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MBA Africa & Middle East Assessment Challenge

This assessment challenge is closed.
When 26 August 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.  

As a citizen or resident of a country in Africa or the Middle East, we invite you to join this ‘Create our Future’ challenge for your chance to win a place in our MBA Class of 2023, plus a CHF 40,000 scholarship towards your tuition.

Stretch your thinking, learn from others & innovate

The IMD MBA women’s leaders challenge is an intense and dynamic event during which you will join a preselected group to brainstorm how society could and should address some of its most pressing challenges.

Those who contribute most to the idea generation and who demonstrate leadership potential will be shortlisted by our selection team for a personal interview and potentially be offered a place in the IMD MBA 2023 program. The winner will receive a 40,000 Swiss Franc scholarship  towards our tuition fees.

Inspire and be inspired by a whole generation of grounded, future-oriented optimists.

Key dates



15 August

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

19 August

Discover if you have been selected for the assessment 

26 August

Welcome event and Information Session

27 August

Complete individual and team assessment challenges: inspire, innovate and pitch your ideas to a panel of assessors

29 August

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?

The IMD MBA is a full-time, one-year personalized and experiential learning journey. We help develop reflective and responsible leaders who have the tools to excel in an increasingly global and digital world.

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 and whole IMD community, will inspire and motivate you to stretch yourself, achieve your potential and leave your mark.

Pitch your ideas. Learn from others. Get ready for a transformational journey.