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Real Humans of the IMD MBA Class of 2022

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We head to Lausanne, Switzerland, for this edition of our Real Humans: MBA Students series to meet some new members of the MBA Class of 2022 at IMD.

104 students matriculated in January 2022 for the one-year IMD MBA. Thirty-five percent are women. The class represents 39 different countries with a fifth coming from Western Europe and 18 percent from South Asia. Fourteen percent hail from East and Central Asia while another 12 percent came from Latin America. Ten percent each joined from Africa/Middle East or North America. Eight percent came from South East Asia and six percent from Eastern Europe.

Seventy-five percent of the IMD MBA Class of 2022 arrived on campus between the ages of 26 and 32. They had an average of seven years of work experience. Twenty-six percent had worked in manufacturing. Financial services followed at 14 percent. Eleven percent each had worked in the energy or tech fields. Ten percent came from consumer goods, nine percent from healthcare and eight percent from consulting.

When it came time to take the GMAT, new IMD MBA students earned an average 680.

Read on for the personal accounts of this year’s IMD MBA students, what drew them to the program, their advice for admissions and more.

Christina Griffith
Christina Griffith is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She specializes in covering education, science, and history, and has experience in research and interviews, magazine content, and web content writing.