MSc International Management
Join an exciting one year programme to accelerate your career in business in an increasingly technology-driven world.
Start date: September 2022
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
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.
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.
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.
We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
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.
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.
You take these modules online in the summer before your course begins.
- Data Analysis Primer
- Foundations for Career Success
- Plagiarism Awareness
- Study Skills
You take all of the core modules below.
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Competitive and Corporate Strategy
- Decision Analytics
- Financial Management
- Innovation and Technology Strategy
- Organisational Behaviour
- Product and Brand Management
- 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
We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
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.
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.
Our competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of this course.
We believe in providing the widest practicable access to all of our degree programmes and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support your study. For more information, please contact the Department using the contact details below.
Imperial College Business School
T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
How to apply
Making an application
All applicants must apply online.
Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.
If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle, with the exception of applicants to our Finance Master's programmes, who may select two programmes.
There is an application fee for our taught Master's courses. This helps cover some of the costs associated with processing the large volume of applications we receive.
The fee applies per application and not per course:
- £80 for all taught Master's applications
- £135 for MBA applications
There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or PhDs.
We don’t want the application fee to be a barrier to qualified students who can’t afford it. So, we have put an application fee waiver in place.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, Visas and more.
Tuition fees and funding
The fees for MSc International Management are the same for UK and international students.
Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.
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 2021-22 entry, the maximum amount is £11,570. 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. 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.
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