Admission process

Admission process

Two possible admissions routes

The IMD MBA assessment has been specifically designed to offer a more in-depth, mutual opportunity for us to get to know each other better. Our goal is to create a select group of diverse and promising future leaders who can bring fresh insights into discussions and debates and contribute to the overall learning experience of the class.

We will be looking to develop our understanding of the unique aspects that you will bring to the program. You should equally take this time to assess our culture, teaching style, network and vision because we want you to be able to get the most out of this year as possible.

While our traditional admissions process is very focused on the individual, our challenges offer a more competitive experience for those who might have limited financial resources. When choosing your application deadline, ensure you leave enough time to fully prepare in advance while also bearing in mind any other constraints that will influence your decision timing.

2023 deadlines for 2024 MBA class

Application deadlines 

Final decision by

15 January 2023

(Earlybird application fee waiver)

01 March 2023

15 February 2023

01 April 2023

15 April 2023

01 June 2023

15 June 2023

01 August 2023

15 August 2023

01 October 2023

15 September 2023

18 October 2023

15 October 2023

10 November 2023

Traditional process

Take the time to complete our application form and submit your GMAT score so that when we interview you we can really focus on developing our understanding of your drivers, strengths and questions. Each candidate is automatically considered for a range of scholarship opportunities based on the strength of their overall performance throughout the entire admissions process.

Once we have reviewed your application, successful candidates will be invited for an online or in person interview and further assessment, which will include an elevator pitch, a team experience, class observation (where possible) and networking with members of the MBA team. 

Assessment challenges

Our Challenges aim to foster more diversity amongst our leaders by encouraging high achievers who don’t necessarily have the financial means to apply, but do have the potential, drive and passion that we are looking for.

Submit a simplified application form, with a reduced application fee, for the chance to be selected to take part in a dynamic and interactive online experience during which you will complete various assessment activities. The top performer of each challenge will be awarded a scholarship and a place in our MBA Class of 2024. Runners up will be also offered a place in our MBA Class of 2024.

Application deadline

Day of event

Final decision

31 March 2023

1 May 2023

02 June 2023

01 July 2023

28 July 2023

01 September 2023

01 September 2023

08 September 2023

If selected, you will need to complete our full application form before we can confirm your place in the program. Please note that applicants from our Assessment Challenges are not eligible for our Admissions Process in the same year.

Next steps

Soon after acceptance of our offer and payment of the first deposit, we will run random background checks on some applications to verify the authenticity of degrees and work history (including most recent salary).