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IMD’s MBA ranks first in Forbes 2017

At the top once again
September 2017

Forbes has again ranked IMD’s MBA the #1 one-year program outside of the United States. This ranking measures return on investment based on “5-year MBA gain” and is testament to IMD’s strength and effectiveness in continuously shaping business leaders.

“We offer solid education that is intended to provide direct applicability and impact, positioning our MBAs for a faster career growth on their chosen path” said Ralf Boscheck, Dean of the IMD MBA Program. “We believe that leadership must be based on technical competence, self-awareness and the recognition of one’s own moral compass. The Forbes ranking underlines the success of our graduates.”

Read more about some of our outstanding MBAs:

How IMD led Woods Staton down a golden path

How Dan Perpich planted IMD MBA knowledge in Alaska

How the Cofounder of Nexmo, IMD alumnus Tony Jamous, embodies the start-up mind-set


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