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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.
Pit your skills against China'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 to brainstorm how society could and should address some of its most pressing challenges.
Those who make the most impact, who contribute most to the idea generation and who demonstrate leadership and potential for greatness will be shortlisted by our selection team. Up to four of you will be offered a place in the IMD MBA. One will receive a scholarship of 40,000 Swiss Francs.
We want you to 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.
Apply for IMD’s MBA Assessment Challenge. Join us for this exclusive learning event in Shanghai
Start your application here
|May 31||Submit the event-specific online application form along with your GMAT / GRE score. (No application fee or recommendation letters). Final Deadline: midnight CEST|
|June 6||Discover if you have been selected for the assessment|
|June 21||18:30-21:30 Join us for a Networking opportunity with alumni and an introduction to the IMD MBA Assessment Challenge. Open to external guests as well. |
Register here if you would like to join the networking event only
|June 22||8:00-18:00 Complete assessment challenges, be inspired by guest speakers, meet alumni|
|June 23||The top applicant will be awarded a 40,000 Swiss Franc scholarship|
|July 12||Up to four of the best applicants will be offered a seat in the IMD MBA 2020 class|
All participants will receive an IMD certificate for completing the IMD MBA “Create Our Future Challenge.”
Applicants from our Assessment Challenges are not elegible for our regular Admissions Process in the same year.
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.
In my current executive role I have recognized that the most important leadership moments do not occur on stage or even in large groups, they take place in one-to-one settings: For example, between me and my boss, me and my star employee, or me and my difficult peer. The most critical business decisions are taken in these moments, often not on the basis of any hierarchy but on the basis of trust. I believe that IMD’s MBA, with its focus on personal leadership, self-awareness and intimate human interactions has set me on a learning path to make the most of these leadership moments in my future career. Its small class size offers abundant opportunities for interaction between students and professors which is definitely a huge advantage for any student.
Kunal Chandra | IMD MBA Graduate 2016 | Global Head, New Businesses | Siemens Power & Gas