Do you have what it takes?

Our admissions process is highly personalized and is tailored according to your individual profile. We take the time to really get to know you and ensure that you have the chance to get to know us and our alumni. We want to see candidates who understand the magnitude of change and opportunity the business world is facing. You will need to convince us that you have a vision of what lies ahead and of your desire and capacity to play a part in shaping the future of our world.

Strong applicants are smart, with solid previous experience and achievements, and have the drive to pursue the journey to the end and contribute to the enriching class experience.

Take a look at our Participants to find out more about the kind of people you will be sharing your journey with.

Academic ability
Academic ability
Career Progression
Career Progression
Leadership potential
Leadership potential
International outlook
International outlook
Participant Profiles
Once you have checked that you meet our criteria, complete our online application and send us your supporting documents. Dates and next steps can be found on our Admissions Process page.

I was looking for an intellectually stimulating environment that would challenge me and allow me to deep dive into an ocean of opportunities. The background of my fellow MBA candidates made our class unique!

Sonia Sachdeva

MBA 2018, Indian

Key requirements

Throughout the admissions process, we are looking for a holistic overview of your academic ability, career progression, achievements, leadership capacity, international outlook, integrity, drive, initiative and interpersonal skills. We want to know what you will contribute to the learning experience of your classmates and to the future of business and society.

Bachelor's Degree: your degree should come from an accredited school

Work Experience: we require a minimum of three years, full-time, post graduate experience, so that you can demonstrate your career progress. The typical range in the class is four to nine years.

Two Recommenders: choose people from business-related sources who know you well, have worked directly with you and who are able to highlight your professional achievements, interpersonal skills, teamwork and leadership, using our form.

GMAT/GRE: the average GMAT score in the class is typically around 680. While your unique experience and achievements can help balance out a weaker score, we recommend that you aim for above a 630 (or an equivalent GRE score). Please ensure you list IMD as a receiver of your score.

TOEFL/IELTS: the entire program is taught in English. If English is not your native language and you have not previously studied in English, then you will need to submit a TOEFL or IELTs score. There is no minimum requirement. Ideally, we recommend 108+ on the TOEFL (IBT) or an IELTS score of 7.5 or above. Our TOEFL IBT Code is – C301. 

Once you meet these criteria, you are ready to continue with our Admissions Process.