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IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2009, 01:34
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OK, it seems not many people on this board are applying to IMD. Why is that?

I have done some research, met some alumni and it definitely is a top school. IMD offers what is probably the most intensive and stressful MBA program in the world. The alumni get good pay post graduation, however only 30% go to financial services and consulting - the most popular career paths for MBAs. In that the school is unusual and I think in the current environment it deserves more attention.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2009, 02:32
I aspire and would visit on 26.01.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2009, 02:45
Please make sure to post some comments about your visit. I will not be able to go to Lausanne before submitting the applciation.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2009, 07:35
Nerdboy wrote:
Please make sure to post some comments about your visit. I will not be able to go to Lausanne before submitting the applciation.


sure..thanks for post on INSEAD visit..
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2009, 16:55
I considered IMD as an alternative if I was dinged at LBS/INSEAD. Part of it was the rankings (IMO INSEAD/LBS/IMD are the H/S/W of Europe), but I have heard good things about the program itself, likely due to the smaller class size.

Being that my post-MBA goal is consulting and I'm on the younger side for IMD, the school probably wasn't the greatest match. Still, I think if one is considering INSEAD at least, IMD should be on the list for similar reasons as well.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2009, 10:29
prashok wrote:
I considered IMD as an alternative if I was dinged at LBS/INSEAD. Part of it was the rankings (IMO INSEAD/LBS/IMD are the H/S/W of Europe), but I have heard good things about the program itself, likely due to the smaller class size.

Being that my post-MBA goal is consulting and I'm on the younger side for IMD, the school probably wasn't the greatest match. Still, I think if one is considering INSEAD at least, IMD should be on the list for similar reasons as well.


thanks prashok for vouching IMD...Congrats for making it to LBS...yes, avg exp of 2008 class is 7 years!
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 03:28
Thanks iamcste! Indeed, many of IMD's students are quite accomplished, and I agree with Nerdboy that with the current economic climate and the state of banking, IMD may even be better positioned due to its strong recruiting networks in industry.

I think the first deadline is due soon -- February 1 or so? Good luck to you, Nerdboy and anyone else applying!
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2009, 12:42
I was looking at their brochure a couple of days before.
The class of 2007 consisted of very well accomplished people with lots of years of WE.
The vast majority of the class had a solid 8+ years WE in very responsible positions in terms of responsibilities and salary (GMs etc).
Maybe there is something that I do not understand overall, but why should a GM with 12 years of WE pursue a MBA degree?Anyway, since the majority of the class is so accomplished (at least this is the case of the class of 2007!), I really do not feel that I fit in this place by any means.
Last but not least, since the people there have so solid WE, it makes perfect sense that the salaries after graduation will be very high, regardless of the MBA.
What do you think?
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 15:55
I was considering IMD but couldn't meet their language criteria. I believe candidates need to be able to converse to a decent level in 3 languages.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2009, 23:58
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I was considering IMD but couldn't meet their language criteria. I believe candidates need to be able to converse to a decent level in 3 languages.


For IMD you need to have international exposure and they "look at how many languages you speak". But the school with the formal 3 languages requirement is INSEAD.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 06:22
I guess it's 3 languages including the native one.
Am I right?
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 06:58
Yes, they count the native language - thank God. On the plus side, this requirement will finally give me the incentive to brush up my German, something I have been meaning to do since I finished school :oops:
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2009, 09:11
Application submitted. Let the waiting game begin 8-)
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2009, 05:26
INSEAD-For entry, you need to be "fluent" in English and have "Practical" knowledge of any other language.

you must atleast have "basic" knowledge of a commerically useful language before graduation. so third language requirement is not obligatory while entering


IMD-Only English is suff. although know how of more languages can help a lot.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2009, 06:29
Hey did you visit the campus? What are your impressions?
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2009, 07:54
Any sign from IMD R1?
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 00:19
Nothing yet. And because very few forum people are applying, I have no idea if the interview invites have been sent out already. Judging from past years though, they should have started calling by now.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 03:52
Just received the ding letter. Oh well.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 04:09
I'm in the same situation: dinged. But if they dinged you with your score, I'm really confused about their selection modality.
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Re: IMD, anyone? [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 05:26
vbalex wrote:
I'm in the same situation: dinged. But if they dinged you with your score, I'm really confused about their selection modality.


My international exposure and ECs are weak. I hope they dinged me because of that and not because of my existing masters' degree (which was many years ago and does not compare to an internationally accredited MBA).
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