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IMD's MBA program has been ranked No.1 worldwide by The Economist, up four places from 2007.

The Economist surveyed the current MBA class and alumni from 2005 to 2007 on four factors: new career opportunities, personal development and educational experience, salary increase and the potential to network. We had a 64% response rate on the survey, which reflects the strong commitment of our participants and alumni.

The 50th Anniversary of the Annual Program, marking the first graduating class of an IMD program, took place on October 10. Celebrations were held at the new Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller Center attended by over 40 alumni from 1958 to 1971. "You are the school, you are our heritage and you help make us great", said IMD President John Wells.

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