Frequently Asked Questions

Why is IMD setting up an International Alumni Association?

The International Alumni Association will enable alumni to engage more broadly and build and maintain a lifelong relationship with IMD and with each other. Alongside benefits and perks, membership of the International Alumni Association will create more opportunities to get involved and have a say in its activities. The Association will also provide support for IMD Alumni clubs and communities worldwide and allow alumni to benefit from more opportunities globally. The International Alumni Association will also help strengthen the IMD brand by uniting alumni behind IMD’s vision, mission, and purpose.

Is the International Alumni Association alumni-led or IMD-led?

The International Alumni Association is led by a Board of Directors, composed of six alumni and three IMD representatives.

Why should I become a member?

You should join the International Alumni Association if you are looking to build or expand your IMD network, reconnect with classmates, connect with like-minded professionals to share insights and knowledge, engage in life-long learning, expand your leadership skills, increase your visibility in the community, mentor other alumni and participants, or stay informed on IMD news – the International Alumni Association is here to keep you connected to it all.

Who is eligible to become a member?

The International Alumni Association is open to all IMD alumni.

Who is a member already?

The International Alumni Association will be legally established in the summer of 2022 and will start recruiting members in the second half of the year.

How will membership of the International Alumni Association cost?

There is an annual membership fee of 200 CHF for alumni.

I am already a member of an Alumni club. What’s the difference and why pay now?

All IMD alumni are members of the IMD Alumni community. This does not change. It will still be possible to join an Alumni Club without being a member of the International Alumni Association. Likewise, you can join the International Alumni Association without joining a club. However, when you join the International Alumni Association, you will be given the option of choosing a club affiliation at the same time.

I have already paid for my club membership fee. Will I be reimbursed or get a discounted IMDAA rate?

The membership fee for the International Alumni Association will only take affect from 1 January 2023. In joining the International Alumni Association, you will be given the option to join your local club at the same time, at a special discounted price.

When does membership run from? Or is it just valid for a year from the sign-up date? Will I be charged pro-rata if I sign up later?

Membership of the International Alumni Association runs from 1 January to 31 December. The membership will be automatically renewed each year unless you communicate to us otherwise. If you move countries during the year, you will immediately be able to enjoy the benefits of the local club at no extra charge.

Will the International Alumni Association membership allow me to participate in events from other clubs e.g., when I am travelling?

Yes. All club events are open to members of the International Alumni Association. If the event is fee-based however, it will need to be settled separately.

How will the International Alumni Association spend and/or invest money from membership?

The membership fee will be used to further develop the alumni programming and enable work on special projects. Part of the fee will also go directly to alumni clubs locally.