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
  • 15th in Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017

Financial Times Masters in Management 2017 (published in September)
Ranking in World 14
Ranking in Europe 14
Ranking in UK 3 (2*)
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 2016 (published in December)
Ranking in World 15
Ranking in Europe* 13
Ranking in UK 5
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 Full-Time MBA 2017 (published in January)
Ranking in World 45
Ranking in Europe 16
Ranking in UK 8 (8*)
Financial Times Executive MBA 2017 (published in October)
Ranking in World 42
Ranking in Europe 20
Ranking in UK 10 (6*)
Financial Times European Business Schools 2016 (published in December)
Ranking in Europe 16
Ranking in UK 5 (4*)
Forbes Best International MBAs 2017 (published in September)
One-Year Programs Ranking 13

* Excluding multi-campus schools

Our research is ranked first for the percentage of research activity assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

*2014-2015 Actual
MBA 299
Management Master’s 173
Finance Master’s 433
Specialised Master’s 545
Doctoral 58
Joint honours and intercalated BSc 117
International Reach

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 87
Executive weekday MBA 26
Executive weekend MBA (April 2011) 63
Global Online MBA 77
MSc Management 88
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management 83
MSc International Health Management 68
MSc Finance and Accounting 95
Programme % of international students
MSc Investment and Wealth Management 89
MSc Economics and Strategy for Business 93
MSc Strategic Marketing 91
MSc Actuarial Finance* 12
MSc Finance 91
MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering 93
Doctoral 67

78% of our core academics (of whom there are 54 in total) hold non-UK passports. Of the UK faculty, some have spent significant periods outside the UK as students, academic visitors, or consultants.