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.

An intensive programme to prepare recent graduates for a wide range of careers in management.

About the course


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 is ranked 2nd in the UK (excluding multi-campus programmes) and 19th in the world by the 2015 Financial Times rankings.


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 and Corporate Reporting Analysis
  • Business Economics
  • Career and Professional Development Workshops
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Operations and Projects
  • Innovation Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management Report
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations/Tests

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.

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Essec Business School
  • ESC Rennes School of Business
  • HEC Business School
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Rotterdam School of Management
  • School of Management, Fudan University
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management/ Bocconi University Graduate School

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

You are normally expected to achieve a UK Honours Degree at 2:1 or equivalent in any discipline.

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.