New website launch

We are happy to announce that the full-time IMD MBA Progam has a new website that has just gone live! We hope you’ll like the new structure and content as you explore our program, and look forward to hearing your feedback.

While the website is a great starting place, we are always happy to welcome you to the campus so that you can discover the atmosphere for yourself and talk about your profile and options.

This month, our official Campus Visit will take place on Monday, 27th February, 10h – 17h30

This visit is a chance to get a tour of the campus, attend a program presentation and Q&A session, have lunch with our MBAs and observe a Startup class in the afternoon.

However, if visiting Lausanne is not an option, we would also be happy to welcome you online for a virtual visit on Thursday, 23rd February at 15h or Tuesday, 7th March at 12h.

Registration for any of these events is available here.

Hope to have the chance to meet you,


Goodbye and hello

At the end of this week the MBA Office will close for the end of year break. Our class of 2016 has already flown the nest and participants from 2017 are getting ready for their adventure with us next year.

I would particularly like to thank our faithful blog writers of this year: Kunal, Aysylu, Silvia and Fouad for sharing their stories, challenges, moments of inspiration and successes with us throughout the year. I hope you have enjoyed sharing their journey as much as I have.

I would also like to thank all of our guest writers who have added their perspectives and experiences, as well as our Japanese bloggers Takumi, Jin, Maki and Takashi who have been keeping our Japanese blog alive.

Over the next few weeks, there will be a couple of guest entries from some of our 2017 participants about their admissions experiences, and then our new blog team will begin to introduce themselves: Priyanka Chandran from India, Lucien Chiron from France, Mohammed Allam from Egypt and Sathappan Sathappan from Singapore. Please join me in welcoming them to the blog and wishing them a great year at IMD.

To all of our readers, I would like to wish you a very happy holiday season and look forward to another MBA year starting January 12th, 2017.



The 2016 class graduates today!

It is Friday morning, very soon the MBAs will be arriving on campus with their families to celebrate this special moment.

They will be gathering for one last time all together in the MBA auditorium, their families will find seats and await them in the auditorium used for the graduation ceremony, and then the most emotional moment (I find) – the procession from one building to the next, the official start of the ceremony – the reality setting in once and for all… ‘I did it!’

Unfortunately, not all family members are able to make the journey to Switzerland to share this special day in person, but for those who would like to watch the ceremony live from a distance, the following link will enable you to follow from wherever you are:

Here is the schedule for the morning:

10h30 Music and walk in of MBAs lead by Faculty
Followed by speeches by the MBA Program Director and the Graduation Speaker

11h15 Distribution of diplomas and awards
Followed by speeches by IMD President and elected Class Speakers

13h00 Ceremony close