IMD MBA Assessment Challenge

IMD MBA Assessment Challenge

IMD MBA Assessment Challenge

Saturday, September 7
IMD campus, Lausanne, Switzerland
Register & apply
Apply by August 18
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Contact the MBA team Phone: +41 21 618 0298
Become an IMD MBA. Create the future.

The IMD MBA is ranked #1 by Forbes for ROI because it is the natural home for talented, experienced and ambitious women and men who are determined to make our world a better place.  We invite you to join them. 

Are you one of Europe's brightest and best?

Pit your skills against Europe's most talented for a place in IMD’s international, boutique MBA program – an intimate, personalized leadership development experience delivering an unmatched emphasis on entrepreneurship, globalization and digitalization.

The IMD MBA “Create Our Future” Challenge is a one-day intense think-in during which you will join a preselected group of European residents and citizens to brainstorm how society could and should address some of its most pressing challenges.

Those who make the most impact, contribute most to the idea generation and demonstrate leadership will be shortlisted by our selection comittee:

  • The winner will receive an offer of admission for the 2020 MBA program and a scholarship of 40,000 Swiss Francs
  • Runners-up will be offered a place in the IMD MBA
  • All participants will receive an IMD certificate for completing the IMD MBA “Create Our Future Challenge”

Stretch your thinking, learn from others, think out of the box and innovate. Pitch your ideas. Inspire and be inspired by a whole generation of grounded, future-oriented optimists.

If you are a resident or a citizen of a European country, apply to join us for this exclusive learning event in Lausanne. Start your application here

Key dates
August 18Submit the event-specific online application form along with your GMAT / GRE score. (No application fee or recommendation letters). Final Deadline: August 18th midnight CEST
August 23Discover if you have been selected for the assessment 
September 78:00-18:00 Complete diverse assessment and innovation challenges, be inspired by guest speakers, meet alumni
September 9The top applicant will be offered a seat in the IMD MBA 2020 class and awarded a CHF 40,000 scholarship towards program tuition
September 30Runners up will be offered a seat in the IMD MBA 2020 class

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

Are you ready for the journey?

Those admitted to the IMD MBA class of 2020 will become a valued member of a powerful group of 90 experienced, mature and globally-minded individuals from over 40 countries. Together, you will share over 650 years of combined and diverse work experience.

Our campus is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, home to many multinational headquarters and globally recognized as a vibrant med-tech, neuro-tech, deep-learning and start-up hub. Your class, faculty and whole IMD community, including the 9,000 executives we welcome on campus annually, will inspire and motivate you to stretch yourself, achieve your potential and leave your mark.


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