IMD Switzerland assessment day
IMD Assessment Day Preparation package
( includes 2 mocks, case study & role play prep)
IMD assessment day is a rigorous complete day exercise involving
various types of assessments – Interview, Individual presentation,
Case study etc. Each component is designed to judge various aspects
of candidate’s profile. Clear understanding of these components and
preparation will certainly help you perform better.
IMD assessment day includes
1) Meet and greet
: You will be greeted by adcom
member or MBA recruitment officer and will be briefed about the
schedule for the day.
2) Personal interview
: IMD personal interview is
like any other MBA interview. The interviewer makes you comfortable,
interview will be conversational and typically last for 40-45
minutes. Questions are generally around professional experience,
managing conflicts, post MBA goals and so on.
3) 4-5 min presentation/ Case study
: You are given
30 min to read and analyse a case study and then 4-5 minutes to
present your slides. Note that you are asked to prepare slides on
paper/ transparencies with colored pens. While preparing for
different types of cases is difficult, some practice on how to
structure the thoughts, put less words on slides and including a
summary etc will help you perform better. Once the individual
presentations are over, the group is asked to present a summary /
additional questions which they have to do together.
4) Role play
: Sometimes ( as mentioned by few
applicants) applicants are given a role play to judge behavioral and
situational skills. e.g. Your reporting manager is trying to impose
his/ her thought process on team members. There may be an observer
in the room trying to assess each applicant.
5) Lunch and interaction with current students
During lunch applicants get an opportunity to interact with current
students and understand their perspective on IMD MBA.
6) Attending a class
: Post this applicants
attended a class with current students. You will be silent observers
but this will allow you to understand the teaching style and
classroom environment at IMD.
Overall, IMD assessment day is an exhaustive exercise and a great
opportunity at the same time.