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Key information

Duration: 21 months part-time
Start date: April 2018
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

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Overview

Our 21-month Weekend MBA allows you to accelerate and develop your career, balancing studying at Imperial with a demanding job. This enables you to study in London without the need to relocate, providing access to a global business hub.

Throughout the programme you will have regular interaction with your peers in lectures at our campus in South Kensington, London. The Weekend MBA is taught on long weekends once a month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings). The programme requires you to take between 27-37 days out of the office during the 21-month period, depending on the electives you choose.

The first year of the programme focuses on core modules, which provide you with the foundations for business success. In the second year of study you tailor your MBA experience, completing electives and a Final Project. With our flexible modules, you can choose to study electives on campus at Imperial, or online through our unique, high engagement learning platforms. The Global Experience Week in your second year is an intensive exploration of a country’s business practices and challenges using company visits to learn through practical case studies.

Leveraging our unique position at the heart of our wider university community, at Imperial College Business School 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. There is also an opportunity to participate in The Entrepreneurship Journey in place of two electives, a live entrepreneurial project that provides insights into the challenges of introducing products and services to market.

Find out more about the Imperial Weekend 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.

Structure

Pre-study modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Finance Primer
  • Maths Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Pre-Programme Quantitative Methods
  • Study Skills

Core modules

  • Corporate Finance
  • Decision Analytics
  • Final Report
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Global Experience Week
  • Global Macroeconomics
  • Induction
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Personal Leadership Journey
  • Strategy

Optional modules

You will choose six optional modules, developing your expertise with your future career objectives in mind. There are a wide range of optional modules, from which approximately 20 are run each year depending on student interest.

The list of electives below gives a sample of the kinds of modules run in a given year.

  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Banking and FinTech: Strategies and Challenges
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Brand Management
  • Breakout Strategy
  • Clean Technology Investment
  • Climate Change, Business and Finance
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Design Management
  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurial Journey (see below)
  • Family Business
  • Glocal
  • Hi-Tech Strategy
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Leading and Executing Strategic Change
  • Management Challenges in Healthcare
  • Managing Negotiations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Pricing Strategy
  • Private Equity
  • Strategic Networks for Innovation and Change
  • Strategic Problem Solving
  • Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: Rethinking Value Creation
  • Topics in Asset Management
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance

The Entrepreneurial Journey

The Entrepreneurial Journey is an optional module that can be taken instead of one elective. It is a live entrepreneurial experience that provides insights into the challenges of introducing products and services to market.

Capstone Consulting Experience

The Capstone Consulting Experience is an independent report on a relevant theme, where you will demonstrate that you are able to address a specific theme in an autonomous way and bring together your learning across different subjects.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

  • 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

Assessment

  • 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

Our weekend MBA is taught over long weekends with lectures on our South Kensington campus scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning approximately once a month. Read more on balancing work and study on the Imperial College Business School website.

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)

April 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)

April 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.

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.

Admissions

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.

Admissions

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, three years of relevant postgraduate work 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.

How to apply

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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