IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships, Switzerland

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IMD SwitzerlandThree scholarships are awarded each year to candidates who demonstrate leadership understanding through an essay competition.

Number of scholarships: Two
Amount: CHF 30,000
Geographical region: Worldwide

Who can qualify
Candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate exceptionally strong leadership potential


  1. Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
  2. Submitting an essay on: ‘Leadership in an era of Globalization’. Include in your essay the criteria that you would use to select a future global leader, and why (maximum 750 words)

Winners of the essay competition are selected by a jury of distinguished leaders from businesses around the world:

  • Martha Maznevski, MBA Program Director, IMD
  • Hans-Paul Bürkner, CEO, BCG
  • Sandy Ogg, Chief HR, Unilever
  • Judy Slatyer, COO, WWF International
  • Soren Skou, Partner, A.P. Moller Maersk A/S

Deadline: September 30

Scholarship essays, or questions, should be sent to

IMD MBA scholarship conditions
Applicants must have been accepted into the IMD MBA program prior to their application.

Our scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:

  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion

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

For more information, please visit official website:

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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