or have specific roles to fill. 
The BRONZE partnership includes:

  • a career fair: optional breakfast and lunch with a targeted group of MBAs, a company booth, afternoon interviews 
  • online interview invitations and scheduling
  • job postings to current MBAs and alumni

SPECIFIC activities
You are looking for specific profiles and/or have specific roles to fill. You can choose the specific activity that best meets your needs:

  • networking lunch or
  • first round interviews on campus (no presentation; scheduling/ logistics) or
  • video conferencing: logistics/interview scheduling.

On-line CV access and job posting for current MBA candidates and alumni are included in all three activities.

ON-LINE CV search and JOB POSTING
You wish to search the CVs of the current class and/or want to post job opportunities for both current MBA candidates and alumni.

Guidelines & Policies
All companies joining our on-campus recruiting activities will have to follow our Academic and Recruiting Guidelines and Policies


Calendar of recruiting events

Activity Timing
Class profiles available (PDF, 1600 kb)
Mid March
Online CVs available Mid March
Company presentations June, August
Career fair 8 & 15 September, 2014
Interviews (1st round) 8 - 19 September, 2014
Lunch with MBAs On-going all year
Job postings On-going all year

Class profiles available- mid March

Online CVs available - mid March
Identify individuals that fit your needs and are interested in the opportunities you offer. The IMD MBA Résumé Portfolio contains full-page CVs of all participants available for employment at the end of the program. The details of their educational background and work experience will help you identify those best-suited to your needs.

  • Search the CVs of all the candidates by multiple criteria
  • Create and download a CV book of the selected candidates
  • Contact selected candidates directly
  • Download an excel spreadsheet of the selected candidates

Company presentations - June and August
Inform our participants of your unique opportunities and business challenges, as well as your organization's culture, structure and possible career paths over a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute Q&A session. Come with 3 - 4 people to make a powerful impact: senior executives to talk about the company strategy & vision; an HR rep to explain the recruiting process and hiring needs; and alumni who can share their experience in your company.

Career fair - September
Enhance your visibility on campus and meet talented individuals from 40+ countries. Our Career Fair is both a great recruiting platform and a convenient way to network with future international decision-makers and customers - without engaging the resources required for a formal presentation.

Interviews (1st round) - September
Conduct your first-round interviews in our on-campus rooms. During this two-week period our participants are focused on exploring career opportunities and do not have any classes. Interviews can take place from 8am to 6pm.

2nd round interviews take place off campus in October/November. To give all recruiters a fair chance to get their offers to the MBAs and allow them to make informed choices, we ask recruiters to give MBAs until November 8th for a final decision.

Lunch with MBAs
Meet our MBA participants over an informal lunch at IMD.

Job postings - ongoing
Reach our IMD MBAs with your career opportunities by posting them online (free of charge) at https://imd-csm.symplicity.com/employers:

  • Post and manage jobs; edit, renew and archive your job postings at any time
  • Monitor the applications you receive for each job posting

We look forward to working with you and helping you to access talented professionals who can make an impact on your business.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for any further information or if you have any questions.

Email: MBAtalent@imd.org
Phone: +41 21 618 0339



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