IMD is 100% focused on real-world executive development All IMD programs and services focus on real-world challenges faced by executives. We work with our clients—individuals, teams and organizations—to resolve their issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future. We attract outstanding Faculty members who combine thought leadership and practical experience. Run like a business, not only as an academic institution, we adopt a relentlessly problem-solving approach to create lasting value and impact. 
IMD offers Swiss excellence with a global perspective Based in Switzerland and also operating out of key locations worldwide, IMD shares its host nation's commitment to excellence while offering a unique global experience. Consistently at the top of rankings, we are intellectually and culturally diverse with no single dominant nationality and no one world view. 
IMD has a flexible, customized and effective approach IMD is constantly innovating to give our clients the programs they need, where and how they need them.  Without the constraints of traditional university structures and academic processes, we are agile and responsive. Starting from our own pioneering approaches—such as action learning and blended learning — our programs are adapted to address each client's individual challenges. Our only goal is to meet our clients' needs as quickly, flexibly and effectively as possible. 

Key points of the school/programs(s):

  • IMD is a top-ranked business school, expert in developing leaders, transforming organizations and creating immediate and long-term positive impact. 

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Programme Info

Type of Course: 

• PT Multi-modular Executive MBA (EMBA)



Ranking: Financial Times EMBA Ranking 2017: 29. Financial Times (2016) Executive MBA (EMBA) program: Top 3 Worldwide on following Criteria: Work experience, International Faculty, International Students.

Starting Dates:
• Foundation Stage of EMBA (Module 1) Starting dates in 2018:

  • January 28, April 15, June 1, August 19, October 28

• Mastery Stage of EMBA (2 intakes per year) Starting dates in 2018:

  • May 1 and November 8

Length of Course:

• Part Time: from 15 to 24 months (flexible – even longer time frame is possible)

Application Deadlines:

Rolling: 30 days prior to a Foundation Stage Module 1 starting date above or as early as possible due to classes filling early in advance 

Student Body

Ratio of applicants to places: 1:1 (due to pre-assessment prior to encouraging applications to be submitted formally)
Number of nationalities: 27

Percentage of international students:  87%

The Account Countries of our EMBA 2018 Graduating class (n=124) are divided as follows:

Australia/New Zealand






Eastern and Central Europe


Latin America


Near and Middle East


North America




Men/Women Ratio: Example: 78:22
Age Range: Example: 35 - 55
Average Age: Example: 40

Length of Work Experience:

Average: 16 years

Minimum:  10 years



GMAT: Not required. IMD applies 4 proprietary in-program tests instead of the GMAT test

Optional additional information:

1 x Sponsor’s Letter of Recommendation plus 2 x Personal Letters of Recommendation

3 x Essays 


Application fee: CHF 200.00

Tuition fees (in Swiss Franc (CHF)):

Total of CHF 105’000 with instalments per module of CHF 25’000 + CHF 15’000 + CHF 10’000 + CHF 55’000 = CHF 105’000 excluding travel or accommodations. Flexible payment schemes are available for the Mastery Stage fee, i.e. the CHF 55’000 can be split into two invoices of CHF 25’000 and CHF 20’000 for instance

Travel and accommodation estimated cost is approximately CHF 25’000.


IMD business school

Adreess: Chemin de Bellerive 23, P.O. Box 915, Lausanne CH-1001, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 21 618 0702


Name of a specific person whom the candidates can contact:
EMBA Admissions Manager: Viktor