Rankings & accreditations

IMD MBA has been ranked among the best worldwide MBAs.

Rankings & accreditations

IMD MBA has been ranked among the best worldwide MBAs.

The lnstitute for Management Development (lMD) is an independent academic institution. As a Swiss foundation, IMD is a not for profit organization. ln addition to offering executive education programs, IMD grants the following degrees: MBA and EMBA – organized in association with the University of Lausanne (UNIL). The world-class MBA program was first launched in 1972. We strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide and IMD’s Executive Education and Degree Programs are ranked highly by the world’s most influential business publications.

This influential business magazine has consistently ranked IMD’s MBA among its biggest career boosters since 2001.

“IMD once again topped the Europe ranking in 2021, scoring #1 as an overall score.”

#1 worldwide on: International Students, International Faculty, Faculty with Doctorates.

Based on responses to quantitative & qualitative questions from current & former MBA students.

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As of 2023, there are a total of 72 business schools in Europe and 118 worldwide that hold triple accreditation. Among these top-tier institutions is IMD, which is one of two schools in Switzerland to have earned the prestigious triple crown accreditation.

These accreditation labels serve as a testament to the quality of education that prospective participants can expect from IMD. They also reinforce the school’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional learning experiences that make a tangible impact in the real world.

Since 2004, IMD has been able to maintain its status as a premier business school by continuously meeting the rigorous standards of three highly respected accreditation bodies: AACSB, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) EQUIS, and AMBA. Additionally, IMD received Swiss institutional accreditation in 2022, further cementing the school’s reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and service.