Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    676
  • Program Cost
    $91,716
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    73%
  • Selectivity
    31%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $131,566
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing
Contact Information
Chemin de Bellerive 23
P.O.Box 915
Lausanne, 1001, Switzerland
Website
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IMD

About IMD

On the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, IMD is a world pioneer in executive education. More than a business school, IMD collaborates with individuals, teams and organizations to resolve business issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future. The school offers a unique Real World, Real Learning approach, which stems from partnerships with leading international companies. IMD’s top-ranking programs combine practical experience, thought leadership and a global mindset. In an open and inspiring environment IMD will challenge your perspectives, expand your horizons and unlock your full potential.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 82
  • Median 84
  • Middle 80% 48 to 120
Admissions Selectivity
31% IMD 46% Average Across All Schools

676 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
84% 668
85% 676
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
31% 31.0
73% 73.0
Female
22% 22
International
98% 98
Re-Applicants
3% 3
5% 5
Top Undergrad Majors
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Considered
$78,760 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Holcim
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Sony Corporation
  • Toyota Motor Europe
  • A.P. Moeller Maersk
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
2% 2
2% 2
740 to 769
8% 8
8% 8
710 to 739
22% 22
18% 18
680 to 709
24% 24
31% 31
650 to 679
14% 14
10% 10
620 to 649
14% 14
18% 18
590 to 619
9% 9
12% 12
560 to 589
2% 2
1% 1
530 to 559
2% 2
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
2% 2
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests

Careers: Will I find a job?

Manufacturing 24%
Top Industry
  • Consumer Products 19%
  • Consulting 16%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 13%
Samsung 4
Top Employer
  • Solera Holdings Inc. - Audatex 3
  • Nestlé 3
  • Siemens 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% IMD 84% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
72% 72
64% 63.67152671755726
72% Receive Offers
46% 46
58% 57.7590909090909
46% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
18% 18
21% 20.652301587301586
18% Receive Offers
36% 36
25% 24.575744680851063
36% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
2% 2
5% 5.422790697674418
2% Receive Offers
7% 7
7% 7.03121212121212
7% Accept Offers
80% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Samsung 4
  • Solera Holdings Inc. - Audatex 3
  • Nestlé 3
  • Siemens 3
  • Royal Dutch Shell 3
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
26% 26
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
16% 16
Data not provided
General Management
22% 22
Data not provided
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
29% 29
Data not provided
Information Technology
2% 2
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
3% 3
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
16% 16
Data not provided
Consumer Products
19% 19
Data not provided
Financial Services
3% 3
Data not provided
Manufacturing
24% 24
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
8% 8
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
13% 13
Data not provided
Real Estate
1% 1
Data not provided
Technology
11% 11
Data not provided
Other
1% 1
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
26% 26
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
60% 60
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
5% 5
Data not provided
North America
2% 2
Data not provided
South America
6% 6
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Hong Kong

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$191,878
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $91,716
  • Budget $130,561
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$191,878
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $91,716
  • Budget $130,561
1 Full Tuition Scholarships
$35,789 Average Scholarship Amount 40% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
71% 71
40% 40
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,932,630
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Yes
  • Max loan guarantee per year $71,874
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
90 IMD 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
36% 36
Case study
32% 32
Lectures
18% 18
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students are required to be fluent in more than one language by graduation
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 11
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • 8000+ iPads/year to students with in-house app. Complete rollout to Windows 7 & Office 2010/2013. Web conferencing integration. Auditoriums fully digital. Centralized digital signage. Revamp main auditorium. Virtualized server infrastructure. Wifi Network latest technology. New: SharePoint, Yammer, survey applications & 'follow me' printing. All-in-One PC with 55” LCD in study rooms. In-House learning platform. Firewall migration. VoIP for personal phones. Videoconferencing systems integrated.

Students: Who are my classmates?

36% Married Students 96% International Students
24% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
Europe Free Trade Zone
39% 39
Dual Citizen
26% 26
Asia
25% 25
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
Active Networking Clubs
  • Partners/Family

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,215 Living MBA Alumni 37 Countries where alumni clubs exist
45 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.