Facts and Figures

Imperial College London is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the world

Outside the City Guilds Building


The Business School is among just one per cent of business schools worldwide to have been accredited by some of the largest and most influential business school accreditation associations:


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Association of MBAs

European Quality Improvement System

Athena Swan Bronze Award

The strength of our teaching is reflected by our high position in rankings. In the past ten years, Imperial College London has consistently ranked in the top ten in the world and top five in Europe:

  • 8th in the world and 3rd in Europe in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018
  • 8th in QS World University Rankings 2018
  • 8th in Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018
Financial Times Full-Time MBA
2019 (published in January)
Ranking in World 39
Ranking in Europe 12
Ranking in UK 5
Financial Times Masters in Finance 2018 (published in June)
Ranking in World 9
Ranking in Europe 8
Ranking in UK 2 (*1)
Bloomberg Businessweek Full-Time MBA 2018 (published in December)
Ranking in World 99
Ranking in Europe 15
Ranking in UK 6
Economist Which MBA? MSc Management Rankings 2017 (published in May)
Ranking in World 15
Ranking in Europe* 13
Ranking in UK 4 (2*)
Financial Times Executive MBA 2018 (published in October)
Ranking in World 37
Ranking in Europe 19
Ranking in UK 11 (*5)
Financial Times European Business Schools 2018 (published in December)
Ranking in Europe 19
Ranking in UK 7
Forbes Best International MBAs 2017 (published in September)
One-Year Programs Ranking 13
QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2018 2018 (published in June)
Ranking in UK 1
Ranking in World 3

*2017-2018 Actual

MBA programmes 605
Management Master’s 167
Finance Master’s 511
Specialised Master’s 637
Doctoral 68
Joint honours and intercalated BSc 121

Imperial College Business School is proud to attract a high percentage of international students and faculty, building academic and alumni networks across the globe.

Programme % of international students
Full-time MBA 78
Weekend MBA 53
Executive MBA 37
Global Online MBA 82
MSc Business Analytics 92
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance 74
MSc Economics & Strategy for Business 93
MSc Finance 89
MSc Finance & Accounting 92
Programme % of international students
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management 91
MSc International Health Management 81
MSc Investment & Wealth Management 92
MSc Management 81
MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering 94
MSc Strategic Marketing 94
Doctoral 56