Its time to step outside the IMD bubble for the MBAs by preparing to put classroom learnings to test in the real world and then heading off to the summer break

Today’s learnings are the stepping stones for tomorrow’s ambitions and achievements. For the past five months, the Mighty90 have been accumulating this knowledge of intricacies of the various facets of management as the foundation for our future journeys in the comfort of our world called Bellerive 32 (IMD Campus).

While we worked in the initial months of the program with leading Swiss startups, we now move to the other end of the spectrum and don the hat of consultants to apply these learnings in our International Consulting Projects (ICP) to solve the problems being faced by leading global organizations spanning a variety of sectors.

Images from past ICP projects:

While the start of the month saw us finding out our ICP assignments, the past week witnessed the groups, along with their respective faculty directors, having kick off meetings with client organizations. The primary purposes of these meetings are to clarify project objectives and boundaries with the clients, better understand their expectations and getting to know the client team members.

These projects provide us with great opportunities to gauge our progress and depth of learning against real world business problems and leave an impact on these organizations. But they also come with the responsibility of meeting and surpassing the benchmarks set by previous batches since 1980; thereby reposing their faith to entrust IMD MBAs with crucial problems affecting the future of their businesses.

The teams came out of the meetings excited about their assignments, enthused about prospective travel opportunities later in the year and already discussing potential plans to wow the clients.

With the initial introductions concluded, we will now get down to charting out detailed roadmaps for approaching these problems before the Module 2 exams commence in the coming week. Subsequently, the batch will head off to a much-deserved summer break in July – an opportune time for us to step out of the frenzied pace of the program and slow down for equal parts exploration and reflection in order to come back reinvigorated with a clearer sense of direction and purpose. 


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