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Registrations for 2024 electives are now closed.

Information on Electives 2023-24

Alumni from any of Imperial College Business School's postgraduate programmes can request to join these electives. 


  1. All electives are subject to availability as places are limited and priority for spaces is given to current students. Eligibility to participate in electives is decided by the respective Programme Director. Please note that some electives may also require previous study on a prerequisite module.
  2. Each elective has its own deadline and places cannot be booked after the deadline. 
  3. There is a fair usage policy where each alumnus is allowed:
    • maximum of 3 on-campus electives per individual per year  (which can be *Hyflex which means alumni will have the option to access the on-campus teaching remotely via Zoom) 
    • a total of 5 electives per individual per year.
  4. In some cases, we may ask you to submit a CV for review. 
  5.  Alumni are permitted to register their interest in more than one elective. Please only do so if you can commit to attending all sessions.


Standard fee: 

  • £800: This is the standard alumni rate per electives


  • £200: recent graduates (alumni who completed their studies in 2020 to 2023)
  • Free: SEP (alumni whose course experience was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are now benefiting from the Student Enhancement Package (SEP) to audit an elective for free)
  • Free: EMBA (alumni from the Executive MBA are permitted to 
  • audit one elective for free*)

*Any additional elective will be charged at the normal rate

Participation and access

  1. Once you are confirmed on an elective, you will be required to attend and participate on the elective in full. 
  2. Once you are confirmed on an elective, you will receive Hub access to the elective and will be expected to prepare for the elective by completing readings as requested. 
  3. If you cannot see the Hub page, please contact your programme coordinator.
  4. If you cannot attend the elective, you must notify your programme Coordinator at least two weeks before the start of the elective to release the seat to another alumnus. If applicable, a full refund will be granted when this condition has been met.
  5. If you miss a session without having obtained prior permission by the programme team, you forfeit your place on the module, you will not be able to participate in the remaining sessions or on other electives which you have booked onto for the remainder of the year. 
  6. You may be allocated into a group for in-class group simulations and other group work. 
  7. You will not submit any coursework for marking and will receive no formal academic accreditation for completing an elective.
  8. Recordings and readings are not available for most electives.