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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 your region'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.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year's Shanghai Challenge will be a dynamic and interactive virtual experience, open to those from East and South-East Asia.
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.
Stretch your thinking, learn from others, think out of the box and innovate. Pitch your ideas. Inspire and be inspired by a generation of grounded, future-oriented optimists.
Submit our event-specific free application form with your GMAT or GRE score by August 10 to apply for this exclusive virtual learning event.
Start your application here
While we understand the disruptions caused by the COVID-19, please note that we will not be able to make a firm offer to any candidates who do not have their GMAT/GRE. If necessary, a conditional offer will be made, dependant on a competitive score being received as soon as possible.
|August 10||Submit your application and GMAT / GRE score by midnight CEST|
|August 20||Discover if you have been selected for the assessment|
|August 28 afternoon||A virtual introduction to the event, MBA alumni and all taking part.|
|Complete assessment challenges: inspire, innovate and pitch your ideas to a panel of assessors|
|August 31||Online interviews for short-listed applicants|
|September 1||The top applicant will be awarded a seat in the IMD MBA 2021 class with a 40,000 Swiss Franc scholarship|
|September 15||Up to four of the best applicants will be offered a seat in the IMD MBA 2021 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 2021 become valued members 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.
During the search for the right MBA program for me, IMD was at the top of my list because of its reputation and focus on global leadership and entrepreneurship. The experience at IMD’s Mumbai Assessment Challenge reassured me about my choice. During the challenge all participants started out as strangers and towards the end of the day, became friends. It was because of the well-designed process which helped us identify each other’s strengths and leverage them. This was a day filled with learning from others, innovating together, and challenging ourselves.
Now at IMD, my experience thus far has exceeded the expectations set by the Mumbai Assessment Challenge. Our cohort of 90 students is brilliant, accomplished, and yet, we are all here to learn and grow. Every day is challenging and inspiring. The IMD MBA team works continuously to make our year here impactful and rigorous while making all of us feel well cared for. The IMD MBA is already turning out to be one of the key transformational experiences of my life.
Vivekanand Pandey | IMD MBA Participant 2019 | Winner of Mumbai "Create our Future" Challenge, 2018
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