ThumbnailECTS: 90 credits
Start date: September 2017
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: South Kensington

This course is now open to applications for 2017 entry.

This course provides a unique combination of analytical thinking and the strategic, applied focus needed for today’s rapidly changing environment.

About the course


Developed for business graduates with prior experience of economics and strategy, this one-year programme provides a unique combination of analytical thinking and the strategic, applied focus needed for today’s rapidly changing environment.

The course is interdisciplinary, combining advanced modules in both economics and strategy. It is ideally placed for graduates looking to start a career in business, whether in management consultancy, policy analysis, financial services or the corporate sector.

This MSc is taught by academics from the Business School and by leading scholars in those areas of strategy at the intersection of organisation theory and technological innovation.


We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation from Association of MBAs (AMBA)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).


Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Core modules

  • Accounting
  • Analytics for Applied Economics and Business
  • Business Economics
  • Business Simulation Exercise
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Data, Tools and Evidence
  • Digital Economics and Digital Strategy
  • Economics and Strategy for Innovation
  • Energy Economics and Strategy
  • ESB Report
  • Global Strategy
  • Information, Incentives and Contracts
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • Risk Management and Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategy Implementation

Non-assessed modules

  • Career and Professional Development
  • Induction
  • Maths Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Strategy Primer
  • Study Skills

Project or placement

You choose one module from below.

  • Consulting Project
  • Work Placement

Teaching and assessment


  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops


  • Case studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal presentations
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations

Staff expertise

The Imperial College Business School has over 60 academics, 10 teaching fellows and 20 researchers supporting teaching and research across the School.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Normally a UK Honours Degree at 2:1 or equivalent in a Business-related discipline that includes introductory courses in Micro- and Macro-Economics, and at least basic knowledge of quantitative topics- in particular calculus, statistics and linear algebra.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2017 entry:


Islands and overseas students

2017 entry:


Government funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Funding from Imperial


We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most of our postgraduate courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full. We therefore recommend applying early to avoid disappointment, especially students who will also be applying for funding or applying for a visa.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

ATAS Certificate
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.