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Status: The IMD MBA - 90 exceptional people who will shape the future of business
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Hello from Lausanne, Switzerland!

Our IMD MBA marketing & admissions is composed of seven team members: Lisa, Lucie, Marine, Mark, Simone, Stéphanie and Suzy. We will be happy to take any questions you may have about our unique program.
As a reminder, we have five deadline: 1 February, 1 April, 1 June, 1 August, 1 September.

You are welcome to post your questions here (in this thread) or to PM us with any private matters.

Meanwhile, we welcome you to get more familiar with IMD:

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Status: The IMD MBA - 90 exceptional people who will shape the future of business
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20 Jul 2011, 05:57
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For those you who are interested, we are doing an Online Campus Visit on Thursday July 28 at 3:00 PM GMT+1 (convert time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=28&month=7&year=2011&hour=15&min=0&sec=0&p1=87)

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Status: The IMD MBA - 90 exceptional people who will shape the future of business
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11 Sep 2011, 23:42
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Dear dutchgerman17,

We look forward to seeing you at IMD on September 30, my colleague Suzy will be doing the campus visit.

Best regards,

Mark
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13 Feb 2012, 00:35
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Dear Professionalguy,

We would encourage you to apply for the April Deadline. Our GMAT range is 620-750, so you are fine. The GMAT score is only one element in your profile. A higher GMAT score would not increase your chances of being accepted.

What will be important in your application is that you differentiate yourself from other applicants with the same background. When writing the essays and choosing your recommenders, make sure you show us the following:

Solid intellectual ability: Your ability to grasp complex concepts and synthesize new knowledge rapidly.
Strong career progression: How your responsibility has increased, the breadth and depth of the knowledge you have acquired, and the impact you have made on your organization.
Demonstrated leadership potential: Your knowledge, vision and courage; high ethics; empathy with, and understanding of others; ability to motivate and orchestrate teams and individuals.
Far-reaching international outlook: Time spent living outside your country of origin, the international scope of your career and your knowledge of foreign languages.
Excellent interpersonal skills: Your ability to work well in diverse teams.
Intellectual curiosity: Your desire to learn and contribute to the learning of others.
Strong values and unwavering integrity: Your courage to make difficult decisions and ability to lead responsibly.

If you would like to talk with current participants with the same background, I can send you a private message with their email addresses.

Best regards

Mark
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16 Jul 2012, 01:06
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Hello there,

The IMD MBA program is a bit particular in the sense that we accept exactly 90 students per year. Since application numbers change from year to year that means that the acceptance rate also changes every year. As a number I can give you that on average, we receive about 400-500 applications per intake.

Best regards,
Simone for the IMD MBA team
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15 Aug 2012, 04:17
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Hi,

You will get an answer within 10 business days after the date you did the assessment day. It’s the time it takes us to go through the files and get the feedback from the assessment day.

We don’t have official real time updates of who accepted for confidential reasons but keep in mind we take ~15-20 people per deadline, we have done February and April deadlines and are currently interviewing June deadline.

Hope this helps, thanks,

Mark
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02 Oct 2012, 05:59
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Dear Gerpanland,

Sorry, we’re a bit late with our reply!

When talking about diversity, most business schools talk about nationality. At IMD, there are many diversity elements that are taken into consideration during our admissions process. None have more advantage/disadvantage than the others; it is part of who you are. Our admissions process is designed to understand who you are, where you are from, what you have accomplished and how an IMD MBA will help your career.

Everyone has a different definition of the word “disability”? We want to make sure you are capable of following our challenging program and most importantly that you will not fail your year. This is why our 9th essay is “Do you have a disability or illness that could affect your performance at IMD? If so, please explain.

Regarding numbers, unfortunately we can’t publish medical data for confidential reasons.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions. You can also email us at mbainfo@imd.org

Best regards,

Mark
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18 Jun 2013, 04:52
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Hi !

A lot of universities provide translated degree transcripts in English so you might want to check with your university if they can provide you one.

If this is not the case, you can make a copy of your degree and have it notified "true copy of the original" by school officials or other legal authorities such as embassies or notaries. Accompanying explanations, such as grade scales used, are useful.
You will also have to join a certified translation in English of your degree done by a translation agency. We need to receive the original translation.

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12 Aug 2013, 07:19
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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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Status: The IMD MBA - 90 exceptional people who will shape the future of business
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11 Sep 2013, 05:54
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Hi Everyone,

We are organizing an online event about financing an MBA. Janet Shaner, our Program Delivery Director, will be discussing finance options and solutions with an Alumnae and Participant.

Venue: Online Event
Date: Friday, 13 September 2013
Time: 15:00 - 15:45 CEST
Register: http://www.imd.org/programs/mba/Come-an ... 092013.cfm

Best regards,

Mark
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25 Mar 2014, 01:38
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Hi,

Thanks for submitting a profile evaluation. Regarding your placements, 71% of the 2012 class changed two or more dimensions of their career. For non-EU citizens, it is possible to work in Switzerland or the EU. It is hard to give a precise answer as it depends on a number of criteria, such as type of industry, role, job market etc… It would be good to speak to some of our Alumni, you can request an Alumni list here link.imd.org/mba-alumni.

Best regards,

Mark
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24 Jul 2014, 05:02
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Hi,

We have a backlog this week because of summer holidays .
We should be able to address all request by Monday.

Mark
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06 Jul 2011, 00:00
wow !! awesome initiative.
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06 Jul 2011, 04:44
Welcome to the GMAT club, this is by far the most comprehensive forum for GMAT and business school.
You can definitely count me in for class of 2013. My profile is as follows
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GMAT : scheduled for middle of Sep 2011.
Major: business admin, political science from a second tier liberal arts school in the US.
Work Experience: 4 and a half, will be almost 6 at matriculation. 2 and a half years in Pakistan, 2 years in Dubai, UAE in a first class international bank. Retail and corporate banking.
Citizen: Pakistan

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06 Jul 2011, 06:29
Hi Scbguy,

Thanks. If you would like your profile evaluated, we have a free of charge service called "Assess Your Chances" (http://link.imd.ch/mba_ayc).
You will need to create a myIMD account and then fill in the questionnaire. Within approx. 15 business days you will get feedback from our admissions team.

Are you currently working in Dubai? If you are interested, we have an info session on 14 July from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Sign-up here: http://www.imd.org/programs/mba/Come-and-See-Us/MBA-InfoSession-Dubai-14-July-2011.cfm

Best regards,

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06 Jul 2011, 07:00
Hi Mark, I have submitted my profile in the assess your chances section of the website 2 days ago. I will be sure to attend the session you mentioned. Thank you

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06 Jul 2011, 09:58
Hi Mark,

I was just scrolling through below link that highlights the class profile for IMD :

I noticed that almost all of the people graduating have international experiences. Is it that you absolutely stress on this criteria ?

I have been involved in working with an MNC and now working in my own startup. But I am far from any sort of international experience.
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06 Jul 2011, 10:29
I had a look through the student profile at IMD and found a few interesting issues. Could you kindly clarify :

1) Most of the students have a work experience in varied countries, many-a-times in obscure industries (eg. NGOs in Europe and Africa). How helpful is having such a "colourful" work experience for IMD admission?
2) Most of the students were fluent in more than two languages, a few of them even upto six languages. I found this very intimidating as I know only three languages, none of them European except English. Proficiency in how many languages would give me a competitive advantage over the rest?

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07 Jul 2011, 00:04
Hi!

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I noticed that almost all of the people graduating have international experiences. Is it that you absolutely stress on this criteria?

We look at your international outlook: time spent living outside your country of origin, the international scope of your career and your knowledge of foreign languages. It's a combination of all three, you might not have worked abroad but you speak four languages, you might have worked with a number of people from different countries (etc...).

Remember to bring out as much international outlook when writing the application.

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Most of the students have a work experience in varied countries, many-a-times in obscure industries (eg. NGOs in Europe and Africa). How helpful is having such a "colourful" work experience for IMD admission?

We do not look for a "colourful" work experience, we look at your career progression: how your responsibility has increased, the breadth and depth of the knowledge you have acquired, and the impact you have made on your organization.

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The minimum requirement is one language in addition to English. As mentioned above, we will evaluate your international outlook: time spent living outside your country of origin, the international scope of your career and your knowledge of foreign languages.

The minimum requirement is one language in addition to English. We will evaluate your international outlook: time spent living outside your country of origin, the international scope of your career and your knowledge of foreign languages.

Thanks!

Best regards,

Mark
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