MBA Projects delivering new insights

An International Consulting Project (ICP) is an intensive, full-time, seven-week consulting assignment (plus 1 week of preparation time) in which MBA teams are 100% focused on finding solutions to clients' strategic issues.

During the ICP, a team of multicultural, multi-disciplinary MBA "consultants", supported by an IMD Faculty member, deliver fresh, unbiased insights to your business. Together, we create novel solutions with real impact for our clients.

Projects may take different shapes, but typically involve in-depth assessments of the industry and market contexts, appraisals of key issues, reviews and evaluations of strategic options, recommendations, and considerations for implementation and stakeholder engagement.

Why sponsor?

The MBA ICP has helped organizations like yours accelerate important strategic priorities and their execution. Our clients generate highly attractive returns on their ICP investment driven by:

  • Experienced, diverse and innovative MBA teams
  • Cutting-edge management practices from IMD's world-renowned faculty
  • High-quality analysis for a relatively small investment
  • Early access to our exceptional MBA graduates for potential future employment

Deadline to apply: October to February

Project delivery: September to November

"The IMD MBA team brought some very interesting insights and ideas to Franke's market strategy for China. They generated a lot of excitement and motivation and, best of all came up with a set of concrete action plans that we are implementing."

Christian Kühl
President Asia Pacific
Franke Kitchen Systems


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