IMD Future Leaders MBA Scholarships in Switzerland for International Students

IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Business / Administration
Course Level: Graduate (MBA)
Provider: IMD
Country to Study in: Switzerland

Scholarship Description
The IMD MBA Scholarships help students to finance their one year stay at IMD. The IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships is one of many other scholarships available at IMD.

To be considered for one of the IMD MBA scholarships, students must have submitted their admissions application into the full-time IMD MBA program. Scholarships will be awarded only if the student is accepted into the program.

IMD MBA candidates who can demonstrate financial need may also apply for IMD loans (maximum financial aid awarded CHF 65,000).

IMD Future Leaders MBA Scholarships

This scholarship is for candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program. It is targeted at applicants who demonstrate exceptionally strong leadership potential and understanding.

Selection criteria:
  1. Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
  2. Submit a 750-word essay on the following:
    "It has been said that success in business requires flexibility to be responsive, but also commitment to a recognized set of values. Discuss using your personal and professional experience."
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country in the world

Participating Institutions
International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland

Fields of study
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of awards
Three (3) scholarships are awarded each year

Sponsorship duration
One year - whole duration of the program

Scholarship benefits
Each award is valued at CHF 30,000

Method of Application
Before applying for this scholarship, you must have applied for admission into any of the IMD MBA programs. To do this, you need to use the MBA online application form before any of the annual program application deadlines below.

To apply to this scholarship, you must submit an essay (maximum 750 words). Essay topics change for the particular application year. Get current year's topic from official website. The essay is to be written using the 'Essay template' on the official website.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for this scholarship, and download the 'Essay Template'.

The deadline date to apply for admission into any of the IMD MBA programs is February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1 and September 1 every year. The deadline date to apply for the IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships is 30 September annually.

IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury / sponsors.

IMD business school is in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is one of the world's premier business and management institutions. IMD was established in 1990 following the merger of two business schools: IMI, founded in Geneva by Alcan in 1946; and IMEDE, founded in Lausanne in 1957 by Nestlé.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2017
Open to International students: Yes

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  1. Distance MBA is worth if you are working somewhere and you do it from elite B-schools or good universities. Otherwise you should go for Regular MBA to polish your technical, managerial and soft skills.

  2. One of my close friends looking for admission in IMD and looking for scholarship opportunities. Does IMD still offering scholarships to MBA aspirants? He has completed his BBA from Distance Education Hub.