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IMD MBA Asia Assessment Challenge

This assessment challenge is closed.
When 25 March 2022
Where Online

Become an IMD MBA. Create our Future.

The IMD MBA is ranked #1 by Forbes for ROI because it is the natural home for talented, experienced and ambitious women and men who are determined to make our world a better place.  We invite you to join them.

Are you one of Asia’s brightest and best?

Pit your skills against your region’s most talented for a place in IMD’s international, boutique MBA program – a personalized and experiential learning journey that sharpens your business skills and shapes you into a reflective and responsible leader.

The IMD MBA “Create Our Future” Challenge is a dynamic and interactive online experience. A one-day intense think-in during which you will join a preselected group to brainstorm how society could and should address some of its most pressing challenges.

Those who make the most impact, who contribute most to the idea generation and who demonstrate leadership and potential for greatness will be shortlisted by our selection team for a personal interview and potential admissions offer for a place in the IMD MBA 2023 program. One will receive a scholarship of 40,000 Swiss Francs.

Stretch your thinking, learn from others, think out of the box and innovate. Pitch your ideas. Inspire and be inspired by a generation of grounded, future-oriented optimists.

Key dates



1 March - closed

Submit your challenge application, along with your GMAT or GRE score, by midnight CEST

11 March

Discover if you have been selected for the assessment 

25 March

Welcome event and Information Session
Complete assessment challenges: inspire, innovate and pitch your ideas to a panel of assessors

26 March

Selected candidates will be interviewed by the Admissions Committee

The top applicant will be awarded a 40,000 Swiss Franc scholarship and a seat in the MBA 2023 class.

Runners up will also be offered a seat in the IMD MBA 2023 class.

Applicants from our Assessment Challenges are not eligible for our regular Admissions Process in the same year. 

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Are you ready for the journey?

Those admitted to the IMD MBA class of 2023 become valued members of a powerful group of experienced, mature and globally-minded individuals from over 40 countries.

Our campus is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, home to many multinational headquarters and globally recognized as a vibrant med-tech, neuro-tech, deep-learning and start-up hub. Your class, faculty, alumni and whole IMD community, will inspire and motivate you to stretch yourself, achieve your potential and leave your mark.

Hear from the 2019 Shanghai Challenge winner

“The Assessment Challenge is a great opportunity to experience real IMD MBA life. During the intense assessment challenge day, not only did I learn about strategic and problem-solving methodology, but also collaborated with teammates to think out of the box and solve complex social problems.

During the MBA program, I was impressed by IMD’s excellent professor team and my brilliant classmates. I gained skills on how to communicate and cooperate in multiple cultures, and explored my own leadership style and career direction.

Even under the influence of the coronavirus epidemic, IMD made a lot of effort to become one of the first business schools in the world to resume offline teaching. At the same time, IMD also opened many unprecedented practical courses and pioneering projects in accordance with the ever-changing situation.”

Jia Zuo (左佳) | IMD MBA Participant 2020 |  Winner of Shanghai ‘Create our Future’ Assessment Challenge, 2019