MBA students at the Business school

Duration: 21 months part-time
Start date: April 2017
LocationSouth Kensington

 
This course is still accepting applications for April 2017 entry, and will open for applications to subsequent years at a later date.

The Weekend MBA allows you to accelerate and develop your career, balancing studying at Imperial in London in your spare time with a demanding job.

About the course

Overview

This programme starts in April 2016 and lasts 21 months. 

First year attendance is held over one long weekend a month from April to January (Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning). 

The second year includes varied attendance based on choice of electives, the Global Experience Week and a final project.

Attendance requirements vary, depending on which electives are chosen. There are a total of 24 attendance days during the electives. 

An important aspect of the Weekend MBA Programme is that students are expected to work effectively as a member of a syndicate group comprising five to six students.  The work carried out by the syndicate contributes to the assessed coursework requirements.

Structure

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

Modules

Pre-study modules
  • Accounting Primer
  • Induction
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Pre-programme Maths
  • Pre-programme Quantitative Methods
  • Study Skills
Core modules
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategy
  • Global Macroeconomics
  • Decision Analytics
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Leadership Journey
Elective modules

You will choose six electives, developing your expertise with your future career objectives in mind. There is a wide range of elective modules, from which approximately 20 are run each year depending on student interest.

The list of electives below gives a sample of the kinds of modules run in a given year.

  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Climate Change
  • Design Management
  • Digital Business
  • Managing and Valuing Intellectual Property
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance
  • Breakout Strategy
  • Clean Technology Investment
  • Family Business
  • Globalisation
  • Hi-tech Strategy
  • International Business
  • Leading and Executing Strategic Change
  • Leadership
  • Management Challenges in Healthcare
  • Managing Infrastructure Projects
  • Managing Negotiations
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Consulting Skills
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Pricing Strategy
  • Social Media
The Entrepreneurial Journey

The Entrepreneurial Journey is an optional module that can be taken instead of one elective. It is a live entrepreneurial experience that provides insights into the challenges of introducing products and services to market.

Final Project

The final project is an independent report on a relevant theme, where you will demonstrate that you are able to address a specific theme in an autonomous way and bring together your learning across different subjects.

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

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 email mba@imperial.ac.uk.

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

  • April 2017: £43,500*
  • April 2018: to be announced – check back for details

Islands and overseas students

  • April 2017: £43,500*
  • April 2018: to be announced – check back for details

This is the total fee for the course, rather than an annual fee.

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

Scholarships

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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