Lausanne, Switzerland

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No co-signers

Important Dates

Early Round

Feb 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2018

Round 1

DeadlineApr 1, 2018
NotificationMay 13, 2018

Round 2

DeadlineJun 1, 2018
NotificationJul 15, 2018

Round 3

DeadlineAug 1, 2018
NotificationSep 12, 2018



Application Requirements

Application Fee

350 CHF



Required Essays





Questions, Class of 2018:

Essay 1:
Describe yourself in two hundred words or less
Maximum 200 words

Essay 2:
Describe a time in your life where you faced an unrecoverable event. How did it affect you and what were your greatest learnings?
Maximum 300 words

Essay 3:
On your 75th birthday someone close to you presents your laudatio (tribute). It can be a friend, colleague, family member etc.
Please describe in detail what this person would say about you and your life.
Maximum 300 words
Activities, Brief Employment Summary, Career Goal

1. What is your career goal : right after IMD / in 5 years / in 10 years ?
Maximum 500 characters

2. In order to reach your goals, what do you foresee as your top 3 challenges?
Maximum 500 characters
Additional Questions
Is there any additional information that is critical for the Admissions Committee to know which has not been covered elsewhere in this application?
If you would like to comment on career gaps, education, GMAT/GRE, a disability or illness, please use this space. (Optional)
Maximum 300 words

Administrative questions
Your responses to these questions will not be taken into consideration in the admissions process.

1. How do you intend to finance your MBA at IMD? What would your budget be?
Maximum 300 words

2. What other programs are you considering? Of the programs you are considering, what can IMD bring to you as a differentiator?
Maximum 300 words



1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
Maximum 1000 characters

2. What do you consider to be the applicant’s top three strengths (feel free to use the “skills” on the grid below as guidance)?
Maximum 1000 characters

3. Describe the applicant’s role in your organization. What has his/her single most important contribution been to the organization?
Maximum 1000 characters

4. In terms of future leadership potential for a senior management position in your company, what role would you consider the applicant to play in 10 years’ time if he or she were still employed with your company?
Maximum 1000 characters

5. What do you consider to be the applicant’s weaknesses or opportunities for improvement?
Maximum 1000 characters

6. Please give us your appraisal of the applicant in terms of the qualities listed below. Rate the applicant in comparison with other persons of his/her age whom you consider to have a clear potential for leadership in management.

7. Teamwork is very important in the IMD MBA. Can you give an example that shows the team skills of the applicant?
Maximum 1000 characters

8. Based on your interaction with the applicant, how would you describe his/her ability to deal with ambiguity? Please give a concrete example if possible.
Maximum 1000 characters


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