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IMB students statistics

Up to 40 students are selected for the IMB programme. In order to provide the structural dynamic of the group, this is a desired structure of an IMB generation:

  • 1/3 of students from abroad with various educational backgrounds. The structure of a specific generation slightly varies from year to year due to various applicants’ backgrounds, yet, this is one of the main guidelines, that we follow in the selection process;
  • 1/3 of Slovene students from the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEB LU) selected;
  • 1/3 of Slovene students with other educational background other than SEB LU (Faculty of engineering, Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Medicine, etc.)


In the school year 2010/2011 the 18th generation has enrolled in the IMB International full-time master's programme at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. Composed of young, mature, ambitious and highly motivated students; being team players, sensitive and open to different cultures; the 18th generation of IMB students with 33 students is one of the biggest so far. They are mostly at the beginning of their careers. In the future they will be able to take up the most demanding business positions, first as analysts, later as successful managers and leaders, mainly in the fields of finance, marketing and technology management. Among the students, approximately one third are students coming from abroad.

A typical IMB student is:

  • a graduate of economics, business, social sciences or related technical studies,
  • aged between 21 and 33 years,
  • at the beginning of their career or with not a lot of work experience,
  • keened on working in an international environment,
  • a team player and loves working on different projects.

Here is a short statistical recap of the all the 18 generations so far.

Chart 1 shows the structure of enrolled students by gender. As can be seen from the figure, in the first couple of generations the majority of students were male. In recent years the balanced has leveled up.


Source: MBA Radovljica, MScBA and IMB generations up to 2010; Statistical report.

The IMB programme has over the years attracted an increasing number of young students, as can be seen from Chart 2. The average age of IMB students has thus fallen from 30,9 years in the first generation to 23,9 years in the last (18th) generation.


Source: MBA Radovljica, MScBA and IMB generations up to 2010; Statistical report.

The candidates, enrolling in the IMB programme have mainly an economics or business background (Economists- is the term used to address them in the Chart 3) or are successful graduates with a social studies background. From the 13th generation onwards, the IMB programme has with the emergence of the Technology management module increasingly attracted also successful students with a technological background. As Chart 3 shows, the share of economists (and business graduates) has varied throughout the generations. On average, about one fifth of enrolled students come from other non-economics/business backgrounds. In the 18th generation more than 30% of students are non-economist/business students.


Source: MBA Radovljica, MScBA and IMB generations up to 2010; Statistical report.

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Professor Polona Domadenik
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