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IMD Profile

Our IMD profile will supply you with the basic information you need when considering applying to IMD. Our Admission Consultants are happy to help you decide if IMD is the right school for you.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines:
February 1, 2014
April 1, 2014
June 1, 2014
August 1, 2014
September 1, 2014

After each deadline, the IMD MBA admissions committee performs an initial evaluation of all the complete applications. Within 6 weeks, we inform you if we would like to meet you for the on-campus assessment day.

Application Questions

All essays are limited to 1500 characters, including Spaces.

Essay 1. Important Achievement: What do you consider to be your single most important achievement and why?

Essay 2. Self Development: Please comment on a situation where your leadership skills proved to be inadequate and what you learned.

Essay 3. Global leadership: IMD develops global leaders...what does global leadership mean to you?

Essay 4. Key Differentiators: Give us four bullet points that clearly differentiate you, that identify your unique contributions to the program.

Essay 5. Reflection: Give an example of the most unexpected thing that you've ever learned.

Essay 6. Position sought after graduation:
A. For people who are planning to consider new jobs and/or organizations after the MBA: Please give us your short term career goal post-MBA. Which function, industry and geography do you see yourself working in? Are these changes for you, and, if so, why? How will you approach your job search?

B. For people who are company-sponsored, confirmed going back to their previous company, entrepreneurs planning to go back to their own firm, and/or members of a family who are planning to work for the family business after graduation: Please let us know your short-term career goals and plans after your MBA.

Essay 7. Additional Information: Is there any additional information that is critical for the Admissions Committee to know which has not been covered elsewhere in this application? (Optional essay).


Full-time Class of 2012

Total Enrollment: 90
Applications: 441
Percent Admitted: 27%
Yield: Not Published
GMAT Average: 670
GMAT Score Range: 600-730 (Middle 80%)
Average Age 31
Average GRE Q Not Published
Average GRE V Not Published
Average GPA Not Published

Pre-MBA Career

Industry: Percent:
Manufacturing Industry: 48%
Consulting: 15%
Telecom & High Tech: 15%
Service Industry: 11%
Public Sector: 8%
Financial Services: 3%

Post-MBA Career (Class of 2011)

Industry: Percent:
Industrial Products 26%
Consulting 20%
Consumer Products 17%
Healthcare 15%
Energy 15%
Technology 9%
Financial Services 5%

Career Hiring

Class of Accepted Offer by Graduation Accepted Offer 3 months out Median Base Salary Mean Base Salary Median Signing Bonus Mean Signing Bonus
2011 56% 91% $127,300 $129,600 $20,300 $23,500

Class of 2012 Profile

Female 28%
International 97%

Africa 8%
Asia 29%
Europe 42%
North America 11%
Latin America and the Caribbean 10%
Dual Citizenship 22%


Mean Work Experience 83 months
Mean Age 31


Total 140
Full-Time MBA 90
Executive MBA 50

School Ranking

Business Week 7

Program Costs

Resident $92,019.00
Nonresident $92,019.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Resident) $130,992.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Nonresident) $130,992.00


Total Living Alumni 3,038