Full-Time MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other Strategic Management
    • Course Start
      September
    • Course Duration
      1 year full-time
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    Our intensive, one-year Full-Time MBA combines academic rigour and practical relevance.

    There is a careful balance between teaching, learning, individual work and group work. Case study methodology and class-based discussions are used to strengthen your conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills. There are also regular seminars held by expert guest speakers.

    Your analytical, innovative and entrepreneurial skills will be challenged and stretched, and the selection of projects available allow you to apply your learning to real-world situations.

    Study Programme

    You will complete pre-study modules to equip you with the basic knowledge and skills required for the programme. You are required to pass these modules, but they are not formally assessed.

    Core modules begin in the autumn term and continue throughout the academic year. All students follow the same programme for these initial months and cover key concepts in business.

    During the spring and summer terms, you choose optional modules to study. Optional modules allow you to shape the programme to your own ambitions and specialise in the areas of business that interest you the most or suit your career ambitions.

    The programme includes a number of integrative modules that bring learning together, allowing you to develop by putting into practice what you have covered in the core modules. These include the Global Experience Week, Capstone Week, Business Simulation, Imperial Innovation Challenge, Consulting Project or Entrepreneurial Journey, and a final individual project or internship report.

    Our optional exchange programme is a great opportunity to network internationally whilst taking advantage of specialised optional modules at one of our partner schools. You can choose to travel to another business school and learn from their expert faculty, or join one of their abroad tours and build your network in another country.

    Careers

    You have access to personalised support from Imperial College Business School Careers throughout the programme.

    The combination of your enhanced professional skills, strong understanding of business, and numerous opportunities to network with leading experts from the business world will help you pursue your ideal role in business.

    Find out more about the Imperial Full-Time MBA

    Professional Accreditation

    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.

    Structure

    Our pre-study and core modules teach you the fundamentals of management. They also serve as an introduction to each of the specialisms* available in analytics, entrepreneurship and finance, to help you decide on the best path to success.

    These online pre-study modules act as a refresher and equip you with the key business skills and knowledge required for success on the programme. To support your progress, an online tutor will work in tandem with the programme faculty providing guidance and monitoring your performance. 

    • Accounting Primer
    • Data Analysis Primer
    • Finance Primer
    • Introduction to Corporate Sustainability, Social Innovation and Ethics
    • Maths Primer
    • Plagiarism Awareness

    The core modules build rapidly on your previous experience, while introducing new and challenging disciplines. You will explore advanced business topics to build a solid toolkit and acquire the skills to be an effective and inspiring leader in your chosen career path.*

    • Business Analytics
    • Business Problem Solving
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial and Management Accounting
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Managerial Economics
    • Marketing
    • Organisations Behaviour
    • Strategy

    *Subject to College approval 

    You will choose two flexcore modules from the options below. Your choice of flexcore modules may be determined by the mandatory modules required for each specialism. If you do not want to choose a specialism, you can choose any two modules from the below. You may take an additional flexcore module (three in total) in which case this will count as an elective choice.

    • Data Analytics and Visualisation for Business
    • Design Thinking: Solving Complex Problems Through a Disruptive Mindset
    • Investment and Risk Management
    • Macroeconomics
    • Operations​

    See website for full module information.

    Teaching and assessment

    Teaching Methods

    • Case studies
    • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
    • Formal presentations
    • Group work exercises
    • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
    • Lectures
    • Online discussion forums
    • Online lecture materials
    • Practical classes and field work
    • Pre-programme VLE modules
    • Seminars
    • Work Placement Opportunity
    • Workshops

    Assessment Methods

    • Case Studies
    • Continuous assessments
    • Essays
    • Formal Presentations
    • Multiple Choice Tests
    • Participation
    • Reports
    • Written Examinations/Tests

    A pass mark in the language component of the programme will be part of the assessment.

    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.

    Exchange partners:

    • Aalto University School of Business
    • Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University
    • ESADE Ramon Llull University Business School
    • ESAN University
    • ESSEC Business School
    • Fudan University - School of Management
    • HEC Paris
    • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
    • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
    • McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
    • NHH Norwegian School of Economics
    • NUS - National University of Singapore
    • Rotterdam School of Management
    • Schulich School of Business - York University
    • SGH Warsaw School of Economics
    • Smiths School of Business - Queen’s University
    • Tsinghua University
    • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT)
    • University of St. Gallen

    Further Questions?

    Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, Visas and more.

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    Visit the Full-Time MBA page on the Imperial College London web site for more details!

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    Entry Requirements

    Our minimum requirement is a 2.2 degree or approved professional qualification.

    Acceptable qualifications include:

    Any Institute of Chartered Accountants in the UK or Ireland (Full membership)
    Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (Full membership)
    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Full membership)
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Associateship or Fellowship)

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