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IMD Switzerland MBA Class Scholarships For Emerging Markets



About the 2016/2017 IMD Switzerland MBA Class Scholarships For Emerging Markets

Applications are currently being invited for the 2016/2017 IMD Switzerland MBA Class Scholarships For Emerging Markets and all interested students are hereby informed.

IMD Switzerland MBA Class Scholarships For Emerging Markets

Scholarship Details

IMD offers a variety of MBA scholarships and applicants may apply to several simultaneously, however only one scholarship can be awarded per candidate. Scholarships are granted subject to nomination by the scholarship selection committee, acceptance into the program and confirmation of your intention to participate in the program by paying the advance deposit of CHF 15,000.
In order to apply please ensure that you :

All essays should reflect your personal point of view expressed in your own words, if necessary supported by proper citation.

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

The deadline to apply for any scholarship is September 30.

List of Scholarships

MBA Class Scholarship for Emerging Markets  – CHF 200’000 (to be split between the winners of the scholarship)

For citizens of developing countries to enable young leaders who meet the following criteria to earn the IMD MBA degree.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application
  • Good academic results (GMAT)
  • Strong reference letters
  • Steady career progression

Staton Scholarship (x 1) CHF 50,000

For applicants from South America (with the exception of Brazil), on condition that the candidate returns to South America for at least three years after graduation.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 750 word essay on:
    The role of entrepreneurship in moving my country forward and my contribution to that goal.

IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships (x 3) CHF 30,000

For applicants who demonstrate exceptional leadership understanding.

  • Submit a 750 word essay on:
    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.

IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships (x 5) CHF 30,000

One scholarship is awarded to a citizen, but not necessarily current resident, of each region: Asia, Africa/Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe/North America/Oceania

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 1,000 word essay on:
    Identify one issue in your region / country which you consider a priority to address. Why would you choose this issue? How would you, as a business leader, personally address it and ensure your action has a sustainable impact?
    Essays should be personal and visionary, and include a clear description of how the solution could be implemented in a sustained manner.

Nestlé Scholarship for Women (x 1) CHF 25,000

Preference is given to women from developing countries*.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 750 word essay on:
    Many have argued that greater diversity in the Top Management team of an organization is good for profits and customers. What would you recommend as ways to achieve greater diversity?

*Employees of Nestlé and its subsidiaries are not eligible

Jim Ellert Scholarship (x 1) CHF 20,000

Preference is given to citizens from Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and the South-Eastern Asian Peninsula.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 500 word essay on:
    Why I would like to do an MBA at IMD?
    The quality of the admission application will also be taken into consideration

Stewart Hamilton Scholarship (x 1) CHF 20,000

For applicants who demonstrate an understanding of corporate governance and corporate responsibility.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application, read the case study ‘Hollinger and the Downfall of Conrad Black’ and submit a 750 word essay on:
    What failed in the Hollinger corporate governance system and what are your personal learnings from this case study?

IMD MBA Merit Scholarships (x 5) CHF 10,000

Awarded at the discretion of IMD’s Admissions Committee at the time of offer to applicants who demonstrated exceptional qualities throughout the admissions process.

How to Apply:

  • Candidates must submit a 750-word essay on the following topic: “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.”
  • Candidates must submit a completed MBA Financial Aid Application Form (when requested) and submit their essay using the IMD MBA Scholarship Template.
  • It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and scholarship template and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Webpage >>


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