IMD MBA Admissions Process

The IMD MBA assessment has been specifically designed to offer a more in-depth, mutual opportunity for us to get to know each other better. We will be looking to develop our understanding of the unique aspects that you will bring to the program. You should equally take this time to assess our culture, teaching style, network and vision because we want you to be able to get the most out of this year as possible.

When choosing your application deadline, ensure you leave enough time to fully prepare in advance while also bearing in mind any other constraints that will influence your decision timing.


2019 Application DeadlineInterview DecisionFinal Decision
February 1February 15March 29
May 1May 15June 26
August 1August 15September 26
October 1
(for applicants exempt from long
term Swiss visa requirements *)
October 11October 31

Once we have reviewed your application, successful candidates will be invited for an interview and further assessment, which will include an elevator pitch, a team experience, class observation (where possible) and networking with our participants or alumni and members of the MBA team.

The majority of our assessment days take place here on campus so that you have the chance to explore and get a feel for the area.  However, we also organise international assessment days.

DeadlineInternational assessment regions and dates*
February 1Mexico (February 25), Sao Paulo (February 28) , Dubai (March 4),
New Delhi (March 14 & 15), Singapore (March 19)
May 1Johannesburg (May 16), New York (May 21), Singapore (June 5 & June 6)
August 1Mexico (September 3 & 4), Singapore (September 11 & 12)

We have IMD scholarships that are awarded with each deadline, if you would like to be considered, please look at the different options and criteria on our Scholarship Page.

Soon after acceptance of our offer and payment of the first deposit, you will be asked to pass a background check, where an external company will check the authenticity of your degrees and work history (including most recent salary).

*These dates will be confirmed at the time of your invitation to an interview