Let purpose power your future

How far can the IMD MBA take you?

Discover more about IMD’s MBA program

One year Full-time learning journey​
Application deadlines February 1st
May 1st
July 1st
September 1st
On campus​ Switzerland
Next program start January 2023
  • Maximize your impact
    • #1 in Europe for our 1-year MBA program (Bloomberg 2021-2022)
    • #1 highest salary 5 years after graduation (Forbes 2019)
    • #2 in the world for international mobility (FT 2021)

Own your career direction​

Tap into a diverse international community and get equipped to create sustainable impact. Our program is engineered to help you unlock your purpose and create positive and lasting change on your career, organization and society.

Reflective & responsible leadership

Maximize your career impact through our leadership stream and work with your personal coach to develop leadership skills that not only transform organizations, but also have a lasting impact on society.

Experiential learning

Build your knowledge and apply it in real time. Over 40% of your learning takes places outside the traditional classroom. This includes International Consulting Projects, an Innovation Lab, Digital Week, Start-up Projects, and International Discovery Trips.

Personalized approach

Get customized support, individualized leadership coaching and specialized career counseling. Our small and select class size means we really get to know you and your profile from the application process onwards, leveraging your unique experiences and empowering you to reach your full potential.

Sustainable impact

Master the essential knowledge and skills you need to bring sustainability to your organization and career. Throughout the year, you will develop your critical thinking and improve your ability to make complex and ethical decisions that will impact your program experience and your future.

Get a sneak peek of the experience

What could your year as an MBA student at IMD look like? From exploring in the Alps, to your personalized learning journey, see what our students and alumni have to say about their IMD MBA. 

Discover IMD’s personalized leadership journey.
Check out how the class of 2022 started their experience.
Your experiential learning journey

During your year, you will explore the three key streams of leadership, sustainability, and career development through five different angles:

  • Foundations
  • Innovation
  • Exploration
  • Application
  • Customization
  • Your will take a deep dive into the fundamentals of business and leadership development. You will take part in a start-up project and tackle core courses in:​​

    • Accounting
    • Business & Society
    • Economics
    • Finance & Capital Markets
    • Leadership
    • Marketing
    • Operations
    • Strategy

    Tap into innovative leadership skills by learning to develop and drive the strategies that will give you an edge in a rapidly changing marketplace.​

    • Innovation & Leadership Lab: explore new aspects of leadership and sustainability and experience how innovation really works in practice.​
    • Discovery expeditions: visit innovative technology hubs with your fellow students and develop your global awareness.​
    • Digital analytics lab: get hands-on programming experience on how to best address the world’s digital challenges and move from digital survival to digital innovation.

    You will get the chance to embark on discovery expeditions and explore specialized courses to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of business areas such as negotiations, international strategy and strategy beyond the market and finance.

    International Consulting Project: you will spend 7 weeks working with multinational companies to apply your skills in a global environment and make specific recommendations to top management on current issues they are facing.​

    Career development coaching: from before you arrive on campus to beyond graduation, you will be mentored and advised by our team of experts to develop a sustainable career plan and strategy.

    Recruitment coaching: we partner with companies from key industries with diverse opportunities for our MBA talent. Meet with your personal career advisor, solidify your job search strategy, attend recruitment workshops and collaborate with our team as you focus on your first round of interviews

    Choose four areas of interest from a wide range of over 30 electives, adapted each year to take advantage of latest research and trends.​

    • Analysis
    • Digital
    • Finance
    • Leadership & Communications
    • Strategy
    • Sustainability


    With the IMD MBA experience, future-you is prepared to succeed in a rapidly evolving world and create sustainable impact on business and society.

    Every year, we see our diverse and resilient class let purpose power their future. In our Class of 2020, 97% changed function, industry or geography and 77% found jobs in Europe.

    Read what today’s students and faculty have to say about their experience:

    Our goal is to develop reflective and responsible leaders who will transform organizations and contribute so society. We will push you to question assumptions and identify what really drives you, and help you to develop a personalized leadership journey.

    Omar Toulan Dean of MBA Program

    “I came to IMD because they are putting sustainability at the heart. The program is going to help me to challenge my thinking and bring sustainability into my career.

    Shivam Chandra MBA student 2022
    You and your class

    You are looking to maximize your career impact either within an organization, company, your own start-up or family business. You want to harness the power of a global network of business leaders making a difference to their organizations and society. You want to develop a more complete skillset and grow into a resilient, reflective and responsible leader of tomorrow.

    Like you, your classmates are experienced, visionary individuals who want to accelerate their career goals and improve the world around them. You make a diverse group, each with your unique goals, strengths and contributions.


    Age range (at entry)


    Work experience range in years



    Admissions & Fees​

    ​Duration: One-year, full-time learning journey​

    Tuition fees: CHF 97,500​

    ​Our admissions process is highly personalized. We take the time to really get to know you and make sure you have the opportunity to get to know us and our alumni.

    Take your next step
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    Get details about IMD MBA

    The IMD MBA is your one-year, top-ranking, personalized, experiential learning journey. No matter the direction you seek for your career, our program will focus on advancing your professional development, providing you with critical business knowledge, and developing the leadership skills you need to transform organizations and society.

    Discover more about IMD’s MBA program