Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the full-time MBA program remain unchanged at this time. There are two remaining deadlines for the program starting in January 2021:

  • July 1st
  • September 1st
Test Centers


Many test centers across the world were forced to close due to the COVID-19 virus, however some are now reopening. We encourage you to check the status of the center closest to you or to investigate online options. If you are unable to take your test before the July 1st deadline, please contact your regional advisor so that they can work with you to find the best solution.

Latest updates for the different test centers


Registration is now open for the GMAT™ Online exam, which can be taken on both Mac and PC platforms. Candidates can schedule appointment times around the clock - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The interim exam is available in all markets globally except for mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and  Slovenia due to regulatory and data privacy rules

An online whiteboard practice tool has also been released to help candidates become familiar with the features, practice and prepare for their exam, and increase their confidence before exam day.

Informational webinar recordings and more information about the GMAT Online exam, can be found at


Register as soon as possible for the best chance to secure your preferred date and time.

TOEFL ITP® Plus for China Registration Is Now Open

Starting May 30, 2020, Chinese students will begin taking the TOEFL ITP Plus for China solution. Find information about the test at

The TOEFL iBT® test and GRE® General Test are available in all locations where the computer-delivered tests are normally available. The at home tests can now also be taken on a Mac® computer if Windows® is installed and the test taker is using a Google Chrome™ or Firefox® browser. They are working to offer at home testing in Iran as soon as possible.


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

Assessment Process

In response to the current situation, and the safety of all, many of our assessment days for the February 1st deadline were 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. 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.


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]