IMD MBA Assessment Challenge

IMD MBA Assessment Challenge

IMD MBA Assessment Challenge

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Apply by April 20
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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 New York's brightest and best?

Pit your skills against America'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 and offered a place in the IMD MBA 2021 program. The winner will receive a scholarship of 40,000 Swiss Francs towards our tuition fees.

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.

Submit our event-specific free online application form with your GMAT or GRE score to apply for this exclusive learning event in New York.

Start your application here

Coronavirus update
Please note, that due to the current global situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to postpone this event. We hope to reschedule for later this year and will provide further details as soon as we can.

Key dates
April 20Submit the event-specific online application form along with your GMAT / GRE score. (No application fee or recommendation letters needed). Final Deadline: April 20th midnight CEST
April 30Discover if you have been selected for the assessment 
May 99:00-17:00 Complete assessment challenges, be inspired by guest speakers, meet alumni
May 10Selected candidates will be interviewed by the Admissions Committee. The top applicant will be awarded a 40,000 Swiss Franc scholarship and a seat in the MBA 2021 class
May 22Qualifying 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. 

Are you ready for the journey?

Those admitted to the IMD MBA class of 2021 will 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.


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