To cmoi :
IMD MBA is one of the best MBA programs in the world, without doubt.
We need to be prudent about the rankings, which tend to make some very different business schools appear nicely ordered, but they cannot truly reflect all the features of the program, and sometimes even can be misleading, just like a journalist wants to rank all the restaurants in Paris, without having eaten in all of them.
Concerning the FT rankings of 2013, I saw the blog of an admitted student, whose quick analysis might make sense for you :
- If we look at the rank of 3 years’ average rank, IMD gets 12th place(see file attached), which is not so bad. In fact, the average rank of several years is more meaningful than that of just one year.
- IMD graduates get the highest average starting salary base in the world upon graduation (USD142K in 2011), while the PPP adjustment (FT methodology) disfavors this huge advantage.
- IMD MBAs’ salary pre-program is relatively higher than other schools', and the participants have more experience than other schools' ( IMD : average age 31y, Average work experience 7y), this lowers in certain degree the statistic result of salary increase post-MBA (65th place).
- Other indicators of the IMD program perform quite well, some even better than the other TOP schools.
To Lisa and Mark,
IMD delivers a MBA program of the highest quality in Europe, even in the world, the school has a strong brand name in Europe, but I do think that IMD could do better in terms of brand marketing and advertising, to increase its visibility not only in Europe but also in the rest of the world, for example, in the North and South of America, Asia, Africa… In return, more excellent students will apply for IMD : )
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