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Imperial College Business School

Imperial College Business School inspires the best minds to become future business leaders. We combine innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop solutions to real world issues, benefiting business and improving society.

As part of Imperial College London, a global top 10 university and leader in science and technology, we combine business and technology to drive global business, social transformation and an entrepreneurial mindset through 13 Master's programmes, four MBAs and Doctoral programme. Our world-leading research informs our programmes and is sought by governments, policy-makers and global business leaders who often partner with us on research projects.

Imperial College London is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 global universities with a reputation for excellence across several disciplines including science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Distinct from other business schools, we are able to deliver our cutting-edge research and expertise not only in business, but across all of these fields to create a truly interdisciplinary learning experience.

Our MBA programmes will challenge you to imagine, innovate and inspire. From the moment you join us, these three words will quickly gain new relevance and meaning. You will learn from, and alongside, brilliant business minds who will expose you to new possibilities, opportunities and perspectives. You will also acquire new capabilities, complementing your existing experience and expertise, enabling you to shape your future and the future of others.

Imperial Full-Time MBA 

Become a business leader for the future. With the one-year MBA at Imperial College London, a global top-10 university, you will join an ecosystem built on technology and innovation, at the forefront of the world's greatest challenges. You will gain vital business knowledge fused with the latest technology insights to transform your career, your industry, and even the world we live in. This unique position, alongside our location in London, Europe's start-up capital and a global business hub, will give you the edge to accelerate your career in an ever-changing market.

Imperial Executive MBA 

A first-class MBA preparing experienced professionals for executive leadership roles in a technology-driven world. The London-based Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time programme specially designed for experienced business professionals looking to accelerate their career either within an existing trajectory or by transitioning to a new business context or role. The programme is delivered through a combination of online and in-person teaching, harnessing the benefits of blended learning while minimising the number of days you need to spend away from the office.

Imperial Global MBA 

Developing innovative thought-leaders with a global mindset. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is crucial for business leaders to develop a global mindset that allows them to effectively communicate with people from all over the world. Our part-time Global Online MBA is delivered via The Hub, our bespoke online learning environment which offers a rich and diverse learning experience for high levels of personal and professional growth. In this multicultural setting, you will be exposed to a wealth of knowledge, experience and industry insights to test your existing perspectives and challenge the status quo.

Imperial Weekend MBA

Propel your career with a Weekend MBA in London. Our Weekend MBA programme allows you to accelerate and develop your career as a working professional. Studying at Imperial one weekend a month in one of the world’s top business hubs offers an unrivalled setting for your studies; boasting leading multinational companies, inspiring startups and a diverse network of business professionals.

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Imperial College Business School sits at the heart of one of the world’s top ranked science and technology universities, which has an unrivalled reputation for commercialising world-changing discoveries.
Drawing on the networks and interdisciplinary expertise of Imperial College London, The Imperial MBA is redefining leadership in a changing world. Our MBA programme will enable you to develop solutions to emerging global business challenges; to imagine, innovate and inspire. Collaborative, relevant and cutting edge, the Imperial MBA combines your aspiration and vision with our unique learning experience and expertise.
In addition to our world class MBA, Imperial College Business School offers a comprehensive range of MSc programmes for those looking to upscale their skills but who may have less work experience.
Situated in London, one of the world's most important financial and cultural centres, the Business School provides an inspirational environment, combining the highest academic standards with the very latest business practice. It has the greatest connectivity with the rest of the country and other cities around the world.
For anyone seriously considering a future in business, London, and Imperial College Business School should be your first choice.

Accredited: Triple accreditation: Association of MBAs (AMBA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Europe Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

Applicants Per Year: 1,666

Average Age: 33

Average Work Years: 9

Class Size: 386

Cost Per Application: £135

Course Length (Months): 12-32

Female %: 33

International Student %: 75

Nationalities Count: 64

Scholarships Available: Yes

All applications for the Imperial MBA are made online. As part of your application you will be required to provide the following:

  • A three minute pitch video 
  • Two professional references
  • Official degree transcripts
  • GMAT results
  • English language test results (if applicable)
  • Application fee
During the application process you will need to answer some career planning and personal statement questions. To view examples of these and get more information on this part of the process, visit our website.

Average Age: 29

Applicants Per Year: 697

Average Work Years: 5.5

Class Size: 54

Cost Per Application: £135

Course Fee 2023/24: £67,500

Course Length (Months): 12

Female %: 33

FT Ranking: #4 in the UK (Financial Times Global Rankings 2024)

International Student %: 78

Nationalities Count: 21

Salary Increase %: 63

Scholarships Available: Yes 

Learning format: Full Time 

Admissions requirement: Minimum 3 years' work experience, good undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) or accepted professional qualification, GMAT or GRE

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Applicants Per Year: 203

Average Age: 30

Average Work Years: 7

Class Size: 92

Cost Per Application: £135

Course Fee 2023/34: £57,500

Course Length (Months): 21

Female %: 38

International Student %: 67

Nationalities Count: 40

QS Ranking: 6th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)

Salary Increase %: 31

Scholarships Available: Yes 

Learning format: Part-time, one week a month on campus 

Admissions requirement: Minimum 3 years' work experience, good undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) or accepted professional qualification, GMAT or GRE

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Applicants Per Year: 709

Average Age: 35

Average Work Years: 12

Class Size: 159

Cost Per Application: £135

Course Fee 2023/34: £50,500

Course Length (Months): 21-32

Female %: 36

FT Ranking: #3 in the world (Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2023)

QS Ranking: #2 in the UK and #6 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024) 

International Student %: 78

Nationalities Count: 50

Salary Increase %: 31

Scholarships Available: Yes 

Learning Format: Online 

Admissions requirement: Minimum 5 years' work experience, lower second class honours degree (or international equivalent) or accepted professional qualification.

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Applicants Per Year: 57

Average Age: 38

Average Work Years: 14

Class Size: 25

Cost Per Application: £135

Course Fee 2023/24: £69,000

Course Length (Months): 23

Female %: 36

International Student %: 65

Nationalities Count: 18

FT Ranking: 4th in the UK (Financial Times Business School Rankings: EMBA 2023)

QS Rankings: 6th in the world (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2024)

Salary Increase %: 70% from starting the program to three years after graduation

Scholarships Available: Yes 

Learning Format: Blended on campus and online 

Admissions requirement: Minimum 10 years' work experience with 5 years' management experience, first or second class honours degree (or international equivalent) or accepted professional qualification

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  • FT Ranking: 34
  • FT Ranking Global MBA: 39
  • FT Ranking Masters: 15
  • FT Ranking EMBA: 37
  • Applicants Per Year: 3
  • Class Size: 65
  • International Student Percentage: 65
  • Female Percentage: 49
  • Scholarships Available: 20
  • Course Length: 12
  • Employed Graduates Percentage: 91
  • Average Gmat: 642
  • Course Fee: GBP 39,000
  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Accredited: AASCBAMBAEQUIS
  • Average Work Years: 8
  • Businessweek Ranking: 99


Imperial College Business School are pleased to offer the following scholarships for outstanding students enrolled in the Full-Time Imperial MBA commencing in September 2014:

Student Reviews

Imperial College Business School




On Campus

Innovative, Immersive and an Excellent Curriculum

The MSc Strategic Marketing course opens many avenues into the business world at Imperial. The coursework consists of group-based assignments, individual reports, and sometimes, examinations. The Careers team helps you with your CV, Cover letters, and other job application support. Imperial truly lives up to its name!




Very applicable courses

I enjoyed studying here for my master degree as I could feel that I was surrounded by very clever people, and I did learn a lot of knowledge that I could directly put into use into my current internship




Diversity and Professional Development

Imperial College London is an innovation hub with expertise across multiple industries. The international student body exposes students to endless cultures and experiences. Furthermore, the Careers team at Imperial is second to none as directors help guide students to the career paths of their dreams.




Business School

Imperial college business school has amazing facilities, amazing staff. I particularly like the business school cafe although it would be nice if they added a few more power sockets in the open space and heating for winter. The course is really good too. Very interactive classes and highly diverse environment.




Career Services

Very strong university with good quality faculty and a very strong career services team that prepared students well for the jobs market. Very nice facilities in the city center. Good sessions organised with employers.




Chinese students majored in English- now strategic marketing

My undergraduate major was English back in China and now an MSc student in strategic marketing at Imperial. For Chinese students who share similar experiences with me, you can get as much/deep as you want about marketing with some challenging group works and inspiring lectures. At the same time, if you just want to get the degree anyway with less effort, it's possible as well... ...