Create the future
Are you one of the brightest and best in your region?

The IMD MBA 'Create our Future' Challenge is a one-day think-in during which you will join a preselected group to brainstorm how society could and should address some of its most pressing challenges.

We want to attract the brightest and best from each region. This event removes certain barriers often encountered with traditional admissions applications. No application fee, no letters of recommendation, no need to travel for an interview or assessment. Instead, you will pit yourself against the best in your region, through an action-packed day of challenges and innovation.

At the end of this exclusive learning event, up to four of you will be offered a place in the IMD MBA, and one will receive a scholarship of 40,000 Swiss Francs.

Please note: candidates who apply for our Assessment Challenge will not be considered should they then decide to apply through our standard admissions process. Should you wish to reapply, you will need to wait for the following year.

Key dates
April 26 & 27Mumbai Challenge - apply by April 1
June 21 & 22Shanghai Challenge - apply by May 31


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