Recruiter at a careers' fair

We continue to work closely with employers and our corporate partners during this time. Below you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions relating to the Business School’s response to COVID-19.

FAQs for Executive Education

Can I gain access to Business School buildings?

Although teaching and research operations continue, all Business School buildings and spaces are currently closed. Imperial College London will continue to follow UK government policy as the government begins to ease some of its restrictions.

Are you still running programmes?

As a result of the social distancing measures put in place and to preserve the safety of our faculty, contributors and participants, we made the decision to cancel all on-campus programmes between April and September 2020. To replace these, we have launched a suite of virtual programmes that deliver the same content through live video sessions and other interactive online activities.

We are also continuing to develop and roll out our online programme offering and more information on these programmes can be found on this webpage. We hope to be able to run scheduled on-campus programmes later in the year.

How do on-campus, virtual and online programmes differ?

Within Executive Education, we have three established learning modes: on-campus, virtual and online.

  • On-campus programmes are our “traditional” short programmes held at Imperial’s South Kensington Campus and between two and five full days in length.

  • Virtual programmes deliver the same content and learning objectives as on-campus programmes but interaction between participants and faculty occurs digitally (over video and online activities) rather than face-to-face. We acknowledge spending too much time in front of a screen can be difficult for most people, so the learning is spread out over one to two weeks.

  • Online programmes consist mostly of pre-recorded material that participants can work through in their own time, usually over a period of six to eight weeks. 

Regardless of how you choose to learn with us, you will still follow the same Imperial learning journey methodology and receive access to the same benefits once you complete your programme, including a verified certificate, access to an alumni network and invitations to Imperial events.

FAQs for recruiters

Imperial College Business School Careers is still here to support you as employers in these uncertain times. Imperial College London and the Business School have moved all teaching for the summer term to remote delivery, and our Careers service is also operating remotely. The Business School already delivers online and blended programmes and is well placed for remote delivery with the support of its award-winning Edtech Lab.

We continue to work closely with employers to support recruitment activities and provide a wide range of opportunities to engage with our students and alumni online during the current pandemic. Further information can be found on this webpage.

We have collated some FAQs below, but please do get in touch with our Employer Relations team should you have any queries or wish to discuss your specific resourcing and talent pipeline needs.

How can employers get involved in the Virtual Careers Fair?

We can confirm that our flagship Autumn Term Careers Fairs will be going ahead virtually.

On Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (11:00 – 17:00), we will host three sector-specific careers fairs in one unique, fully interactive, virtual online event.

Finance and Consulting

Commercial and Technology

FinTech

For further information and to book a virtual booth, please contact our Employer Relations team.

How can employers engage with students via Careers at Imperial College Business School during the pandemic?

We offer a free bespoke service tailored to fit your global strategy and recruitment needs. Here are the additional ways you can engage with our students online:

Virtual Careers Fair – 30th September 2020 (11:00 – 17:00)

Employer presentation

Online workshop or skills session

Virtual networking

Panel participation

Recruiter in Residence session (20 minute 1:1 meetings)

Request student CVs

Advertise a job or internship

The Employer Relations team can host your session via our IB Careers Zoom or Microsoft Teams platform, or facilitate an event that you may want to host through your own platform.

*Where suitable and practical it may be possible to run smaller on-campus networking/recruitment/panel sessions

For further information, please contact our Employer Relations team.

How can employers learn more about opportunities to engage with students and the Business School’s plans for the next academic year?

Our Employer Relations team are always accessible to discuss your recruitment plans and how you can engage students.

Can we advertise vacancies during the pandemic?

Yes. The first step would be registering for the Business School’s Jobs Board and posting is free of charge. It is very simple, and the board is viewable by not only our students, but also job-seeking alumni. You can find the link and all instructions on this webpage.

Can we deliver a company presentation during the pandemic?

Yes. We can arrange for you to deliver online presentations and direct students to a platform of your choice. We have experience of supporting companies with the practicalities of delivering a presentation and engaging with our students online and can assist you with this if it would be helpful. Please contact our Employer Relations team for further details.

Are students currently looking for job opportunities?

Yes. We have MSc and MBA students looking for internships, graduate programs and full-time roles (experienced and entry level).

What is happening with student exams and graduation?

The Business School, and Imperial more widely, is operating online exams so students can complete their studies on the planned timeframe and graduate as expected. Further information can be found on the College's COVID-19 webpage.

Where can I find the latest updates and guidance from Imperial on COVID-19?

You can read the latest research and insights from our academics on the impact on business on IB Knowledge. You can read the latest news, advice and guidelines from Imperial College London on the College's website, including what our researchers are doing to tackle COVID-19 and how our staff and students are responding.

FAQs for corporate partners

Are you continuing to develop industry partnerships and how can we contact you?

We remain active and the Business School welcomes the opportunity to discuss new partnerships. Please contact Julian Sikondari, Director of Industry Partnerships & Commercialisation. Further information can be found at on our Corporate Relations pages and the College's Enterprise pages.

We are a current corporate partner, how do we find out if the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our current projects?

We are continuing to progress work and have contacted partners where we feel there may be delays. However, please contact Julian Sikondari to discuss your specific project further.

Where can I find the latest updates and guidance from Imperial on COVID-19?

You can read the latest research and insights from our academics on the impact on business on IB Knowledge.

You can read the latest news, advice and guidelines from on the College's website, including what our researchers are doing to tackle COVID-19 and how our staff and students are responding.