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Profile Data from 2014

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    672
  • Program Cost
    $89,322
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    85%
  • Selectivity
    30%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $121,500
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
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IMD

About IMD

The IMD campus is located in the heart of Europe, in one of the world’s most international regions. We are the experts in developing global leaders through high-impact executive education and both participants and Faculty are committed to supporting each other and sharing their experience and knowledge. 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.

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The IMD MBA program with only 90 participants guarantees a level of intimacy with class mates, faculty and industry connections resulting in a very personalized experience over the course of the year that I believe no other MBA program can match.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 83
  • Median 84
  • Middle 80% 48 to 120
Admissions Selectivity
30% IMD 46% Average Across All Schools

672 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
82% 656
84% 672
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
30% 30.0
85% 85.0
Female
19% 19
International
97% 97
Re-Applicants
5% 5
4% 4
Top Undergrad Majors
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Business (General)
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Bocconi
  • University of Southern California
  • EPFL
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Moderately Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
$83,991 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Accenture
  • Dentsu
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Philip Morris
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
7% 7
9% 9
710 to 739
16% 16
19% 19
680 to 709
21% 21
21% 21
650 to 679
19% 19
24% 24
620 to 649
15% 15
14% 14
590 to 619
10% 10
9% 9
560 to 589
3% 3
2% 2
530 to 559
3% 3
1% 1
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
4% 4
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 23%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 19%
  • Technology 18%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 12%
Samsung 5
Top Employer
  • McKinsey & Company 5
  • Google 3
  • Siemens 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% IMD 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
64% 64
61% 60.97325153374234
64% Receive Offers
35% 35
56% 55.69710982658959
35% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
31% 31
22% 21.9117610062893
31% Receive Offers
43% 43
25% 25.424767441860464
43% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
93% Graduates seeking full-time employment
7% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Samsung 5
  • McKinsey & Company 5
  • Google 3
  • Siemens 3
  • Bain & Company 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
31% 31
$113,673.00 Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
15% 15
$129,635.00 Data not provided
General Management
20% 20
$138,360.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
23% 23
$114,805.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
11% 11
$116,405.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
23% 23
$109,503.00 Data not provided
Consumer Products
9% 9
$102,736.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
9% 9
$138,682.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
19% 19
$134,919.00 Data not provided
Non-profit
3% 3
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
5% 5
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
12% 12
$142,082.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
2% 2
Data not provided
Technology
18% 18
$114,934.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
17% 17
$98,076.00 Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
1% 1
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
66% 66
$126,350.00 Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
2% 2
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
3% 3
Data not provided
North America
6% 6
$115,000.00 Data not provided
South America
5% 5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$111,669
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $89,322
  • Budget $37,830
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$111,669
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $89,322
  • Budget $37,830
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$29,036 Average Scholarship Amount 38% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
67% 67
38% 38
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,741,600
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Yes
  • Max loan guarantee per year $68,154
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
90 IMD 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
36% 36
Case study
32% 32
Lectures
18% 18
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 11
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Dedicated online programs developed; over 130 study rooms equipped with a new Samsung 55" display, VGA and HDMI connection, printer and all-in-one resident PC. Main auditoriums are fully digital with state-of-the art projection system. Most programs use iPads and an in-house app to read and annotate cases etc. Web conferencing integration. Server infrastructure completely virtualised. Firewall migration. Integrated video-conferencing systems. Solution to create and share videos and presentations.

Students: Who are my classmates?

45% Married Students 96% International Students
26% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
Europe Free Trade Zone
49% 49
Asia
23% 23
Dual Citizen
18% 18
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • VC/ Private Equity
Active Networking Clubs
  • Partners and families of students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

4,174 Living MBA Alumni 37 Countries where alumni clubs exist
45 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.