Business School students

A world-class MBA experience, delivered in a flexible online format.

Key information

Duration: 2 years part-time
Start date: September 2019 or January 2020
Location: Online
ECTS: 90 credits
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Overview

Our two year, part-time programme is delivered in a flexible online format that allows you to study at a time that suits you.

You’ll access online lectures, projects and peer-learning through The Business School Hub, our award-winning and cutting-edge educational technology which provides a dynamic, flexible online experience.

Through The Hub, you’ll also have access to a variety of interactive learning activities such as video content, live sessions, discussions, polls and case studies, and you’ll be able to download, edit, annotate and share files and notes in a simple and effective way.

You’ll belong to time zone based virtual syndicates and will be expected to undertake some group work and ‘live presentations’ and interactions with academics to provide some of the classroom experience of an MBA. Importantly, you’ll also have quick access to feedback from tutors no matter the time or your location.

Study programme

You’ll complete a number of pre-session modules to ensure you have the basic knowledge and skills required for the programme. You will complete these modules before commencing the programme.

There are eight core modules carefully designed for online learning. Each module provides you with a solid grounding in business theory and practice.

In year two, you will choose between three and five elective modules which allow you to specialise in an area of particular interest or explore new avenues. You’ll spend a minimum of three weeks’ on campus meeting your classmates and building a truly global network. This develops a sense of community within your cohort and combines the best of online and on-campus learning.

You’ll can also complete a final project and will develop specialised expertise by researching a real business issue.

Careers

Unlike many online MBAs, Imperial’s Global Online MBA also offers a full careers support package. The combination of your enhanced professional skills and strong understanding of business will ensure you can pursue senior level managerial positions.

The Imperial Global Online MBA combines innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop practical solutions to real world issues, benefiting business and improving society. In undertaking the Imperial Global Online MBA, you are undertaking an online MBA from a top-ranked, world-class STEM institution with global recognition that will equip you with the tools to achieve your career goals.

Find out more about the Imperial Global Online 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

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

Please note that the curriculum of this course is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for your year of entry. We therefore recommend that you check this course page before finalising your application and after submitting it as we will aim to update this page as soon as any changes are ratified by the College.

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about changes we have made.

Structure

Core modules

Year 1

Core 1 modules
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
Core 2 modules
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
Core 3 modules
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategy

Year 2

Core 4 modules
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Non-assessed modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Mathematics Primer
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Finance Primer
  • Induction (5 days on campus)

Optional modules

Year 2

You choose between three and five modules from below.

  • Final Project
  • Global Experience Week

Finance

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Marketing

  • Brand Management
  • International Business
  • Pricing Strategy

Entrepreneurship

  • Venture Capital Finance

Strategic Management

  • Advanced Strategy
  • Digital Business
  • Digital Transformation: Leading Real-World Change
  • Leadership
  • Managing Negotiations
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Problem Solving

Finance

Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Strategic Management

Final Project

Year 2

This module allows you to put the theory taught on the MBA into practice. You’ll develop specialised expertise by researching a real business issue and influence real commercial outcomes, if your recommendations are implemented by a sponsoring organisation.

This project can be selected as an optional module, and it not compulsory (see previous tab).

Read more on the Imperial College Business School's website.

Global Experience Week

year 2

A highlight of the programme for many, the Global Experience Week is a unique hands-on learning experience. Together with the rest of the cohort, you will travel to another country for an intensive week-long trip to explore a new culture and business in an international context.

Read more on the Imperial College Business School's website.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

The Imperial College Business School believe online technologies have reached a stage where it is possible to deliver an MBA online.

You will use The Hub virtual learning platform throughout your studies. Teaching methods include:

  • Pre-programme VLE modules
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Interactive content, including video and module quizzes

Assessment methods

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

Entry requirements

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).

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

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

You must hold at least five years’ relevant postgraduate work experience. Exceptionally, candidates with a minimum of three years’ relevant experience can be considered.

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.

How to apply

How to apply

Making an application

All applicants to our Master's courses must apply online.

For full details on the online application process, please visit the admissions website.

Please note you can only apply to one Business School programme per academic year.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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.

Scholarships

Imperial College Business School is pleased to offer a range of scholarships to our most talented applicants of the Global Online MBA.

Imperial 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.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2019 entry
September 2019 entry £18,250 per year
January 2020 entry £18,250 per year

This fee is fixed for both years of study.

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)

2019 entry
September 2019 entry £18,250 per year
January 2020 entry £18,250 per year

This fee is fixed for both years of study.

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 £10,906 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.

Scholarships

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.

Further information

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E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

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