It starts with anticipation and excitement, plus a bit of dread…
The adrenalin begins to flow – a new country, bonding with classmates, minds stretching with new information and skills, Faculty and guest speakers, off-campus exercises and cases, start-up projects and integrative exercises…
And then comes the peak as realisation hits – this is it! The fast pace, the intensity, the ride is in full swing and suddenly, the swoop towards the first round of exams has arrived.
A mountain of work to revise, three months of finance and accounting, economics and strategy – evening workshops , shared notes, nerves building in anticipation.
And this is where the MBAs are now. Preparing for next week – a week of exams.
But spring is in the air, the exams will be followed by a long weekend break, new classes will start, new Faculty be met, and spring will turn to summer…
And the roller coaster ride continues – a second round of revision and exams, company visits, the program quickly half way over as the pressure builds.
A trip around the world together, summer vacation.
Another module, career search in full swing, a digital lab, ICPs, electives.
The ride is nearing its end, adrenaline levels calm with a certain surprise that it’s over already, goodbyes approach.
But there’s one final swoop – awards and celebrations, the graduation ceremony and family reunions, the rush of success – yes, you did it ! You are an IMD MBA graduate ready for the next stage of your career with 89 lifelong friends to support you along the way.
Good luck to the class of 2018 on the first round of exams!