European MBA

The consistently top-ranked IMD MBA prepares participants to tackle complex business challenges and lead in a responsible manner. throughout the year, our MBAs apply what they learn across the globe working in small teams on real issues: they develop business plans for local start-ups; help develop sustainability of SMEs in South Africa; and work with top management of multinationals to solve real, current issues. An unparalleled focus on leadership
MBA participants are selected as the best group of 90 from around the world: a talented group of people from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated the potential and desire to make a difference. These participants experience a challenging and transformational year that combines a unique blend of intensity and dedication to the individual. An optional 20 sessions with a trained psychoanalyst offers a further opportunity to increase self-awareness and become a more effective leader. A powerful network
IMD's powerful networking and knowledge-sharing environment will substantially expand your own existing network. We train 8,000 executives at IMD each year, and our MBAs learn with them by taking part in selected executive programs and joint events.
The Alumni Network combines both MBA graduates as well as these executives. Over 70% of our alumni are already in upper management positions and/or at the board and committee level and are spread over 140+ countries. Highly supportive, this network is an invaluable source of information about a broad range of industries, roles and hidden opportunities both during the program and after graduation. Career enhancing
IMD has the best MBA placement results in the world. 80% of the class typically has job offers by graduation and the majority change either geography, industry or function. Companies appreciate the strength of our graduates and recruiters from diverse sectors and locations partner with IMD to find new talent for their future leadership roles. Our Career Services team helps participants to prepare for their dream jobs by integrating the career curriculum and individual career counselling into the MBA program from day one.

Programme Info

Full time
Starting dates:  January
Length of Programme:  11 months
Courses held in:  English
Application deadlines:
February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1 and September 1
Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
#1 worldwide for aims achieved, placement success,
international mobility and international faculty (Financial Times, 2012)
#1 among 1-year Programmes (Forbes 2011, ROI focus)
#3 worldwide (Economist 2011) Programme Format: Programme Format:  Executive
Starting dates:  January
Length of Programme:  24 months
Courses held in:  English
Minimum years of work experience:  10 years

Student Body

Number of nationalities:
Average Age Range: 28-33
Average Age:  31
Length of Work Experience:
6-12+ years:  78%
3-5 years:  22%
Geographical regions represented:
31% Western & Southern Europe
28% Asia
10% Central & Eastern Europe
10% South America
9% Africa / Middle East
8% North America
3% Nordic countries
1% Oceania
Work sectors represented:
48% Manufacturing Industry
15% Consulting
15% Telecom & Hi-Tech
11% Service Industry
8% Public Sector
3% Financial Services


- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Minimum 3 years of work experience
- Strong command of written and spoken English


Tuition and fees: CHF 85,000
Application fees:
  CHF 350 (€ 262)



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Telephone: +41 21 618 0298

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