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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2012, 07:11
Hi, 1st April deadline mean 1st April midnight or 31st march Midnight???
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2012, 23:22
Dear Makstory,

The deadline closes 1st April at 11h59 PM. If you have not submitted your application and you would like to be considered for the April deadline, please send us an email: mbainfo@imd.ch

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 03:32
HI Mark,

I had already submitted my application. it was just my recommender who had not filled his recommendation, but thank god he did submit his recommendation on time.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 06:29
Dear Makstory,

Thanks for applying, you should hear back from us within 3 to 6 weeks. FYI: it's important that applicants submit their online application (click the submit button) no later than 11:59 PM the day of the deadline. If a recommendation letter and/or supporting documents come in a little late (2-3 days), it's not a problem.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2012, 04:28
hi IMD Adcom,

Im a 2014 aspirant, and currently preparing for the GMAT. im currently 30 years old and have 7 years of work ex in telecom.

in terms of my work ex and my expectations from an MBA (1 year, international exp, small batch strenght, reputation) only 2-3 schools fit the bill with IMD being one of them.

i wanted to get in touch with some recent alumni (preferably 2010, 2011 passouts) to understand their perspectives and some queries that i had.

would it be possible to share this info for the alum willing to be contacted?

thanks a ton!
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 05:41
Dear Admissions team,

I have a very unique question.

I spent my first 3 years of engineering in India and than took a transfer to University of Surrey for the last year and graduated with first class honours ( Top 5 of my class)

My problem is that I can't produce the transcripts for my first 3 years as my previous university will not provide it - as far as they are concerned, I didnt finish my degree and left them after 3 years.

Should that and will that affect my chances? All the schools seem to require all the transcripts.
I have an overall good academic record.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 22:41
Dear tsheshraj,

Sure, we do provide alumni sheets. To get a sheet, you will need to fill in our "Contact Alumn" form. Someone from our Marketing team will get back to you with a list. Thanks,

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 22:52
Dear AshShukla,

You must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution to apply to our MBA program. When applying, we need original transcripts or photocopies which are certified 'true copies of the original'. If your school can not provide transcripts, have a legal authority, such as embassies or notaries, certify a photocopy of your degree 'true copies of the original'. Thanks,

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 11:37
thanks for this Mark. i will contact them as mentioned.
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Seekin info about career oportunities after MBA from IMD [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 20:05
Hi,

I am currently in the process of choosing B schools .

I am interested in applying to IMD , and would greatly appreciate if you could help answer the following:

1. Since IMD offers a 11 month MBA program ( w/o internship), is IMD a good choice for students looking for a career switch after MBA? Or is the 11 month MBA program from IMD more suitable for students who have a very clear goal from what they want after the MBA and/or are mostly looking to continue with growing in their current career? I ask this question since this is true for most schools with 1 year MBA programs in US.

2. If the answer to 1 is yes, then can you please provide more details about how after a MBA from the IMD , one can get a career change despite lack of internship program . Good networking and personal commitment by the student is taken since it would be common for any program. What was the percentage of IMD MBA students in 2011-2012 who made a career switch?

3. Are the major percentage of placements in Europe? What has been the average percentage of US placements from recent past IMD MBA batches?

Thanks very much for your time !
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 05:31
Dear jls,

Thank you for your questions regarding Career Services. A number of people have questions about this topic.
We have planned an online chat next week with our Career Services Director. You can sign-up here.

We are also preparing a webinar, which will be available in May, I’ll post the link when it's available.

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1. Since IMD offers a 11 month MBA program ( w/o internship), is IMD a good choice for students looking for a career switch after MBA? Or is the 11 month MBA program from IMD more suitable for students who have a very clear goal from what they want after the MBA and/or are mostly looking to continue with growing in their current career? I ask this question since this is true for most schools with 1 year MBA programs in US.

Students in our full-time MBA look for a career change. Typically, 96% of our graduates change geography, industry and/or function. Those who want progression in their current position are better off doing an executive MBA (part-time or online) than a full-time MBA.

As our MBA program covers the same content as a two year US program, there is no time for an internship. Instead, we have the “International Consulting Projects (ICPs)” which are real-world consulting projects with multinational companies. I recommend you read this article "Internships leave a little too much to chance" by Financial Times.

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2. If the answer to 1 is yes, then can you please provide more details about how after a MBA from the IMD , one can get a career change despite lack of internship program . Good networking and personal commitment by the student is taken since it would be common for any program. What was the percentage of IMD MBA students in 2011-2012 who made a career switch?

It is a wrong assumption to think that an internship will guarantee a career change. As mentioned above, almost all our students change career after graduation – around 96%.

When comparing business schools, it’s important to look at what the Career Services has to offer. This will make the difference. Getting a good job after graduation will require:
- Joint team effort between Career Services and you
- Take OWNERSHIP
- Start early
- Network, network and network

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3. Are the major percentage of placements in Europe? What has been the average percentage of US placements from recent past IMD MBA batches?

Between 50%-75% stay in Europe, we are seeing an increase in Asia, the Middle East and the BRIC countries. US is low.

Let me know if you have any further questions, and please do join our chat with our Career Services Director.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 05:17
Hi Mark,

I have few questions.
1. Is there a particular order in which IMD starts calling applicants for interview? I mean depending on the submission date, or the region wise, or starting with the accepted and then rejected.
2. If someone has genuine ( provable) reasons, can IMD inform the decision about selection for interview after 3 weeks from the deadline?
3. That IMD has 2 assessment days in Asia, 25th and 27th May, does that mean Asian applicant won't hear about the results before 2nd week of the May?
4. Can Asian applicants, particularly those from Singapore and HK, from round 2 will get a chance to have an assessment at IMD campus?
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 06:51
Hello Makstory7

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1. Is there a particular order in which IMD starts calling applicants for interview? I mean depending on the submission date, or the region wise, or starting with the accepted and then rejected.

There is no order in which we start reading the files or in which we start providing answers.
We start reading applications after the deadline. Each file is read twice, by two separate readers. All our readers are external to guarantee a fair treatment and to avoid any influence. This process takes us between 3 to 6 weeks (it depends on our readers and the amount of applications).

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2. If someone has genuine ( provable) reasons, can IMD inform the decision about selection for interview after 3 weeks from the deadline?

No, as each application file goes through the same process, there is no special treatment.

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3. That IMD has 2 assessment days in Asia, 25th and 27th May, does that mean Asian applicant won't hear about the results before 2nd week of the May?

The second week in May is the latest we will provide an answer. The location of the assessment day has no influence on when you will get an answer.

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4. Can Asian applicants, particularly those from Singapore and HK, from round 2 will get a chance to have an assessment at IMD campus?

For those based in or near Singapore or Hong Kong, we will offer the possibility to interview there but if you prefer to come to the IMD campus, you can. FYI: to interview in Singapore or Hong Kong you must apply for the February or the April deadline.

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 03:37
Hi Everyone,

Two weeks ago, I mentioned we were working on a Career Services webinar. Good news! The webinar is ready!
This on-demand webinar is done in collaboration with The Economist "Which MBA?" and is available on their website. It covers all the latest career placement trends and how Career Services will help you unlock your dream position.

Watch the webinar: Career and International Mobility

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Thanks,

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 08 May 2012, 12:37
Hello ,

I want to pursue a 1-year Full time MBA. The goal is to climb up the corporate ladder. I am doing well in my job but I think a MBA from a reputed school will help achieve my dreams of becoming an executive in a Fortune 10 company. Iam interested in IMD, INSEAD and the 1 year program at Kellogg. Please evaluate my profile. Thanks for your help.

GMAT: 650 Q48, V32
Female, 35 Years old
Citizenship: India, Living in US since 2003
Educational Background: Bachelors in Electronics and Communication, India
Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, US
(Recipient of full scholarship for the 2 year Master of Science program.)

Work Experience: 12 Years in Semiconductor and Automotive Industry.
Job Profiles: Software Engineer, Supplier and Sub-contract Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager.

Work Experience Details:
2000-2003
-- Worked as a software and design engineer in leading Semiconductor Company.
2003-2005
-- Worked as a graduate research assistant while pursuing my Masters.
2005 -2011
-- After my graduation I started working with a leading Tier-1 Automotive supplier. In the six years with the company I progressed from a lead Engineer to Supplier and Sub-Contract Manager to Project Manager.
2011- Current
-- Working as a Program Manager for a leading American Car Manufacturer.

-- International experience:
- Two expat assignments to Germany and India.
- Travelled extensively on work to Europe and Asia.
- Worked very closely with internal teams and suppliers based out of China, Mexico, India, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Korea and Japan.


-- Extra Curricular:
- Mentor at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
- Volunteer at Akshara, a Literacy mission.
- Volunteer at the Indy 500 Marathon.
- Tutoring underprivileged kids.
- Volunteer at Gleaners Food bank and Soup kitchen.

Thanks for reading. Your inputs, feedback and suggestions will be highly appreciated.
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 May 2012, 01:57
Dear YogaGirl,

Regarding profile assessment, I encourage you to use our "Assess Your Chances" form, which is designed for people who are unsure if their profile matches our program. This form is handled by our admissions team who will get back to you with an answer.

Assess Your Chances: http://link.imd.org/MBA_AYC

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Question on Career Progression [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 03:10
hello! I am currently working through my application, and I know that you have a focus on showing career progression. I was wondering if you would look at significant salary increases over the course of my career as a representation of career progression? [for example, my current salary is more than triple my salary when I first started my career 6 years ago]

Or is it more advisable that I address my career progression more directly in the essays?

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 00:14
Hi!

We evaluate career progression different ways, salary increase being one of them. We need to get a feel that your career has evolved throughout the years. If in your resume, salary increase is the only element, then use one of the essays to talk about your career.

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

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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 18 May 2012, 05:36
Thank you for that quick response

I do have another question about timing. I am applying in the June 1 deadline, but I will be traveling from June 22 - August 6. It is probably premature to to be worried about getting a callback, but during that period I will not have access to my standard telephone number (the one I will be listing in my application).

Assuming that I cannot be reached by phone, will IMD contact me via email instead? Or would it be appropriate to provide an alternate contact number for that travel period (if so, where in the application would you I include this?)

Thanks for the guidance, much appreciated.
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Re: Ask IMD Admissions [#permalink] New post 20 May 2012, 22:56
Hello,

You can add this in the last essay "Additional information”. Put the dates and how you like to be contacted. Thanks.

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