MBA students at the Business schoolECTS: 90 credits
Start date: February 2018
Duration: 23 months part-time
LocationSouth Kensington

This flexible programme is designed for senior executives wishing to accelerate their career whilst continuing to excel in a demanding job.

About the course


This 23-month programme is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of all the essential business disciplines, as well as opportunities to specialise in areas that will directly benefit your chosen career path.

You will graduate with a unique grasp of leading innovation in the workplace.

The programme starts in February 2016 with a block week. After that attendance is from 09.00 to 19.00 on Friday and Saturday every three to four weeks.

In the first year, there are 17 attendance days between February and July and 17 attendance days between August and January.

In the second year, you take your electives, the Global Immersion Week and work on your final projects.  Attendance patterns vary, depending on which electives are chosen. There are a total of 24 attendance days during the electives.


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).


Our graduates enjoy careers in a business setting as well as a variety of sectors. Your MBA equips you with transferrable skills valued not only in the business world but also in industry, healthcare, public service and energy.

There are no typical career paths pursued by MBA graduates and there are several reasons why you might choose to study for one. The combination of your enhanced professional skills, strong understanding of business, and numerous opportunities to network with leading experts from the business world will ensure you can climb the career ladder and pursue senior level managerial positions.

An MBA is for you if you are:

  • an entrepreneur looking to build your own business
  • a professional seeking to move to a managerial post
  • planning a career change


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

Core modules

  • Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
  • China Residency
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • European Study Tour
  • Executive Leadership Journey
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Responsible Leadership and Corporate Success
  • Strategy
  • USA Residency
Non-assessed modules
  • Maths Primer
  • Accounting Primer
  • Finance Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Induction

Optional modules

You choose 4 optional modules from below.

  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Brand Management
  • Breakout Strategy
  • Clean Technology Investment
  • Climate Change, Business and Finance
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Design Management
  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship Journey
  • Family Business
  • Globalisation
  • Hi-Tech Strategy
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Leading and Executing Strategic Change
  • Management Challenges in Healthcare
  • Managing and Valuing Intellectual Property
  • Managing Infrastructure Projects
  • Managing Negotiations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Pricing Strategy
  • Private Equity
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Problem Solving
  • Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: Rethinking Value Creation
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance

Final project

The module requires you to approach a real problem or opportunity, analyse it, conduct necessary research, coordinate with two other students and deliver a real proposal.

You will lead a project (typically from your employer) and collaborate on two other projects led by two other students. This will give you an exposure to different contexts, greatly enriching your experience in a unique way.

For more information about the course structure, including comprehensive descriptions of each component, please see Imperial College Business School's website.

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
  • Work placement opportunity


  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessment
  • Essays
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Participation
  • Presentations
  • 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.

Exchange opportunities

There are exchange opportunities available to MBA students. You are able to apply to take a number of module credits at one of the partner institutions listed below.

  • Bocconi University Graduate School
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • ESADE Business and Law School
  • Essec Asia – Pacific
  • Essec Business School
  • Fudan University
  • HEC Business School
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Rotterdam School of Management
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • University of St. Gallen, Switzerland – HSG
  • Warsaw School of Economics

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

For the academic requirements for this course please see the Imperial College Business School website.

International qualifications

We 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 for then please contact Imperial College Business School on +44 (0)20 7594 9206 or +44 (0)20 7594 2782 or by email at

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

  • February 2018 entry: to be announced – check back for details

Islands and overseas students

  • February 2018 entry: to be announced – check back for details

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.