Imperial College Business School – London, UK

March 4th, 2013 by

A rich and transformative educational experience

Imperial College Business School - London, UK

Key Differentiators

Imperial College Business School takes the best strategies from around the world and combines them with the latest research and hands-on business practices through consultancy programmes to give students the knowledge and confidence to be key players in the global economy.  The school hosts 12,000 students and 6,000 faculty members and prides themselves on their excellence in research and teaching.

Imperial College Business School has research centres in the areas of Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Health Management and Organsation and Management.  They are exploring the connections between science, medicine, engineering and business while delivering practical solutions that improve the quality of life in their community.

A big focus of the institution is on innovation and the creation of intellectual property, seizing new opportunities and building partnerships for change.  The courses are designed around these concepts along with core management disciplines and major consultancy projects with corporations, investment banks and city firms, venture capitalists and public sectors.  This gives students a hands-on, focused academic experience from all perspectives.



The Imperial Full-time MBA Programme is one year and tackles global and social problems through the integration of business and science.  The programme is structured around four main courses in the areas of:

  1. Strategic Direction
  2. Resourcing the Business
  3. Operational Excellence
  4. Delivering Success

The courses are designed to deal with the many challenges managers face on a daily basis across various stages of an organisation’s life cycle.  Teaching materials are delivered electronically through iPads and allow students to create and share course work and receive feedback quickly. Electives are offered in the areas of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Sector-Specific

The programme also provides students with the “Imperial Innovation Challenge”, a project that integrates the school to take on global challenges in health, energy, environments and data security.  The goal is to apply business knowledge to social challenges.  Students also have the choice of completing a consulting project or “The Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design (IE&D) Project”, which takes students on an entrepreneurial journey and allows them to do high-quality research alongside industry experts.

Below is a diagram of the full-time MBA programme, provided by Imperial College.

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The Imperial Executive MBA is a two-year programme that equips executives with the tools to achieve their career goals through a combination of hands-on business practice and guest lectures from impactful leaders.  The programme offers two study modes, either part-time weekdays or part-time weekends.

The program allows students to bridge the gap between theory and practice and gain crucial management knowledge while allowing flexibility for the individuals interests.  The core courses of the programme are in the areas of:

  • Accounting Management Analysis
  • Business Economics
  • Economic Framework
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Strategic Management

An international study tour is included in Brazil or China so students can explore the emerging economies up close.  Also, a professional development programme, business plan competition, adjunct professor masterclasses and industry sector clubs are offered as optional elements of the programme.


Global MBA Rankings
Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US


Job Integration Rate
According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s International Business School Ranking

  • High:  84% job offer three months post-graduation


Social Media Presence



General Information

Imperial College Business School
Tanaka Building
South Kensington Campus

t:  +020 7589 5111