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This September, we welcomed the new cohorts of students to our Management Master’s programmes: MSc International Management, MSc Management, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business and MSc Strategic Marketing.

These Management programmes combine academic rigour and applied expertise to prepare our talented students for successful careers in a wide variety of sectors such as consulting, financial services and marketing.

Although the majority of their studying is completed in each programme, there are cross-programme learning opportunities across the Management Masters’ such as shared electives and social opportunities. This fosters relationships and connections among students and gives them a wide network of friends and colleagues upon graduation.

Find out more about the class profile of each Master’s and meet some of the students on the Management programmes.

MSc International Management

We are ecstatic to introduce the inaugural class of students to MSc International Management. This programme is designed for pre-experience students who come from a business degree, or highly relevant internship/work history, and are looking for an MSc that will fast-track their career.

The cohort of 43 students has been selected for this programme on their academic excellence, high-quality internships and industry experience. With 53% females and a representation of 23 nationalities, the class is truly diverse. The top nationalities in the class are China, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Diversity is so important in the classroom because out of diversity, new ideas are formed, and exciting innovations come to fruition. We expect incredible things to be born out of this cohort of students.

In her welcome speech to the class, Jolande Bot-Vos, Academic Director of MSc International Management, said:

We have a wonderful group of people here who have a vast amount of knowledge that you can learn from each other. Also, these people are your network for the future. Everyone sitting here is going to end up somewhere in the world and you are connected to them for the rest of your life.

This is the beginning of a challenging, yet immensely fulfilling learning experience for the cohort and we look forward to following their journey and finding out more about their experiences over the next year.

Meet an MSc International Management student

Name: Gill Hauzmann
Nationality: Danish
Education: BSc Information Management for Business, University College London

Why did you choose to study MSc International Management at Imperial College Business School?

I chose to study MSc International Management as I have already lived, studied and worked in four different countries around the world, and wanted to dive deeper into management from a global perspective. The numerous international opportunities provided on this programme, combined with the exceptionally high freedom of electives to tailor to my specific interests in technology and digital innovation, was something I truly found compelling. I chose Imperial because the university is built on engineering principles and emphasises a structured analytical approach to problem solving, while always incorporating technology and innovation into the wider learning environment.    

How has your experience been so far on the programme?

My experience on the programme has so far been amazing. Everyone is extremely international and that really impacts on the lectures and the material we cover, as well as the employment opportunities being shared among us. We have loads of social activities and the entire cohort has been very close since the beginning.     

MSc International Management class of 2019-20 class photo

MSc Management

The MSc Management programme is an intensive programme that prepares graduates from diverse academic backgrounds with the skills for careers in management, such as consultancy and financial services.

The MSc Management cohort of 109 students is again diverse. With an almost even male/female class ratio and a huge variety of nationalities resented, their class experience is sure to be rich and engaging. The top nationalities in the class are Canada, China, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Meet an MSc Management student

Name: Eoin O'Kane
Nationality: British
Education: BA Philosophy, King’s College London

Why did you choose to study MSc Management at Imperial College Business School?

I currently aspire to a career in management consulting. Having a rather eclectic range of experiences, studying philosophy and working across tech, software as a service, events, hospitality and law, I wanted somewhere to focus on analytical and strategic skills, but also continue my curious exploration of a wide range of sectors and topics. Imperial College Business School's reputation both at home and abroad made it my first choice for postgraduate education. The breadth of entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities makes it perfect for continuing my personal development.

How has your experience been so far on the programme?

The first month has been an exciting crash course in time management and networking. I have already enjoyed experiences such as being VP of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Club, a student blogger and starting an entrepreneur-focused podcast. The story is much the same for my fellow classmates. In the last few weeks I've networked with many of the major tech, consulting and finance firms, led a team in a consulting case challenge, and had just about enough time to study and write job applications! If you want to get the absolute most out of a year's postgraduate study, there really is no better place than Imperial College Business School.

MSc Management class photo 2019-20

MSc Economics & Strategy for Business

Integrating strategic analysis with contemporary economics, our MSc Economics & Strategy for Business is a unique, interdisciplinary programme. Its highly applied nature enables students to find solutions to real-world business challenges.

The diverse cohort of 156 students joined the programme from 41 different nationalities, the top being China, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The majority of students come from an Economics background at 49%, followed by Finance/Accounting at 24% and Business/Management at 22%.

Meet an MSc Economics & Strategy for Business student

Name: Yiwen Wang
Nationality: Chinese
Education: BA Economics, China Agricultural University

  1. Why did you choose to study MSc Economics & Strategy for Business at Imperial College Business School?

I majored in Economics and minored in Mathematics during my undergraduate degree. I had seldom commercial awareness and business insights because those subjects were theoretical and academically-oriented.  After graduation, I had one year’s working experience in the banking industry at HSBC in China. At that time, my career path became clear – I wanted to transition to consulting. This is why I chose MSc Economics & Strategy for Business at Imperial College Business School.  With 20 years' experience, a leading Careers service and a scientific curriculum, Imperial combines first-hand workplace experience with practical coursework to students. I believe this programme is a necessary step for me to achieve my career goal.

  1. How has your experience been so far on the programme/how was induction week?

The best moments during induction week were getting to know people from totally different backgrounds, building trust with each other, moving towards a common goal within a group, and finally becoming an excellent leader and team player. I’ve never had such an impressive experience before. This is Imperial’s impact, and it will influence how I work and live in the future.

MSc Economics & Strategy for Business class photo 2019-20

MSc Strategic Marketing

Our MSc Strategic Marketing recently ranked second in the world in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, Masters in Marketing. The results speak for themselves, highlighting the success of this unique marketing programme.

Our MSc Strategic Marketing teaches students the science behind marketing, equipping them with valuable skills in data-driven decision making. It is highly analytical and practical in nature, with the programme ranking highly for career success and thought leadership.

This MSc Strategic Marketing cohort is again diverse – 45 nationalities are represented across the 205 student cohort. The top nationalities joining the programme are China, India, Italy, Thailand and the United States.

The demand for this programme is high, and we are happy to announce the launch of a new online format of the MSc Strategic Marketing for 2020 (subject to College approval). As Dr Omar Merlo, Academic Director of MSc Strategic Marketing, said:

In light of the success of our students and given the increasing demand for skills in strategic marketing worldwide, we are launching an online version of the programme. This will enable students who cannot take a full year off to attend the programme on campus in London to do it in a blended fashion from anywhere in the world.

You can find out more about the online programme and the QS ranking

Meet an MSc Strategic Marketing student

Name: Rashi Shah
Nationality: Indian
Education: BSc Management, Cass Business School

Why did you choose to study MSc Strategic Marketing at Imperial College Business School?

Marketing is one of the most hands-on jobs out there today. Hence, what particularly piqued my interest about the MSc Strategic Marketing programme at Imperial was its practical approach with a focus on real-life applications, as compared to a theoretical curriculum adopted by other universities. Moreover, the programme is structured to incorporate the most recent frameworks and strategies being implemented in the corporate world. This enables students to be up-to-date with the most prominent practices, preparing them for the real world.

How has your experience been so far on the programme?

Right from the first day of induction week, the programme has been head-on with a series of workshops ranging from MBTI tests to team building and career insights. The first few weeks seemed challenging to juggle between careers fairs and module deadlines, but working in our respective syndicate groups and receiving support from the programme team has helped us ease into the programme over time. On the whole, the programme has been immersive and intriguing, and I look forward to all that it has in store for us.

MSc Strategic Marketing class photo 2019-20

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