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Join an exciting one year programme, equipping you with advanced global leadership skills, accelerating your career in business in a technology-driven world

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start dateSeptember 2021
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
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Overview

The programme combines academic rigor and practical relevance with a strong focus on experiential learning and global awareness.

Offering a truly global and flexible experience, the Master’s has international opportunities embedded throughout including student exchanges, a one week Global Immersion and the Leadership in Action module.

Study programme

Your studies begin with online pre-study modules completed in July and August. The core modules run in Autumn and Spring, and the optional modules in Spring and Summer.

Complimenting your advanced management knowledge gained in the core modules and wide range of electives, the Leadership in Action module runs throughout the year and allows you to manage a real consulting project from inception to completion. With support and mentoring from our world-class faculty, this will culminate in delivering your business model directly to the client, in the country where the company is based.

Imperial’s global reputation for excellence in technology, science and engineering, means this programme is uniquely designed to prepare you for a career in a technology driven world. Digital innovation is embedded throughout the programme including core modules in Decision Analytics and Innovation and Technology Strategy. Your digital learning experience will be supported by the Business School’s Edtech lab, utilising blended learning to deliver some of your modules.

Careers

Our graduates are well prepared for jobs in a wide range of industries in the UK, Europe and further afield, with employers including Coca-Cola, Deloitte and Microsoft.

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 programme 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

Pre-study modules

You take these modules online in the summer before your course begins.

  • Data Analysis Primer
  • Foundations for Career Success
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Study Skills

Core modules

You take all of the core modules below.

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Competitive and Corporate Strategy
  • Decision Analytics
  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Innovation and Technology Strategy
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Product and Brand Management

Optional modules

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Simulation
  • Consulting Project (equivalent to two elective modules)
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Energy Business
  • Family Business
  • Global Immersion
  • Management of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Risk Management for Corporate and Financial Institutions
  • Sales Force Management
  • Social Project (equivalent to two elective modules)
  • Strategy and Innovation in Digital Business
  • The Economics of Information and Intellectual Property
  • Work Placement (equivalent to two elective modules)

Shared optional modules

You can choose optional modules from other Business School Master's degrees and MBAs.

  • Brand Management (online)
  • CleanTech Investment
  • Climate Change and Business Strategy
  • Global Strategy
  • Operations Management (online)
  • Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: Rethinking Value Creation
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance

Entry requirements

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

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in any subject.

You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

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.

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 ICBS 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 Business School applicants.

How to apply

How to apply

Making an application

Apply online

All applicants must apply online.

Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.

You can submit one application form per year of entry. For Business School courses, your first and second choices must be the same type of qualification (i.e. both MSc, both MBA or both MRes).

Application fee

For 2021–22 entry, we are introducing a pilot application fee for our Master's courses. This helps cover some of the administrative and staffing costs associated with processing the large volume of applications we receive.

The fee for 2021-22 is as follows. It applies per application and not per course:

  • £135 for MBA applications
  • £80 for all other Master's applications

We will waive the fee for any applicant – Home or Overseas – who demonstrates that they are experiencing financial hardship.

Find out more about the application fee and waiver

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.

Tuition fees

Home rate of tuition

2021 entry

£32,990 per year

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 2021 will apply to fees for the academic year 2021–2022.

EU/EEA students

Students from the EU, other EEA country and/or Switzerland starting a course on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home rate of tuition, and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note this does not apply to Irish students or students with Citizens Rights benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.

For regular updates for EU students, please see our Imperial and the EU webpages.

Overseas rate of tuition

2021 entry

£32,990 per year

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 2021 will apply to fees for the academic year 2021–2022.

EU/EEA students

Students from the EU, other EEA country and/or Switzerland starting a course on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home rate of tuition, and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note this does not apply to Irish students or students with Citizens Rights benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.

For regular updates for EU students, please see our Imperial and the EU webpages.

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.

For 2020-21 entry, the maximum amount was of £11,222. 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. Find out more about our scholarships 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.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Find out more about our scholarships 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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