Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the full-time MBA 2022 program are:

  1. February 1st
  2. May 1st
  3. July 1st
  4. September 1st
Situation in Switzerland

June 2021 : Switzerland is relaxing its Covid-19 restrictions as infection rates drop and the vaccination rollout continues across the country.

As of June 26, anyone from a third country who is fully vaccinated can enter Switzerland for tourism or a visit, although conditions may include testing or quarantine. TravelcheckExternal link is a useful link with information on how the rules apply to different countries. 

While anti-covid measures are easing, vigilence remains:

  • COVID certificate is compulsory for clubs, discos and large-scale events
  • restaurants and bars are reopening
  • requirement to wear masks outdoors has been lifted
  • requirement remains to wear masks indoors in restaurants, shops & public transport
  • indoor private gatherings are limited to 30 people
  • outdoor private gatherings are limited to 50 people
  • there are no capacity restrictions for face-to-face teaching for adult education institutions as long as an approved testing plan is in place

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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 a solution.


Candidates are now 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


Visit these pages for the latest information about resources available during the pandemic:

Testing in China


Find test center updates and answers to questions on the IELTS page


In cases where the candidate is unable to submit their GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS test scores due to the closure of test centers, a conditional offer may be made dependant on the score received once test centers reopen.

Assessment Process

In response to the COVID-19 situation, and the safety of all, our assessment days this year will be conducted online. 

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)

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