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February 02, 2014

IMD New Essay Questions for 2015 Admission! Just released on Feb 2, 2014

My initial analysis of the new IMD questions can be found here.

Like anyone who has signed-up as an applicant on the IMD website, I just received the following email:
“You are receiving this e-mail because at some point in the last 12 months, you accessed, started, or worked on an IMD MBA application.

At IMD we always strive to improve our quality, which requires making continuous changes. We are applying this spirit to the application process and would like to inform you that on February 14th, 2014, between 10am and noon, Swiss time, we will roll out a new application. Going forward, the seven essay questions which were used for the February 1st, 2014 deadline will be reduced to three different questions. Please see below:

1.       Describe yourself in two hundred words or less.
2.       Give an example of a time when you were confronted with an unrecoverable event. How did it affect you and what were your greatest learnings?
(300 words)
3.       On your 75th birthday someone close to you presents your laudatio. (It can be a friend, colleague, family member etc.) Please describe in detail what they would say about you and your life.
(300 words)

In addition to the change of essays, there will be some minor changes to the application itself.  Therefore, if you are planning to apply in April or later in the year, we strongly suggest  you save a copy of what you have been working on up to this point, as you might be able to use some of the information for the new essays.  (Save either a pdf, or copy paste into a Word document.)”

If you still prefer to apply using the existing essays and application, an extra 10 days will be granted, giving you until Monday, February 10th, 2014 midnight (Swiss time) to submit your application."

I will analyze these questions with 24 hours.

-Adam Markus
I am a graduate admissions consultant who works with clients worldwide. If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, please complete my intake form. Please don't email me any essays, other admissions consultant's intake forms, your life story, or any long email asking for a written profile assessment. The only profiles I assess are those with people who I offer initial consultations to. Please note that initial consultations are not offered when I have reached full capacity or when I determine that I am not a good fit with an applicant.
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