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IMD campus

Explore a state-of-the-art campus complemented by a breathtaking surrounding landscape.

IMD campus

Explore a state-of-the-art campus complemented by a breathtaking surrounding landscape.

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Welcome to IMD, a beacon of excellence nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva.

As you embark on this journey with us, prepare to immerse yourself in a world where academic rigor meets global innovation, where picturesque landscapes serve as a backdrop to cutting-edge facilities, and where every individual’s journey is enriched by the diversity and dynamism of a global community.

Whether you’re passionate about exploring the intricacies of the startup ecosystem or seeking a balance between advanced professional pursuits and family life, IMD is your gateway to a transformative experience.

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The IMD campus in Lausanne is designed to be both a hub of academic excellence and a space where students can pursue diverse interests. Within its state-of-the-art lecture halls and conference rooms are amenities tailored to the MBA student experience. For collaborative and individual study, students can make use of the modern library, recording booths, and dedicated breakout rooms.

Physical activity enthusiasts can enjoy both indoor and outdoor recreational activities, including a gym with shower facilities. Furthermore, fostering a spirit of community and shared passions, students have the liberty to create their own clubs based on class interests, ensuring that everyone finds a space to connect, grow, and flourish at IMD.

State-of-the-art facilities

Immerse yourself in our sophisticated, state-of-the-art facilities. As an MBA student at IMD you’ll be provided with an exclusive area tailored to your needs. This includes fully equipped study rooms, advanced video-conferencing facilities, a gym, and a contemporary library. The on-campus restaurant, café and terrace are the perfect places for relaxation and networking.

Global and inspiring

We put a strong emphasis on creating an environment where you can focus on your learning experience. Each year, clubs and activities adapt to the specific class culture and joint interests of a diverse group. Career clusters help you to develop specific industry understanding and networks according to your goals, while committees organize social and sports activities, guest speakers and the yearbook. Join us in cultivating a dynamic global community.

The inspiring lake and mountain views, vibrant local festivals and active outdoor life add to the overall experience. Skiing, biking, football and marathons combine with lakeside barbeques, water sports and iconic fondues, to name but a few of the diverse activities you can experience.

Collaborative, open and pioneering

IMD’s close-knit community combines diverse connections with personalized attention. We deliver insights, tools and mindsets to 8,000 executives each year, while our 1:2 Faculty MBA ratio enables professors to get to know you personally, as well as your profile and future aspirations.

A world leader and pioneer in corporate leadership development, the campus hosts a Family Business Center, World Competitiveness Center and the CISCO Research Chair on Digital Disruption.

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Nestled in the dynamic and picturesque city of Lausanne, Switzerland, IMD boasts more than just its world-class educational prowess.

Switzerland, celebrated for topping the Global Innovation Index for the last 13 years, has cemented its reputation not only as a pioneering nation in education but also as a global FinTech powerhouse, especially in the spheres of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

And it’s right in this nerve center of innovation and business that the IMD campus is located, offering students an experience that transcends traditional classroom boundaries.

Tapping into local technological and research brilliance

Beyond the walls of IMD, Lausanne pulsates with groundbreaking technological and research endeavors. Students are regularly exposed to elite projects and institutions, including the world-famous CERN and the EPFL Blue Brain Project. This ever-evolving landscape allows for a holistic learning experience, grounding theoretical knowledge with tangible real-world applications.

Engaging with global institutions and NGOs

Lausanne is more than just a hub of academic and technological brilliance. It is also home to prominent NGOs and sports federations. IMD students have the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from influential organizations like the WEF, Red Cross, and IOC. This interface not only broadens their perspectives but also offers unparalleled networking opportunities.

Business giants call Lausanne home

The business pulse of Lausanne is undeniable. A plethora of multinational corporations across diverse sectors, from traditional finance and banking to pharma and luxury goods, have strategically positioned their headquarters in this dynamic city. With industry titans such as Cisco, Nestlé, Philip Morris, and Medtronic anchoring themselves here, students are at the crossroads of an innovative and influential business environment.

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Partners & family

Embarking on an MBA is more than just an academic venture; it’s an immersive experience that promises transformation, growth, and opportunities. At IMD, we understand that such life-changing decisions often involve your loved ones. We’ve crafted an environment that not only fosters individual growth but also accommodates and enriches the lives of those you hold dear. Whether you’re a solo traveler or coming with a family, dive in to see what awaits you and your loved ones at IMD.


MBA partners

Pondering a transformative MBA at IMD? You’re not alone. About half of our MBA candidates are part of couples. If you both decide to take the plunge and move to Switzerland, you’re in for a thrilling adventure that will add layers to your bond. Whether your focus is your career, you’re coming with kids, or you’re on a break, you’ll find yourself among a truly diverse MBA family. As part of the IMD experience, we’ll often invite you for partner lunch days right on campus. You’ll have access to all the facilities you could need — from study rooms designed for partners, to the info center, our fitness center, and a top-notch café where your tea and coffee cravings are on us.

A year of opportunities – what are you going to make of it?

This is *your* ticket to a vibrant new lifestyle, soaking up fresh cultures and languages, and traversing new territories. Lausanne is alive, welcoming, and well-connected. Do you desire to dive into events with our MBA Social Committee? Or perhaps you’re interested in occasionally joining MBA Electives? You’re at the helm of a year filled to the brim with potential. So, what’s your plan?

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Contemplating moving with children

If you’re considering bringing your little ones along for the ride, Lausanne is a paradise. With its child-friendly environments, parks galore, convenient childcare options, and a plethora of stores and cafés, you’re set. As you dive deeper into your career, this year could be a golden opportunity for growth, skill acquisition, and networking. And with our supportive environment, balancing family and career ambitions becomes a joyful challenge. Hear inspiring tales from partners and families who’ve redefined their lives within our close-knit global community.

Partner and family life

Your IMD experience isn’t confined to the walls of a classroom. Imagine a campus nestled beside the serene Lac Léman (or Lake Geneva). Whether you’re an IMD student or a partner, you have a myriad of activities to explore, from lakeside recreations to marathon running, hiking, skiing, wine tasting, a multitude of music festivals, there’s something for everyone.  As an IMD family member, every day offers a new adventure, a fresh experience, and memories that last a lifetime.