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.


2023 Application DeadlineInterview Decision byFinal Decision by
1 February14 February25 March
1 May16 May24 June
1 July15 July26 August
1 September16 September24 October


Further details

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

Soon after acceptance of our offer and payment of the first deposit, we will run random background checks on some applications, to verify the authenticity of degrees and work history (including most recent salary).

If you would like to be considered for one of the IMD scholarships awarded with each deadline, please look at the different options and criteria on our Scholarship Page.

Assessment Challenges

An alternate admissions route is to join one of our Assessment Challenges. These competition-style, local events aim to drive diversity in the class and each one comes with a unique scholarship opportunity.

Applicants from our Assessment Challenges are not eligible for our regular Admissions Process in the same year.  


Regional challengesKey dates
Asia Challenge Application Deadlinetbc
Asia Challengetbc
Middle East & Africa Challenge Application Deadlinetbc
Middle East & Africa Challengetbc
The Americas Challenge Application Deadlinetbc
The Americas Challengetbc
The CO-RO Challenge for Danes Application Deadlinetbc
The IMD MBA CO-RO Challenge for Danestbc


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