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IMD MBA vs St. Gallen MBA

Someone asked on Oct 28, 2018 - 2 answers

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I'm interested to work in Switzerland as Executive in the Management. Does anyone have experience with one of both programs and which one would you pick? I heard that IMD was 20 -30 years ago a very good address for MBA and St. Gallen is actually one of the best Business Schools in Europe but the MBA program of St. Gallen seems very new and small if you compare it with their standard bachelor and master degrees.

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Guennael replied on Oct 28, 2018
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St Gallen has a thousant year of brand name recognition - just like Yale when they started their MBA, we always give the benefit of the doubt to someone from St Gallen.

IMD... has historically specialized on mid-career Executives, say the 35-45yo folks.

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replied on Oct 30, 2018
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

St. Gallen's is undoubtedly the more prestigious name of the two, and I would almost definitely pick it over IMD.

However, choosing a school is not just about prestige - I would suggest you closely look at materials for the curriculum of the two schools to make your choice. Ideally also visit the campuses and speak to students/admissions, to make a fully informed decision.