IMD Business School
25% of all 2016 MBA participants at IMD received scholarships.
While IMD is well-known for offering one of the world’s best MBA programs, it’s also gaining a new reputation as one of the most generous business schools. With the class of 2016 officially starting, 23 of the 90 participants have been awarded partial scholarships to aid in funding their degree.
There are roughly 10 different categories of IMD scholarships ranging from completely merit based awards to those awarded exclusively for emerging markets. And scholarships play a role in supporting IMD’s already diverse MBA pool. In 2016, the 23 scholarship recipients represent 15 nationalities. Brazil was a big winner, with 4 scholarships going to Brazilians hoping to change the future of their country.
«We introduced the Scholarship for Emerging Markets in 2015 to make our program accessible to highly qualified and ambitious leaders everywhere,» said IMD MBA Program Director Ralf Boscheck. «In addition, IMD is committed to helping students through loans and preferential rates.»
Carina Jin, recipient of a 2016 Scholarship for Emerging Markets joins the program from Shanghai, the economic center of China. «Thanks to the scholarship, I will have less pressure when considering the short-term ROI at graduation, which means more flexibility for opportunities that could benefit long-term career development,» she said.