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Making the most of summer is at the top of a lot of our agendas right now. The last few years have provided many of us with a renewed sense of appreciation for the value of experiences, and a stronger drive than ever to make forward progress.

Imperial’s Summer School offers a unique and enriching opportunity to enhance your knowledge in an intense but highly social environment. The courses are designed to develop your practical skills in preparation for your next stage, whether that’s continuing your undergraduate study or readying for a postgraduate programme.

Summer School courses available for 2023 are:

  • Business Analytics
  • Machine Learning & Applied Statistics
  • Business Strategy & Consulting

Each course has been thoughtfully created using some of the most relevant and insightful topics from our world-class MSc and MBA programmes, to deliver useful introductions to pivotal areas in global business. In addition, each course also provides an opportunity to gain academic credit toward future studies, for those looking to go even further once the summer ends.

Delivered at our beautiful South Kensington campus in the heart of London, you'll have access to campus facilities as well as our exciting social programme to help you to connect with your fellow students.

Here’s a closer look at what each course has to offer, and the core concepts you can expect to gain an understanding of during the three-week session.

Business Analytics

Focusing on prescriptive analytics, the Business Analytics course delivers an introduction to probability/statistics, decision trees and optimisation, and networks with applications in logistics and organisations.

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of basic probability concepts and apply them in real-life situations. You’ll also build and solve decision trees, formulate various kinds of optimisation problems (and solve them in Excel and AMPL), and construct linear regression models for statistical analysis, estimating them in R.

Business Strategy & Consulting

This course will enable you to diagnose, manage, design and change commonly faced challenges by organisations. Analysing concepts of consulting, you’ll be taught to actively and critically apply business strategy concepts, providing you with a strong understanding of approaches for managing consulting projects and clients.

By the end of the course, you’ll:

  • Have an understanding of the complexity that makes up an organisation’s strategic environment
  • Recognise the implications of strategic decisions
  • Gain insight into key skills and frameworks for effective consulting Develop key skills in managing consulting projects to deliver value for clients.

Machine Learning & Applied Statistics

Introducing you to key concepts in statistical analysis and machine learning, this course explores a range of quantitative methods from mathematics, statistics and computing, and will enable you to use these methods in applications across various fields including finance and bioimaging.

By the end of the course, you’ll understand the basics of programming, linear and non-linear methods, and the concepts of supervised and unsupervised learning. You’ll also study basic probability theory and time series analysis, including how to deal with trend and seasonality in data and how to forecast in linear time series models. By the third week, you’ll be familiar with handling spatial data and learn about its applications in life sciences.

Entry requirements

Summer School courses are open to current undergraduates and postgraduates as well as individuals who may have already graduated but have less than five years of work experience. To qualify, you must currently be studying towards a degree or have been awarded a degree.

Certain courses also have more specific requirements. Take a look at the entry requirements for each course to find out more.

A Summer to remember

Imperial’s Summer School is an opportunity for the brightest minds to study and network in a culturally enriching environment in one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

The broad range of courses on offer means there are a number of ways to take advantage of the Summer School experience so that it fits with both your interests and future ambitions.

Apply now and make this Summer a memorable part of your academic journey.

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