IMD- Institute for Management Development Executive MBA
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IMD- Institute for Management Development Executive MBA


Ch. de Bellerive 23

P.O. Box 915

CH-1001 Lausanne




Phone: 41 (0)21 618 0111

Russia&CIS Office


Phone: 89197775748

Key Employers: A.P. Moller-Maersk, ABB, Credit Suisse Group, F.Hoffmann-La Roche, Holcim, Medtronic, Nestle, Novartis International, Novo A/S, Philip Morris, PWC, Royal Dutch Shell, Tetra Laval Group, UBS etc.

Admission requirements: IMD EMBA is designed for individuals aged 32 and up with at least 10 years of business experience, strong management experience, consistent career progression and outstanding leadership potential.

IMD is a top-ranked business school. We are the experts in developing global leaders through high‑impact executive education.

IMD has been ranked #1 in Open Programs and one of TOP-3 in Executive Education Financial Times Rankings (since 2012 till now).

Based in Switzerland and having the second campus in Singapore, IMD shares its host nation's commitment to excellence while offering a truly global experience.

IMD is a world pioneer and one of the world largest providers of education exclusively for senior executives. We collaborate with individuals, teams and organizations to resolve real business issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future.

The IMD Executive MBA program is designed to help fast-rising, internationally experienced managers who aspire to lead, to prepare for the next phase of their career by developing leadership potential, mastering management skills in highly diversified business, social and political environments and becoming a more reflective, self-aware and strategic member of a general managemnet team.

As a participant you will benefit from personalized learning and share knowledge with a small group of exceptional classmates and international executives. You will develop the mindset of an entrepreneur, train to be creative, take risks and manage the unknown with confidence; you will create new value for the organization and discover more career options.

We will challenge you through intensive Discovery Expeditions to Silicon Valley, China, Brazil/ India / Vietnam/ Kongo and consulting projects, preparing you to make a difference.

Our Leadership stream will help you to realise your career goals and become one of our highly sought-after, experienced graduates who are ready to shape the future of your own or corporate business. To add on that, IMD EMBA graduates are among TOP-10 best paid EMBAs worldwide (FT, 2016).

Avarage salary after graduation EMBA: 272,444 USD according to the FT

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MBA programs

Full-time MBA
Duration of program
1 year
85,000 CHF

Starting dates: 10.01.2019

Deadline(s): 1.02.2018, 1.04.2018, 1.06.2018, 1.08.2018, 1.09.2018

Executive MBA (EMBA)
Duration of program
Foundation Stage (20 days or 2X10 days on campus + 5 weeks online) + Mastery Stage (12 months including 6 weeks out of office)
105,000 CHF

Starting dates: January 28- February 16, April 15 – May 4, June 1-10 and September 29 – October 8, August 19 – September 7, October 28 – November 16

Deadline (s): Rolling Admission

Student profile

  • Full-time
  • Executive

Number of students: 90

Average age: 31 (27-34)

Average Years of Work Experience: 4-9

Average GMAT: 670

Percentage of women: 19%

International: 39 nationalities 

Number of students: 60

Average age: 39

Average Years of Work Experience: 16

Percentage of women: 23%

Average GMAT score: GMAT is not required

International: 25 nationalities and 28 industries in a class on average


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