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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 02:28
Dear iamgame,

We will be attending the MBA Tour in Washington DC on Feb. 2 and in New York on Feb. 4. We would be happy to meet you!

The Virtual Visit is a live session where Suzy will be giving a presentation about IMD, the MBA program, the admissions process and how to finance your MBA. There is also a chat available where you can type in your questions.

If you are interested in talking with IMD MBA Alumni who are located in the East Cost, please fill in our contact alumni form.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 08:01
Thanks for the information Mark. I look forward to attending the virtual event later in January. If work permits, I shall see your representatives in person in DC. I have been following the IMD website for quite sometime now and have been smitten by the culture and overall package that IMD is. I look forward to submitting a strong candidature for your 2013 program. Thanks again.
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 13:42
Mark,

I know you have already stated this several times, but is 3 years the minimum for work experience? I will have 2 full years at matriculation. The reason I only have 2 years is because I went to law school (3 year program). I worked for a global corporate company during law school. Not sure if you could count this? I would prefer not having to wait another full year before applying.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2012, 00:09
Hello Fcvald01,

We require a minimum of three years, full-time, work experience after you graduate. In your case you would need to wait at least another year. Now, if you think you might qualify, you can do our Assess Your Chances where we will evaluate your resume and get back to you with a feedback. This is free of charge and has no influence on your application.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2012, 06:46
If 3 years is a must then I will just have to determine whether waiting another year fits my goals or not. I will still do the asses your chances to see other factors.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 00:36
We would not consider your application with less than three years so please wait another year before applying to IMD. Our program is designed for people with around 7 years work experience, this makes our MBA program different from a number of other programs. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks,

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2012, 00:35
Hi Everyone,

If you are ever in Switzerland or near Switzerland, please come and visit us! We have official campus visit days where you will get a tour of the campus, a presentation with Q&A, lunch with our participants and then possibility to attend class in the afternoon.

Aman, 2012 class, wrote a blog entry about the them: http://blogs.imd.ch/mba/archive/2012/02/07/reminiscing-.aspx
Check out our next dates: http://www.imd.org/programs/mba/Come-and-See-Us/Campus-Visits.cfm

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 20:06
Dear IMD Adcom

I am an aspiring candidate for the January 2013 intake at IMD. I filled in the personal assessment at the IMD and i received a positive response from the Adcom. But i still do not feel confident in applying for reason quoted below.

A Brief about my profile

GMAT score - 650
Target - Jan 2013
Citizenship - Indian
Education - From one of the best schools in India
Workex - 6.5 years by the time of intake
Location - Currently based in United States. Lived and worked globally.
Extra - Doing community service for last couple of years. Passionate dancer - represented at national and international level.

The reason i still don't feel confident is that i have been advised that the pool of candidates in which i will lie is highly competitive and my GMAT score is very low compared to average score of students in that pool. So i should reattempt GMAT and the apply by the June Deadline(3rd round) instead of the April Deadline(2nd round). I do not want to loose the opportunity just because of a low GMAT score. I know that finally it will be my decision whether i wish to retake GMAT or not but please give me some advice.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2012, 11:46
Hi IMD Adcom

Thanks for your response. Please send me contact of the candidates with similar profile through pm. It would be very helpful.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2012, 00:22
Hi Professionalguy,

I sent you a private message. Let us know if you have any questions, thanks!

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2012, 05:37
Hello !!

I had a question about the typical roles that most of your graduates land in consumer facing companies such as J&J, GSK, Reckitt Benckiser, Samsung or even retail companies such as Sears, Tesco etc.

Since many of these companies may or not be headquartered out of Switzerland, do these roles tend to be focused on the domestic Swiss industry or do you also see instances of candidates being recruited for international positions?

I am a brand management / product development professional and my interest is in pursuing a role where I can be part of a global product strategy or product innovation team.

I am sorry if my question is beyond the intended scope of this forum. I am just trying to assess whether my expectations are in line with the general trend of opportunities available to graduates.

I'd really appreciate any advice that you might have to offer. Thank you for your time !!

***I have posted this question to another b-school as well on this forum, however I would really appreciate your perspective as well based on the trend at IMD. Thank you once again !!
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2012, 07:05
Hello Bigdreams,

Thanks, your question is interesting. I had it checked by our Career Services.

Our graduates generally go and work for the industry and they take these kind of roles: product/marketing/brand manager; operations manager; internal strategy consultant; finance management. (No order of priority).

Our program prepares participants for international positions, so our recruiters choose IMD for global positions. Switzerland houses a number of international or EMEA headquarters, our graduates take roles in these HQ but also anywhere in the world.

If your interested in learning more about foreign companies based in Switzerland, I can suggest you read a joint study by Boston Consulting Group and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. The pdf is fairly long, but will give you a good idea. You can download it here. Thanks.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2012, 01:00
Hello Everyone,

Your views are key to continually improving the MBA offer at IMD and shaping its future. Your input is very important and we are now undertaking research with CarringtonCrisp, independent higher education market research specialists, to find out what you think.

Simply follow the link below to complete the online survey. The survey should only take about 10 - 15 minutes to complete. To thank you for taking part, you will be able to enter a draw at the end of the survey to win one of three Amazon vouchers worth £150 or local equivalent.

Survey: http://www.eagleeyeresearch.co.uk/mbasurvey2012

Thank you for telling us what you think and helping us to make a difference.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 06:27
Hi There!
Are you guys still sending out invitations for round 1? I am concerned that non-EU applicants for Round 1 may not have enough time to complete visa formalities before the end of the month now. OR do you have interview dates beyond the Round 2 application deadline?

Can we expect calls up to March 14th for Round 1 applicants?
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 08:02
Dear IMD2013applicant,

We have not finished evaluating applications received on February 1 deadline. The process takes between 3 and 6 weeks as each application file is read twice, by two seperate readers. We do not shortlist files based on GMAT score or any criteria, so if you have not heard back from us, it means your file is still being evaluated. We will be contacting everybody next week.

Concerning the Assessment Day, they will take place in March and beginning of April. If we see a number of applicants having issues with visas, we will find a solution.

Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks,

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 08:06
Thanks for the quick reply.
So I will put off my Falling On the Sword ceremony till I hear from you guys next week.
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2012, 13:39
Is anyone aware if your GMAT, transcripts, and degree certificate all have to be notarized originals for the application or only once you have been admitted/interviewed? Can I just send scanned copies of the originals for the application or are the official versions required initially?

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2012, 01:14
Hello,

We need to receive your transcripts/diplomas with your application.

Diplomas
Transcripts are required from all colleges, universities and professional schools attended and must include:
- A comprehensive record of completed courses
- Grades obtained
- Overall grade average
- Class ranking (if available)
We only accept original transcripts, or photocopies which are certified 'true copies of the original'. Documents may be certified as 'true copies' by school officials or other legal authorities such as embassies or notaries. Accompanying explanations, such as grade scales used, are useful.

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Please be sure to indicate IMD as an automatic recipient of your official GMAT score report. The IMD MBA GMAT report code is SKR-MM-13

Let me know if you have any other questions, thanks.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2012, 13:34
Hi Mark,

I am wondering if it possible to learn French while at IMD. Are there any programs IMD offers or are affiliated with that are in the area?
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 01:10
Dear jklarich,

As the content of our MBA program is the equivalent of a two year US program, there is not much time for language courses during your year at IMD. Instead of language courses, we want you to focus on your personal development which is composed of an individual learning plan and individual project.

As all our graduates take international job positions, they don't have much use of French - unless, of course, they stay in Switzerland or move to France, but then learn the local language after they graduate. Thanks.

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