Application Deadlines

Applications for our 2021 program have now closed and the application form for 2022 is open.

The application deadlines for the full-time MBA program are:

  1. February 1st
  2. May 1st
  3. July 1st
  4. September 1st
Test Centers

Latest updates for GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS

Register as soon as possible for the best chance to secure your preferred date and time. If you are still unable to take your test, please contact your regional advisor so that they can work with you to find the best solution.

GMAT

Appointment slots are currently available through December 31st for the GMAT™ Online exam.

Over 80% of the global test center network supporting GMAT exams is now open, including 8 test centers in China. Centers in China are operating at close to 100% capacity, including some with extended hours to support additional appointment demands.

The ability to register for multiple attempts for the GMAT™ Online exam will be available beginning September 23, 2020 (EST). Candidates will be able to register to take the GMAT™ Online exam up to two times.

An up-to-date status of test center availability can be found on mba.com.

GRE & TOEFL

ETS intends to offer the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the GRE General Test at home as long as COVID-19 is a concern, even in areas where test centers have reopened, so that students can choose which option works best for them.

Register for an upcoming webinar about the at home tests or visit these pages for the latest information about resources available during the pandemic:

Testing in China — The Chinese government's National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) has announced an expanded number of test dates and test centers where they will offer in-person administrations for the TOEFL iBT test and GRE General Test through the end of September.

  • The TOEFL iBT test will be offered at over 30 test centers, with more centers being added during the month. Visit https://toefl.neea.cn/.
    Those unable to take the in-person test at this time due to limited availability are encouraged to register for the TOEFL ITP® Plus for China solution - www.ets.org/toefl/itp-plus
  • The GRE General Test will be offered on 5 test dates at 25 test centers, with more centers being added during the month. Learn more at https://gre.neea.cn/.

ETS is also working closely with NEEA to add additional test dates through the end of the year once regular testing resumes.

IELTS

Find details on locations where testing has been suspended and answers to questions on the IELTS page

Assessment Process

In response to the COVID-19 situation, and the safety of all, the majority of our assessment days this year have been conducted online. We will continue to offer this option for as long as it is needed.

Our online assessments have been designed to change as little as possible from the standard format, whilst still adapting to a virtual format. They offer a mutual opportunity to get to know each other better, and allow us to develop our understanding of the unique aspects that you will bring to the program. They include a team case exercise, spontaneous individual presentations, and an interview with a member of our Admissions team.

Final Response

Candidates who demonstrate the qualities that we look for throughout the application process, but who have been unable to submit their GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS test results due to the closure of local test centers, will be given a Conditional Offer dependant on the score received once test options are made available.

Refund Policy

IMD business school is constantly reviewing the situation around the coronavirus pandemic and adapting its processes and policies at the same time. Below is the adapted policy concerning the refund of MBA fees during the COVID19 pandemic. We will continue to make any further necessary adjustments as the situation evolves.

Reviewed Policy during COVID19 pandemic

  • Deposit fees are non-refundable
  • Exceptions where a full refund of any fees (deposit and tuition) paid or a deferral to the next year may be possible:
    • Major illness (accompanied by a medical certificate)
    • Bereavement (accompanied by a certificate)
    • Visas:
      • If Switzerland doesn’t issue visas for a specific country due to COVID19
      • If candidate is unable to apply for a visa due to administrative constraints beyond their power (e.g.: closure of Swiss consulates or embassies without other alternatives in place; etc)
Contact

The IMD MBA Recruitment and Admissions team are committed to helping applicants to adapt to their individual circumstances during the challenges we all face during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you have any questions about your application that we can help you with, please contact your regional advisor directly or send our team a message at [email protected]