Taking the next big step

This is me

Nick name
IMD Dave
32 years
Highest education
IMD Lausanne

This is my Credit Motivation

Hello, my name is David. I have recently moved to Lausanne with my partner Liz and pet husky Maddox to pursue an MBA at IMD, with the aim of dramatically accelerating my career. I am asking for 40,000 CHF which will be entirely used to cover my remaining tuition fees.

Why should you invest in me?

I have eight years of professional experience in multiple engineering roles, at different levels of seniority and in different industries. This has given me the level of grounding and depth of technical experience and expertise required to succeed in management roles within an engineering business. I have worked in both large corporations and fledging tech start-ups, giving me enviable career perspective and a diverse problem solving ‘toolkit’.

I have excelled in every professional role I have undertaken. I have a clear, demonstrable track record of high achievement and progression. My career highlight to date is leading the transformation of start-up firm Better Origin from an R&D focussed organisation to a fully fledged going concern, by spearheading the development of its first ever product (if you want to see it, check out this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt6OU8SWICU).

I loved the work I did with Better Origin; it proved to others and myself that I had what it took to lead, and gave me the confidence to take the next big step to pursue my career dreams.

I have attached my CV which details my other most significant career achievements, in addition to further supporting evidence of my capability, including the following:

  • 1st Class Honours in a Masters of Engineering at a Top 3 UK University
  • GMAT score of 770
  • Award of Merit Scholarship from IMD for an outstanding application

2020 was an incredibly uncertain year, particularly for businesses, and yet IMD MBA candidates remain in huge demand. With global growth expected to rebound strongly and a malleable, evolving landscape, the world requires skilled leaders more than ever.

I plan to repay the loan from salary after graduation. IMD has consistently topped international rankings for the past two decades, and in 2019 the median graduation salary for 2019 was $113k. I believe this demonstrates the risk to your investment is low, but should the need arise, I have additional savings and investments that can be re-allocated.

This is what I need

Credit amount
CHF 40'000
Maximum interest rate
Start date
February 2021
Study time
18 months
Re-payment starts
August 2022
Re-payment time
36 months
Loan fully paid back
July 2025

This is my plan

IMD Lausanne
Main field of study
Additional fields of study
Begin of study
December 2020
End of study
December 2021
Current semester
Plans after study

My goal on completion of the MBA is to return home to the UK and take up a leading role in the global energy transition. The UK is one of the world leaders in renewable energy and decarbonisation, and I believe it to be a tremendously exciting time for the industry. It is an area I am extremely passionate about and have an existing established network, and so I am confident I will be able to secure the right role after leaving.



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