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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 52.5k / 2015-16
  • Foreign: $ 52.5k / 2015-16
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This full-time MBA is an intensive one-year programme with a unique focus on strategic problem solving and personal transformation.

    Combining the latest academic thinking and hands-on business practice, the Imperial MBA equips students with the tools to achieve their career goals.

    The teaching is multidisciplinary and team-based, and students complete practical exercises and case studies, in addition to working on live projects with real commercial outcomes.

    Core courses cover managerial concepts and the study of company functions, leading on to business environment and strategy.

    The Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design module is a unique course which invites you on an entrepreneurial journey during the MBA. It exposes you to the challenges of effectively introducing novel products and services to market whilst working in a multidisciplinary team.

    Following this, you choose six electives from a choice of over 20, completing the year with the MBA final project.

    The MBA offers you the opportunity to work on consultancy projects with big names such as Arup, PwC, GE Healthcare, the NHS, central government and Laing O'Rourke. The benefits of this consultancy are two-fold. For the organisation, the opportunity to gain a high-quality piece of research or consultancy when in-house resources are lacking; for you, the chance to work alongside potential employers and apply fresh ideas and latest management thinking.


    Pre-study courses

    • Quantitative Methods Primer 
    • Preparatory Maths Primer 

    Core modules

    Core 1 - Strategic Direction

    • Organisations and their environments
    • Strategy in a Global Marketplace

    Core 2 - Resourcing the Business

    • Accounting and valuing a business
    • Managing and developing people

    Core 3 - Operational Excellence

    • Designing effective organisations
    • Financing and operating a business
    • Leading change and transformation

    Core 4 - Delivering success

    • Bringing ideas to market
    • Analysing and mitigating risk

    Elective modules

    Students are able to choose six electives and can apply to sit in on an additional two, for which they will not be assessed. The elective portfolio includes:


    • Advanced Corporate Finance
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Private Equity Finance

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    • Design Management
    • Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy
    • Managing and Valuing Intellectual Property
    • Venture Capital Finance


    • Brand Management
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Pricing Strategies & Policies
    • Social Media

    Strategy & Consulting

    • Breakout Strategy
    • Business Strategy, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
    • Hi-Tech Strategy
    • International Business & Marketing
    • Managing Infrastructure Projects
    • Management Challenges in the Healthcare Sector
    • Managing negotiations
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • The Experience Business

    Global Exposure Week

    • Cultural immersion of business practices of another country

    Perspectives on Practice

    • Independent project reflecting on your MBA learning


    Students will choose from one of the following projects:

    • IE&D Project
    • Consulting Project

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Normally a UK Honours degree at 2:1 or equivalent. Alternatively an acceptable professional qualification.

    Candidates are required to pass a Graduate Management Admission Test with a minimum score of 600.

    All candidates should have at least three years’ relevant postgraduate work experience.

    Imperial Open Scholarship – open to all

    All applicants will automatically be considered for Imperial MBA Scholarships

    We are particularly seeking applicants with a proven track record in:

    • Pharmaceutical/Healthcare
    • Energy
    • Telecoms
    • Science/Technology
    • Engineering
    • Consulting

    Imperial Loyalty Bursary

    Candidates who otherwise meet all entry requirements and receive an offer to study on the programme, who hold an undergraduate degree passed at upper second class or higher, or a postgraduate degree, from Imperial College London, will be eligible for a bursary equating to a 20% reduction in total fees (or £7,800).

    This bursary may only be applied to study on the Full-Time MBA programme commencing in September 2015.

     Riley Scholarship

    On account of a generous Alumni donation, we are pleased to present a unique opportunity for one full scholarship for the Imperial Full-Time MBA, commencing in September 2015.

    The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate, who might not otherwise be able to pursue MBA study, and is a citizen of one of the Asian countries below.

    To apply for this scholarship you must be a self-funded student with an offer of admission to the programme. You will need to apply for the programme by 9 April 2015 to ensure you have an application outcome in time to enter the scholarship process.

    You should then submit your essay in response to the following question by 17 May 2015."What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in excelling in education?” (700 words maximum)

    Scholarship essays should be sent to quoting your College ID (CID) number.

    Candidates will be notified of the outcome by 5 June 2015.

    The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

    • The information supplied in your original application to the programme, including a strong academic background, a high and well-balanced GMAT score, and an excellent track record of professional achievement
    • Your performance during the admissions process, where academic and professional merit will be judged
    • Your professional references
    • Your essay submission.

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an outstanding track record of academic and professional achievement.

    Military Scholarships

    Award value: £10,000

    To be considered for this scholarship, you must have been employed in a full-time military role, hold an offer of admission for the Imperial MBA, have a high GMAT score, and have achieved an upper second class degree (or international equivalent) from a leading university in a STEM subject.

    Women's Scholarships

    We are proud that our Full-Time MBA 2013/14 cohort is composed of approximately half women.

    As part of our commitment to increasing the talented pool of women in business, we offer scholarships to female candidates with outstanding potential.

    Award value: £10,000

    To be considered for this scholarship, you must be a female candidate with an offer of admission for the Imperial MBA, a high GMAT score, an upper second class degree (or international equivalent) from a leading university.

    Young Talent Scholarships

    With a high potential for career advancement, applicants must demonstrate the ability and passion to meet the challenges present in today's dynamic global business environment, to make a positive difference as socially responsible leaders for tomorrow.

    Awards up to £19,500

    These scholarships are open to British and EU citizens, with a maximum of 5 years' postgraduate work experience*.

    To be considered for this scholarship, you must also hold an offer of admission for the Imperial MBA, have a high GMAT score, have achieved an upper second class degree (or international equivalent) from a leading university.

    * Candidates must, however, meet the entry criteria of at least 3 years' postgraduate work experience at the time the programme commences.

    Emerging Market Scholarships

    Awards up to: £19,500

    To be considered for this scholarship, you must be a citizen of India, Brazil, China, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam, Mexico, Turkey or Argentina.

    You should also hold an offer of admission for the Imperial MBA, have a high GMAT score, have achieved an upper second class degree (or international equivalent) from a leading university.

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