The MBA partner integration program

About half of our MBAs are couples, and whether you both relocate or not, this is a joint journey.

IMD's Integration Program helps you, as a partner, to settle in, develop a network and plan for your own transformational year ahead.

You will be a part of the IMD community, welcome to join our partner lunches, with access to workshops, events and guest speakers, and to development opportunities such as the International Dual Career Network, leadership coaching, and language courses. You will also be able to join some of our MBA electives. 



You'll be supported as you find your place on campus and in Lausanne


Make long-lasting friendships and build your network


Change is in the air - a great time to explore new things

A year of opportunities - what are you going to make of it?

From practical support as you embark on your journey, to offering a friendly welcome and advice, we will help you integrate into IMD's incredibly diverse community and Lausanne itself. We address topics such as childcare, language, career, daily living and cultural opportunities so that you can make the most of your year from day one. You also have access IMD campus facilities including a fully-equipped partner study room, the information center, gym and cafeteria.

Pursue a career
Come with children
Take a sabbatical

With all the possibilities and combinations available, it can help to talk to someone. I'm happy to offer advice or put you in touch with past or current partners.

Marcella Rispo

Integration Advisor, Italian

+41 21 618 0232

Life with your family

This multilingual environment is also a great place for children. In two steps, you are on the lakeside beach, can find playgrounds and parks.

In 2021, our 51 partners represent 23 nationalities, have 11 children ranging in age from 9 months to 6 years old, and at least 3 dogs have joined us in Lausanne! 27 of the partners have relocated to Switzerland, including an MBA alumnus, an interior designer, someone who just sold their 10 year-old company, a chef, an EMBA participant, someone who is studying for the German bar exam, and a hockey player.

This year at IMD was a life-changing journey for both of us. While my wife studied and changed careers, I paused my own career to take care of our 2 year-old daughter, learn to fly a plane and freelance on the side!

Marc Chauvet

MBA 2013, Australian/French


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