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Imperial College Business School


School Data

Annual Tuition: $68,000 (estimate based on conversion rate of £45,000)

International: 84%

Mean Age: 29

Female: 45%

Full-Time Enrollment: 56

Male: 55%

The profile was last updated on September 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact our general manager.

Application Deadlines
Round 5: May 5th, 2017
Round 6: June 23rd, 2017

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Imperial College Business School is a top international business school consistently towards the top of most respected rankings. It’s London location places it squarely at a major Western economic epicenter. True to the international tradition of London and the U.K., only about 16% of the most recent full-time MBA class call the U.K. home.

Students completing the full-time MBA can expect a truly global experience. From faculty to full-time MBA students to the global initiatives, it’s hard to imagine a school with much more international prowess. The most recent class to be admitted was comprised of 56 students from 34 different countries. Alumni of the business school have sprawled to 125 different countries. Only 10% of the faculty is from the U.K. And the school boasts a very active Global Initiatives program.

Interestingly, at 16%, more students in the most recently admitted class came from engineering than any other industry. Other industries that most students came from are banking/finance, consumer retail and IT/tech, each at 14%. The most recent class also enrolled an impressive 45% women. The majority of students (32%) came from the Asia/Pacific region.

The Imperial College Business School MBA is a good option for students looking to get a truly international experience in an appealing location.

Class of 2016 Full-Time MBA statistics

  • 36 different nationalities represented in the cohort
  • More than 50% of the class have an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects such as computing, product design, agricultural sciences, chemistry and electronic engineering.

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Of the 2014 class:

  • 91% were employed three months after graduation
  • 67% made an industry change
  • 63% made a function change
  • 35% changed location

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Imperial College Business School

At Imperial College Business School we drive global business and social transformation through the fusion of business, technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. Our programmes inspire intelligent and creative minds from a diverse range of backgrounds to be the world’s future leaders. 

Imperial College Business School is among the 1% of business schools worldwide that holds accreditation from all three major MBA accreditation bodies – AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Alongside our one-year Full-Time MBA, we also offer part-time MBA programmes: Executive MBA, Weekend MBA and Global Online MBA .

A top global university

Imperial College London is one of the world’s top 10 universities, with a specialisation in engineering, medicine, science and technology. Sometimes referred to as Europe’s MIT, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. Imperial has an international reputation and 14 Nobel laureates to its name. 

The Imperial MBA

The Full-Time MBA is a one-year programme which transforms ambitious, talented individuals into pioneering leaders who tackle global business problems through innovative technology and an analytical and entrepreneurial mindset. You will be challenged and stretched, and our practical, hands-on learning style will give you a chance to apply your learning in real world situations.

  • The Full-Time MBA is ranked 4th in the UK by the Financial Times
  • The programme is ranked 20th in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek international rankings, where it is ranked 6th for job placement rate three months after graduation and 8th for salary level three months after graduation

“Quitting my job and moving across the world to pursue an MBA at Imperial College Business School has proven to be one of the most exciting and rewarding decisions I’ve ever made. The cohort and programme team surpassed my expectations and made my first few weeks in this vibrant city an unforgettable adventure that solidified why Imperial College Business School was the right choice for me.”
Nicole Moogalian, MBA 2015-16.

Nicole is from the USA and studied engineering at Virginia Tech. Before joining the MBA programme she worked in nuclear construction and energy.

Your career at the heart of our MBA programmes

Imperial College Business School has a dedicated Careers team that allows us to focus on your goals and aims for your career after your MBA programme. Our careers coaches offer bespoke support for students before they even start, throughout the programme and after graduation.

Of the 2015 class:

  • 92% were employed three months after graduation
  • 66% made an industry change
  • 49% changed location

Set in the heart of London

Imperial College Business School is set in Kensington, the heart of cultural London, next door to the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. It is a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park and offers easy access to the financial district of London, as well as the airports and transport connections that create a gateway to the rest of Europe’s major cities.

Focus on innovation and entrepreneurship

Leveraging our unique position at the heart of our wider university community, we fuse business and technology and enable our students to apply the power of innovative thinking. Our MBA students learn how to use an entrepreneurial spirit to unlock business opportunities and have chance to connect with fellow students across campus from a range of disciplines.

Financial aid available

Imperial College Business School is pleased to offer significant scholarship funding to our most talented applicants for the Full-Time MBA. A range of scholarships are available and all self-funded candidates are automatically considered for all scholarship schemes for which they meet the eligibility criteria and application deadlines.

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Class of 2016 Full-Time MBA statistics

  • 45% of the 2015/16 class are women
  • 84% of the class come from outside the UK
  • 36 different nationalities represented in the cohort
  • More than 50% of the class have an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects such as computing, product design, agricultural sciences, chemistry and electronic engineering.

Read more about the 2016 class

Full-Time MBA admissions deadlines

Round 1: 30 September 2016

Round 2: 11 November 2016

Round 3: 27 January 2017

Round 4: 17 March 2017

Round 5: 5 May 2017

Round 6: 23 June 2017

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