Maximize your ROI

The IMD MBA offers a personalised leadership development experience that prepares you for key roles in business and society and equips you for future challenges in a rapidly evolving world.

Our tuition fees cover all of your program and project-related expenses for the year, leaving you free to focus on making the most out of your year.

Forbes consistently ranks our full-time program number 1 based on the highest average salary five years after graduation. We help you to reposition yourself on your future career path and establish lifelong ties with our global executive network.

Payment Schedule
Installment Deadlines Amount
1st installment/deposit
Due within 2-4 weeks of receiving an admissions offer,
your non-refundable 1st installment guarantees your seat in the following year’s program
CHF 15,000
2nd installment: 30 September
Applicants from our September deadline will need to pay the 2nd installment at the same time as the 1st
CHF 17,500
3rd installment: 28 February CHF 40,000
4th installment: 30 April CHF 25,000

Loans are typically disbursed in time for the 3rd and 4th installments, therefore you will need to cover the two first deadlines yourself.

All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.

If you are transferring international funds, Flywire or Wise (formally Transferwise) might be helpful. These orientation videos guide Flywire users through the process:

Personal Expenses

Housing and living expenses vary according to your lifestyle. The average for a single person is CHF 36,000, although this can be reduced if you share accommodation.

If you come to IMD with your family, you will need to increase your overall budget depending on the number and ages of those accompanying you.

The below table gives you an overview of the basic living costs based on MBA feedback and budgets required by Swiss authorities.


  Single Couple Family




Swiss Authorities*








Other Expenses




*Registration and residence tax (Higher registration fees apply to non-European nationals)
**Insurances include Health & Accident / Liability + Content / Fire 


IMD complies with applicable laws and regulations, including with respect to international sanctions that may be imposed on individuals and countries. This policy applies to all applications for IMD programs from individuals or organizations, and any commercial or non-commercial partnerships.