Business School students

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2017
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Open to applications
MSc Management at Imperial College Business School
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The business world wants graduates who have a strong foundation in management skills and are prepared to hit the ground running.

This intensive one-year programme prepares recent graduates for a wide range of careers in management, giving you a competitive edge in today’s job market. You have the opportunity to choose from one of four pathways:

  • the Digital Business pathway provides both the economic foundations for analysing competition in digital markets and the strategic insights necessary to succeed in digital business
  • the Energy Business pathway explores the challenges that energy businesses face in providing secure supplies of energy at a reasonable cost to consumers, with minimal damage to the environment, while making a profit
  • the Financial Services pathway introduces the foundations of risk management and mergers and acquisitions
  • the Strategy and Leadership pathway is designed to introduce students to advanced concepts in strategic management, highlight the importance of leaders in developing and implementing strategy, and to develop their personal leadership capabilities in order to ensure they are effective strategic managers

Our MSc Management programme has been ranked in the top 20 programmes in the world for the last six years in the Financial Times Master’s in Management Ranking.


Our graduates are well prepared for jobs in a wide range of industries in the UK, Europe and further afield, with employers including:

  • BSkyB
  • Citi
  • Coca-Cola
  • Deloitte
  • Diageo
  • EY
  • ExxonMobil
  • Microsoft
  • Nestle


We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.


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
  • Business Economics
  • Career and Professional Development Workshops
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Operations and Projects
  • Innovation Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management Capstone
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management

Non-assessed modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Induction
  • Maths for Finance Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Study Skills

Optional modules

You choose five modules from below.

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Simulation Exercise
  • Consulting Project
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Energy Business 1: Producing Energy
  • Energy Business 2: Selling Energy
  • Family Business
  • International Study Tour
  • Leadership Skills
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Risk Management for Corporate and Financial Institutions
  • Sales Force Management
  • Social Project
  • Strategy and Innovation in Digital Business
  • The Economics of Information and Intellectual Property
  • 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
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests Essays
  • 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.

Course timetable

You will receive your course timetable by the beginning of your studies in September. The core teaching hours for the College are 9am–6pm and the Business School will also teach in the evenings beyond 6pm.

Tuition fees and funding

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

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2017 entry

Tuition fees (Islands and Overseas students)

2017 entry

Postgraduate Master's loan

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


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.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.


We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.


Minimum academic requirement

A First or Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised university in any discipline.

Read more about the entry requirements for this course on the Business School website.

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. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

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 requirement (all applicants)

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.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can apply to only this course, and it is not possible to make a second choice. When applying to other courses at the College, you will usually be able to apply for up to two courses.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

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

All of the Business School taught postgraduate programmes require payment of an application processing fee before an application can be submitted. Details of the cost can be found on the Business School website.

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

ATAS certificate

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

Further information

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Contact us

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Applying for your visa

Visit the International Student Support website for information on applying for a visa.

Students outside the Union


Use our search tool to find scholarships from Imperial, plus non-Imperial scholarships.