IMD Social Responsibility Scholarship 

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IMD Social Responsibility Scholarship

You are a talented social entrepreneur or working for an NGO in an emerging country. You would like a top international MBA to expand your horizons so that you can go back and make a difference.

Who can qualify

Qualified candidates who have a passion to make a contribution to society through socially responsible leadership

  • Currently working as a social entrepreneur or for an NGO in your home country or region
  • 4-10 years work experience
  • Making a significant contribution to your local environment, country or society in general
  • Have leadership characteristics and the ability to have an impact in the class
  • Have financial need such that you could not otherwise afford to attend IMD
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Demonstrate a passion and committment for socially responsible leadership both in your current role and to go back to your home country or region after the IMD MBA program

    Amount: Living Expenses + CHF 45,000

    Geographical region: Emerging countries


    Send the following information July 15

  • Answer the 5 scholarship essay questions below
  • Submit your university transcripts
  • Send 2 letters of recommendation

    Scholarship essays:

  • Tell us about yourself and your experience (500 words)
  • What drives your passion for socially responsible leadership? (100 words)
  • What are your future career goals? (100 words)
  • Why does an IMD MBA fit with these future career goals? (100 words)
  • Identify a project in your country that is in need of funding. Identify the level of funding needed and prepare a plan for how you would implement the project if funding would be received. Identify positive points that may help you to implement the plan as well as barriers that may prevent you from achieving your goal. (1,500 words)


    Scholarship questions should be sent to mbainfo[at]

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    For more information, see: IMD Social Responsibility Scholarship Website

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