In September, we welcomed 509 bright and innovative students to Imperial College Business School’s Management Master’s programmes for the academic year 2018-19. Our Management programmes are:
Find out more about the class profile, hear about induction week and meet some of the students on our Management programmes.
A diverse cohort with a wealth of experience
One of the things that makes Imperial College Business School so unique is the diverse and motivated students we attract on our programmes.
Jolande Bot-Vos, Director of MSc Management, which ranked 15th in the world in the 2018 Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking said:
We are excited that this year’s MSc Management students not only have a wide range of different academic and international backgrounds but also bring a substantive amount of work experience to the programme. This wonderful mix will contribute to the exciting learning journey at Imperial College Business School and help students to get ready for their international careers in management.
Our Management Master’s cohorts are also truly international, this year there are 69 different nationalities represented across the programmes. Kariebi Eric, a student on MSc Economics & Strategy for Business said, “I have had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about different cultures. Although my undergraduate university was quite diverse, we didn’t have over 40 countries represented in a single cohort.”
As well as diversity of nationalities, at the Business School we are committed to achieving gender parity and empowering talented women with the skills, business acumen and network to achieve their full potential. We are delighted that 59% of students on our Management programmes are female, and of our role in helping tackle the global issue of gender equality in business and leadership.
Students on the Management Masters’ have achieved academic excellence in their respective educational background, with 44% achieving a first-class (or international equivalent) for their undergraduate degree.
Each Management Master’s programme had a tailored induction week designed to welcome them to the South Kensington Campus, and introduce students to the programme, the Business School, key faculty and of course each other – their cohort and soon to be lifelong friends.
Dean of the Business School, Professor Francisco Veloso, Associate Dean, Leila Guerra, and the Programme Directors welcomed the new classes with an overview of what they can expect in the exciting year ahead.
Early in the week students went on a fun scavenger hunt to familiarise themselves with their new environment and explore the beautiful campus. A South Kensington tea party brought together students across all programmes in a truly British way to meet each other and make new friends.
During induction week, MSc Management students went on a thrilling team building away day to an outdoor centre outside of London. While adrenaline fuelled challenges on a low and high rope course put students out of their comfort zone, these were designed to foster strong bonds of trust as they encouraged one another through the activities.
Hilary Tay, a student on MSc Management, talks about the different group tasks on induction week:
“My highlight of induction week was definitely all the group work tasks we had to accomplish, including the trading game, the away day and the presentation. The away day was loads of fun and is where I met most of my close friends. The team building games were very social and really did foster bonding, especially the low and high ropes course!”
I loved that these activities forced us to talk to and work with new people, and it really helped me to get to know the people in my group and programme.”
Students across all programmes engaged in a Careers Day, featuring workshops and personality tests to help them better understand themselves. This is the first step in their personal and professional development journey on the Master’s.
Rishab Dugar, a student on MSc Strategic Marketing, discusses how he benefited from his programme’s induction week:
The induction week, which comprised of various workshops such as the MBTI test and self-branding presentation, reflect the tremendous emphasis of the Business School to ensure that students truly discover themselves and comprehend their strengths. This is truly inspiring as the Business School is complementing a fostered community, evidenced in a cohort of 194 students, where attention is devoted to ensure that every student emerges as a business leader in their respective field.
Alexander Zettl, MSc Management
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Munich Business School and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Management from Harvard University. He is the founder of a startup called Helmight, an innovative solar-powered helmet for cyclists with the aim of increased cycling safety.
“The main reason for my decision to study my Master’s at Imperial College Business School is definitely the structure of a highly practical programme, especially the pathways and the variety of electives. Secondly, Imperial College Business School’s rankings and worldwide reputation was a further factor which played into my decision-making. Last but not least, I am seeking to meet new people in such a diverse School and international city like London
Hilary Tay, MSc Management
Coming from a science background, Hilary studied a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry with First Class Honours from University College London, and also holds a Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science from Singapore Polytechnic. She has work experience working at Johnson & Johnson and Digiworks Learning Pte Ltd.
“I chose Imperial College Business School because of its excellent brand value and the flexibility of the MSc Management programme to suit my own learning needs. In addition to the academic rigour, the Imperial environment is one that really drives you to push yourself and seize opportunities. I am looking forward to developing my knowledge and career goals by taking advantage of the diverse modules and projects that are offered at the Business School.”
Kariebi Eric, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business
Kariebi joins the Business School after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics minor at the University of Alberta. In the summer prior to Imperial, he worked as an Economic Research Analyst at CBRE.
“Coming from Canada, where the norm is to do your Master’s at a Canadian University, I chose to instead look outside of North America in order to diversify my educational experience, but also obtain the opportunity to attend a top 10 ranked School with immense global presence. Imperial College Business School caught my eye as an institution because of its well-placed location in London, the very diverse cohort, and its emphasis on innovation.”
Sarah Teja, MSc Strategic Marketing
Sarah studied a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics at the University of Nottingham, graduating with First Class Honours. While completing her undergraduate studies, she worked as a columnist for Indonesia Mengglobal, a non-profit organisation to guide Indonesians wishing to study abroad.
“I chose to study my Master’s at Imperial College Business School because the programme stands out from the others. This is because the programme content is less about learning theories from textbooks, but more about real-life applications. Moreover, Imperial puts a huge emphasis on incorporating technologies in the teaching process, allowing students to stay up-to-date with the current changes in the marketing industry.”