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Key information

Duration: 23 months part-time
Start date: February 2018
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School
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Our Executive MBA is a 23-month part-time programme for leaders in a technology-driven world. It will give you a thorough knowledge of essential business disciplines, opportunities to specialise in your areas of expertise and experiences to develop your global perspective on business.

Designed for senior executives wishing to accelerate their career,,the flexibility of our Executive MBA allows students to undertake an MBA whilst continuing to excel in a demanding job. Building on work from our award-winning Edtech Lab and applying the learnings from our innovative Global Online MBA, we have created a unique blend of teaching which combines online preparation with in-class learning.

As an Executive student, you will work through around 16 hours of online material for each in-class session. Each block of preparation is split into one hour sessions, using our highly interactive online learning tools. Having built your learning through personal study, you will bring your knowledge and experiences to the classroom to create a more effective and in-depth learning experience.

The flexibility of this unique blended approach is continued into the second year of the Executive MBA programme. Participants choose four electives and can choose to do all four electives online or opt to study some or all electives with a blend of online and in-class learning. Three global modules will expose you to some of the most important economies in the world, combining lectures and company visits with classes at a top global business school. In your first year you will travel to Greater China for a one week residency and later join a 3-day study tour to a top business school in Europe. During your second year you will spend a further week at a top business school in the United States*.

An Executive Leadership journey will run throughout your studies where you will be exposed to different tools, conferences and experiential learning situations which all contribute towards getting to know yourself better, gaining in confidence and ultimately changing behaviour to make the step from manager to leader.

Find out more about the Imperial Executive MBA

* the specific cities that you will travel to for your residencies and trip are indicative of our current plans, but will be confirmed at a later date.

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.


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

View the programme specification for this course.


Core modules

  • Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
  • China Residency
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Corporate Finance
  • European Study Tour
  • Executive Leadership Journey
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Responsible Leadership and Corporate Success
  • Strategy
  • USA Residency

Non-assessed modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Finance Primer
  • Induction
  • Maths Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness

Optional modules

You choose 4 optional modules from below.

  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Brand Management
  • Breakout Strategy
  • Clean Technology Investment
  • Climate Change, Business and Finance
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Design Management
  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship Journey
  • Family Business
  • Globalisation
  • Hi-Tech Strategy
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Leading and Executing Strategic Change
  • Management Challenges in Healthcare
  • Managing and Valuing Intellectual Property
  • Managing Infrastructure Projects
  • Managing Negotiations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Pricing Strategy
  • Private Equity
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Problem Solving
  • Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: Rethinking Value Creation
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance

Final project

The module requires you to approach a real problem or opportunity, analyse it, conduct necessary research, coordinate with two other students and deliver a real proposal.

You will lead a project (typically from your employer) and collaborate on two other projects led by two other students. This will give you an exposure to different contexts, greatly enriching your experience in a unique way.

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

Teaching and assessment


  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Work placement opportunity


  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessment
  • Essays
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Participation
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Written examinations

Staff expertise

The Imperial College Business School has over 60 academics, 10 teaching fellows and 20 researchers supporting teaching and research across the School.

Course timetable

You will receive your course timetable by the beginning of your studies in February. The core teaching hours for the College are 9am–6pm and the Business School will also teach in the evenings beyond 6pm.

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.

  • Esade Business and Law School
  • ESSEC Asia-Pacific
  • ESSEC Business School
  • Graduate School, Bocconi University
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • School of Management, Fudan University
  • SDA School of Management, Bocconi University
  • University of Economics Prague
  • Warsaw School of Economics- SHG

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
To be confirmed

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
To be confirmed

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.


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.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.


We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.


Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is normally at least a 2.2 UK Honour's degree.

An approved professional qualification can be accepted in place of a UK Honour's degree.

Additionally, ten years of relevant postgraduate work experience, of which at least five should be management experience, is required.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also 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. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

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.

Making an application

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.

All of the Business School taught postgraduate programmes require payment of an application processing fee before an application can be submitted. Details of the cost can be found on the Business School website.

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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