Exams, class profiles and admissions

As Sathappan mentionned in his blog earlier this week, the first round of exams are approaching and we can all feel the tension building in the class. For the MBA Team, this is normal and expected, a pattern that is repeated each year. But we are not the ones having to do the actual juggling of deadlines and exam prep!

On our side, Career Services have been focusing on releasing the 2017 Class Profiles. These are now available, and if you haven’t already taken a look, they’re a great way to get an overview of each of our participants and their career achievements prior to IMD. This in turn should help you to decide if you would fit in a similar group – could you learn from them and could they learn something from you?

Some interesting statistics about this class:

62% have lived in over three different countries for six months or more

61% already have a Masters or PhD

45% have prior startup experience

It’s seems strange to think this year’s class has only been on campus for a few months, and yet the first round of admissions for 2018 is already finished, offers have been made and the first seats for next year’s class have been filled.

Last weekend saw the second application deadline, and we’ve received some great applications. The admissions team is now reading all the files and then we’ll once again face the tough job of deciding who should be invited for an interview – either here on campus as usual, or alternatively in Singapore or São Paulo next month.

We’ve also organised a variety of options on and off campus for people to get to know us better before June’s third application deadline. If you would like to meet us, all details and registration can be found on our website

After Easter, the MBAs will be adding some new topics to their business skills, including negotiation, strategy, innovation and a week of International Political Economy with about 30 guest speakers coming from renowned organisations around the world – I’m sure they’ll be sharing the details with you.

We wish the MBAs the best of luck with their exams!

Suzy