Imperial College Business School’s MSc Management programme has moved up one place to 14th position in the world in the highly prestigious Financial Times Masters in Management ranking 2019. The programme retains its second position among UK based business schools (excluding multi-campus schools and programmes).
Our Master’s in Management scored highly for international mobility, moving up seven places to 15th position and was ranked in the top five for both its number of international students and faculty.
Dean Francisco Veloso said, “These achievements reflect the important work the School is doing to increase its international impact, including an increase in the number of exchange programmes and internship opportunities available for MSc Management students.”
International experience is an important component of our programmes because business is a global workplace. The Academic Director of the MSc Management and MSc International Management Jolande-Bot-Vos said, “If you want to operate successfully in this environment, you have to be international. If you don’t bring an open, global view to everything, you will not be able to understand what is going on in a company.”
The results also coincide with our first intake for the MSc International Management programme, which aims to take the international experience further. Students undertake an international consulting project on the Leadership in Action module, with the final delivery project in Brazil or India, a two-day European immersion, an optional Global Immersion elective and have the opportunity to study abroad at a top international School as part of our newly created Global MiM alliance.
Christina Mikhael, a recent graduate of the MSc Management class of 2018-19 said:
“The aspect of the programme I enjoyed the most is getting international exposure. Whether it was through our international electives, the competitions we take part in or the diversity of the cohort itself – I never felt that I was limited to the Business School. I attended the Global Immersion elective to Hong Kong, it was one of the most memorable experiences for me. I never imagined myself to travel to this part of the world, discover not only the cultural aspect of it but also how businesses operate there. And on top of that to be accompanied by a group of amazing people.”
We have also moved up three places in the career progress ranking. This reflects the support from our world-class Careers service, which is available to both students during their programme and alumni as they navigate their post-Imperial career.
After graduating from the MSc Management programme last year, Mark Fischel accepted a role as an Associate Consultant at Applied Predictive Technologies, a cloud-based analytics software company which is part of Mastercard. Speaking on the Careers provision at the Business School he said:
“I genuinely believe that I would have struggled to secure such a job without the help and support of the Careers service. I had a couple of one-on-one meetings at the start of the year to ensure that I was on the right track and understood everything that was going to be thrown at me. By the time I got to the interview stage, I already had several mock interviews, practicing both market sizing and business cases, meaning that I was very well prepared when I got into the interview room. At all times, the feedback (even when critical) was constructive, and helped me to improve and prepare much more effectively on my own.”
We look forward to continuing to share the successes of students and alumni on our Management Masters’.